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Old 02-24-2014, 05:14 PM   #11
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Other than the typical, "Mine don't stink;" I have to say that with proper maintenance your black tank should never smell.

There are quite a few threads here on how to keep your tank squeaky clean and odor free.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:24 PM   #12
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We use TST as others have stated. You should not dump your tank every day, waste needs time to break down the tanks will empty better.

This is not a statement is more of a question and would love to know what others think. I have always been told that you should either run with your tanks full or empty, because the weight can flip your rig over. Any thoughts??
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:47 PM   #13
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We use TST as others have stated. You should not dump your tank every day, waste needs time to break down the tanks will empty better.

This is not a statement is more of a question and would love to know what others think. I have always been told that you should either run with your tanks full or empty, because the weight can flip your rig over. Any thoughts??
the weight of the black water flip the rig?....

might change your tongue weight a little...no way on this planet is 400lbs of poop n pee water gonna flip a rig.....

then again..how much poop does a poop tank hold?...is poop heavier than water? ok.......ill stop....lol
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:54 PM   #14
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Water in the fresh tank to flush, water and the orange stuff from Wal-Mart in the black tank to keep stuff from sticking to the bottom of the tank.



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Old 02-24-2014, 07:00 PM   #15
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I tend to travel with my water tank full

But I also have tongue weight to spare, plus half my trips are to friend or family homes where I can't always reach fresh water (at least, not with a potable hose)

Without those conditions, I'd still travel with 1/4 to a 1/3 of a tank, to cover any number of just in case scenario's.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:31 PM   #16
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I carry at least a half tank if water. You never no when you might get stuck broken down or get sick. We never travel empty. Besides its nice to use the clean MH toilet than a truck stop.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:33 PM   #17
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We use TST as others have stated. You should not dump your tank every day, waste needs time to break down the tanks will empty better.

This is not a statement is more of a question and would love to know what others think. I have always been told that you should either run with your tanks full or empty, because the weight can flip your rig over. Any thoughts??
Well, (a deep subject), remember your black tank is a "holding tank" not a "septic" tank. You are not going to do much "breaking down" in the 4 or 5 days it takes to fill one.

So, <sigh> in my opinion, anything that keeps the "stuff" slippery and not stuck is all you need. ALWAYS turboflush for 15 or 20 minutes when you are hooked up to a sewer or have time at a dump station (no line).

If you dump to a "Blue Boy" wheeled tank, you are not going to give it the good turbo flush so it is even more critical to avoid solids remaining behind. This is why I am a big proponent of a Blue Boy big enough to hold ALL your black tank. Partial dumps can leave solids behind since the second (or third) dump will not have the force of a full tank to rip the solids out.

Driving over bumpy roads with full tanks is not recommended due to the way the tanks are restrained in the frame. There is a chance that the tanks will bow and pull themselves out of the frame retainers and cause a "big" problem. Tipping over the rig is a new one on me.

Although I have heard that putting more troops on Guam could cause the island to tip over.

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the weight of the black water flip the rig?....

might change your tongue weight a little...no way on this planet is 400lbs of poop n pee water gonna flip a rig.....

then again..how much poop does a poop tank hold?...is poop heavier than water? ok.......ill stop....lol
I was really talking about all water tanks not just black water

Although now that I really think about it, we don't always run with a full or almost empty gas tank.

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Again, although if I had 90 gal of waste and 40 of fresh beteen the 4 tanks that would be about 1000lbs of water....quite a chunk of my payload no doubt but given the low mounting of the tanks yhey are more like a balast I would guess....

I would never travel like that though..

For me I take 1/3 of fresh and put a orange Wal-Mart thing and 5 gal of water in the black....thats it...

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Old 02-24-2014, 07:55 PM   #20
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I have photos of how the tanks sit in the frame so you can see why running over bumpy roads with full tanks could cause a problem. In these photos you can see the shape of the tank itself holds the black and gray tanks in the frame (in my camper). The fresh tank sits on a plywood board.
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