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Old 10-24-2013, 06:21 AM   #15
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On a lot of Class C's the bathroom vanity sink goes to the black tank not the grey, mine is like this. If yours is the same then just letting your sink run for a while will work, buts much slower than a hose.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:51 AM   #16
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On ours it takes 4-5 gallons of water to fill up the drain pipe and leave some in the tank itself. I add about 5 gallons, the chemicals go in the last of the water so it gets into the tank itself and not the drain at the valve.
I forgot the chemicals but were is your black tank that it takes 5gallons to fill the pipe, my tiffin the black tank is inches from the valve
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:59 PM   #18
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Why not just hold the valve open and pour in a bucket or two of water.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:53 PM   #19
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This is what you need to add water to the black water tank. Can not fall into the tank.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:42 PM   #20
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This is what you need to add water to the black water tank. Can not fall into the tank.
NOW, I have seen everything.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #21
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eek, clean the toilet first, flush, drop the pink thingy in to hold open the valve, fill BW tank, shake trailer with foot on bumper, dump, fill, shake, dump. Remove pink thingy, place in zip lock, drop in you favorite drop in, stow, wash hands. A really good solution for tanks without built in tank washers.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #22
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We wash the cooking utensils in a rubber pan and then dump the pan thru the yoilet into the black water.
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our sink/lav in bathroom drains to black tank, has been ok so far . we also added a hose fitting to sink fauset and we have a small water hose we connect to the spigot having a vacuum breaker/reverse flow device and use the standard wand to cleanout the toilet and black tank, when we are doing a thorough clean, but if we are going campground to campground, we only use the back flush valve we connect to our discharge on our discharge lines from drain lines, it allows gravity drain to sewer but also has a slide value with a water hose connection/backflow preventer that allows for back rinsing the drain line, we fill up tanks and then gravity drain and observe color of liquid through plastic fitting, great topic , huh.
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our sink/lav in bathroom drains to black tank, has been ok so far . we also added a hose fitting to sink fauset and we have a small water hose we connect to the spigot having a vacuum breaker/reverse flow device and use the standard wand to cleanout the toilet and black tank, when we are doing a thorough clean, but if we are going campground to campground, we only use the back flush valve we connect to our discharge on our discharge lines from drain lines, it allows gravity drain to sewer but also has a slide value with a water hose connection/backflow preventer that allows for back rinsing the drain line, we fill up tanks and then gravity drain and observe color of liquid through plastic fitting, great topic , huh.
May I ask: where did you buy such a poop tank backwasher see through reverse prevented fitting? Is it a kit or a whole new slinky?
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flush king, buy at camping world, $49. I find it useful for backwash of tank and drain line and for rinsing downstream to flex drain hose also.
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What some do is cut the water line behind the toilet and install a tee and valve and a short piece of hose. While at it, you could also install a shutoff valve so that you can open the flush valve and look into the tank without all the water going in and obscuring your view.

The problem with holding the foot valve down is it takes for-ev-er... If you have a backflusher, that's a good method as long as you don't get distracted and forget.
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Being brand new at RVing, I understand it's good to allow the black water tank to fill up at least 3/4 of the way before emptying. My first trip will be just a couple days and I doubt I'll fill it very much using the toilet. So, if I wish to add water to the black water tank in order to have enough in it in order to empty it what are the ways of doing that? Is it just by operating the toilet flush system repeatedly or are there other methods?

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Just hold the flush handle down until the toilet basin fills... then open lever and flush! The water splooshing down will help break up any poop pyramids from forming.
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Just hold the flush handle down until the toilet basin fills... then open lever and flush! The water splooshing down will help break up any poop pyramids from forming.
That's really not enough water to do that.
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