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Old 10-21-2010, 03:27 PM   #41
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After reading this entire thread, I have come to the conclusion that your TT is not leveled properly to drain your tank completely. You will need to get under the rig and see where the pipe is and the angle it is at, then adjust your TT to drain toward the drain pipe. As stated above, a couple of inches of water left in the tank should not be a big deal, because you should be starting with around 5 gallons of water in there anyway. If you insist on completely draining the tank, I think you will need to relevel the rig towards the drain. Good luck.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:16 PM   #42
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Best explanation seen to date



I am not recommending the new probes, but the explanation of how they work is the best seen to date.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:51 PM   #43
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Neat !!

Looking at the spacing of the probes confirms what I found when I could see the fresh water tank on my Trailmanor. When liquid covers the 1st probe making the monitor show 1/3, but the probe is only about 1/4 of the way up. When liquid gets to the 1/2 way probe, it shows 2/3, and when it gets to the probe that is about 3/4 of the way from the bottom to the top, the monitor would show full, when actually you could still add a couple of more gallons to the tank.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:38 PM   #44
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Blue eye If you haven't run a hose to your vent up top you may want to & flush the vent stack & open your dump & let it rip for a time. Low-tech IT may work & what is there to lose.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:57 AM   #45
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Hey Camprat,,that is one that we havent tried,,I will put that on the to do list, thanks for the suggestion, I will let you know the results...
the video was great, Lou, thank you posting it..They seem to be the answer, have you tried them? if not, are you going to...
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:20 AM   #46
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Blue eye If you haven't run a hose to your vent up top you may want to & flush the vent stack & open your dump & let it rip for a time. Low-tech IT may work & what is there to lose.
I have a retired Navigator friend who did just this. He put a hose in his vent stack and "let 'er rip" to clear a blockage in his black tank. The black valve was open, but, unknown to him, the restriction he was trying to clear let less water out than was going in.

He went across to chat with his neighbor while the flush was in progress and when he looked at his camper water was running out of the BOTTOM of his camper.

Apparently, the weight of the water in the tank, plus the weight of the water in the stack was too much for the tank to support and the tank burst.

This might sound like an "urban legend" but no kidding, I got it first hand from a very upset friend. It cost him a small fortune at the campground to get it repaired enough to be road-able to get home. He then paid another small fortune to get it permanently repaired.

The moral here is:
If you do try to flush through the stack, Keep a REAL close eye on what is happening in the tank. Maybe open the valve on the toilet and have someone outside at the water shutoff valve to hear you scream.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:37 AM   #47
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have you tried them? if not, are you going to...
I passed the request for the 3 pack set along to the DW for Christmas. Sounds like the install will be a spring project when we get back from Florida.

I did not want to recommend them until I tried them myself. I will, of course, photo document the project.
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Herk I don't doubt what you say & it is always good to keep a eye on things. Was he using a blow out bag that seal off on the vent pipe to clear it & pressure it up? A 10 foot of 1 1/2 sch 40 holds 1.06 gal = about 8.3357 pounds
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Herk I don't doubt what you say & it is always good to keep a eye on things. Was he using a blow out bag that seal off on the vent pipe to clear it & pressure it up? A 10 foot of 1 1/2 sch 40 holds 1.06 gal = about 8.3357 pounds
I can only tell you it was a first hand report from a friend when I first started talking to him about my new camper. However, his tale was cautionary and pretty much as I described.

He is not a forum subscriber and I will email him for further details.
Email is "away."

I wonder if it was more a "pressure" problem than strictly weight. With a gallon of water on top of a full blast hose in a full tank, I mean...
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I would like to know too . even with just the hose running it back up out of the stack & run on the roof. Your friend most have my luck. If it can happen it will. thank for getting back.
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