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Old 03-13-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Dumping question

We know black tank should be 3/4 full before dumping but if we only stay 1 or 2 nights will the black tank rinser be sufficient to dump tank or do we need to fill it up before?
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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If you're hooked up to water, you can just hold the pedal down on the toilet for a few minutes to fill up the black tank before you dump. Basically, you're after that "woosh" of water carrying the solids down the sewer line. I'd then use the black tank rinser if no one was waiting to flush the rest of the crude out of there.

If you're not hooked up to water, then I think you do what you have to. I'd put water into the tank afterwards and then drop a de-stink packet or two into there. (Yes, I'm a chemical user.)
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You can do it both ways,but as most people (Camp) on W/Ends they can use (More) water than if they were extending thier stay for a week+. Youroo!!
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:13 AM   #4
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I have found that dumping when less than 1/2 requires a minimum of 15 minutes of turboflushing to get undisolved paper and lumps moving and out.

Use a clear elbow and ANY brown tint means there is more to come.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:18 AM   #5
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We would add water by holding down the toilet flusher. I never dump without the tank being at least 1/2 full. Only if we were not able to add water for some reason would we dump with less than 1/2 tank . Jim
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Use a clear elbow and ANY brown tint means there is more to come.
The clear elbow is the key - it really lets you know what's going on in there. I have camping friends who think I'm out of my mind that I watch. They were less than pleased when I invited their 6-year old son over to watch the "poop show"!
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:35 AM   #8
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Thats the ticket,put a camera in the side of the black tank,run a remote feed to the Big screen TV in your unit,and the screen in your Tow rig BUC. Then your entire family could watch the (Show). Youroo!!
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Another thought. If you have access to a dump somewhere on the route home, let the tank slosh around for a few miles, the more the better, then dump. I have a public park/campground near by, so when we are heading home I stop by there and dump. They don't charge, or haven't so far but I would pay a reasonable amount to use the station.
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Thats the ticket,put a camera in the side of the black tank,run a remote feed to the Big screen TV in your unit,and the screen in your Tow rig BUC. Then your entire family could watch the (Show). Youroo!!

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