Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
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 05-09-2016, 11:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3
Black water removal

I have a 31 foot Aspen trail travel trailer. It is at a permanent site where it never gets moved. It is a wilderness site with no water or power. We have a little blue honey wagon we use to drop the black and grey water then haul it to the sewer dump site. My question is how to get all the sewer out. There seems to always be some left and camper will start to smell. Last year I had do dump a ton of water down it and Unload 4-5 times one after the other to finally get it clean. Just wondering if there is a trick to stop this. Thanks
__________________

__________________
Kodiac 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 05-10-2016, 07:59 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 333
???

no trick just water.

Jim
__________________

__________________
sprayman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 08:08 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,326
Are you using chemicals to reduce odor? All portable toilets use them for a reason.
__________________
lynnmor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 08:13 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Lv2Roam2's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Somewhere On the Road
Posts: 571


Welcome to IRV2 and a new set of friends. In your situation with a limited amount of water to flush the tank consider not putting TP in the tank. Use a small covered waste basket next to the toilet. This eliminates a significant volume of waste and clogging.
__________________
Steve
2015 Itasca Ellipse QD | 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Lv2Roam2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 08:19 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
J Birder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake County, IL
Posts: 1,194
Where does the smell come from? If you have water in the toilet bowl, you shouldn't get any odor up through there.

Joel
__________________
Retired electronics engineer. Avid paddler & birder.
2011 Silverado 2500HD, diesel, 4x4,crew cab, 8' bed
Palomino Puma 253FBS (27' 5er) & '94 19' Class B
J Birder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 08:20 AM   #6
Registered User
 
mel s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kodiac View Post
I have a 31 foot Aspen trail travel trailer. It is at a permanent site where it never gets moved. It is a wilderness site with no water or power. We have a little blue honey wagon we use to drop the black and grey water then haul it to the sewer dump site. My question is how to get all the sewer out. There seems to always be some left and camper will start to smell. Last year I had do dump a ton of water down it and Unload 4-5 times one after the other to finally get it clean. Just wondering if there is a trick to stop this. Thanks
Kodiac
It should never be necessary to "clean" the black tank to prevent tank stink from entering your trailer.
If tank odor, (either gray or black), is getting into the living area of any RV something needs fixing.

I suggest you do a search here on iRV2 for "tank odor" for more information.

Mel
'96 Safari
__________________
mel s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 08:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
DrDaveMA's Avatar


 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cotuit, MA
Posts: 2,252
Welcome to IRV2! Two comments to add to those above.

1) I know you are trying to conserve water, but put more in when you flush, most people don't use enough and it gives them problems.

2) If you are using chemicals in your black tank, most odors usually are from the grey! Put some of the chemicals in your grey tank and see if that cures your problems. Think about all those things that make it into your grey tank, bits of food, grease, etc. lots of stuff to grow nasty things and create smells.
__________________
Dave, Bobbi and Fenway
2005 38' FDTS Alpine Limited, 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Cape Cod, MA
DrDaveMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 03:11 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3
Yes I am using the special cemicals in the tank as well as rv toilet paper. I guess we are stingy with water as we half to haul it in. The smell is realy bad after we are gone for a week and come back after camper has been sealed up. I always dump the tank before we leave put in water and the chemicals but sometimes it is really bad till it gets air out
__________________
Kodiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 03:12 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3
Yes
__________________
Kodiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 04:57 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
wrvond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 225
Consider placing a plastic barrel under your lowest rain spout. This can provide lots of "free" water for cleaning needs.
You might consider investing in a waterless (composting) toilet system such as Enviro Loo or similar.
__________________
2002 Forest River Flagstaff 8528RLS
2014 Coachmen Catalina 253RKS
2016 Summerland Mini 1750 RD
wrvond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 05:00 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
J Birder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake County, IL
Posts: 1,194
Are all of the drain traps full of water?

Joel
__________________

__________________
Retired electronics engineer. Avid paddler & birder.
2011 Silverado 2500HD, diesel, 4x4,crew cab, 8' bed
Palomino Puma 253FBS (27' 5er) & '94 19' Class B
J Birder is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
removal, water



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
2004 Fleetwood Providence Dash Removal for Weldex Monitor Removal jmusser15 MH-General Discussions & Problems 0 07-29-2015 09:02 AM
Black Water tank Removal ? rideandslide Travel Trailer Discussion 3 11-21-2013 12:25 PM
Wow--- Black Streak Removal-- At it's best Max Hubrich iRV2.com General Discussion 22 05-28-2012 11:08 PM
black water tank removal Yngbld14 Vintage RV's 10 07-17-2010 04:49 PM
black water tank bottom gunk removal ? girouard 5th Wheel Discussion 5 04-23-2009 04:42 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:15 PM.


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