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MarshHawk

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Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:33:19 AM »
I know it's a silly question, but it's not mentioned on the Livin Lite site in the standard equipment list. I don't see it in any of the pictures either. Since I'm traveling 14 hours out of my area to pick up my trailer, I'm trying to be prepared. If I need to buy one, I'd like to know.
Sorry for the newb questions, you're all probably going to get sick of me 😂
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Re: Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 02:28:41 PM »
If I recall, when I bought mine back in 2013 a basic kit came with it, but I believe the dealer actually did that.  I would recommend that you buy a good hose as you don't really want the cheapest option when dealing with the icky stuff.  I use a Rhino hose and it's held up well. This one:  http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/rhinoflex-swivel-rv-sewer-kit/44151  Of course you'll need something to put it in also, the tubes you can mount on a bumper work well.

MarshHawk

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Re: Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 02:59:30 PM »
So, if I get a hose, what length should I get? Will 10 do it? I don't want extra hose flopping all over.

And  I definitely need something to put the hose in. Ok, I'll look into that.

I'm thinking I should get 90 degree dump nozzle too?  Anything else I need for the black tank routine? Do I need that ratchet tool thing too?   I reeeeealllly want to make this as easy as,I can on myself. I'm nervous enough as it is!
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Re: Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 04:15:25 PM »
Ten is enough to dump when at a dump station but may not be enough if you go to a campground and are at a full hookup site.  I have two ten foot lengths. The kit I linked has the 90 degree nozzle in it so you wouldn't need to buy that seperately.  Other things to consider: a hose support thingy like this one  http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/20-flexible-sewer-hose-support/69170 , a clear length so you can see when the water is clear if you're rinsing a tank, something along these lines http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/clearview-5-sewer-adapter-with-bayonet-lugs/22172 , a back flusher so you can dump the tank, then add water back in  and rinse, maybe this one http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/flush-king/20522 .  At the end of the season I like to do a thorough cleaning so I use one of these  https://smile.amazon.com/Valterra-A01-0184VP-Master-Blaster-Tank/dp/B000BGHYDO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1500235796&sr=8-2&keywords=rv+tank+wand Also, I use these in my black tank to deoderize and break down the material when I'm camping https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00157TGXY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 supposedly they are septic safe and I added a cleanout to my septic system so that I can dump at home. Finally, some disposable rubber gloves.

I'm with you on making it as easy as possible, I use all of the things I've linked to and the chore isn't too bad.

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Re: Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 07:38:33 AM »
All travel trailers come with a D&W super tube carrier but no hose.
https://www.dwincorp.com/product/super-slider-adjustable-super-tube/

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Re: Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 08:15:05 AM »
Thank you Dan!

Mitch your reply has helped a lot!!  Thanks so much for taking the time to link the items 🙂

I have the black tan flush system on my camper. Would I still need the back flusher? ( http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/flush-king/20522 )
Or do they do different things
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Re: Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 09:06:26 AM »
Glad to help, if you already have a flushing system there's no need to buy the Flush King.

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Re: Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 10:23:20 AM »
All Livinlite product for the last couple of years have a black tanks flush kit already in the system.

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Re: Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 12:22:16 PM »
All Livinlite product for the last couple of years have a black tanks flush kit already in the system.

Dan,

I have a 2016 Camplite 16TB and do not see a flush kit in the system.  Help me locate where mine is located.

TIA

Galen

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Re: Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 12:46:19 PM »
Was not standard in the early 16's.  If you had one there would be a connection on the side of the coach with a label.

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Re: Is Black tank hose standard equipment?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 08:17:15 PM »
Our 2016 TBS has the black flush connection is above the black tank dump valve across from the shore power connection.
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