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Old 07-22-2018, 12:13 PM   #1
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Supplement to onboard Tank Rinser?

Hadn't considered it before, but I came across an article about using a supplemental tank rinser at the dump station. The article talks about normal dump process using the on-board tank rinser, then adding an external tank rinsing device afterward for assurances, including using the gate valve on the accessory to fill your tanks from the outside (both gates open) and running the exterior flusher to flush both tanks (again) at the same time.

Anyone do this??
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:56 PM   #2
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I use a Flush King. It removes a lot of waste from the tank even after the factory sprayer is run for a while.

I don't think the factory tank sprayer in our Windjammer is as effective as the Torpedo spinning tank sprayer that I installed in our prior trailer. I don't know what the factory sprayer is, but it doesn't seem to work all that well. The Flush King seems to do a good job getting most the waste out of the tank.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:58 PM   #3
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X2 on the Flush King. Used many years with good results
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X3 on Flush King. If you don't have one, get one!
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:25 PM   #5
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I would never have both the black and gray water tank valves open at the same time. There is too great a chance for cross contamination from the black to the gray tank.

We had a problem with our black tank having too much paper and not enough water. The flusher didn't seem to work, but dumping 3 or 4 buckets of water down the toilet did the trick.
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:42 PM   #6
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We have a flusher in the black water tank and use a clear adapter before the drain hose. After reading the information about the Flush King, I am wondering what is the advantage is to using it compared to just closing the black valve and allowing the black tank flusher to fill the tank part way and draining?
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:52 PM   #7
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I empty the black, put a hose down the toilet fill it up with water and empty again. Repeat until flush water runs clear.
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:10 PM   #8
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We dump the black tank and then rinse with the onboard tank rinser that came with the RV. Every once in a while and at the end of the season I usually just stick a hose down the toilet and let everything clean out a bit more. There are several turns/angles to our black water dump line from the tank to the outlet. I am not sure an extra rinser put on the outlet with a hose attachment would do any good.
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I regularly turn the water jet on my sewer solution to spray back into the tank. Doing so clears quite a bit of extra "stuff" out of the tank. Every so often I will go back and forth between running the rinse and back spraying to really get things cleaned up.
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:20 PM   #10
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I see no benefit to using a sewer outlet connected rinser over the onboard rinser. In both cases, I would have to close a valve to let the tank backfill before dumping again to really do anything.

However, last year I picked up a toilet wand to use for our end of season dumping/flushing, and it seemed to do a pretty good job. I don't use it all the time, but now I'll break it out every few trips to really give it a good clean out, especially if I notice any odours or the tank sensors still registering something.
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