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Old 08-07-2002, 10:12 AM   #15
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We tried the powder and tablets in the past and last year we decided to try something else. We have been using the Crestline liquid product this summer in the Texas heat and there is no smell what so ever. As to TP, we use the same 2-ply toilet paper that we do at home, we just put it in a trash container after each use and dump it in the campsite trashcans each day.
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Old 08-07-2002, 10:15 AM   #16
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We used Scott up until the Compuserve TP test. My wife likes the Northern Quilted better than the Scott. Personally I think the Scott does liquify better but we have had no problems with the Northern. Again the key being I always dump the tank full. If it isn't full at departure time I stay with the foot on the pedal filling it up. No exceptions.

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Old 08-07-2002, 08:54 PM   #17
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Darn, we've been buying the expensive RV brand TP. I know the Coleman brand will disintegrate, as it barely makes it off the roll. The Thetford stuff is real nice, but as I ponder this thread, I bet it is nothing but repackaged home product.
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Old 08-07-2002, 09:40 PM   #18
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Everthing that I have heard and experienced is the cheapest stuff that you can stand is fine. It ALL dissolves about the same. And if you do a good flush you should not have any problems.
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Old 08-26-2002, 10:47 AM   #19
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I purchased a Flush King last week from Camping World in Nashville. It was the last box on the shelf. I also bought the adapter converting the Thetford system to the smaller system so that it would connect to the Flush King. I found that the underside of the trailer/bumper did not allow the Flush King to connect. I went back to Camping World and bought a 45 degree clear elbow which allowed me to clear the bumper. The Flush King was connected to it so that the hose connection was on the left side and the valve discharge was pointed to the right. I haven't had a chance to backflush my tanks with this device yet but it sure beats dragging a hose through the door, down the length of the trailer and sticking it in the toilet and bathtub.
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Old 08-26-2002, 11:48 AM   #20
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I use a single-ply generic paper from the generic section of the supermarket. It is labelled in both English and Spanish and I think it is made in Mexico. Dirt cheap and works as well as the expensive RV stuff.
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Old 08-26-2002, 12:12 PM   #21
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Craig, FlushKing actually makes a model with a 45 degree elbow. I bought this model because of clearance issues. The nice thing is you can turn the adapter 90 degrees so as not to interfere with the valve levers. I think you will be amazed what comes out when you back-flush the black tank. The first time I used it I had to flush four times before it was clear. Let us know how you like it.
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Old 08-26-2002, 12:30 PM   #22
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Jerry,
Mine also has the 45 degree elbow but the water connection inserted into the clear elbow hit the underside and did not provide the proper clearance. When I changed the angle of the Flush King, the valve body hit the underside. By hooking up another clear 45 degree elbow then attaching the Flush King, I was able to get the proper clearance.
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Craig. okay, now I understand. Thanks
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Old 08-26-2002, 02:27 PM   #24
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No problem. I would not have known that they offered a straight version if someone had not mentioned it within the last several weeks on the forum. The literature that came with my unit showed drawings of the 45 degree unit only and did not mention the other option. Thanks anyway.
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Thetford to Flush King

Greetings, All -

I purchased a Flush King last weekend from Camping World and when I tried to use it, it would not fit (the drain fitting on the Safari was too big.) I searched the forum for that kind of issue, found a part number from a couple of years ago, then checked back at Camping World. They had never heard of the part.

What do you guys who use Flush Kings do? Where did you get your adapter?

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Old 02-18-2005, 01:11 PM   #26
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The FlushKing fits a standard bayonette fitting. Airstreams use a Thetford fitting which is just a little larger. It drives you nuts just like standard and metric bolts on cars. Valterra makes an adapter that fits your Thetford and allows the FlushKing to fit with no problem. The Camping World employee you talked to should be chastised for not knowing the difference. They sell Thetford as well as all kinds of other standard fittings at our closest Camping World in Nashville.
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:11 PM   #27
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The Thetford liquid does have formaldahyde in it. There was an article in Trailer Life recently about form.... and it said that it was OK as long as too much wasn't used all at once. And too much would have been about 5 gallons for a 50 gal tank. It's made me re-think the freebie fluid they give out here and there.
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Greetings, All -

What do you guys who use Flush Kings do? Where did you get your adapter?

Thanks - Pat.
Pat, I know that on my 2001 Safari I wanted to change to a cap with a small hose thread on the outside so I could easily drain grey water through a hose. The only cap I could find to fit the end was a Valterra cap. Unless things have changed, the Safari and Classic models use different fittings. The Valterra cap wouldn't fit on my new Classic and I found a Thetford cap at my local dealership. You might check with your closest dealer to identify what brand of cap fits your termination opening. From that you probably contact Flush King and get the proper adapter.

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