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Old 04-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #15
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:12 PM   #16
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TP test results

This was posted on another forum. It is not my test, and I can't verify any of it, just repeating what I read. I use what is on sale and have had no problems.
The test was a couple of sheets of TP in a half jar of water. Various brands and seconds required for them to disintegrate.
Charmin Plus 1 ply 9
Coronet 2 ply 12
Angel Soft 2 ply 12
Scott 1 ply 17
Soft n Gentle 1 ply 18
Soft Weave 1 ply 20
Soft n Gentle 2 ply 21
Quilted Northern Super 2 ply 69
Charmin Ultra 2 77
Cottonelle 1 ply 96
Charmin 1 ply 180
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #17
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We use Angel Soft...a few yers ago when we got our first RV my wife did a test...put a couple sheets (not sure how many, but an equal amount) of RV T.P. in a bottle with water and several other brands in other bottles. And let them sit and did it again with a light amount of agitation...Angel Soft actually broke down quicker than the RV T.P.

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:07 AM   #18
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I have a question. The recommendation is to not dump the black tank unless it is more than 1/2 full. So... if we use the camper for a long weekend, but it is NOT more than 1/2 full, is it ok to just leave the contents in the tank? Or should we just put more water into the tank to bring it up over 1/2 full? And, if we leave the contents in the tank, how long can you safely do that?
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I have a question. The recommendation is to not dump the black tank unless it is more than 1/2 full. So... if we use the camper for a long weekend, but it is NOT more than 1/2 full, is it ok to just leave the contents in the tank? Or should we just put more water into the tank to bring it up over 1/2 full? And, if we leave the contents in the tank, how long can you safely do that?
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Some might say it's OK to leave the contents but I won't do it. I just add water to the tank to get it near full before dumping. Then I add several gallons of fresh water and THAT remains in the black tank.

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The purpose of not dumping early, is to allow solids to break down as long as possible. 2-3 days is usually long enough. Adding extra water before dumpng is always a good idea to help force out any recent un-disolved solids.

I would have no problem leaving a black tank at any level until such time it may freeze. However, it seems rather silly to carry an extra 2 - 300lbs on your way home, especially if can dump before you leave.
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My black tank sensor is stuck on 3/4, even when empty. I filled it completely full with 3 packets of detergent and let it sit for a few hour, then drained it. Still on 3/4, and it didn't even get to full when it was full to the mouth of the toilet.

I then stuck my wand down the toilet on city water and aimed it at every corner and up and down. No change. I aimed it out in the yard, and it shot a good 15-20 feet thru a 3/16" hole at 90 from vertical. I filled it again and will let it sit for several days.

It that doesn't work, how many bags of ice do I need or how much Rid-X?
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:45 AM   #22
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Dunner,

I think the detergent was a good idea, I just think you should have left it in for a day or two.

As far as the Rid-X route, I would use a whole box ($7-$8). For best results, use as warm of water as you can, just not hot. Then I would desolve 2 cups of sugar and add that. The warm water and sugar will speed up the bacteria a action.

There is another product called RV Digest-it, made by Unique. It's a more concentrated form and is a liquid. Either one you use, I would let it set for 2 days, just to be sure.

Never did the ice thing. Seems like yould need a lot and have to drive around through the whole process.
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Ditto here. Just a word to the wise though.... Never.... I say NEVER, try to multi task when filling the black tank with fresh water via the San T Flush!
Don't ask me how I know but, if you forget it for just a few minutes, you can end up with a Robin Williams type of experience.

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BTW, we use Quilted Northern, another tip. Don't leave black tank valve open, leave it closed until about 3/4 full then dump and use the flushout.
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clyon51, I'm going to re-fill it and let it sit with water softener and detergent. I don't plan on going anyplace soon, so it can sit for awhile. Thx for the hints and link to the GEO method. I just hope it is not a wiring problem. The fresh doesn't show full when it is either.
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yea, could be a wiring or sensor problem. When I have something pop-up like this, I crawl under the rig and take a look. My 2 Jack Russels love to pull on wires trying to chase chipmunks under there, the little buggers!
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Traveling solo I used a ziplock bag for tp so no tp went in the toilet. I can camp for two weeks without dumping my black tank. It makes a big difference. My husband and I traveled more than camped so we didn't have to worry too much about full tanks. We always filled both tanks to full before dumping.
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The closest store didn't have the liquid Rid-x, so I bought the box and dissolved it best I could and added the sugar. Doesn't dissolve easy, even in hot water. Hot it works.
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