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Old 10-13-2016, 10:58 AM   #31
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The built in black tank rinse on my TT doesn't work well at all. If i look down into the toilet I can still see "stuff" even after the rinse water runs clear.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:02 AM   #32
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The built in black tank rinse on my TT doesn't work well at all. If i look down into the toilet I can still see "stuff" even after the rinse water runs clear.
Are you filling up the blank tank via the flush, completely, before dumping?

Have you tried adding Calgon or water softener?
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:08 AM   #33
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What I see down there are loose material, nothing stuck even when the rinse is running.

I would assume that the rinse would "rinse out the tank" I guessed I assumed wrong.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:14 AM   #34
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What I see down there are loose material, nothing stuck even when the rinse is running.

I would assume that the rinse would "rinse out the tank" I guessed I assumed wrong.
You would think, right? I think it depends on how the guy at the factory was feeling the day he selected the position of the nozzle. I had one rig that rinsed very well with only the flush. My latest one does not. So when it's time for a thorough clean I repeatedly fill the black and flush.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:17 AM   #35
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What I see down there are loose material, nothing stuck even when the rinse is running.

I would assume that the rinse would "rinse out the tank" I guessed I assumed wrong.
I can't get rid of loose material by leaving valve open and running water. There's always a lot of residual solid matter when doing it that way. The only success I've had is filling the blank tank repeatedly with water, and then flushing out a full tank.

Maybe tanks are different, or maybe I'm doing it wrong. I have a major black tank issue, maybe that's at fault. I don't know.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:22 AM   #36
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I can't get rid of loose material by leaving valve open and running water. There's always a lot of residual solid matter when doing it that way. The only success I've had is filling the blank tank repeatedly with water, and then flushing out a full tank.

Maybe tanks are different, or maybe I'm doing it wrong. I have a major black tank issue, maybe that's at fault. I don't know.
This goes back to the OP about people spending too much time at a dumping station. I've done the fill, dump, fill, dump method before but it's time consuming. It's not something you want to do while others are waiting.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:48 PM   #37
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Even if it only takes 15 min to flush, if you're 6th in line you will be there for 1 1/2 hours. It's common when you have lots of campers and not many dumps. It's true everywhere. There are too many people on earth!
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I was at a campground once where the dump station was on the exit road. People behind me were waiting just to leave
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I'm guessing there are lots of things that "other" campers do that tick you off. Get over it.

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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!
I'm talking about the drain pipe between the black tank and the release valve where you connect your sewer hose. I guess it depends on where that valve is as another has posted...
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