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Old 07-08-2015, 10:04 AM   #1
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Filling The Black Water Tank

This happened on our recent Yellowstone vacation.

One of our last days was spent at camp relaxing in preparation of our start for home the next day. Part of the time was spent emptying the holding tanks.

After emptying the tanks and putting away a few things, I stepped inside the RV and my daughter (age 28) just exited the bathroom. I proceeded to the control panel to check the tank levels and the black water (toilet) tank showed 1/3 full.

I said to her, "What?! I just emptied the tank and you already refilled it by 1/3?!" She couldn't stop laughing. She text the story to one of her friends, who also got a huge laugh out of it.

It turned out to be a false reading. It was actually empty when I re-checked.
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:29 PM   #2
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Don't laugh,

We have occasionally taken my wife's mother (my MIL) with us camping, both in our previous Class C and our current Class A.

We were spending some time at a friends place in the mountains of Virginia and had access to indoor bathroom facilities but they were very close quarter, a small 2 room cabin. Well my MIL didn't want to use the indoor toilet so she'd go in our RV and would fill the commode full of water to flush EVERY time. After about 4 days the black water was full and we had to make a special trip to a dump location that was not hear to dump.

Now when she goes to the bathroom we turn off the water pump.
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So we are camping in Rockville IN for the covered bridge tour when I see the 40ft Dp next to me leaking water out the sides. I yelled into the coach about the water, the owner is a friend, and was told he knew. Later he came out and told me the problem. He used the toilet and when he flushed the water did not go down. As he had 4 people in his coach he figured that some one used too much paper and he got the plunger. The real problem was the black tank was full and he didn't realize it till he had water squirting between the toilet and the floor. 4 people, residential toilet and a 50 gallon tank. Boy did he have a mess to clean up.
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MAKE SURE YOU CAN TRUST YOUR SENSORS

Black tank subject has come up 1000 times.
Sensors wrong, reading wrong, flooding, glogging,
plugs, etc.

If you do not maintain your tanks..........you will have constant problems.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:45 AM   #5
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Just to check if ALL sensors are working (before a major mishap occurs) take time to check the fresh and black tanks by filling each up with fresh water--just to verify if the "FULL" sensor still works.
Might save some grief, and also create some peace of mind when tanks start reaching the 3/4 mark.
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Doesn't the CG in Rockville have FHU? It did when we stayed there years ago.
Perhaps he was at the fairgrounds 2 miles North of town instead, we use their facilities until bedtime then use ours. We'll be there this year again.
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MAKE SURE YOU CAN TRUST YOUR SENSORS

Black tank subject has come up 1000 times.
Sensors wrong, reading wrong, flooding, glogging,
plugs, etc.

If you do not maintain your tanks..........you will have constant problems.
In all my years of RV'ing and the many different rigs I've never had a problem with the tanks. Then we bought the Magna, seems like the original owner didn't know how to use the tanks so I'm trying to flush out the old "stuff". Will get some Rid-X next and let is sit for a month or so while we get the DW's liver cancer treated (if it can be, that is).
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Will get some Rid-X next and let is sit for a month or so while we get the DW's liver cancer treated (if it can be, that is).
Best of luck with your DW's liver treatment. I've a friend with liver failure and it is one organ where there are many methods of treatment that are available.
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