Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-23-2021, 02:28 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
bradandsusi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 18
newbie looking for info on how you store equipment for black tank

Hello.
Just curious where you keep the hose and connectors used to flush out and clean the black tank.
We are having a discussion on where to store them and whether or not we should bleach the connector between uses and I wondered what others do.
Any input or ideas is always appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
bradandsusi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 02:31 PM   #2
Just Tryin' to Help
 
cboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1,395
I keep them in their own container with a snap on lid. We clean them occasionally, but not after every use.
If you have a black tank flush on your camper there is a one way inline valve on it to prevent backflow.
__________________
Craig & Cath
2018 2902WS Rockwood Ultra Lite (with tons of Mods)
2017 Ford F250 Lariat, 6.2 gas (2022 F250 Lariat 7.3 gas with 10 speed Xmsn on order)
Equalizer Hitch w/ 4-Point Sway Control

Days camped since 2015(retirement): 1044
cboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 02:51 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 354
Stinky slinky goes in the rear bumper of my TT and the various connectors go into a large zip lock baggy then into a container with a lid along with the black rinse house.

Note: nice to have this to help pull out the hose from the bumper.

https://smile.amazon.com/Camco-40310...s%2C190&sr=8-2
__________________
2020 Rockwood 2612WS
2019 Ram 2500 Cummins
Theb2b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 03:41 PM   #4
REL
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 204
In a separate container in the bed of the truck.
REL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 03:51 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 331
5" vinyl fence post for storing the hose and fittings. Flush hose is just stored in the little bag it came in (its one of the expanding ones) kept in a passthrough since there is backflow protection.

I don't "clean" the sewer hose or fittings, but I do make sure I have plenty in the gray tank to flush it well with the semi-soapy water in it. Then I run the tank flush. Then once I disconnect from the trailer I run water from the flush hose through the sewer hose into the drain. Then I disconnect it all and stow it.

Just wear gloves and don't touch your face/body
__________________
2021 Flagstaff 21DS
2015 Silverado 2500HD (overkill but convenient)

Renogy bits: 3000W Inverter/Charger, 400Ah LiFePo4, 40A DC-to-DC
Rich Solar bits: 400W of panels, 40A MPPT
Misc bits: LevelMatePro+, SolidRemote based wireless controlled LED storage lighting
jbflag21ds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 04:05 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Bow WA
Posts: 613
My hose goes in the hollow rear bumper on the TT. I keep the fittings in a plastic bag after washing them. The one fitting that is especially helpful is the clear plastic addition that is attached to the exit valve. The clear plastic lets me know when the "output" is clear fluid. Another help with the black tank is that I re-load it with a solution of Calgon and Dove soap. This really helps keep the black tank clean. Also limit the amount of paper that goes into the black tank.

Welcome to the forum.

___________
Ram 2500 / Surveyor 251rks
debit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 04:13 PM   #7
Just Tryin' to Help
 
cboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1,395
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theb2b View Post
Note: nice to have this to help pull out the hose from the bumper.

https://smile.amazon.com/Camco-40310...s%2C190&sr=8-2
Funny, Mine arrived today! Hadn't seen it before.
__________________
Craig & Cath
2018 2902WS Rockwood Ultra Lite (with tons of Mods)
2017 Ford F250 Lariat, 6.2 gas (2022 F250 Lariat 7.3 gas with 10 speed Xmsn on order)
Equalizer Hitch w/ 4-Point Sway Control

Days camped since 2015(retirement): 1044
cboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 04:26 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 107
We too have a snap tight lid container where the elbows / fittings / gloves and flush hose are kept. The 2 actual drain hoses are kept in the RV bumper, with the magnetic ends like were posted a few post above.

I have flushed the sewer hoses a few times every season when I get home and also run the tank flush again. I live in a very rural area (with lagoons) and will run the tank flush about once a month into 5 gallon buckets at home, and dump in the lagoon. Then rinse the hoses.
__________________
Me, the wife, & 2 daughters (11 & 6yrs old)
2019 Palomino Puma QBSS
2015 Silverado LTZ / Z71 w/ many upgrades
GXPWeasel1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 04:37 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
SetauketJeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: On Long Island NY
Posts: 221
Hoses in bumper. Connector in Harbor Freight 50cal. Ammo box $10 attached to rear bumper. Box of latex gloves fit inside too. Drilled a few extra holes for drainage and air. No bees or wasps yet.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20210623_094745.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	358.4 KB
ID:	257693   Click image for larger version

Name:	20210623_094802.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	355.0 KB
ID:	257694   Click image for larger version

Name:	20210623_094916.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	360.9 KB
ID:	257695  
SetauketJeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 05:02 PM   #10
Trailer Park Supervisor
 
NJKris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 5,718
little plastic tub with snap on lid for fittings, that goes in outer compartment with flush hoses, and Camco Sidewinder hose support. Hose goes in tube mounted to underbelly. If fitting aren't completely dry when I store them, I try to remember to open the tub at home and let sunlight on them.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD w/off road package
2015 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 V8
NJKris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 05:07 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Swampy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by bradandsusi View Post
Hello.
Just curious where you keep the hose and connectors used to flush out and clean the black tank.
We are having a discussion on where to store them and whether or not we should bleach the connector between uses and I wondered what others do.
Any input or ideas is always appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

bradandsusi, I opted to add the 5" PVC fence post to my rear bumper and added an 8' section of rain gutter as a tray. All the parts and hoses go in there. I used to keep my hose and a couple of fittings in the bumper on my old RV, but the bumper rusted and cut the hose several times(nothing like finding a pinhole leak when you are in the middle of dumping the black tank), then finally it just rusted through and I lost the hose & fittings when the bottom fell out. I don't recommend you wash everything in bleach since bleach is harmful to rubber and the gaskets on the fittings are rubber and repeated exposure will cause the rubber to dry out and crack thus leaking until you buy new gaskets.
__________________
Jim (Swampy), Susie, Jimmy & The Chihuahua Crew
2008 Chevy Silverado LS, 4.3L, V6, 2WD, 3.23:1

2014 287 BHBE; 1981 JayRaven: Predator 3500i - Call Home Pearl River, Louisiana. on The Honey Island Swamp
https://www.forestriverforums.com/at...pic81807_1.gif
Swampy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 05:10 PM   #12
ARLO
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: N Chili, NY
Posts: 870
Quote:
Originally Posted by bradandsusi View Post
Hello.
Just curious where you keep the hose and connectors used to flush out and clean the black tank.
We are having a discussion on where to store them and whether or not we should bleach the connector between uses and I wondered what others do.
Any input or ideas is always appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
We put it in a separate Rubbermaid tote.
rlocicero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 05:20 PM   #13
Member
 
ptt87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Peachtree City, GA
Posts: 77
Everything goes in its own tote. After use it goes in the bed of the truck until I get home. I fill the tote with water and a little bleach to clean, dry it out, and then it goes back in the front storage compartment in the TT.
__________________
2012 Surveyor SP280
2017 Ford F-250, 6.7L Powerstroke
Equal-i-zer
ptt87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 05:33 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 84
We use the bumper for the slinky and a small snap-lid clear container for the fittings and gloves. Container goes in the basement.
Even before COVID we added a small bottle of hand sanitizer to the clear container inventory. I take off the first glove with the other, take off the remaining glove with my bare hand and with the still-clean bare hand squeeze some sanitizer into the now-potentially contaminated palm. Since the "dirty" hand is now full of sanitizer I use the clean hand to put the container into the basement (now both hands potentially contaminated) and then scrub the sanitizer around on both hands...then into the bathroom for a soapy hand wash and dry with a paper towel.
The fun thing about our hand sanitizer is that somewhere over the years we found a bottle of it labeled "Cleaner Than S--t" and we've refilled it with Purell several times because we still get a kick out of it.
__________________
2015 Wildcat Maxx 28' pushing a 2020 F350 6.7L
GFD47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 05:44 PM   #15
Trailer Park Supervisor
 
NJKris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 5,718
I don't bother using gloves anymore, PITA. When I'm done and everything is put away, I yell, "open the door, gotta wash my hands!" holding my hands up like a doctor in pre-surgery. I have her turn on faucets for me and squeeze soap onto hands for me too. Unbroken human skin is amazing stuff.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD w/off road package
2015 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 V8
NJKris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 08:53 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 61
I donít use gloves either. If you store them with the hose, theyre contaminated and they would have to be sanitized after each use. I do what you do, wife opens the door, she turns the water on and squirts soap on my hands...
clanthon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 10:41 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
SailorSam20500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 3,862
Another 5" fence post user. Mounted under my trailer using beam clamps (no holes drilled in anything). Also have the U shaped vinyl gutter inside which is useful as a hose support when needed.
__________________
Al
Save the Earth. Itís the only known planet with Beer.
When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

S.E. Mich. Flagstaff 26FKWS / 2019 F-150 3.5 EcoBoost SCrew Propride
SailorSam20500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 11:20 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
bubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 5,771
Quote:
Originally Posted by bradandsusi View Post
Hello.
Just curious where you keep the hose and connectors used to flush out and clean the black tank.
We are having a discussion on where to store them and whether or not we should bleach the connector between uses and I wondered what others do.
Any input or ideas is always appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
If your unit has a factory installed black tank flush system the only way the hose used for that can become contaminated is if it is stored with the black tank drain tube. It cannot be contaminated from flushing the tank.
bubbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2021, 03:46 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
DouglasReid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Maurice, LA
Posts: 3,682
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubbles View Post
If your unit has a factory installed black tank flush system the only way the hose used for that can become contaminated is if it is stored with the black tank drain tube. It cannot be contaminated from flushing the tank.

Never the less, my water supply hose is blue, I have a shorter bright yellow hose for flushing the black tank.



Impossible to cross contaminate this way.
__________________
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL, Gladiator Qr35 ST235/85R16 Load rating G, TST 507 TPMS w/ Flow-thru Sensors & Repeater, Reese Sidewinder 16K Pin Box, PI EMS HW50C
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD CCSB LTZ Diesel, Fumoto Oil Drain Valve, Turbo Brake activated, 39 gal Aux Tank W/ Fuel Pump transfer, Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 air bags.
DouglasReid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2021, 06:05 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 804
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubbles View Post
If your unit has a factory installed black tank flush system the only way the hose used for that can become contaminated is if it is stored with the black tank drain tube. It cannot be contaminated from flushing the tank.
Is that because check valves never ever get stuck open? asking for a friend.
__________________
2019 F150 4X4 7050 GVWR 1903 payload
2018 Avenger 21RBS 7700 GVWR
Mike134 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
black, black tank, newbie, tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:43 AM.