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Old 05-04-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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Someone told me,that when you do a sewer hook up at an RV park , that you should open both the gray and the black water holding tanks .

I disagree ,a single rinse, or a single flush, will not provide enough volume
to evacuate the system .

Who is correct,cause I'm new to RVing.

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Old 05-04-2016, 07:57 PM   #2
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Correct, single dump when full. In our world anyway...
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Black ALWAYS ALWAYS closed until timemto dump. Poo piles are no fun.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:58 PM   #4
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Hello - you are correct; especially for the black tank.

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Old 05-04-2016, 07:58 PM   #5
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I will leave the grey open since it fills up the fastest. The black stays closed until either we leave or it get to 3/4. I would never leave the black open.
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John......If you leave the black tank open, the fluids will run out, but the solids will pile up into a mountain and will later be difficult to flush out.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:22 PM   #8
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We leave both valves CLOSED until time to dump. BLACK water first, then GREY water.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:36 PM   #9
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Black Pryamid! That's what you'll get if you open the black tank without letting it "mix" for a while. Upon setting up camp, I usually depress the foot pedal and stick the bowl brush in and let off of the pedal for about 5 minutes. This gets a little water in there to keep the solids from building up in one spot.

I do open the grey tank upon setting up so I don't have to monitor it. On the morning that we leave, I close it to let it build up...even running the sink for a bit too.

Once I'm ready to dump, it's black tank first, then the grey to clean out the line.
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Upon setting up camp, I usually depress the foot pedal and stick the bowl brush in and let off of the pedal for about 5 minutes. This gets a little water in there to keep the solids from building up in one spot.
Be careful with this method. . . not too long ago there was a post of someone doing the same thing and the brush dropped down!
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We keep the grey tank valve open and the black tank valve closed until the black tank is about 3/4 full, then close the grey tank valve until we take a couple of showers. Then we dump the black tank, using the built-in flusher, until the water coming out is clean as seen through the clear adapter on the outlet. We then close the black tank valve, leaving the flusher on to put a couple of gallons in the black tank. Then we shut off the flusher, put Happy Camper tank treatment in the black tank, and finally dump the grey tank! Works for us!
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We leave both valves CLOSED until time to dump. BLACK water first, then GREY water.
This is how I do it also. You can always let some gray out if needed but I have never had to until it is time to break camp.
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Upon setting up camp, I usually depress the foot pedal and stick the bowl brush in and let off of the pedal for about 5 minutes.
Better tie a string to the brush, I suspect it would not be fun fishing the brush out of the tank.
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This is how I do it also. You can always let some gray out if needed but I have never had to until it is time to break camp.
This is what I do as well. The poor sewer flies will have to find another lunch.
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