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Old 04-02-2011, 08:44 PM   #31
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I was told by our rep to put a bag of ice down the toilet and drive to the next dump station and it will clean out the wAlls of the black tank. The ice will turn to water and then you can dump it.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:06 PM   #32
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Well I thought it was considered rude to flush-out your tank when people are behind you in line.....

Then consider me rude!

I am not leaving the dump with an iffy-at-best clean out!
I wait in line like everybody else (when there is one) I don't rush anyone and I do not expect to be rushed either.

If the black tank is not full I will fill it up before heading to the dump then dump the black tank, turn on the water to the black flush and let it run. I will close the dump valve and let black tank fill up about half way again (while holding toilet flush valve open so I can see when tank is getting full) then let her rip again to a full drain then rinse hose with gray water tank.

Unhook, stow everything, wash hands and I am done in 15-20 mins.
I am a bit anal about it (no pun intended) but I like things done well.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:15 PM   #33
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Then consider me rude!

I will close the dump valve and let black tank fill up about half way again (while holding toilet flush valve open so as not build pressure in tank) then let her rip again to a full drain then rinse hose with gray water tank.
If you can "build pressure in tank" then you have some serious problems with the venting system for your tanks!!!

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Old 04-02-2011, 10:22 PM   #34
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If you can "build pressure in tank" then you have some serious problems with the venting system for your tanks!!!

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sorry, brain fart.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:57 AM   #35
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John,

I think Rodger meant "get a good flow" rather than pressure. The more full your tank is when you dump; the more likely everything that needs to come out... will.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:37 AM   #36
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John,

I think Rodger meant "get a good flow" rather than pressure. The more full your tank is when you dump; the more likely everything that needs to come out... will.

So I have a 831 KRSS with the flush system but was told to never use that with the black water valve shut because it would build up pressure in the tanks. Is that inaccurate? Can I use that to fill the tank to for flushing? Right now I stand in the bathroom of the camper and gently press the foot pedal of the toilet to make the water run to fill the tank. This takes FOREVER. I would much rather just hook a hose of to the flush and let it run. Can I do that?
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So I have a 831 KRSS with the flush system but was told to never use that with the black water valve shut because it would build up pressure in the tanks. Is that inaccurate? Can I use that to fill the tank to for flushing? Right now I stand in the bathroom of the camper and gently press the foot pedal of the toilet to make the water run to fill the tank. This takes FOREVER. I would much rather just hook a hose of to the flush and let it run. Can I do that?

Short answer is no.

The reason is that without a way to monitor the "fullness" of your tank you can quickly overfill your black tank before you know it. Since the toilet valve is closed water will go up the vent stack and overflow onto the roof and the weight of the column of water will allow no place for the water under pressure to go. The pressure in the tank will build until a weak point (seam; pipe connection; probe hole; valve) is found and escape the tank.

You would be better served making an "extension hose" for your shower hose; remove the shower head and attach the extension hose and open the flush valve. Use the extension hose to fill the tank through the toilet. (ONLY USE IT FOR THAT and never put it IN the toilet).

That way you will see and smell when the tank is mostly full.
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I dump bottle of cheap dish soap down into tank along with couple of gallons of water before hitting the road and then empty when get set up at site. Cleans tank and seals. A friend of mine dumps a small bag of water softener down their tank along with the water. After tank drains I dump another couple of gallons down to flush and then close black water and open gray water to flush hose. I leave gray open some during stay.
Hope this helps.
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I dump bottle of cheap dish soap down into tank along with couple of gallons of water before hitting the road and then empty when get set up at site. Cleans tank and seals. A friend of mine dumps a small bag of water softener down their tank along with the water. After tank drains I dump another couple of gallons down to flush and then close black water and open gray water to flush hose. I leave gray open some during stay.
Hope this helps.
I use a capful of liquid laundry or dishwash soap and a capful of Calgon Water Softener as well. I still wait till the "full" light comes on before I dump though. If Turboflush water is available I will dump at 2/3 full but never less.
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