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Old 05-22-2014, 09:59 AM   #1
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ice in black water tank

Anyone heard of this?? My sensor always says that my black water tank is 3/4 full even when empty. I have taken it into the dealer several times and it has not been fixed. We are very carful not to put anything in the tank but for the proper paper. I did hear that I can put ice cubes in the tank right before I tow and it will clean the tank and the sending unit. Has anyone tried this?? It sounds like it would work with the ice sloshing around but I don't want to damage the sending unit?? Any input?? Or any other idea's??
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:04 AM   #2
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I do it all the time. It won't damage anything.

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Old 05-22-2014, 10:05 AM   #3
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Look up the GEO method. You use water softener and detergent instead of store bought stuff. It really cleans and keeps stuff from sticking.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:05 AM   #4
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We have an ice maker in our GT and when we are closing up we dump the ice in the toilet. Some people will tell you to dump the ice and drive around the campground then dump.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:12 AM   #5
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What kind of detergent do you use? Just drop a few packets of laundry soap down the drain?
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:35 AM   #6
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I use the GEO method. I use about a cup of Dawn soap and Borax powder... the soap cleans the grease type stuff and the borax cleans removes minerals etc I use about cup to 2 cups borax No odor and nice clean tank
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BTW I use the Borax as sometimes water softener is hard to find
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:41 PM   #8
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I've put dishwasher detergent (no suds) with 7 - 10 gals of fresh water into our tanks every year on our 2nd to last night out and then about 7 - 10 gals of fresh water on our last night out every year we've been snowbirding. Our tank gauges have worked (almost) all the time. Good luck.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:04 PM   #9
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Simple, easy and effective...after you dump...put a few gallons of water in the tank and drive home.
Empty with a bucket once your home and throw it on your lawn.
Works good for us on our 3 previous trailers...always showing empty on sensors .
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In the mid 90's here today. I'd never make it out of the campground before that ice melted!

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