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Old 10-24-2010, 07:18 AM   #11
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on my old (84) trailer w/1 & 1 black, i could take 2 showers and wash 3 loads of dishes before it would fill. the black eaisly lasted a week. my 2002 w/2 gray and 1 black, usually go one day then start dumping ~30 gal each day. after 1 week, it still has room. the black still last a week.
i believe both the 84 and 2002 have 40 gal tanks.
if ur sensors don't work proberly on the black (neither do mine), when it gets full, the water will hesitate like it has to get rid of a bubble before it goes down.

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Old 10-24-2010, 07:54 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by JohnandPandra View Post
I wonder about the 2-ply toilet paper breaking down, even with plenty of treatment put in. I keep seeing it wash out through the see-through sewer elbow.
Hope this helps.
There is a thread here somewhere where we discussed various single ply papers. Believe it or not it still takes quite a while to break down even single ply. I had hoped to find one that I would not have to worry about, but unless you buy rice paper (which dissolves as you use it LOL) you are going to see paper coming out if you dump frequently.

A good clean water flush should push out any paper hanging from the sensors, but occasionally you will still have an indicator issue. If so I usually add some Calgon Liquid and a cap full of detergent and blast it again with a closed dump valve (to about 1/2 tank); then dump /flush again.

If you dry camp for a long stretch (6 weeks in FL for us), this is problematic. Dumping to the "Blue Boy" and having to tote fresh water makes flushing a laborious process. I am looking at installing the Horst Miracle Probes in the spring this year when we get back. I plan to let you folks know how that works out for us.


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Old 10-24-2010, 10:22 AM   #13
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Hi herk7769. I use Angel Soft 2 ply "septic safe" toilet ppr frow Wal Mart. If you take a sheet or 2 of this paper, and put it in a clear glass with some water, then take your finger and stir it around, a little, it breaks apart very well, with little agitation. We use this in our RV and home, and have never had any troubles. I do put Calgon in the black tank occasionally, but I rarely need any type of deodorizers, and do not own any type of tank flushing equipment. AND, we live in Florida,(hot) and usually have 6 people camping with us. I think if you try this t.paper, you'd like it-especially since it's 2 ply! Randy
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:45 PM   #14
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For hand washing use hand sanitizer or Wet Ones (sheets in a container). Also, when I brush my teeth, I just fill a cup w/ water & use that. No need to run the tap while brushing.

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