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Offline Explorer_John

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Emptying Mk 4 water tank
« on: December 22, 2018, 02:07:56 PM »
Hi all
I want to give my water tank a flush out and then re-fill it for a trip. I've taken the bottom hatch cover off but can't budge the water pipes after removing their clamps. Any ideas for getting the hose off?
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Re: Emptying Mk 4 water tank
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 03:13:26 PM »
I use a screwdriver to gently ease the hose off. Have planned to install a tap but its still on 'the list'.
When we first got our Mark 4 I had the same concern, but Track reassured me its just gently does it.

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Re: Emptying Mk 4 water tank
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 05:38:41 PM »
Thanks - it's always a concern about how much force to use.
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Re: Emptying Mk 4 water tank
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 05:46:15 PM »
Connect a drill pump to the outlet and suck it dry. That way you flush the lines as well.  Milton baby bottle wash does a good job.
I add the Milton then use the pump to cycle the water round for 30 min giving it a chance to kill everything off. Then drain and flush. Fill the day before we head off. Ready to rumble
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