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Old 09-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #31
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You keep a VERY careful eye on the ick level as seen through the opened upper flush hose attachment hole, and your other hand on the gate valve. You'll only be slow to close it once.

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Old 09-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #32
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How do you get the flow to stop when the 16 gallons in the Casita tank hit the 7 gallon capacity of the blue tote?

Sounds like it could get ugly.
I stand there and watch the blue tote fill. When it gets close to 3/4 full, I shut the gate. I've used this many times in the past five years of so of ownership. Works as it's supposed to. Since I'm a single traveler, I've even gone home with (reasonably) full tanks after camping and just dump everything down the home hopper. I'd rather do that (sometimes) than wait in line at a campground dump station when the line is looooong.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:32 PM   #33
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On our last trip out last week I found that the black water drain valve has a leak. When I removed the cap a big splash of very bad water came out. After a good triple flush I put my hand up the pipe to where the valve is and discovered that the rubber seal has dislodged from the flange. So it is in need of replacement. I found this video on YOUTube that explains the how-to. Oh joy.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:01 AM   #34
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We have also had a splash of water when removing the dump cap. We assumed something was broken or cracked. We had a big can to catch the splash for maybe two days and then it was all back to normal. We were miffed but believe that it had something to do with a previous sewer dump spot that was higher than our dump valve. We have come across that problem several times. It also may cause a bad odor inside the Escape temporarily. It is probably just not completely dumping.

Yours is obviously a worse problem. At least you have determined the cause.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:42 AM   #35
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Ya , we were dry camping for a few days and the tank was 3/4 full . It was at a sani dump the leak was apparent. I wasn't prepared for the splash and of course there was someone waiting and watching. It's a fix that can't be put off. On the 17' the black and gray tanks have a "Y" connection so both valve assemblys have to come off together. Not a 5 min. job.
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Sold the Casita yesterday. We are back to being a one trailer family.
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Sold the Casita yesterday. We are back to being a one trailer family.
Congratulations Dan and Chris... now let the fun and new memories begin!
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