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Old 03-31-2011, 01:54 PM   #11
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We tried using a wand, but the end broke off in the tank the first time we used it. We have found a hose with a strong spray attachment works well. After dumping, we put a little bit of clorox and/or a diswasher soap cube and a bucket of water in the tank for the ride home. We are then able to drain the couple of galons of water into a bucket when we get home and dump it appropriately.
Just crossed.....'get wand for hose' off my to-do list
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:02 PM   #12
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we have the flusk king and I think it works pretty well. Its worth the money. It does allow you to back flush. Very simple to use.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:01 PM   #13
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Do I really need a hose to drag through the coach & a wand to stick down the toilet?
Well, my opinion is no you don't. I only do that at the end of the year when winterizing. One key is to use plenty of water with each flush when using your toilet. The black tank should be at least 2/3 full before you dump it. If mine isn't, I'll carry a few buckets of water and dump it down the toilet. I check our tank with a flashlight after dumping. It is always perfectly clean. I can see the plastic. We use PurePower in our tank. I think that helps. We never have any issues. No odor. Everything liquified. Easy dumping.

But for every 1,000 posters in these forums, there are 999 opinions. And who is to say one is any better than any other . . .
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:18 PM   #14
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The key is to make sure that you get all the solid stuff out so it does not settle on the bottom and get hard. Eventually that will end up causing your sensors to not work correctly. I STRONGLY recommend that you get a Dual Flush. It is a clear connector that goes between the tank connection and your sewer hose connection. When you drain your tank you can SEE what is coming out. After using this I discovered that what I "thought" was a clean empty tank was not.

The dual flush has two hose connections so you can back flush both the tank and the sewer hose to make sure all is clean. You should flush out the tank till the water runs clear. This may take two or three flushings to accomplish. Doing so will almost guarantee that your sensors will always work properly.

Also....NEVER camp with your black tank valve open. Doing so will let all the liquids drain immediately and leave much of the solids behind.

If you think that you have hard solids in your tank from not properly draining on previous trips then try this. Put a few gallons of water in the tank. Add some Dawn dish soap. Add a bag of ice. Drive down the road. By the time you get to your destination, you should be able to drain the tank and see what comes out thru that clear connection.

BTW.....The dual flush can stay connected while you travel. No need to remove it.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:33 PM   #15
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OK, this is NOT an ad for Horst Mircale Probes. (although I have a set of black and gray waiting to go in this spring).

However the video is the BEST product I have seen on how the system works and why a probe swap out is in my future.

Horst Miracle Probes for Wastewater Tanks in Recreational Vehicles RVs
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:54 PM   #16
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Ha ha, sludge. I would have used a different word for it. Lol
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:01 AM   #17
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OK, this is NOT an ad for Horst Mircale Probes. (although I have a set of black and gray waiting to go in this spring).

However the video is the BEST product I have seen on how the system works and why a probe swap out is in my future.

Horst Miracle Probes for Wastewater Tanks in Recreational Vehicles RVs
Just ordered mine. Thanks for the link.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:02 AM   #18
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I have the host probes but will need to drill a set of holes to mount them. The original probes r bonded to the tank on mine
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:31 PM   #19
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I installed a Tornado in my Black tank and have a clear elbow to see what comes out of the tank.
I open the black tank first and let it drain, I then open the Grey Tank and let it drain and then I leave both open and run the tornado and watch the clear elbow till it is clean water and then run the faucet in the kitchen for a minute and then once it drains I close up both grey and black and clean up from there.

Here are pictures of my install so you can see what I did on my 2306 - the instructions say to install on the opposite side of the drain and probes but after hooking it up to a hase outside it put's water behind it too so figured it would be ok where I got it.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:38 PM   #20
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Matt, I'm assuming that the 2306 doesnt have that black tank flush option???
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