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Old 09-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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My black water tank still shows full after I emptied it! Camper is a 2014 Puma 23FB! What do you guys think?

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Old 09-08-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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My black water tank still shows full after I emptied it! Camper is a 2014 Puma 23FB! What do you guys think?
Usually means the probes inside the tank have deposits of paper and/or other debris stuck on sensor...which will give you a false reading...happens all the time.
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What should I do fill with water and try to flush it?
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If you have a Black water flush on your trailer try that if not there is a clear elbow that has a water hose hook up that attaches to your waste dump or people have suggested putting a bag of ice and water down your toilet after you dump and then drive around a bit. There are lots of good suggestions on how to keep your tank clean just use a search and you will find lots. I try to flush mine out as often as I can. Also search for the Geo-Method it seems to work quite well and is easy to do.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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What should I do fill with water and try to flush it?
You can try that if tank has not setup too long since your last emptying...most folks on this forum will do a Calgon soap solution in their tank and while driving down the road, it'll help loosen the debris...then empty out once you get home.
Some do a bagged ice method also to help scrub the walls while the camper is in motion...use the search button on this topic & you'll get a ton of info on this subject

Personally, I wouldn't worry much about it...takes a lot longer to fill up the black tank vs the grey tanks on a camping trip.
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GEO method worked for me!!!

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Thanks, I woundered how that works, do you still need odor control or not? Or is that just for cleaning....
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #8
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I use the Geo Method at least every other trip sometimes every trip. I only use odor control if we camp for more than 3 days. I have 1 more camping trip planned before the cold weather hits (I hope). On my way home I am going to use the geo method on all my tanks to get them clean before my camper gets winterized.
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I have been using the geo method since I got my 5'er. I do it everything e I stop at a dump station and I'm sure to use my internal flusher to spray the inside of the tank until I get "clear" liquid out and no "bits" passing by.

Have not had problems with odors and my sensors seem to be reading pretty well.
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This is a normal occurrence......... You can try the above methods........... After having sensors in a couple trailers I mainly go by what is normal for us as to when to dump the tanks..........
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