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Old 04-28-2015, 03:54 PM   #11
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Or just save yourself a lot of trouble and replace the whole system with a see level monitor that does not go in the tank. Since it is on the outside nothing gets "stuck".
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:55 PM   #12
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Sure fire fix...When you are leaving for a outing to a park that has a dump station put 1/3 full water (estimate) put two or three bags of ice down toilet and drive the ice will act as a cleaner in the water and clean off any stuck debris when you arrive at location dump tank before parking.
There is a myth buster on u-tube, he put ice in and showed it has no affect at all. Along time ago I did the stupid thing of leaving my black tank valve open hooked to a sewer, never been hooked to before. Well we all know what will happen. And it did. Had a mobile repair guy and he said he didn't want to touch it being I would need to replace the tank being it was full. Well I went and got some of that disgust stuff And put like 3 times the amount in. It sat for two days. Then I pulled the handle and walla out it came. I mean it was plugged solid. I would get that stuff and fill my tank full with water and dump that in and let it sit for a couple of days or even a week it will clean it out.
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:00 PM   #13
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I would recommend RID-X or RV-DIGEST-IT in 4 gallons warm water; fill to capacity and let sit 72 hours minimum.

The enzymes and bacteria will clean the scum off the walls.

The Calgon water softener and detergent are a great "after every dump" to prevent this from happening in the future.
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:08 PM   #14
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Put some toilet paper in a five gallon pail let it dry to the sides put bag of ice in and water shake it around send results to myth busters.
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Leave the ice out and shake it around. Paper will dissolve.
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X2 on the RV DigestIt. It is expensive but magical stuff!


For your day to day chemical treatments, we picked up this nifty gadget at last year's FROG Rally in Goshen:
Chemical Dispensing Systems for RV & Marine | Blue Streak LLC


We use a homebrew chemical - 1/3 PineSol, 1/3 Dawn, & 1/3 Water (a mix developed by OldCoot) cheap as can be and works like a charm!


We add a dollop of calgon to each gallon we mix. Pack it away and fill the BlueStreak as needed throughout the year.


1 -2 times a year on especially long campouts (1+ week) we will dump in a cup of RV DigestIt and let it do it's magic
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Kind of late for this input but if one would use this procedure from the start there would never be a problem. All my units never had an issue with black tank readouts following these steps. I could not do this at a dump site as there were other campers waiting. Takes about 20 minutes for my tank to fill up. Flying J's is where I dumped when not coming from an rv park with full hookups. Anyway the indicators always read correctly. Watch the video if you have time.
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Ice cubes do not work at all.
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X2 on the RV DigestIt. It is expensive but magical stuff!


For your day to day chemical treatments, we picked up this nifty gadget at last year's FROG Rally in Goshen:
Chemical Dispensing Systems for RV & Marine | Blue Streak LLC


We use a homebrew chemical - 1/3 PineSol, 1/3 Dawn, & 1/3 Water (a mix developed by OldCoot) cheap as can be and works like a charm!


1 cup Super Clean, 1 cap Pinesol, rest water in the Blue Streak 1 quart Super Clean, cup Pinesol 5 gal. water and tow for the grey tanks.
We add a dollop of calgon to each gallon we mix. Pack it away and fill the BlueStreak as needed throughout the year.


1 -2 times a year on especially long campouts (1+ week) we will dump in a cup of RV DigestIt and let it do it's magic
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Your initial idea was almost the same as the geo method. I tried the geo method last fall and got the results I was hoping for. I have now made up 8 bottles to start the season and plan to treat the black & galley tank every 2nd dump. The grey will look after itself with. Here is the link. https://sites.google.com/site/cbruni/
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