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Old 06-18-2015, 09:56 PM   #11
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If my black tank isn't full I will fill it the rest of the way with water just to help get whats in there out. Dump every time you leave the campground solids build up if you leave any in there and a mound will eventually form plugging your tank. We also try not to use only in emergency but that usually happens once or twice during a trip.

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Old 06-18-2015, 10:04 PM   #12
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Don't leave any in any tank. You must pay to transport in in tow and besides it's a couple hundred pounds banging around the tanks only using cheap strap brackets securing the tanks. They do break loose.

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Old 06-19-2015, 11:46 AM   #13
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Going along with the crowd (and your wife) here. Dump after the trip and leave clean, empty tanks until the next trip....
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:46 AM   #14
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The wife is right this time
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:02 PM   #15
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The wife is right this time
Ouch! That must have hurt
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:10 PM   #16
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Dump my black tank when we leave, back flush it add some water and the orange chemical. I empty my grey tank every morning because the first time out almost overflowed out of the shower, caught it just in time. I was leaving it open utill last month at Disney when a terrible sewer oder came out of the bathroom sink, now I just do it every morning no big deal.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:14 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by CNYCamper View Post
If you are under, fill the black and gray tanks with water to reach the 2/3 level and dump away. Nothing good will come from leaving the ugly stuff in your tanks.

After, do your normal rinsing and leave some water in the tanks
Agree. I dump after every trip and flush with lots of water. It's a good practice and will keep your tanks problem free.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:23 PM   #19
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I dump every time. If it is only 1/3 I fill with water, and then dump.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:56 PM   #20
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"KsWhoDat ".....

It is not a good idea to prolong emptying any of the tanks for any periods especially the black tank .
The scum in the gray tanks and the solids (particularly the paper) in the black tanks will hang up on the probes and will cease to operate.
The liquid will evaporate and the solids will solidify promising to create a big problem.
The movie .."RV" comes to mind staring Robin Williams.

Question: by any chance was this posting a 'spoof ' ?

So in closing... "Dump it" if you have a chance ...and
......"rinse like you mean it " !



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