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Old 06-26-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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Has anyone used the bottled cleaners to clean the sensors in the holding tank, and if so which ones work the best.
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:34 PM   #2
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Has anyone used the bottled cleaners to clean the sensors in the holding tank, and if so which ones work the best.
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:16 AM   #3
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Do a search for the "geo" method. Basically it involves dumping in about 1/4 cup of original Dawn dish soap, filling with water and driving to your destination. Drain and you should be good to go. In the black tank they also suggest adding a bag of ice cubes.
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:18 AM   #4
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The GEO method works great! My sensors haven't worked for a couple of years. I completely filled out black tank with a hose right into the toilet, put in about a cup of fabric softener, about a cup of bleach, and about a 1/2 cup of detergent. Drove about 70 miles to a nearby campground where we sometimes stay. As soon as I arrived, I dumped the black tank and presto! The sensor was cleaned and works! I will use this method from now on! Try it!
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:44 AM   #5
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Bettle, never heard of what you are asking but I use a similar method like Don and Carl.
I also installed a wash out from Camping World for about $22. This has helped the most. When I am hooked to full hook up, I use my gray hose to this and wash the tank well. Since I insatalled this, 80% of the time my sensors work.
I do not use chemicals except lubricant about twice a year. I use Surf washing powder. It has a pleasant scent and cleans the tank well. I also add three or four water softner pellets as soft water cleans better and at Sam's a big bag was cheap.
I always try to add 3 or so gallons of water after dumping. This is also easier if you have the wash out as you can do this from the outside.
I understand ice and soap work but have not had to use ice in my last two years.
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:03 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by E Z Livin:
Bettle, never heard of what you are asking but I use a similar method like Don and Carl. I use Surf washing powder. It has a pleasant scent and cleans the tank well. I also add three or four water softner pellets as soft water cleans better and at Sam's a big bag was cheap. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's what the GEO Method is all about..using soap, water softener & dumping full tanks.
Here' a link to it: GEO METHOD
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:05 PM   #7
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Our black water tank sensors have not worked since the first year. I tried cleaning then with the bag of ice trick etc. Now we just gage the level by our usage. You can tell after a while by the number of days and the type of camping you are doing. The longest we have gone without dumping is 8 days, but we were careful to use the bathhouse during the day and the rig only at night.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:56 AM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 450Donn:
Do a search for the "geo" method. Basically it involves dumping in about 1/4 cup of original Dawn dish soap, filling with water and driving to your destination. Drain and you should be good to go. In the black tank they also suggest adding a bag of ice cubes. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

DO NOT use Dawn dish soap, it is too high sudsing, the GEO method calls for Laundry detergent. Use it, it does work. Adding a couple bags of ice to the toilet and then driving around a bit will help scrub the sides of the tank and clean the sensors.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:08 PM   #9
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Ok, I have a "dumb" question! Do you put the "geo" method mixture in both the gray & black tanks? Our sensors quit too and I want to try this on our next trip out. Thanks!
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:10 AM   #10
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YES, use it in everything except the fresh water tank.
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The ice cubes worked wonders for me (about 8 miles of driving did the trick), and the GEO method is the way to go for me.
I don't bother with soap in the gray tank, it gets enough already.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:19 PM   #12
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I've had black tank sensor problems over the last two months. I used the Flush King method this past weekend and the sensor is working fine now. Good to know though that there's other methods out there!
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