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Old 06-06-2014, 07:28 AM   #15
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OEM tank gauges are put there purely for entertainment purposes only. Don't worry about it, you'll know when the tank is full.
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After you dump it put 2 bags of ice down the toilet and drive like a drunk sailor. The ice will clean the probes. Works great
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:31 AM   #17
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Yep X2 on the ice. We've done it for 9 years and it's worked really well. We also add a teaspoon of the regular blue Dawn dish detergent with the ice. Put it down the toilet before leaving for our trips and never had a problem with the gauge.
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I have the gauge problems now on our rig. Some on the forum recommended NuGen, a product you can order on Amazon, that suspends the waste and allows better drainage for the black tank. Along with suspending the waste, it is said to help the gauges work. I guess I will see when the product arrives need week.

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Old 06-12-2014, 08:32 AM   #19
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Along with ice on occasion I also put a cup of calgon in all my waste tanks. Get it a Wally World. When I was a kid my mom use to put it in the bathtub and it would be like the entire tub was sprayed with silicon, every slick.
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I apologize for my ignorance as a new RVer. My bounder has a black water flush right in the main hook up compartment. I bought a special black hose and I hook it to the black water flush and it shoots water across the tank, supposedly over the sensors. Seems to work excellent. I also use this to put some fresh water in the black tank and flush a blue pouch into a toilet for storage.

Do all RV's not have a black water flush connection???
Correct, not all RVs have a back-flush built in. There are however very inexpensive connectors that go between the hose and the valve that have back-flush (and hose flush) abilities.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-39072-Fl...RV+Black+flush
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After you have dumped the tank close the valve dump 2 cups of pine sol down the toilet, fill with water, let sit for a few hours and dump. Just did mine again today, works great.
You will be surprised to see what comes out of a tank after you let it soak awhile.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:26 PM   #22
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I installed a tornado rotary kit. You drill a small whole on the same parallel line as the sensors and hook,it up with a permanent hose with a hose connection. After dumping you hook up the hose to a water supply and I run for 2 minutes. The tornado spins and under a high pressure basically spray cleans the entire tank, make a Hugh difference. I can dump, rinse with this and the stuff that then comes out is incredible.
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Correct, not all RVs have a back-flush built in. There are however very inexpensive connectors that go between the hose and the valve that have back-flush (and hose flush) abilities.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-39072-Fl...RV+Black+flush
This video shows those rinsers are nearly worthless:

http://www.thefitrv.com/rv-tips/test...rv-black-tank/
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TP on the sensor
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