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Old 08-13-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
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What to do with black tank on last day

This is a general question for anyone with a motorhome. Suppose it's our last day of vacation, and we have a long drive home (let's say 9-10 hours as an example). Assuming we've dumped our black tank at the campground before we left, what happens if we want to use our toilet on the long trip home? Does anyone do that? If so, where do you dump again once you get home? Or is it best to just not use the toilet at all on the drive home? Any tips? Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:33 PM   #2
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We dump for the last time as close to our home as the last rest stop on I80 in iowa. After we dump, we do not use out stool until the next trip.
If you need to use the facilities after dumping, find a truck stop or a rest stop!
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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It's always good to have some liquid in the tank to keep solids of any sort from becoming hard. I have used the Geo Method over the last year and have not had a problem except for faulty sensor reading, which is common. This year I am going to try something different. When I get home I will fill the tank and put some Microbes in it to dissolve all solids that might might be clinging to the probes or walls.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:46 PM   #4
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Luckily there's a dump station at our storage facility
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:47 PM   #5
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I dump in the sanitary sewer in front of my house. We're on a residential loop street with little traffic. Gives me a chance to really flush the tanks. A plus is the street slopes toward the dump valve side so it drains well.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:37 AM   #6
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Unless it's the last trip of the season i don't worry about it. Use the toilet if we need to. It won't hurt to let it sit. I do make sure I have lots of water in the tank so it does not dry out.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:47 AM   #7
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Unless it's the last trip of the season i don't worry about it. Use the toilet if we need to. It won't hurt to let it sit. I do make sure I have lots of water in the tank so it does not dry out.
Same here.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:50 AM   #8
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Agree with the Geo method (I use full bottle of softener) when closing up for the season. Additionally, I put RV Antifreeze in the tanks.
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Try a portable macerator pump. Use the facilities as often as you like and pump out the tank when you get home.
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Unless it's the last trip of the season i don't worry about it. Use the toilet if we need to. It won't hurt to let it sit. I do make sure I have lots of water in the tank so it does not dry out.
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