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FloGrown

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Posted: 11/12/17 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello Everyone,
New to Forum. Have a problem.
We recently purchased a Coleman Travel trailer new from Camping World.
We have camped a few times since purchase but never used the black tank flush. Last time we went out decided to use the flush port. Hooked the hose to the port and turned water on. Water immediately started pouring out from bottom of camper. Clean water. Looked underneath and saw a white hose around 5/8" dia. hanging there. Also saw a white threaded port attached to what I assume is the black tank. I can see where the black corrugated plastic bottom has been cut out. My thinking is there was a problem with that area, they cut out the bottom to access that and I reckon they never fixed it and then sold me the camper. Take a look at the pics. Let me know if anyone knows what is going on with this and what parts I need to fix it. I would take it back but I'm sure it will sit there for a while and I can probably fix it easily if I know what to do.
Thanks for any advice, suggestions.
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Posted: 11/12/17 05:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I reckon you should take it in for repair.


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You'd be better off fixing it yourself or paying a mobile tech to do it.
Avoid having CW do anything.

You need to remove what ever they used to plug the fitting in the tank.
Then you need another section of the pipe and a coupling.
Attach the longer line via a 90 degree fitting to the tank fitting.


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If I had to "guess" it appears that the hose which would put the water in the black tank is not connected to the black tank ???? Yes, I would suspect a previous problem with the black corrugated material cut. Mine was cut and I suspected the same. If you hooked it all up right and water poured out, I would try to determine why that hose is not connected to that connection.

I had a fresh water fill tank that almost exact thing happened to. Same problem.

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I see I wasn't supposed to post this in this section but I don't know how to move it.

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Is there supposed to be some type of "backflow preventer" there.

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piece of pex tubing a,half inch flair it coupler abd a half inch flair it 90 with male half inch pipe threads will fix it up

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LadyRVer wrote:

If I had to "guess" it appears that the hose which would put the water in the black tank is not connected to the black tank ???? Yes, I would suspect a previous problem with the black corrugated material cut. Mine was cut and I suspected the same. If you hooked it all up right and water poured out, I would try to determine why that hose is not connected to that connection.

I had a fresh water fill tank that almost exact thing happened to. Same problem.
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FloGrown wrote:

I see I wasn't supposed to post this in this section but I don't know how to move it.

You need to contact a MOD/ADMIN to move a thread.

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Posted: 11/12/17 07:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FloGrown wrote:

Is there supposed to be some type of "backflow preventer" there.
Yes but does not need to be RV specific.

https://www.flows.com/lead-free-check-valve

Home Depot etc. probably has something in plastic for less.


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