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Old 08-28-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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Seasonal folks.. need input!!

Hey guys.. We are a seasonal family of 3. We use our trailer everyweekend for camp..

We have a 08 831krss..

Problem is.. the black tank fills FAST. At the begining of the year on a unused tank it seemed like it took forever to fill.. now every other weekend i am having the honeywagon come to pump us out.. at 10 bucks a clip it`s startin to get aggravating!! i did an emergency pump last week while i was there and i was able to run the flush king thing to empty the tank of solids.( i figured my solid to water ratio was way off) Low and behold..the following week its full again.. I even went as far as gettin a long stick (while the wagon was workin) and i figured i could help the stuff along down the chute.. but seems the designers of this imparticular tank had a sense of humor and made a high point in the tank (right below the toilet opening) so the ol paddle down the river bit won`t work.

Point bein.. any suggestions or favorite chemicals to use??


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Old 08-29-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
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Sounds like you may have a build up.

I am a seasonal too but we have sewer hook-ups at each site.

Find out how big your tank is. I believe mine is a 40 gallon. I empty mine every weekend because I can, but even if I don't, I can go about 3 weekends and it'll be reading 2/3.

My cherokee has the "Santi-flush" built in, I'm guessing yours doesn't?

If not I would work more on that flush king and keep at it. Once that "stuff" dries it turns to cement so it may take awhile to break up all the build up.

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Old 08-29-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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Since you said you had a high point in the tank I'd suspect a buildup too.

Are you using the indicator to tell you when it's full or are you visually inspecting it in the toilet? These indicators are notoriously wrong.

I use Odorlos as the chemical. it says it dissolves solids but I don't know how good it would be on a stationary rig.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:04 PM   #4
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soonds likes you have a mess I always tell people who ask about how oten I dump I tell them to dump your tanks when they are full I mean by that 3/4 or better And I always tell them use plenty of water ,and when you do dump you should dump some clean water through your stool I usually dump 2 4 gal pails down it and 3 times per season I,ll use my spinner cleaner in it And dont be cheap with the chemical Also a little bleach every so often doesn't hurt eather Good luck
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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I don't have tanks...
But had them in the other trailer. Sounds like something is wrong if it fills that fast. Build up...maybe. Are you certain the only thing going to your black tank is the toilet? I've heard of a few RV's made with some gray water going to the black tank...that could account for rapid filling. Just a thought.
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