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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 01/29/22 06:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Racerboy76,thanks for the information that I am sure will be very useful to all the other Majestic Owners on this thread and any other Thor owners.

I will put this information in my archives for future use if needed to help others, thanks to you #139.[emoticon]

I hope your camping season is going well and come on back with any more information and share anything else that will be of interest to all the others.[image]


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Sold my 2017 19G

For reference, 88k miles, I added a power inverter, painted the interior white, and that's about it.

I got $45,000 for it.

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TwistedGray,sorry to see you leave,sounds like you had a good time with your Rig and got a nice price for it. Tell the new owner to stop by and let us know how it is going.

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Black tank rinse/flush on a Majestic 28a... Anyone use the Tornado cleaning device from CamCo (Camping World)?

Greetings all!

This is for a 2015 Thor Majestic 28a, but I imagine it is similar for most recent years 28a also...

I have frequently had issues AFTER dumping my black tank with the sensors still reporting either 1/3 full or 2/3 full. I have one of the flexible hose wands that can rinse the inside of the black tank by sticking it down the toilet (which is always a bit of a pain). Everytime I do that, the sensors will then properly read "Empty" after dumping. I want to make this process easier so I investigated some tank flush options. I recently purchased the Tornado flush kit from Camping World.

Have any of you installed any sort of black tank flush system? Would you care to share what you used and how it has worked?

I want to install the Tornado product (which is basically like a spinning water sprayer that is installed into the tank near the top on one side of your black tank. When you hook a hose up to it at the dump station, it will spray water in multiple directions while spinning (all inside your black tank) which should do a pretty good job of rinsing the tank and interior walls and sensors. I want to install in on the rear (closest to the rear tires) of the tank to give it the best chance of actually spraying on the sensors (which in my RV are on the side of the black tank). What I do NOT know is....where does the pipe from the toilet actually come down into the black tank?? Does anyone know? The reason I ask is because I don't want to put the tornado nozzle (which will stick into the black tank about 3-4 inches) directly underneath where all the bathroom material drops into the tank. Seems like that would be a disaster.

So...Does anyone know WHERE the pipe enters the top of the black waste tank? Does anyone know a part# or something for a replacement tank? If I saw a replacement tank (or diagram) it would likely answer the question.

Thanks in advance!

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I installed a Quickie Flush in my Class C and it was one of the best Mods I have done, and pretty simple.Works great keeping all my sensors working.

I picked the Quickie Flush over the Tornado because of the high failure rate of the swivel part. A few of my friends had them fail and it leaves it useless in the tank.

The install is pretty straight forward.

The only thing that I changed is where the hose connects up with the flusher I put a 90 Degree Elbow in it to reduce the strain on the hose and make it closer to the tank.
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It looks like this when finished, with a quick disconnect on the end.
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Don't get discouraged if it leaks at the hose connections at first they are sometimes hard to get tight. Tightened mine up and have had no leaks anywhere.
Another suggestion is to make a test hole in a piece of wood or something and test fit the device to the hole. I found that the hole size suggested was much larger than needed.
Good Luck and if you do it let us know how it works out.

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I'll let you know how it works out.

I'm also looking for these:
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Anyone know where I can find/buy them? I have reached out to Thor but perhaps others of you know where I can find them. I want to add an extra bracket on the front and back of my black tank (on 2 of my Majestic 28a units) for extra strength. Recently, one of the tanks dropped while at a campsite (yikes!).

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I've ignore my tank sensors for 10+ years. I listen to the water as the toilet flushes. As the water rises in the tank the sound changes, especially as it approaches the neck. If you listen well you can pretty much gauge when the next flush will cause the toilet to burp. At that point it's time to dump.

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SJ-Chris wrote:

Black tank rinse/flush on a Majestic 28a...
What I do NOT know is....where does the pipe from the toilet actually come down into the black tank?? Does anyone know? The reason I ask is because I don't want to put the tornado nozzle (which will stick into the black tank about 3-4 inches) directly underneath where all the bathroom material drops into the tank. Seems like that would be a disaster.

So...Does anyone know WHERE the pipe enters the top of the black waste tank? Does anyone know a part# or something for a replacement tank? If I saw a replacement tank (or diagram) it would likely answer the question.

Thanks in advance!

-Chris


I figured it out. In case you ever wonder, on the 2015 Majestic 28a the waste pipe from the toilet enters the tank very close to the corner that is in the rear and on the inside (away from the driver side). So, it looks like I can put the Tornado tank cleaner pretty much in the middle (near the top) on the rear wall closest to the tires. That will help to blast water towards the drain which should help with flushing/cleaning the waste tank.

Regarding the Tornado device itself....I did some testing on a garden hose on my driveway (not installed). What I noticed is that there are ~5 small holes shooting straight out at a pretty tight radius/angle of about 50-60 degrees. So that would do a pretty good job shooting streams of water ACROSS the length of the tank and getting SOME spray on the walls (but not enough in my opinion, especially since the inner side wall closer to the rear is where the tank sensors are located). There are also some jets that spray out a lot of water almost exactly 90 degrees in both directions which is what causes the tornado to spin. Here is what the "Out of the Box" pattern looks like (remember, it is spinning also):

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I didn't like how that seemed to be "missing" a lot of the tank walls and ESPECIALLY seeming to miss the area on my wall where the tank sensors are. So I took a chance and made a modification. I took the smallest drill bit I had and made 2 more holes (one on each side of the spinning dome of the Tornado). Even though it was the smallest drill bit I had, it still created holes that are probably 3-4 times larger than what sprays out of the top (the 5 streams that mostly go straight). I drilled on the dome in spots that made it so that the water would shoot out more on the walls. Here is what my new and improved spray pattern looks like:

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I'm quite happy with how the pattern looks and I am looking forward to getting it into my black waste tank. This should make it so that I can hopefully keep my black tank clean and the sensors clean without ever having to put another hose+wand through the window and down the toilet.

I'll keep you posted and let you know how it works out.

Happy Camping!
Chris

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Does anyone know if the 2015 Majestic 28a has a CABIN AIR FILTER?

Usually, air filters are located (in cars) behind/under the glove box.

I called one store to ask if they have a cabin air filter for the e450 Super Duty V10 and they said they don't and there might not be one.

Anybody here know? If so, I'd like to change mine as I haven't since I purchased them.

Thanks,
Chris

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Link to photo with arrow showing where leak coming from
Link to photo showing pump model info

Hi Guys,

We've been enjoying our 2009 Majestic 28A the last 5 years and counting. Amazing how durable they are constructed. Having said that, things are going to wear out over time. Our water pump started to leak this weekend. I'm hoping someone can point me to some YouTube instruction videos to replace it, the model # of the pump, and the best place to order it from.

Thanks in advance!

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