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Old 04-26-2014, 09:48 AM   #29
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We start looking for a place to dump after it gets about 2/3 full. Only do a quick rinse, then fill about 1/8 with fresh water. We throw Happy Camper in that. That's the way it goes all season.

At season-end we do a pretty thorough rinse and drain; then add about a gallon of Pink Stuff to fill the pipe. We don't store over the winter with Happy Camper (not sure what that stuff would do long-term on an immobile MF).

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We start looking for a place to dump after it gets about 2/3 full. Only do a quick rinse, then fill about 1/8 with fresh water. We throw Happy Camper in that. That's the way it goes all season.

At season-end we do a pretty thorough rinse and drain; then add about a gallon of Pink Stuff to fill the pipe. We don't store over the winter with Happy Camper (not sure what that stuff would do long-term on an immobile MF).

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Similar to what we do. I like the idea of filling with 1/8 water after dumping. Helps to keep thing liquid if there is something left over.
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Old 04-26-2014, 04:29 PM   #31
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Dump after every trip and fill with about 3-4 gallons of water to cover the bottom of the tank a few inches. Throw a couple caps of liquid laundry detergent (water is cheapest at the dollar store) in the toilet for a good soapy ride home to slosh around. Keeps the tank slick and smelling ok until the next trip and any leftovers from drying out. When I rinse with a clear elbow after dumping, it runs clear.

Might be over kill but the main thing is keep some water in it and use plenty when in use. almost all problems are eliminated if you have plenty of water in your tanks to break down anything in them.
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I've heard the best chemicals to put in your black tank is Mexican food. Keeps everything smooth. Okay, I admit...I've had a few cold ones.
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With or without Salsa ?????

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Usually we make sure the tank is flushed and drained then we add whatever chemical treatment we are using at the time and dump all our ice into the commode for agitation on the drive home.
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Flush at the end of trip. Then add water and left over ice for the ride home. Does a good job cleaning tank.
Must be a good idea.
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The last day of a trip I fill the black all the way up with water and slosh it good all the way to the dump station. If I have full hookups I dump and flush and fill, then slosh and dump. If I was worried about the valves I would add some cooking oil to a gallon of water in the tank for the ride home.
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The last day of a trip I fill the black all the way up with water and slosh it good all the way to the dump station. If I have full hookups I dump and flush and fill, then slosh and dump. If I was worried about the valves I would add some cooking oil to a gallon of water in the tank for the ride home.
I've heard of people dumping a couple bags of ice down the loo to "scrub" out the black tank too. Sounds interesting. I guess you could always use leftover ice from a cooler, but sounds like a task!
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Black tanks

I had an oler camper tell me when I first started camping was after I dump the blackwater tanks before leaving the campground dump 4 to 5 bags of ice down the toilet. As the trailer moves going down the road and sloshes the ice around inside the tank it scrubs all the buildup off the walls. then when I get home just flush add several gallons of water and a tablet all done.
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After dumping and flushing, put about 5 gallons of water and 12 oz of Pine-sol or similar item from the dollar store. works for me
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