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Old 05-02-2016, 09:30 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Nickdalzell1 View Post
It's hard to budge because it seldom gets use. The plastic handle broke off ages ago so I can only use vice grips and a hammer to move it.

My trailer is converted into a mobile home. I'm a full timer but a parker. I picked a spot, had this hulk towed here and parked for good. No wheels, eventually underpinnings. The ground is so close to the axles there isn't a way to u bend but thanks for the suggestion.

The tank is tiny, both for grey and black. A single 5 minute navy shower will fill the grey. Two nights and black is full. The trailer is my home. And it's tedious to keep opening and closing the thing. Most of the time neighbors are few, any smell I get is mild. This is the first time in the 7 years of living here that the place has been this crowded.

As for moving, well there's two issues. 1 I have no truck, 2 I never intended to move this place.

I'll close the valve this time because I need to breathe. Hopefully whatever turned an otherwise quiet and picturesque landscape into diesel trucker city won't be around much longer.
You need to replace the valves then too

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Old 05-05-2016, 04:53 PM   #16
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The five minute to full was always that way for grey. This trailer has tiny tanks. When I first got it I also noticed the fresh water tank won't last enough to even fill the bathtub.

I have no blockages that I know of and I can tell if black/grey flows and empties. I have had three trailers and do maintenance constantly. Every day I do a walk around because if I go so much as one day ignoring anything something always breaks. The Behemoth, as I call my current rig, is possibly the worst when it comes to things either falling apart, shorting out, or leaking, or, as is this case, smelling. Oddly enough the smell went away after a few nights. No one has dumped since however but it is closed until they pack and leave (and I use the bath house to keep it from filling up again).

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Old 05-10-2016, 06:03 PM   #17
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You can choose to ignore all the great info about keeping your valves closed until you dump, however, if you continue to leave them open, you are simply choosing to put your head in the sand.
You say you can tell the tanks are draining! Exactly how do you tell when the valves are always open? And at this point, even if you close them, then open to drain them, sure enough, they will drain the liquid, however, most likely leaving your "mound" behind in the black tank!
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thats the smell of cheap beer and pork rinds, kidding but have you ever eaten from a work site gut truck your poo would smell like that too, the job that has brought all the pipe fitters will come to an end and they will all leave, and be back in another 7 years from now
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If you do decide to clean your tank(s) this might be of help to you.

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