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Latner

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Posted: 10/20/19 06:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wildtoad wrote:

I’m always amused that some of us go to great length to clean/super clean the black tanks just so we can poop in a clean tank, and do it all over again.


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wildtoad wrote:

I’m always amused that some of us go to great length to clean/super clean the black tanks just so we can poop in a clean tank, and do it all over again.


Same here. Been RVing for many years and never had a black tank problem. Also never used special TP, tank chemicals, GEO method, spray wands, black tank flusher, or any other tank cleaning routine. I just use lots of water when dumping.


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Hi All.. I get the tank At least 3/4 full before dumping. Then when dumping I watch the site glass in the hose to determine if water is clear. If water is not clear add more water until it is clear.. Jim2007.


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my black tank does not have a straight down drop.

I got a flexible wand from Wally world that did not break the bank and it zigs right down in there and does the job. has rotary nozzle on the end.

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wildtoad wrote:

I’m always amused that some of us go to great length to clean/super clean the black tanks just so we can poop in a clean tank, and do it all over again.


LOL, you and me both. I never will understand it. Just a mystery of life for me I guess.


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I've gotten to the point, after two decades of RVing, that I use the toilet, occasionally watch the gauges, and see when it's getting close to full. I then close the grey valve and wait. The next day I dump the black, and chase it with a partial load of grey.

No Rid-X,Geo method,expensive blue stuff from the camping store, Ice, black magic, or ancient Chinese secrets. If the RV has been parked while snowbirding, and hasn't moved an inch,after a few months it will develop the dreaded "Mount Poosovious". I then take a wand that came with the rig, hook the hose to it, and give the tank a blast. The wand was free, it has a cool brass spinning head on the bottom, and for the once a year I need it, it works great. IF, and only if, it's a hot summer and things are getting funky in the black tank, it gets a shot of straight, dollar store bleach, every so often.

That's my story. No drama, no need for any fancy methods, techniques, or expensive chemicals. Poop, store, drain, repeat.

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I guess everybody has the method that works best for them. So here is mine, 20 years, and 3 trailers, never a problem.

Dump black tank, flush hose with grey tank, hook up black tank flush (last 2 trailers) run for 5 -10 minutes, always suprising to see what comes out after several minutes of clear water.

Add 2-3 gallons of water to both tanks, throw in small hand full of Borax or White King D and a small amout of Calgon and drive home.

Never had an odor or compaction problem so I ain't changing anything!!
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