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klr650goldwing

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Posted: 10/11/19 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are there issues using a fresh water source and a fresh water hose to flush the black tank in a Solitude 369RL? Do we need to be concerned about any bacteria going from the black tank itself up to the connection point of the garden hose that we use? We don't really want to do this at a dump station.


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klr650goldwing wrote:

Are there issues using a fresh water source and a fresh water hose to flush the black tank in a Solitude 369RL? Do we need to be concerned about any bacteria going from the black tank itself up to the connection point of the garden hose that we use? We don't really want to do this at a dump station.


Most people, me included, use a standard white hose for fresh water, then have a separate hose for the black flush. IIRC, there's a backflow preventer / check valve on the flush line, so almost zero chance of contamination.

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The black tank flush line has a back flow device just for this reason. I would still not use my fresh water hose to connect, but that's just me. I'm sure others do.

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Posted: 10/11/19 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a white drinking water hose for fresh water and a black hose for the sewer.

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I too would not use my (white) freshwater hose for anything except filling the fresh water tank or “city” water.


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I use the same hose. Whatever may come up that flushing pipe, and past the backflow preventer, onto the connection (which would be zero), will be flushed away as soon as i turn on the water to flush the tank. But That's Just Me, YOMV.

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I too use separate hoses. While the actual chances of contamination are slim, I’d rather not recycle what I already put down the black tank. ;-)


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For many years I managed a chemistry lab and safety was a priority. The best practice is procedures where an accident cannot occur rather than procedures that depend on people or inanimate objects behaving properly.

So, I always use two hoses one for drinking water and the other for other things.


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all those toys and you don't want to spring for a $10 hose?
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Back flow valve will solve any issues. I use a seperate hose for for flush and clean up. This is why when you pull up to a dump station the water source always has a sign Non Potable Water. The water is the same they just don't want somebody back flowing into a water hose and using that hose to fill the fresh water tanks. YUCK
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