Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-24-2011, 03:31 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Rodneykrantz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Columbia SC
Posts: 808
After you dump it add 2 gallons of water to the tank
__________________

__________________
Rodneykrantz is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-25-2011, 08:26 PM   #16
Member
 
wiscjc's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ft Myers Beach Fl
Posts: 77
I added a second opening in the other side of both the grey and black water tank. Drilled a 1.5" hold with a threaded cap. I can flush out both with a wand or just a hose. since the sensors are on the other side of the tanks, both are also flushed out completly, works great...JC
__________________

__________________
Wiscjc, Barbie and Ellie, (English field Cocker)
2008 HR Ambassador, Samsung RF 197 refrigerator, 24' car hauler with washer/dryer, source fan, Bilstein shocks, MCD shades, (by owner) Live your life...
wiscjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 10:53 AM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 7
The wand can work wonders cleaning the sides of the tank. Be aware and careful of back-spray; move the wand up and down and turn it around. Adding several gallons of clean water and a bottle of Calgon water softner, liquid, will really help clean. Once you are SURE the tank is clean, the sensitivity of the sensors can be adjusted. Remove the panel from the wall; sensors have adjusting screw on the back of each row of lights.
__________________
danbjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 08:25 AM   #18
Junior Member
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 10
very helpful thanks so much.
__________________
cubbycamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 01:22 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Melmoses's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 1,196
Just one more word: one poster left his grey water valve open after the whole smear. I wouldn't do that - I just made that mistake. I was washing clothes and taking a shower and didn't want the grey water tank to back up into the tub when too full. I forgot to shut the valve and found that those dreaded sewer smells invaded the coach. With an open valve and nothing flowing through it, it is wide open to the sewer! Seems I had lost the water in a p-trap and the smell just came in. Never again!
__________________
Mel (Melanie) and Harry
2009 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH
2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport
Melmoses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #20
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,943
I always leave a dog loop in the end of my hose before it goes into the ground. Self made oder trap.
__________________
Perry White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 01:43 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
navychaps's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bartlett, TN
Posts: 739
Personnally, I leave both closed till they are full. The grey fills up twice as fast as the black in my case. Since I am usually hooked up it is no big deal to walk around sometime during the day and pull the valve. Had a service center tell me to do this to help flush the solids out of the grey tank. I use the grey water to flush the hose after dumping black water.
__________________
2003 Winne Adventurer, Ford F53 V-10. Toad:1992 S-10, Road Master Falcon 2 Tow bar, Blue Ox Patriot brake system and Protect-a-Tow. Right is right even if no one is doing it; Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it--St Augustine of Hippo. Navy AD.
navychaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 01:48 PM   #22
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Melissa, TX
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by navychaps View Post
Personnally, I leave both closed till they are full. The grey fills up twice as fast as the black in my case. ...... I use the grey water to flush the hose after dumping black water.

+1
__________________
DrScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 02:13 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,535
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodneykrantz View Post
After you dump it add 2 gallons of water to the tank
I add about 5 as our tank is 45 gallons and it takes some water to fill the pipe to the drain valve and I want the chemicals in the tank, not the outlet pipe.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 09:33 PM   #24
Junior Member
 
rtmow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 15
I'm a newbie and I very much appreciate this info!

Thanks to all.
__________________
rtmow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 09:37 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
navychaps's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bartlett, TN
Posts: 739
Quote:
Originally Posted by rtmow View Post
I'm a newbie and I very much appreciate this info!

Thanks to all.

We were all newbies at one time, I am just 6 weeks into the "Class A" thing and I will tell you I am still learning a whole lot as it is so different from my Class C. Happy Trails and use the RV often.
__________________
2003 Winne Adventurer, Ford F53 V-10. Toad:1992 S-10, Road Master Falcon 2 Tow bar, Blue Ox Patriot brake system and Protect-a-Tow. Right is right even if no one is doing it; Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it--St Augustine of Hippo. Navy AD.
navychaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2011, 03:34 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Peacekeeper6's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 277
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobb.25 View Post
Thanks. That is sort of what I figured. Part of my problem is that the level indicator lights all indicate full, even when it is freshly dumped. I have tried cleaning solutions, and the "bag of ice" drive around trick. Neither one helped.
Also tried the reverse flush with a valve that is built into the Rexhall. Didn't help. If I order one of those wands that you stick down through the toilet and hook up to water hose, how do you know which way to aim the jet ?
I had a problem with one of my sensors in my black tank. It was reading 1/4 full after I finished emptying it.

What I did was buy one of those wand thingies with the spinning head (Camco ??) for about $16. I hooked it up to my backyard spigot and used FULL power, while moving the wand up and down and all around. I really had NO idea where the sensors were, but it really didn't matter as the spinning head covered a 360-degree area.

I did it for once for about 2 minutes, checked the sensor and it worked. And just for good measure, I did another 2 minute cleaning session and the waste water that came out was almost clear.

I'd give the wand a try if I were you. What have you got to lose ? 16 bucks and a few minutes of your time ??

__________________

__________________
Lou & Cheri - Pilot & Copilot
Aly & Susi - Miniature Schnauzer Navigator & Bombadier
1995 Fleetwood Flair 27 - CG-1 Bomber
Peacekeeper6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tank



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'04 Itasca Horizon, 36GD, where are the sensors for black tank FIRE UP Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 05-16-2013 08:37 AM
Waste Tank indicators - mystery Audrey & John Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 13 11-20-2007 01:22 PM
Waste Tank Level Wiring Question TallPaul RV Systems & Appliances 6 09-05-2007 09:09 PM
Plumbing Mod to Improve Waste Tank Usage TallPaul RV Systems & Appliances 4 07-10-2007 06:48 PM
Black Tank Problems P&GK 5th Wheel Discussion 12 05-08-2006 11:12 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.