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Old 08-02-2018, 08:58 AM   #1
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Emptying Holding Tanks On a Hill

I have a 2004 Fleetwood Flair. There is one dump station I use where the front end of the coach is about one foot lower than the rear. It seems that neither the black or gray tanks get completely empty with this arrangement. I haven't been able to actually see the tanks or outlet pipes to see if that makes sense. Any help or input would be appreciated.
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Happens quite a bit depending on design, location of the tank and where the connection to the tank is. I read that some will take the time to level their MH’s at the dump station to try and solve the problem. I don’t worry too much about it except if the next stop is storage. Having a bit of “leftovers” isn’t much of a problem as long as you also have water in the tank to keep things wet (which you should do anyway).
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:14 PM   #3
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After I dump I will put about 1/8 tank of water back in the black tank for the road trip to aid any solids to liquefy rather than solidify. The motion of the MH is enough to "slosh". If I can't get a complete dump... I don't have to add.



Then, depending on next stop I'll either hit another dump station or leave it until I'm home and dump into the septic tank.
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I avoid dump stations that are lower in the front.
Preferably higher, or at least level gives my tanks a much better cleaning.
You could try using your levellers or drive up on blocks, or find a new dump.
With a 1 foot drop to the front you will never properly empty your tanks and the will eventually create a bigger problem.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:03 AM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. The only time I use this particular dump station is before storing my RV. This is an RV friendly gas station with propane, and a free dump so I like that. It's such a slope toward the front that I don't think I could quite get level with the jacks but I'll try it. And I don't have enough blocks to drive up that high either. I'll keep working on a solution; which might mean finding a different dump station.
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