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Old 09-25-2015, 11:38 PM   #15
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To see what is going on down there just use your I Phone and a selfie stick. Perhaps you can "face time" with a friend while inspecting.
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we also had issues with tank flushing clean. thought the tank was clean but was far from it. wont trust in tank flush system ever again. go on line and watch video clips tornado and other systyems available and you will probably use 3 inch hose and camco wand down thru top of toilet from then on i will.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:34 AM   #17
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we also had issues with tank flushing clean. thought the tank was clean but was far from it. wont trust in tank flush system ever again. go on line and watch video clips tornado and other systyems available and you will probably use 3 inch hose and camco wand down thru top of toilet from then on i will.
That works well as long as the toilet to tank pipe is straight --- and since our last two weren't is why I made up the tool described a couple posts above
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Need pictures of your set up.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:46 AM   #19
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I found two things that are simple to do, and work.

1) Use the Geo Method to keep the tanks clean:
https://sites.google.com/site/cbruni/

2) Use the Valterra FlushKing to back-flush the black tank after every dump, and the grey tank every now and then:

http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-F02-4.../dp/B008O9DV78

The FlushKing can dump several gallons per minute into the tanks, so you have to watch them carefully to avoid a toilet (black) or shower drain (grey) overflow.

I never had much success flushing from the top (through the toilet). A back-flush seemed to dislodge more solids. As always, "Your mileage may vary."

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I've used the magic wand to dislodge the tower of poo and found it worked wonderfully. I have a straight shot from the head to the tank so that was not a problem. The tank rotating spray unit was not working properly and when I removed it to inspect it I found it was no longer able to rotate due to a coating of yuck. It is located in the front of the tank which may have been a problem with solids sloshing forward. This is a new to us but not a new unit. At this time all tanks seem to be functioning in a reasonable fashion with the exception of the sensors which are pretty good except when they aren't.
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Our last three motorhomes have had the sensors on the outside of the tanks. Never get bad readings with them once they're calibrated. But is seems the previous owner of our rig didn't know how to take care of the black tank and I'm still trying to get it cleaned out completely. It's better now but still not totally correct.
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Just a kind of a sideways post to this thread - has anyone ever cut a waste tank open then reclosed it using some type of 'glue' along with the removed cut out piece? While I've used the gadget noted above that I made up very successfully and have finished with sensors working on our 5er and have assumed that it's been well cleaned, am still suspicious that when the trailer was assembled, there was debris left in the black tank from drilling the three holes for piping as no matter what, that three inch drain line is way too slow even with a full tank vs the several past units we have owned.
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