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Old 04-20-2019, 04:31 PM   #1
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Best way to really clean black tank

I am new to RVing and I have a 2010 Heritage Glen Wildwood. Which does not have a hose to backwash my black tank to make sure that is really clean. Is there another way to make sure you get all the waste out of the tank. I was thinking of sticking a hose in the toilet and letting it get 3/4 full and then opening up the gate. To make sure everything is out of the tank.
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:40 PM   #2
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they sell some fancy gizmos that go down the toilet and spray water around but I've always felt like that is prob over kill. If you don't have a black tank flush fitting your idea is probably good enough.
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:43 PM   #3
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When I bought mine, the dealer said to make sure I have plenty of water in to start. He recommended at least 10 gallons. Which would help in the emptying process.
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:43 PM   #4
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Just don't use the white hose or the one you fill your fresh water tank with.
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:54 PM   #5
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Yes, you can stick a hose down the toilet, let it fill up to 3/4 or so and then dump again. I've used this method, years ago, on our first TT. I would fill/dump 3 or 4 times this way and never had an issue with the black tank or with the tank gauges.

My new TT has a black tank flush, but I don't use it.

I use a Rhino Blaster. Much easier to back flush the black tank. I do the same procedure - dump, fill, dump, fill, dump. Works well and much easier than dragging a hose through the camper.

There are several different brands that work the same way.

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Old 04-21-2019, 06:40 AM   #6
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Thank you everyone for your in put.Anderson 15 I like your idea I will pick one of them up from Amazon Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-21-2019, 01:42 PM   #7
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Just grab your wife's toothbrush and stick your hand down and scrub. Use gloves and make sure to rinse her toothbrush really well before putting it back.
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Just grab your wife's toothbrush and stick your hand down and scrub. Use gloves and make sure to rinse her toothbrush really well before putting it back.
My wife said she fails to see the humor.
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I am new to RVing and I have a 2010 Heritage Glen Wildwood. Which does not have a hose to backwash my black tank to make sure that is really clean. Is there another way to make sure you get all the waste out of the tank. I was thinking of sticking a hose in the toilet and letting it get 3/4 full and then opening up the gate. To make sure everything is out of the tank.
7Murph7,
I can think of 2 simple and cost effective things you can do.
1) Get a clear sewer elbow (either 90 or 45 degree) put this on the end of the dump plumbing on the RV before the stinky slinky. 2) Get one of the Camco tank rinsing wands to stick through the toilet and into the black tank when you are dumping the black tank. (Do Not use your fresh water hose on this!)
You can purchase both at Walmart or Amazon, under $10.
Another thing you can do is use some water softener and liquid detergent down the toilet to keep your sensors working. (Google the GEO Method).

Hope this helps . Good Camping Swampy
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My wife said she fails to see the humor.
Since when is a solution supposed to be funny?
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