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Old 04-18-2012, 07:00 PM   #11
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Welcome Mike! First of all, very nice trailer! I know you will get lots of enjoyment from it. Secondly, we love our RV awning mat. We got it at a local RV store and have had no regrets. It really does fold up easily. Ours is 8' x 20' and one person can handle it with no problem. It cleans up easily and dries in no time. Finally, I was told never to leave the black water tank valve open. There is always a chance that bad gases can travel from the sewage drain back into your trailer. I don't know if this is true, but I sure don't want to find out. It's just me and the DH so I start checking the tank level about day 3. We dump when it gets 2/3 full.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:21 PM   #12
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Yep on Walmart for the mat its about 44.00. Also we usually wait until full or leaving that way the black tank "flushes" out itself same with gray.

As a side note the rear kitchens kind of take a beating going down the road so maybe test the water with breakable things in there.

Trailer looks great have fun.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:07 PM   #13
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The mat answers are very consistent and seem to be the popular question to answer. As to the black tank--leave it closed. If open, the liquid drains and the solids sit. Harder to clean out later and tends to build odor quicker.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #14
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You should always leave the black tank closed until almost full or departure time as a full tank will empty easier and keep any waste from hanging around.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:34 PM   #15
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Yeah, man, great trailer, TWO kitchens? Dang... Somebody is a pimp.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:25 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the replies. Just ordered a mat from rv awning mat and they happened to be on sale for $100. Thanks again!
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #17
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This isn't the biggest, but for the cost you can buy two or three.

Amazon.com: Camco 42880 RV 6' x 9' Green Reversible Awning and Leisure Mat: Automotive
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #18
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Previous answers are on the money for both the mat & Black Tank setup...

I just wish I could get my black tank sensor working... always reads full even when I know is empty. Must still have some crap on it even after I completely filled the tank with fresh water and emptied...

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The sensors are not very accurate and the black tank sensor especially is inaccurate. It probably has TP hanging on it so you might try flushing it out with a handheld wand. Or, do as I do and ignore the black tank sensor completely.
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Or dump some ice in the crapper and take it for a drive.
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