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Old 10-13-2016, 10:07 AM   #21
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what happened to being in no hurry ! 15 mins to dump and flush is not bad at all if you don't want to wait in line go somewhere else to dump your stuff . the rudeness is not the guy dumping but those that didn't get there first bitching cause they have to wait a bit . everybody today is in such a hurry to jump on others but act like there **** don't stink . narcissists all
Sounds good until you are the one waiting... Then I bet your tune changes.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:25 AM   #22
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If there is no line, yes I will take my time and clean out my tank good. If others are waiting, I'll dump, fill the tank with water, take a drive down a bumpy road then get back in line at the dump station to dump again.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:34 AM   #23
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Not to derail the thread... but how long do most of you leave the black tank flush running?
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:35 AM   #24
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Amen!!! I also have no other way of flushing my system out so I too make sure I rinse good every time! It does not take 15 min though lol!! On another note am I the only one who isn't worried about a little water or whatever in my tanks as long as it isn't much and has room to expand? 5 gallons of water or whatever won't expand and break a 40 gallon tank will it?
You are probably right about the 40 gallon tank but remember if there is 5 gallons of water in the tank then the drain pipe is full and when it freezes it will expand and possibly break.

Honestly, I have no experience with freezing or winterizing as I was born in Florida (yes, I'm the one) and still live here but I would think the drain pipe may crack if the water in it freezes.
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Not to derail the thread... but how long do most of you leave the black tank flush running?
Until the water runs clear.
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Agreed on running clear. Just curious about cleaning the sensors. Even though they are notoriously worthless. LOL
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You are probably right about the 40 gallon tank but remember if there is 5 gallons of water in the tank then the drain pipe is full and when it freezes it will expand and possibly break.



Honestly, I have no experience with freezing or winterizing as I was born in Florida (yes, I'm the one) and still live here but I would think the drain pipe may crack if the water in it freezes.

Good point but I don't think there is a trap in the drain pipe to the black tank is there?? I am pretty sure I can see directly into the tank when I flush the toilet!? I know there is traps connected to the sinks etc but never really thought about the toilet since I thought I could see directly into the tank!
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I leave the blank tank flush running with valve closed, till it fills up the blank tank. THEN I turn off flush hose, and dump black tank. I repeat as often as it takes till water is clear.

Sounds like some of y'all need to leave on Monday, and others need to agree to move to back of line.
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You are probably right about the 40 gallon tank but remember if there is 5 gallons of water in the tank then the drain pipe is full and when it freezes it will expand and possibly break.

Honestly, I have no experience with freezing or winterizing as I was born in Florida (yes, I'm the one) and still live here but I would think the drain pipe may crack if the water in it freezes.
I guess it all depends on where the dump valve is located. If the valve is on the pipe then I would agree. My trailer had the dump valve attached directly to the tank and is operated by a cable that runs down to the dump handle. The pipe only ever has liquid in it when dumping.
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Not to derail the thread... but how long do most of you leave the black tank flush running?
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Until the water runs clear.
Yep...usually about a minute, but we don't poo in ours unless it's an emergency.

I've never encountered any of these long dumpers. I'm not sure why they would take so long. I can hook up, dump, black flush, hose rinse, and disconnect in about 10 min. at the most now that I've got my routine down.
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