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Old 09-02-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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questions about our 2011 roo 233s

after quite a few camping trips I have a few questions.

1. what does everyone use for chemicals in the black tank?

2. can I stand on the roof ?

3. what caulking should I use at the edge of the roof ? it looks like caulking not the self levelling stuff. what do you think?

4. it looks like there is a silicone caulking where the canvas meets the trailer. what is this or what can I use?

5. I am having problems with the grey tank sensors. it always shows full. has anyone pulled them out and cleaned them? is it hard and how do you do it? it looks to me like a plumbing plug that when you tighten the nut it expands the rubber sealing it up. I have tried flushing with tank chemicals , that didn't help, I am going to try dishwasher detergent next with a half full tank before I leave for our next trip to see if that will clean them up.

thanks for any help you can give

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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Welcome. Here are some of my thoughts:

1. GEO Method. Search the forum for really good discussions.

2. Yes, I always have. Its necessary to check and caulk the seals.

3. Dicor LAP sealant or the equivalent Alpha sealant. Self-leveling for the roof.

4. Not sure with your year Roo.

5. The sensors are notoriously inaccurate for any trailer. They easily get gunked up. No one I know has cleaned them, but you can replace with a better sensor. I personally haven't done that but it is an option.

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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We use the geo method for our black tank (calgon water softener and laundry detergent). This should also work in your gray tanks. The sensors in the tanks always foul up and show full. The best solution is to install a tank flushing system in the tanks.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #4
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geo method sounds like something to try. question - once you flush the tanks do you leave them empty or put water and the calgon ws and detergent before going home and leave it in there?
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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i use Odorlos for my black tank.

and NEVER leave a black tank empty. always add water(3-5 gallons) back in it, after dumping. you also can put in the tank additives.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:14 AM   #6
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I use the geo-method for the black tank and occasionally for the grey tank. Adding the water softener and detergent with a few gallons of water before your trip will clean the entire tank including the sensors as you drive down the road and agitate the solution inside the tank.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #7
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I also use the Geo Method in my black water tank. I put it in after emptying the tank for the return home trip. My sensors are not accurate either. I walk on the roof with no problem.

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