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Old 07-03-2014, 03:28 PM   #1
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Black Water flushing - problem with 2006 Classic

Really need some expert help from the forum today.

We've got our 2006 Classic in January and have used it a couple of times but we can't figure out why when we connect to the fresh water flushing that no water goes into the tank. Is there a one-way value or is something stuck inside? Advise needed.

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Old 07-03-2014, 03:39 PM   #2
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Really need some expert help from the forum today.

We've got our 2006 Classic in January and have used it a couple of times but we can't figure out why when we connect to the fresh water flushing that no water goes into the tank. Is there a one-way value or is something stuck inside? Advise needed.

Thanks from the Newbees.
Hi. I think you need to say more.

Are you saying that you're not connected to city water and you're trying to flush but getting nothing? If so, are you getting fresh water flow in the sink and shower? If not - have you turned on the pump? You don't need that when hooked up to city water but you do when using the fresh tank. And for that matter, is your fresh tank full?

You'll figure this out!!
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:49 PM   #3
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There is a vacuum breaker/back flow preventer in line with the black water flush system. I have had to replace mine twice. Mine is inside behind the closet wall, opposite the outside connections. My trailer is a 2007 Safari 27FB. Not sure where yours would be, but you may find an access panel inside the opposite the outside connections.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:58 PM   #4
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Hi. I think you need to say more.

Are you saying that you're not connected to city water and you're trying to flush but getting nothing? If so, are you getting fresh water flow in the sink and shower? If not - have you turned on the pump? You don't need that when hooked up to city water but you do when using the fresh tank. And for that matter, is your fresh tank full?

You'll figure this out!!
Thanks SteveSueMac but all interior plumbing works great either on city water or the holding tank. The problem is in flushing the black water tank and the water doesn't enter the system.

And I think maybe Captain Hank is correct in his answer and I'll get my husband on the task right away. Love the Forum!
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:07 PM   #5
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:19 PM   #6
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The back flow preventer is terrible. If its not stuck, its cracked and leaks under the bath vanity. I eliminated mine and replaced with water line. Before everyone screams about bacteria getting in the municipal water system.
1) I only use my home 150 foot garden hose
2) my house spigot has a back flow preventer.
3) there is a redundant check valve at the hose connection on the AS
4) the line routing rises some 2 feet above the top of the tank and the nozzle is high on the tank wall. Siphon action is unlikely.

Eliminate it, all it is...is trouble..
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the additional advise. We'll tackle the problem this weekend.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:21 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the help. Found flow lever bet
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:25 PM   #9
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Found back flow preventer under bathroom sink..... That worked fine after all the air came out and there wasn't one at the water inlet. Guess it might have always worked but we expected more sound or movement..... This time I looked down the toilet, saw and heard movement. Thanks to all.
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Flow lever???? Picture please. Nothing like that on mine..I wonder if PO put something aftermarket on.

We are talking about the black tank flushing system with the hose hookup in the belly wrap water compartment???
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