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Old 06-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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New to RV'g from Calif - VIBE 6501

Hi - just checking in for the first time and looking forward to reviewing lots o posts on RV'g and tips for getting around. We've just bought a new VIBE 6501 and are towing with a 2002 Pathfinder 6 cylinder. So much to learn!

We've made 2 trips so far - first to Los Angeles area and the other to Northern California (Lake Almanor). During the last trip we got 2 things done- dumping the tanks and getting the awning out. I know this doesn't sound like a big deal BUT instructions that come with the trailer aren't the best so we were not so sure everything would go smoothly. Thankfully all is well in No. California!

Looking forward to all your posts,
Susan & Richard
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Susan & Richard and congrats on your new VIBE 6501. There is a learning curve with these things. Lots of friendly, knowledgeable and helpful people here willing to help you if you need it.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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welcome.
You should dump and flush the black tank and dump the gray tank(s) after each trip. Really don't want that stuff just sitting there.
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welcome.
You should dump and flush the black tank and dump the gray tank(s) after each trip. Really don't want that stuff just sitting there.
not true. as long as you have plenty of water, you can leave stuff in there.
we often go for a number of weeks before we dump. we only dump if it's convenient. if not, we wait for the next trip.
it's fine to leave stuff in the black tank, as long as there's plenty water and good tank additives.

in over 6 years, never have had any odors.
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