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Old 05-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #15
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Ok found the labels ! Cool Now I have another question to post. This one embarrassing. LOL. I GUEST I NEED TO START ANOTHER THREAD. about the black water showing full. But not really full. Can see toilet tissue when flushing.
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For those MHs they used about three or four pairs of sensors screwed into the side of the tanks. When the fluid level rose it allowed a pair of sensors to conduct which lights the light for what level is in the tank. What happens is all kinds of crud sticks to the sides of the tank so all sensors conduct and you always get a full reading. I tried everything to clean the sensor by pouring stuff in the tank. Finally I went to the opposite side of the tank and cut a hole and installed a flush system that I could hook up to a faucet. Before I sealed up the hole with the flush system I used a pressure washer and blasted the inside of the tank especially the side with the sensors. It fixed the problem then I used the flush system on a routine basis to keep it clean.

This is what I installed Amazon.com: Camco 40123 RV Quickie Flush with Back Flow Preventer: Automotive
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #17
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Now sounds like I need to find the wall of the black water tank. I watch a video the other day on those black water tanks flush systems. I wished this rig had one. Sounds like you installed one your self. Sound like I have another project to do once we get back from panama city. I just got the base plate And new drive installed before this trip. Thk for the input. So this can be installed myself.
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The black tank is normally located directly below the toilet for some reason. Yes I used a hole saw on a drill and cut a hole in the black rank across from the sensors and installed the flush system.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #19
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Several years ago, we installed a black tank flush kit on a 5ver. The main thing is to not over tighten the screws that hold the hose connection to the "plastic" black tank. Just snug them up and you will be fine. This addition will be one that will be much appreciated by you in short order. If it appears that you might have a "build up" in your black tank now, I would consider putting 5-6 bags of ice down the toilet, add about 10 gals of water next, then go for a 20-30 drive to help loosen up the contents. Hopefully a dump station will be available afterwards or wait until you go camping then dump.
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We never place toilet paper in the tank due to the possibility of creating a problem.
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I don't even want to ask what I am thinking (lol)

I have never had a problem if I use the single ply septic tank paper and have a tank flusing system.
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I have a tank flushing system as well.
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On most gas Mh's it is not possible to check the tire pressure with the wheel covers on. Extenders are a good way to make it an easy task. The tire pressure is on a label next to the drivers seat. There is a big misunderstanding about this label. You will note that it has your VIN number on the label. This label is for your MH and only your MH. You will also note that this is a fleetwood label and is the tire pressure is for the MH fully loaded.
I had wheel covers on four MH's, none of which required me to remove a cover to check the pressure and I didn't have extensions either.
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I don't even want to ask what I am thinking (lol)

I have never had a problem if I use the single ply septic tank paper and have a tank flusing system.
We use what ever TP is in the house, all double ply, very very seldom use the tank flushing system, I think I've used it twice in 10 years.
Been RV'ing since 1957 and have never had a tank build up. I don't drain the tanks till they are full or I add water to fill them fuller.

I though this thread was about tire air pressure, how did it get to black tanks?
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I agree. Never had a problem with buildup. Some Rv folks hook up to sewer and leave their tank valve open and that is a no no.
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As posted before. when you are ready to move. drain your black tank and fill with water and a couple of squirts of dish soap to about 1/3 full and dump in a couple of bags of ice. Driving to your next stop should knock all the residue off the sides of the tank. We do this occasionally. Seems to work.
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A cherry bomb firecracker also works very well.:s orrysign:
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When my sensors were crudded up I tried everything. I even poured in a whol five gallon jug of Simple Green and let it sit then drove it on a trip. Tried the ice trick also with no success. You hear people talk about these tricks but most of the time they have never tried them themselves. A pressure washer through the hole cut opposite the sensor will fix the problem. Never store your MH with a tank full of dirty water. Also, if you have a Monaco system with the pressure sensor in the bottom then even more reason to flush that tank before storage and also keep some water in the bottom during storage so that sensor does not dry out.
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