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Old 04-16-2015, 10:19 PM   #1
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Newbie Alert: Dumping Black / Gray Tanks

Hello everyone!

I will be picking up my 2015 Prime Time Avenger 26BH on Saturday. We have our maiden voyage planned for the following Friday.

Prior to this we had a 206ltd pop-up so I never had to deal with a lot of things especially the Black Tank.

I have watched a few videos on it and these are the steps I have gathered but want to make sure I have the steps right.

Hook up the hose
Place hose in hole with weight of some sort on top
Open the Black tank
Then rinse through the toilet (I assume with flushing the toilet?)
Then close it again and fill the tank half way
Repeat till running clear
Close Black
Open Gray
Rinse hose
Put hose away

Is that about right? Any tips or tricks?

Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:26 PM   #2
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Purchase a high quality sewer hose and a clear elbow so you can see if the water is running clear. The hose that the dealer will give you as a starter kit is poor quality and will not hold up.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:08 PM   #3
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Purchase a high quality sewer hose and a clear elbow so you can see if the water is running clear. The hose that the dealer will give you as a starter kit is poor quality and will not hold up.
Thanks! Is Camco ok? I am looking on Amazon.

Also what is the best to use for chemicals?

I assume these are all things they will go over when we pick up but I rather use what is best rather than what they peddle.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:26 PM   #4
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Get a RhinoFLEX sewer hose kit and an extension.
Amazon.com: Camco 39761 RhinoFLEX 15' Sewer Hose Kit with Swivel Fitting: Automotive

Also, Google "Geo Method" and use it to help prevent solids from sticking to the walls of the tanks.

Did your Avenger come from the factory with a black tank flush? If not you'll want either get a wand-type device to spray into the tank or get something like the Tornado.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:33 PM   #5
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Also you MUST have a 90deg elbow on the discharge hose,these come in Many shapes and have threads or steps to fit the ground sewer pipe! Just ( Put the Hose in the Hole) will Not fly in 99% of C/G! Youroo!!
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Also you MUST have a 90deg elbow on the discharge hose,these come in Many shapes and have threads or steps to fit the ground sewer pipe! Just ( Put the Hose in the Hole) will Not fly in 99% of C/G! Youroo!!
If you buy the Rhino kit that itat linked to above it includes the 90 degree elbow that youroo talked about above.

I also recommend getting a device called a Flush King ( or similar). It attached to the drain and then your Rhino hose or whatever brand you get attaches to that. Then a water hose at the dump also attaches to it. It will allow you to back fill your tank quickly with water so you can get several flushes of the tank in a shorter period of time than trying to fill via the toilet to clean it out. The Flush King is clear so it takes the place of the clear elbow mentioned above. When several trailers are waiting at the dump, keeping things moving helps all.

One thing you can do while you are still at the campsite that will help at the dump is to fill your tank at least 3/4 full just before you leave for the dump if it is not already that full. It gives you a better dump when it has all of that load behind it.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:22 AM   #7
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Hot is on the left, ship roles down hill, don't bite your finger nails...no wait a minute that is plumbing.

Black tank, flush then grey, then grey. Don't bite your finger nails.

I keep disposable gloves and a bar of soap in the tray. I also keep all my "sewer stuff" in one box.

Keep your cheap hose and get a connector. Every now and then you made need the extra length to dump somewhere.

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Before you buy something like the Flush King, watch this video.

http://youtu.be/dfTd0Slt_cU
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I second the RhinoFlex and a flexible sewer hose support. The clear connection is also important to make sure you are flushing clear. Also, double check you close the black tank when hooked up at a campsite, never leave it open, and flush when 3/4 or more full.
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Depending on what chemicals you choose, most will tell you to put 1 gal of water in your tank or mix it like a ratio, whatever.....so you will never know from one to the other, how much water you have in your black tank....I pre fill a milk jug before going to the dump station, then once im done dumping, I drop 2 tablets and 1 gallon of water, that way on the way home it helps wash the tank a little bit and I don't forget either. I never have a stinky camper because I forgot
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