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Old 06-12-2013, 03:48 PM   #3361
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I might suggest that no one leaves open the black water tank valve, ever! What is likely to happen is all the liquid that goes into the toilet will drain out of the tank, and any more solid matter will pile up in the tank. Much has been written about containing the black tank stuff, with or with out tank treatment products added. Then when you need to or want to dump, do so. Followed by the flushing of the tank, and then dumping the grey tank to clean the dump hose.

When we know we are getting ready to travel, we try to have some warm soapy shower water in the grey tank to flush the hose clean, and then still use the tank flush system if we have one.

For your drive way camping kids, their use of the toilet should not be a problem. The drive to your camp ground is going to do a good job of mixing anything in the black tank into stuff that should be easy to dump when you arrive.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:16 PM   #3362
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I might suggest that no one leaves open the black water tank valve, ever! What is likely to happen is all the liquid that goes into the toilet will drain out of the tank, and any more solid matter will pile up in the tank. Much has been written about containing the black tank stuff, with or with out tank treatment products added. Then when you need to or want to dump, do so. Followed by the flushing of the tank, and then dumping the grey tank to clean the dump hose.

When we know we are getting ready to travel, we try to have some warm soapy shower water in the grey tank to flush the hose clean, and then still use the tank flush system if we have one.

For your drive way camping kids, their use of the toilet should not be a problem. The drive to your camp ground is going to do a good job of mixing anything in the black tank into stuff that should be easy to dump when you arrive.

This is how I see it too.

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Old 06-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #3363
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Awesome, thanks for the info!
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:14 PM   #3364
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Also, one can throw a couple bags of ice in the toilet before driving. The cubes will hit the walls and dislodge anything that's there, then melt to pour out the sewer hose.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:40 PM   #3365
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Also, one can throw a couple bags of ice in the toilet before driving. The cubes will hit the walls and dislodge anything that's there, then melt to pour out the sewer hose.

Yes a proven method, I used one of these in my camper that worked well.



My current Rv has an internal built in sprayer.

When staying at an Rv park for awhile I let the tanks fill before dumping.

Some folks put their paper in the wastebasket rather than down the chute, my wife does. I use it a a regular toilet and have never had problems but I use the internal sprayer regularly.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:09 PM   #3366
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I might suggest that no one leaves open the black water tank valve, ever! What is likely to happen is all the liquid that goes into the toilet will drain out of the tank, and any more solid matter will pile up in the tank. Much has been written about containing the black tank stuff, with or with out tank treatment products added. Then when you need to or want to dump, do so. Followed by the flushing of the tank, and then dumping the grey tank to clean the dump hose.

When we know we are getting ready to travel, we try to have some warm soapy shower water in the grey tank to flush the hose clean, and then still use the tank flush system if we have one.

For your drive way camping kids, their use of the toilet should not be a problem. The drive to your camp ground is going to do a good job of mixing anything in the black tank into stuff that should be easy to dump when you arrive.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:00 AM   #3367
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Our TT is stationary, black tank dumping is a chore since it never moves. We've started putting our paper in a waste basket to help with the process.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #3368
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This is better than dealing with yer black tank...







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Old 06-13-2013, 10:54 AM   #3369
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Also, one can throw a couple bags of ice in the toilet before driving. The cubes will hit the walls and dislodge anything that's there, then melt to pour out the sewer hose.
I second this. Used to do this regularly with the Wanderlodge and never had any odor.


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Old 06-13-2013, 11:06 AM   #3370
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Some folks put their paper in the wastebasket rather than down the chute, my wife does. I use it a a regular toilet and have never had problems but I use the internal sprayer regularly.


A lot of people religiously use RV-specific poo paper. Personally, I just use regular paper although I do avoid the really plush quadruple-layered stuff.

I think that a lot of this advice boils down to how often you use and empty the loo. I am a full-timer and live in my RV daily. For an RV that sits unoccupied you want to make sure there is plenty of water in the holding tank and that you empty the tank before putting the vehicle in storage.

Plenty of water is important. Bluebird plumbed the bathroom sink - normally a gray water item - into the black water tank.

You'd be surprised at how common sewer odors and how to avoid them are - a lot of folks ask for advice. It's a little embarrassing but it happens.

Also, if the odors aren't going away, check to make sure that the vent on your roof isn't clogged.


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Old 06-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #3371
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I might suggest that no one leaves open the black water tank valve, ever! What is likely to happen is all the liquid that goes into the toilet will drain out of the tank, and any more solid matter will pile up in the tank. Much has been written about containing the black tank stuff, with or with out tank treatment products added. Then when you need to or want to dump, do so. Followed by the flushing of the tank, and then dumping the grey tank to clean the dump hose.

When we know we are getting ready to travel, we try to have some warm soapy shower water in the grey tank to flush the hose clean, and then still use the tank flush system if we have one.

For your drive way camping kids, their use of the toilet should not be a problem. The drive to your camp ground is going to do a good job of mixing anything in the black tank into stuff that should be easy to dump when you arrive.
Yup, its like pooping in a skillet 2 foot drop, plop onto dry surface. Repeat. You now have 'coning'
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:27 AM   #3372
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We have one of these- Flojet macerator pump



Hooks onto the grey/black water outlet. An ordinary hose (NOT the drinking water hose!) then attaches and the other end goes into the toilet in your home.

Turn it on and bombs away....

Works really well. And the blue fitting lets you back flush both tanks
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:39 PM   #3373
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You can keep that and I'll take 6 beautiful Country Coaches for the same price.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:43 PM   #3374
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You can keep that and I'll take 6 beautiful Country Coaches for the same price.
Or a pair of Newells. One for me and a second one for the staff ;)


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Old 06-13-2013, 03:45 PM   #3375
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On a little more practical subject, I ran across this. A fiberglass Airstream. Anyone know anything about the Integrity models?




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