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  • Recommended Holding Tank Sensor Monitor For An RV
  • It definitely is a guessing game when it comes to filling your holding tanks. For a much more accurate reading of the water level in your black tank, as well as your fresh and gray, you can install the SeeLeveL RV Holding Tank Monitor # SE44VR. These strips simply stick onto the outside of of your holding tanks and have sensors every inch instead of just the old 1/3, 2/3, 3/3 type sensors that manufacturers install in their RV's. Because there's more sensors on these strips the reading...
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  • How to Sanitize Fresh Water Tank in Used RV
  • The most common way is to use bleach on fresh water tank, about 1/4 cup per 15 gallons and dump into an open container after flushing the system. If you have one of those kids pools, that would be perfect. Bleach rapidly degrades in the presence of light and when mixed with water. Let waste water set for 72 hours minimum in bright sun and the bleach will most likely be dissipated to the point that you can safely dispose of it on your lawn. Pour a portion on a section of lawn to test,...
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  • RV Fresh Water Tank Drain Valve Options
  • While we do have drain valves for your RV's fresh water tank, you do need to have access to the tank in order to install them; unfortunately there isn't an option for a valve that can be installed without some type of access. If you can find a way to do so, there are two options, depending on your tank's outlet fittings: - 3/8" or 1/2" Barb: Valterra Universal Barbed Drain Valve for RVs # A01-2025VP - 3/8" and 1/2" MPT (threaded): Valterra Universal Threaded Drain Valve for RVs #...
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  • How is Valterra Sensor Cleaner part # V22011 Used
  • To use the Valterra Sensor Cleaner part # V22011 on either a gray or black tank you will need to add 8 oz (half the bottle) to an empty tank and then fill tank with water. After 24 hours you can empty the tank at your convenience. It's recommended to do this once a year.
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  • Can You Pour the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener Into a Full Water Tank
  • The Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener part # CAM40206 needs to be mixed properly and with the correct ratio to remain safe for drinking. Therefore, I must recommend following the manufactures instructions of filling the tank 1/4 full then pouring in the solution based on the tanks capacity. This will ensure the proper mixing occurs.
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  • Disposing of Valterra Sensor Power Sensor Cleaner
  • The Valterra Sensor Power Sensor Cleaner, # V22011 is a non-toxic, bacteria/enzyme formula but I suggest you dispose of the used solution in normal waste water processing systems and not on the lawn. Even non-toxic solutions in a concentrated form can sometimes cause discoloration of lawns.
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  • Can Bleach Be Used Instead of the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener
  • We do not have the chemical breakdown of how much sodium hypochlorite is 1 bottle of Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206. Each bottle is 16 oz. and is used in a ratio of 1 oz. per 20 gallons of water. I do not have the answer to how much bleach you would use to get rid of the algae and slime build up in your tank, but I can tell you that it will not accomplish the same result and that is because of how they are used. When you use the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener...
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  • RV Water Tank Sensor Cleaner Recommendation
  • For that we have the Valterra Sensor Cleaner part # V22011. To use the Valterra Sensor Cleaner part # V22011 on either a gray or black tank you will need to add 8 oz (half the bottle) to an empty tank and then fill tank with water. After 24 hours you can empty the tank at your convenience. It's recommended to do this once a year.
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  • How Many Ounces Of The Dometic RV Holding Tank Treatment Should Be Used On A Portable 5 Gal Toilet
  • For your portable 5 gallon Dometic 301097506 toilet, you'll want to use 2 oz of the Dometic RV Holding Tank Treatment Solution for 40 Gallon Tanks # DOM62FR.
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  • Shelf Life of Sodium Hypochlorite Drinking Water Freshener
  • The active ingredient in RV water fresheners such as Camco # CAM40206 is sodium hypochlorite. This chlorine compound will break down fairly quickly, especially if stored at higher than room temperature and its effectiveness will be reduced. It is best to purchase the smallest suitable amount and not retain it from year to year.
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  • Is It Ok To Mix Drop-In Septic Tank Treatment Pouches
  • You'll be fine mixing the TST Blue Enzyme RV Septic System Drop-In Treatment Pouches # CAM41529 with what is already in your septic tank system. The colors on these cleaners just indicate different scents or formulas. Most likely you have the same brand as before and it's just a slightly different scent or the blue is extra strength compared to the white one you previously had. For example the RhinoFLEX Enzyme RV Drop-In Holding Tank Treatment Pouches # CAM41519 is the basically the...
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  • How Do You Use Pure Power Blue Treatment for RV Holding Tanks
  • The Pure Power Blue Treatment for RV Holding Tanks, # V23128, is a chemical-free, biodegradable treatment that prevents odors and clogs by breaking down waste in your RV's waste tanks. Add at an equivalent of one ounces per 20-gallons of holding in your tank. This is a chemical-free, biodegradable treatment that prevents odors by breaking down waste in your RV's waste tanks. Pour in the appropriate amount for your size holding tank after each occasion of emptying the holding tank and...
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  • Installation Instructions for the Valterra No-Fuss Flush with Check Valve
  • I spoke with my contact at Valterra and she informed me that the part # A70 would not leak for you and it has no moving parts. I attached a set of install instructions for this product that she sent me as well for you to check out.
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  • Is Water with TastePURE in it Safe to Drink or Use
  • Yes, you can use the water with TastePURE # CAM40206 in it assuming that you follow the directions. The directions are to fill the fresh water tank 1/4 of the way full. Then add 1 ounce of TastePURE for every 20 gallons of water the tank can hold. Then fill the tank the rest of the way with water. According to the material safety data sheet it can be harmful/fatal if swallowed directly. According to the label it is safe to drink if you follow the directions properly.
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  • When to Use the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener and Its Purpose
  • The active ingredient in RV water fresheners such as Camco # CAM40206 is sodium hypochlorite which gets rid of algae and slime in the water it's used in. You wouldn't want to use this as a way to store water for long periods of time as a way to keep it fresh but it will prevent algae and slime from forming. I'd recommend you still replace the water using your best judgment. I'd recommend using this at the beginning of a trip so that you have fresher water when camping but then if you...
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  • How to Know When Blank Tank is Full When Using Flush King Reverse Flush Valve
  • Thank you for the photo, and there should be sensors with a monitor for your tank that tells you how full it is in order to use the Flush Valve for RV Holding Tanks and Sewer Hoses # F02-4350. If you don't have that, you can still use the Flush Valve # F02-4350 but you'll want to be sure to limit the water flow going in so you don't have a real mess. But really, this is best used with black water tanks that have monitors which tell you how full it is. This will work for you unless...
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  • Can Flush King be Permanently Mounted
  • The Flush King Reverse Flush Valve # F02-4350 should work great for you but I do not recommend permanently mounting it. I have heard of some people doing this but to get the best, longest-lasting use out of this I highly recommend only using it when needed as opposed to keeping it on when you are traveling. I have added a link to a video review of the Flush King for you to take a look at.
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  • Black Tank Rinse for Forest River Travel Trailer
  • We do have a new black water tank rinse that is easy to use, and I highly recommend the Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser w/ Flexible Extension # CAM40074 because like your current kit, you only need to attach a hose to it and you're set! It is extremely simple to use and has a pressure-sealed valve so you can control the flow of water to the rinser. I have added a link to a video review of this kit for you to check out so you can see exactly how it works.
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  • Will The Flexible Valterra Wand # A01-0187VP Work In A Vacuum Flush System
  • The Valterra Flexible Tank Wand for RV Black-Water Tank # A01-0187VP was designed to just drop right into the black tank so you will most likely not be able to use it to get through your vacuum style system. Trying to run it through the toilet and then through the vacuum would be quite challenging. The only way it would work is if you had another access hole to the tank or if you ran it up through the dump tube opening of the tank. This way would be quite messy but would give you more of...
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  • How Long is the Camco Dual Flush Pro for Rinsing RV Holding Tanks and Sewer Hoses
  • I went out to our warehouse and pulled Camco Dual Flush Pro # CAM39062 to measure the length for you. The overall length from end to end is 8-5/16 inches. I have included a picture showing where I measured.
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  • How Does the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser Work
  • We don't have a video but the way that the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 works is a lot like how a yard sprinkler works. It uses water pressure from the hose to spin the nozzle around to cover more of the inside of the tank.
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  • Can the Camco Rinser with 8' Hose and Faucet Adapter for RV Black-Water Tanks be Used with a Shower
  • I called Camco on your behalf. They do not recommend using the Rinser w/ 8' Hose and Faucet Adapter for RV Black-Water Tanks, part # CAM40113, with the shower. Due to variances in water pressure, it's likely that the hose itself will not be able to handle the pressure regardless of fit.
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  • Does Adco Olefin HD Cover AD27ZR Provide UV Protection on the Sides and Top?
  • Yes, the Adco RV Cover # AD27ZR will have side panels that are designed to protect your travel trailer from UV rays so it will work well for you in the Florida Sun. You may also want to consider using the Camco RV Winter Readiness Kit # CAM36190 if you are storing your trailer for the winter months. Although Florida doesn't get hit as hard with the cold, it still is a wise option as temps can drop unexpectedly with weather changes.
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  • Does Holding Tank Need to be Drilled to Install the Valterra No-Fuss Flush Accessory Kit
  • Yes, you will need to modify your holding tank to install the Valterra No-Fuss Flush Accessory Kit # A71. Essentially what you do is after you drill, or tap, the hole simply take one of the black threaded and barbed pieces and connect it directly to the tank and then put the hose over the barbed end.
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  • Solution for Black Water RV Tank Valve Not Closing All the Way and Difficult to Operate
  • Sometimes you have to get in and make sure there's nothing hanging up the valve from closing all the way. You might inspect the valve and clean out it's assembly to allow it to open and close like it should. Aside from that the TST RV Drain Valve Lube part # CAM40246 will make the cable of the drain easier to pull and would be a great thing for your application.
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  • Does Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener CAM40206 Help Remove Odor from Fresh Water Tank
  • Yes, Camco's TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 will help to remove any lingering odors and off-putting tastes in stored RV fresh water. It also helps stop the buildup of algae and slime inside RV tanks. The product is a dilute solution of sodium hypochlorite, which is a safe compound commonly used in water treatment systems. 1-oz of freshener is good for 20 gallons of water.
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  • Does Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 Sanitize Fresh Water
  • The Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 is designed to prevent any algae or slime buildup in your fresh-water tank while also working to remove bad taste or odors. It will essentially help to keep the tank clean so it doesn't affect your water but it's not going to sanitize/purify the water itself. For this you will want something like the Camco RV and Marine Premium Water Filter # CAM40631 that will purify water as it moves through the filter before entering your tap...
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  • Does Camco Dual Flush Adapter for Rinsing RV Holding Tanks/Sewer Hoses Require Pressured Water Line
  • If you plan on using Camco Dual Flush Adapter for Rinsing RV Holding Tanks and Sewer Hoses Item # CAM39072 for its designed purpose than it would need pressure in order to rinse the tanks and activate the jets. If you are using it as an adapter of sorts then it should not need the pressure and liquid would just flow through it but not activate the jets.
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  • Is the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener Safe To Drink
  • The Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener part # CAM40206 is safe to drink so no, you do not need to drain the tanks after filling and adding the water freshener according to Camco. You will first fill the tank to about 1/4th of its total volume, then add 1 oz of the Water Freshener into the tank for every 20 gallons of water. If you are looking for a product used for flushing the system then I suggest the Camco TastePure Freshener and Dewinterizer for RV and Marine Fresh-Water System...
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  • Will the Valterra No-Fuss Flush with Check Valve Work With An Existing Flush System
  • Yes, there are multiple back check valves in a waste flush system. There is a check valve at the actual fitting on the tank and inside the vacuum breaker. If the hole on your tank has a 1"diameter which it should then the Valterra No-Fuss Flush with Check Valve part # A70 will work for you.
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  • Can Camco Dual Flush Pro Remain On Trailer
  • I spoke with my contact at Camoco, and she verified that it is fine for you to leave the Dual Flush Pro # CAM39062 on your trailer. In the winter months, make sure to keep the Dual Flush Pro clear of water and other liquids so as to not damage or crack the product due to freezing.
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  • Flushing the Gray Water Tank on an RV
  • What I recommend to flush your gray water tank is the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126. Install this into the tank, connect a hose, and flush out the tank! I have included a link to a video review of this product for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Black Water Tank Sensors Giving False Readings
  • We haven't received a lot of customer feedback regarding the Valterra Sensor Power Sensor Cleaner # V22011 that you referenced so I can't really provide an accurate success rate. The treatment is specifically designed to clean the sensors in an RV's black water tank to help correct those incorrect readings you keep getting but to be honest for how long you've been dealing with this issue along with the fact that you already tried cleaning them without success it might just be time to replace...
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  • Instructions for Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener
  • To add the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 to your RV tank, you will first fill the tank to about 1/4th of its total volume. Then you will pour 1 oz of the Water Freshener into the tank for each 20 gallons of tank capacity. Then simply complete the filling of the tank and you are all set. This will help eliminate algae and slime buildup from the tank along with removing any bad taste or odor. This is a 16 ounce bottle.
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  • Is Camco Drinking Water Freshener Drinkable
  • When used correctly the Camco RV Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 is "drinkable" but not designed for direct consumption. It has to be diluted into a water tank that is at least 1/4 of the way full and then diluted as the tank is filled completely. You use only 1 oz per 20 gallons of water. No flushing needed.
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  • Sprayer for black water tank
  • The Flusher Sprayer part # 372571-SprayerA that you mentioned does not rotate. it has a fixed head designed to spray water jets in multiple directions to dislodge any remaining stuff that may be in the tank. The Camco Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser part # CAM40126 is designed to install in a similar fashion but as you can see in the video below it has a standard hose type fitting on it and includes all of the necessary hardware and bracket to get it installed in such a way...
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  • Can Flush King Reverse Flush Valve # F02-4350 Be Connected at all Times
  • The Flush King Reverse Flush Valve # F02-4350 that you referenced gets connected to your bayonet sewer fitting and used and then removed when not in use. I would not recommend leaving it installed all the time.
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  • How to Clean Out a Freshwater Tank and Lines on an RV or Trailer
  • It depends on the type of freshwater system you have in your RV or trailer. There is likely a specific procedure outlined in the literature for the RV/trailer that you will need to follow. If there isn't then you can follow the procedure below. Basically when you are sanitizing the tank you aren't just cleaning that tank. You will be cleaning out the whole system so the water and sanitizing solution you use will run through the whole system. A lot of people use a bleach and water...
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  • Does Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser # CAM40074 Have Ability to Get to All of Tank/Valves
  • Yes, the Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser # CAM40074 is long enough and has the water pressure needed for your needs. The extension is 55-1/2 inches long and has a spinning nozzle so it will hit every corner of your black tank. If you check out the review I attached you can see how it works and how easy it is to use.
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  • Will Using Camco Dual Flush Adapter be Able Spray Water Far Enough to Clear Clog in Holding Tank
  • The Camco Dual Flush Adapter # CAM39072 is going to mounted pretty far from the opposite end of the holding tank so you would need a good amount of water pressure to effectively rinse all areas of the tank. It may not be enough to clear out clogs. For stubborn tanks you might consider the Valterra Master Blaster wand # A01-0184VP which you would insert down through the toilet.
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  • Does the RhinoFLEX Rhino Blaster Pro Adapter # CAM39085 Install on Standard 3" Fitting
  • The RhinoFLEX Rhino Blaster Pro Adapter # CAM39085 that you referenced is an easy, tool-free installation that has a 3" bayonet fitting for your RV's holding tank an 3" lug fitting for your sewer hose's bayonet fitting. If you check out the attached review video you can see this process demonstrated.
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  • Ordorlos use in cassette toilet?
  • It looks like Thetford recommends the Aqua-Clean products for CLEANING the unit, however treating the contents of the black tank I don't see any reason you can't use the Odorlos # V77011 product. However the packets may be too large for the small amount of water you need to treat. The Odorlos # V77004 will let you pour out only exactly what you need.
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  • Recommended RV Septic System Treatment And Flush Adapter
  • Personally, my family uses the TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Drop-In Treatment Pouches - Citrus Scent - Qty 30 Item # CAM41183. These pouches are all premeasured so all you have to do is just drop them in the toilet. One pouch treats a 40-gallon tank and and the citrus scent will help block odors for up to 7 days. This biodegradable formula is environmentally safe and breaks down waste and tissue to prevent clogs. If you do want to replace your black tank flush adapter then...
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  • Installation Location of Valterra No-Fuss Flush
  • When installing the Valterra No-Fuss Flush with Check Valve # A70 to your RV, you will want to drill the 1 inch hole that the No-Fuss Flush will install in at a location about 2 inches from the top of the tank, as near center as possible. This will be the ideal location for the jet stream spray that will remove and flush away tank deposit. I have also attached a short demonstration video on this product for you to check out.
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  • Can Tornado 360-Degree Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40128 Mount On Top of Tank
  • Yes, you could install the Tornado 360-Degree holding tank rinser # CAM40126 mounted at the top of the tank if that's the only place it will install. There are no restrictions on it installing there.
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  • How to Get Rid of Bad Smell From Water Heater
  • The smell could be coming from your water heater's anode rod, which is sometimes the cause of the rotten egg smell you are unfortunately experiencing (which is actually hydrogen sulfide). I took a look online at some tips to get rid of the smell and it says to flush the water heater with hydrogen peroxide or household vinegar. Additionally, once per year you will want to use a flushing wand such as # A01-0184VP and flush your tank with fresh water.
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  • How Oftern Should the RhinoFLEX Rhino Blaster # CAM39080 be Used
  • There really isn't a perfect answer as to how often you should flush out your tanks. It really depends on how often you use them and how often you dump. Some people don't even have a flush system like the RhinoFLEX Rhino Blaster # CAM39080 on their RV so it just gets flushed and cleaned really well when they start to notice a smell or they have made up their own schedule based on how often they use their RV. If you want to flush it out every time you dump then that would definitely keep...
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  • Should I Get the Hydroflush with a 45 or 90 Degree Bend
  • The 45 degree, part # F02-4100, and the 90 degree, part # F02-4110, Hydroflush Reverse Flush Adapters are the same product other than the bend in the line. Which is beter for you depends on your specific application. Most people seem to prefer the 45 degree angle works better for them because of where the waste valve is located on their RV. For some the waste valve is very low and close to the ground so the 90 degree makes it easier.
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  • Is the Flush King Reverse Flush Valve Good to Use for a Black Water Line with Two 90 Degree Elbows
  • Since you have two 90 degree elbows in your black water line I recommend using the Camco Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 because it will be much more effective at cleaning your holding tank than the Flush King Reverse Flush Valve # F02-4350. The Tornado installs in the side of your tank and has a 360-Degree rotating head with 10 high-pressure nozzles which reaches every area of your holding tank. This also comes with a 6' long hose to give you easy access and a built-in...
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  • Installation Instructions for Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126
  • You could perform the installation of the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 yourself if you wanted or have it professionally installed. The installation instructions are as follows so you can determine if it is something you want to tackle: 1. Empty sewer holding tank. Leave the drain valve open during installation of the unit and while the silicone cures. 2. Locate a central point on sewer holding tank, preferably on the end opposite the discharge valve for mounting...
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  • Function of Blue Knob on Flush King Reverse Flush Valve
  • The blue knob on the Flush King Reverse Flush Valve # F02-4350 will allow you to direct the flow of water with the unit. I've added a link to a video review of this valve for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Should the RhinoFLEX Rhino Blaster Pro Adapter CAM39085 be Removed When Not in Use
  • When not in use you would want to remove all of the RhinoFLEX Rhino Blaster Pro Adapter for Rinsing RV Holding Tanks and Sewer Hoses # CAM39085 from the RV so that you don't end up damaging it as it can hang pretty low. I attached a demo video for this for you to check out as well that shows how it installs.
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  • Solution for Removing Chlorine From RV Water Supply
  • According to Camco, the # CAM40206 drinking water freshener wouldn't remove chlorine. It's more designed for mold and mildew. A disposable filter like # CAM40043 would work much better than the freshener. The filter does its job in the amount of time it takes the water to pass through it. The filters are disposable, and considered to be good for 6 months or one camping season. Replacement filters are available as part # CAM40045. I've linked you to a product description video for...
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  • Will Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 Allow Fluid to Drain Through Rinse Hose
  • The Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 has a built-in back flow preventer designed to prevent the rinse hose from allowing the tank to drain through it. Basically it has a one way valve that allows the hose to have water go only one direction through it. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • How Often to Use Pure Power Blue Bio-Pouch
  • Since the contents of each packet are going to be flushed out each time you empty your tank is emptied, you'll want to use one pouch of the Pure Power Blue # V23015 each time you empty your tanks and start a fresh tank. One pouch of Pure Power Blue is enough to work in up to a 40 gallon tank. If you've got a smaller tank, you may want to consider using the liquid type # V23003 or only using a partial packet to help make it last a bit longer.
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  • Shelf Life of Odorlos Treatment # V77020
  • I spoke with my contact at Valterra/Odorlos and she said that the Odorlos Treatment # V77020 that you referenced actually has an indefinite shelf life. Because of the ingredients included (specifically calcium nitrate) this does not have an expiration date and will last for as long as you have it on hand.
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  • Best Antifreeze Recommendations for RV Winterization
  • For an RV application you'll want to go with RV antifreeze for the freshwater tanks since that's not toxic. The gray and black water tanks though can have automotive style of antifreeze used since that's not a system you'd ever be drinking out of unlike the freshwater tank. We have the Camco RV Winter Readiness Kit # CAM36190 that comes with everything you'd need to winterize your RV as well.
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  • What Does Valterra No-Fuss Flush Accessory Kit Do
  • The Valterra No-Fuss Flush Accessory Kit # A71 simply lets you flush your RV's black-water and gray-water tanks. It cleans out your tanks and it is designed to make cleaning those tanks easier. It is not necessary but is something that people really like if their RV did not come with a tank flush.
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  • Availability of RV Grey Water Adapter for Connection to Garden Hose
  • We offer several RV grey-water plumbing adapters that sound like they could be what you are looking for. You can click on the linked page to see all items. They are the CAMCO RhinoFLEX Rhino Blaster Adapter for Rinsing RV Holding Tanks and Sewer Hoses # CAM39080, their RV Gray-Water Drain Adapter # CAM39322, their Easy Slip RV Gray-Water Drain Adapter # CAM39111 and their Rhino Blaster Pro Adapter for Rinsing RV Holding Tanks # CAM39085. Each of these has a female garden hose fitting. All...
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  • Can the Tornado Tank Rinser be Installed on the Bottom of the Tank
  • I have an option but per the instructions the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser w/ 6' Long Hose part # CAM40126 should be done on the side of the tank opposite of the flush valve if possible. The location can vary from that two inches from the top of the tank but the bottom is going to cause both leakage and ground clearance issues potentially. There is a back flow preventer but handling that type of use isn't what it was designed for. If the bottom were the only choice switching...
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  • Can Camco TST RV Gray-Water Odor Control Treatment CAM40252 Be Left in Grey Tank During Winter
  • The Camco TST RV Gray-Water Odor Control Treatment # CAM40252 is meant to be used as a system cleaner before you go through your normal winterizing process. This odor-control treatment will freeze if temperatures drop low enough so it should not be left in the tank during winter storage, nor should it be mixed with RV anti-freeze.
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  • How Much Antifreeze Comes in the RV Winter Readiness Kit?
  • The Camco RV Winter Readiness Kit # CAM36190 comes with 96 ounces of concentrate or .75 gallons. This kit will also give you the step by step instructions for the winterizing process. The antifreeze has different water levels added for different levels of protection. I've attached a video to assist.
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  • RV Holding Tank Rinser with 360 Degree Spray
  • The Quickie Flush RV holding tank rinser # CAM40123 provides a straight stream and does not spin. For one that does provide a 360 degree spray I recommend # CAM40126.
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  • Which End of the Garden Hose Does the Vacuum Breaker of the RhinoFLEX # CAM39085 Install on
  • The vacuum breaker will need to be installed on the RhinoFLEX # CAM39085 end of your hose. You can see this demonstrated in the attached review video. If you were to install it on the faucet end of your hose then there wouldn't be a filter to keep things out of your actual hose parts. Installing it this way will allow you to still use your hose for other applications. You may also be interested in the Camco Quick Hose Connect # CAM20135 to make connecting/disconnecting your hose less...
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  • How Much Water Is Needed To Use Pure Power Blue In RV Holding Tanks?
  • Each pouch in the Pure Power Blue Treatment for RV Holding Tanks - Fresh Clean Scent - Drop In Pouches - Qty 12 Item # V23015 treats up to a 40 gallon tank. It is recommended that after you drain your tank to add some water back into your tank before putting in a pouch. There is not set amount that needs to be in the tank. I recommend letting the water run into your tank for about 10-15 seconds then add the pouch. This allows the pouch plenty of time to dilute and mix.
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  • Camco Fresh Water Freshener Compatibility for RV Water Heater
  • The Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener for RV and Marine Fresh-Water Tank - 16 oz # CAM40206 is designed for the fresh-water tank, so it is even safe to drink when properly diluted. It will be safe for your water heater when properly diluted as well. It is designed for 1 ounce of freshener for 20 gallons of water.
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  • What is Difference Between Flush King Reverse Flush Valve # F02-4350 and Hydroflush Reverse Flush
  • The reason the Flush King Reverse Flush Valve # F02-4350 costs more is because it comes with a valve on the end of the swivel fitting whereas the Valterra Hydroflush Reverse Flush Adapter # F02-4110 is basically just the elbow fitting with bayonet fittings on either end. Both would use the same type of fitting as the hose extension part # W01-0009.
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  • Install Instructions for the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser w/ 6' Long Hose
  • I went out into our warehouse and grabbed a part # CAM40126 to take a couple pics of the install instructions for you to check out. I attached them to this page.
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  • How Low of Temperature Can Pure Power Blue Treatment be Stored In
  • The Pure Power Blue Treatment # V23003 referenced in your question should be stored in a cool environment but according to my contact at Valterra there isn't a minimum temperature that needs to be maintained. Ideally you would want to keep it at above freezing temps just so the solution doesn't freeze up but even if it does it will still work just fine after thawing out.
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  • Selecting Hole in RV Tank to Install Valterra No-Fuss Flush with Check Valve # A70
  • I'd recommend installing the Valterra No-Fuss Flush with Check Valve # A70 in the lowest hole so that all of the water will drain out of it.
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  • What Water Pressure Does The Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser Require
  • That's a good question, I reached out to my contact at Camco and he confirmed that the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 has a minimum pressure of 20 psi and a maximum pressure of 45 psi. Which is pretty close to what standard house water pressure is (40 to 45 psi). I linked a review video of the Tornado for you to check out.
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  • Are Any Additional Fittings Needed for the Valterra Hydroflush # F02-4100
  • The Valterra Hydroflush # F02-4100 has the bayonet male and female ends so it will sit directly in between the waste valve on your 1983 Shasta and your sewer hose. Your standard hose, like the Valterra Flushing Hose # W01-4180 then connects to the Anti-Siphon Valve # A01-0141VP (which is included) which, in turn, connects to the Hydroflush. The only time you would need an adapter on one of your hoses is if they already have some sort of adapter on them, but you could most likely remove...
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  • Replacement Seal For Flush King Reverse RV Flush Valve
  • I called my contact at Flush King and they told me the replacement seals you need are part # T1003-9VP. These are the seals that go between the clear plastic waste tube and the body of the waste valve. If this is not the gasket you were asking about let me know and I will see if I can find the gasket you need.
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  • Sink Adapter Recommendation for Use with Valterra Flexible Tank Wand # A01-0187VP
  • The adapter you mentioned from the video of the Valterra Flexible Tank Wand # A01-0187VP is the part # W1527VP. It is not included but it is availabe from us.
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  • How to Use Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener on RV Fresh-Water Tank
  • To add the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 to your RV tank, you will first fill the tank to about 1/4th of its total volume. Then you will pour 1 oz of the Water Freshener into the tank for each 20 gallons of tank capacity. Then simply complete the filling of the tank and you are all set. This will help eliminate algae and slime buildup from the tank along with removing any bad taste or odor. This is a 16 ounce bottle.
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  • Solution for Unclogging RV Sewer Lines
  • The best option for breaking up a clogged RV tank drain line is the SewerSolution Macerator System for RV Waste Tanks # SS01 which shoots pressurized water into the drain system to break up the most stubborn clogs. There isn't a solution you could pour into the system that would work as well as this.
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  • Recommended Hose to Use with the Valterra Hydroflush Reverse Flush Adapter # F02-4100
  • We do have some hoses that you can use with the Valterra Hydroflush Reverse Flush Adapter # F02-4100. You will just need to choose one that is best for your application. I recommend going with a Valterra Flushing Hose for your RV sewer system. This is available in 15 feet, part # W01-4180, and 25 feet, part # W01-4300. I also recommend using a quick disconnect like the Camco part # CAM20135 to make clean up quicker.
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  • Products to Help Prevent Clogs in RV/Trailer Black Water Tanks
  • It depends on the nature of the clog. If it is the paper you use then I recommend switching to a septic safe rated paper that breaks down easier. If the clog is organic then regular treatments with a enzyme product such as # CAM40264 will help to prevent it from happening again. I assume they are fixing the clog and will clean the tank. But if they do not then it is essential to periodically clean the tank. Instead of just using a hose I recommend the swivel stick, # CAM40074, which...
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  • What Purpose Does Vacuum Breaker Serve on Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126
  • Vacuum breakers are basically backflow preventers so that when you use the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 there's no worry of it accidentally siphoning your tank water into the hose/water supply which would be absolutely terrible. We can only recommend you install and use this like it was intended so please do not attempt to modify it. I attached a review video for more info on this for you to check out as well.
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  • Can The Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser Be Used For A Grey Tank
  • Yes, the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 is a permanent solution for your grey tank. This will install permanently and will be able to rinse out more areas of the tank than traditional rinsing methods. Included is a video review resource.
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  • How Does the Flush King Reverse Flush Valve # F02-4350 Install
  • The Flush King Reverse Flush Valve # F02-4350 that you referenced uses the quick bayonet fittings for installation. One side has the bayonet fitting while the other side has the lug fitting that a bayonet fitting installs on. Both sides are a fit for the standard 3" sewer pipe. I have attached a review video for you to check out for more information.
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  • Where Is Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser Installed On Holding Tank
  • Per the installation instructions, the best place to mount the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser, part # CAM40126 is on the opposite end of the flush valve. You can use the template included with the Tornado and measure down about 2 inches from the top and in the middle of the tank. Then tape the template to the tank and drill the mounting holes and center hole for the Tornado to be inserted into the tank, using silicone sealant to make sure there are no leaks.
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  • Will Flexible Extension on Camco Swivel Stik Stay in Position When Bent
  • The flexible extension on the Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser # CAM40074 referenced in your question is designed to flex in accordance to tanks that are mounted slightly offset under the toilet. The extension will bend the way you need it to for this application, but it will not stay bent on its own. I have attached a short video demonstratin on this product that you can also check out.
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  • Does Water Pressure Spin the Nozzle on Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser
  • The water pressure will spin the nozzle on the business end of the Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser # CAM40074. How fast it spins depends on the amount of pressure. I have linked a video review for you.
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  • Does Valterra No Fuss Flush Have a Check Valve Built-In?
  • Yes, there is an internal, built-in check valve on the Valterra No-Fuss Flush with Check Valve # A70. I've added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Hot Water Smells Bad
  • From the parts list I looked at for your water heater there is no anode rod, which is sometimes the cause of the rotten egg smell you are unfortunately experiencing (which is actually hydrogen sulfide). I took a look online at some tips to get rid of the smell and it says to flush the water heater with hydrogen peroxide or household vinegar. Additionally, once per year you will want to use a flushing wand such as # A01-0184VP and flush your tank with fresh water.
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  • Can Pure Power Blue Treatment for RV Holding Tanks be Used Residentially
  • Yes, the Pure Power Blue Treatment for RV Holding Tanks # V23003 can be used for residential applications like a septic tank as well.
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  • Can Flexible Extension be Detached from Camco Swivel Stik # CAM40074
  • The flexible portion of the Camco Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser # CAM40074 referenced in your question cannot be detached from main unit. With that being said, this particular flexible rinser will still work well even if your tank is mounted directly below the toilet. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also check out.
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  • Recommended Rinse Hose to Use with Flush King Reverse Flush Valve
  • For a standard flushing hose that will work great with the Flush King Reverse Flush Valve # F02-4350 referenced in your question, I recommend using either the 25 foot Valterra Hose # W01-4300 or the 15 foot # W01-4180. These will work perfectly with this valve and allow you to rinse out your wastewater tanks and flush out the sewer hose. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also check out.
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  • How to Achieve Optimum Pressure for Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser
  • For your situation you'll want to use the Valterra Adjustable Water Regulator # A01-1117VP to ensure you get the optimum pressure rating for the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 when using it in conjunction with a macerator pump. There is a way to mathematically convert GPM to PSI using Bernoulli's Principle but from what I can tell you have to have a pretty controlled environment for that. The Valterra Regulator will help you to get the PSI correct every time you use...
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  • Will Freezing Hurt the Effectiveness of the TST Toilet Treatment
  • I spoke to my contact at Camco, he said that freezing will not hurt the pods, like the TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Drop-In Treatment Pouches - Citrus Scent - Qty 30 # CAM41183. However, he said that freezing will hurt the effectiveness of the liquid, like the TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Treatment - Citrus Scent - 32 Oz # CAM41192.
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  • Ingredients of Camco TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Treatment
  • The Camco TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Treatment # CAM41555 consists of calcium nitrate, surfactant, fragrance, and colorant. I have attached an image of the ingredient list on the back of the bottle as well. This is a biodegradable formula that's safe for any septic tank and doesn't contain formaldehyde, which means it's safe for the environment.
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  • Shelf Life of Pure Power Blue Treatment and 2-in-1 Bowl Cleaner
  • I reached out to my contact at Valterra and she said both the Pure Power Blue Treatment # V23015 and the 2-in-1 Bowl Cleaner # V23020 have a 3 year shelf life before they start to lose effectiveness.
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  • RV Holding Tank Adapter that Cleans Holding Tanks with Garden Hose
  • Yes, the Camco Dual Flush Adapter # CAM39072 that you referenced does work. We even had a customer come back and write a review for this product saying that it worked well for them. Once installed you will be able to use rinse out the holding tank with a garden hose.
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  • Can The Pure Power Blue Treatment For RV Holding Tanks Be Used On A Tank That Is 3/4 Full?
  • If your tanks were empty, then yes you could've used one 2 Oz. pouch of the Pure Power Blue Treatment for RV Holding Tanks # V23015 to treat your tank. However since the majority of your tank is full, it is not recommended to use this pouch to treat your tank. Valterra recommends that your tank be empty, and then to add some water back to the tank prior to using the Power Blue Treatment for the best results. Since the root of your issues stems from a clogged sink, you might consider...
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  • Black Water Flush Valve for Black Water Tank Access at Tight 90 Degree Angle
  • The Flush King Reverse Flush Valve # F02-4350 will work for a tight 90 degree angle but there are other options that would work better such as the Valterra No-Fuss Flush with Check Valve # A70 which would get installed in the side of the tank with the access on the outside of the trailer/RV wall.
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  • Is TST RV Septic System Liquid Treatment Harmful to Home Septic Systems?
  • The TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Treatment # CAM41192 uses a biodegradable formula and the manufacturer states it is safe for all septic tanks.
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  • Does RhinoFLEX Rhino Blaster Adapter CAM39080 Fit RhinoEXTREME Sewer Hoses
  • RhinoFLEX Rhino Blaster Adapter for Rinsing RV Holding Tanks and Sewer Hoses Item # CAM39080 does work with the RhinoEXTREME sewer hoses such as # CAM39867 or any of the others with bayonet fittings.
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  • What is Length of Flexible Portion of Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser w/ Flexible Extension
  • The flexible portion of the Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser w/ Flexible Extension # CAM40074 that you referenced measures 33-1/8 inches.
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  • Which Valterra Master Blaster Does a Better Job the Flexible or Rigid
  • The flexible Tank Wand part # A01-0187VP is going to be able clean better than the fixed since you can more easily push it down into plumbing and manipulate it to get it to clean where you want it than the rigid # A01-0184VP.
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