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Old 03-23-2021, 05:15 AM   #15
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I sometimes drop in a laundry detergent pod - about every third tank or so. Less suds, smells good, and has a wide range of cleaning capabilities. Itís also easy and is a controlled amount of soap, so I donít get the suds problem when dumping.
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:43 AM   #16
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Man, what a waste. I just empty the ice bin in the toilet when I break camp for home along with about 5 gallons of water and let the ice scrub the tank. If I think I have a clogging issue I just just put some calgon or epson salt in the tank to wash away it's worries.



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WHY?????????

Everything will just be filled with Poop again - Now you need to wash and wax the Coach because you cleaned all the wax off with the dish soap.

Sorry but it's a BLACK tank!


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I agree. I don't even sterilize my fresh water tank.
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Old 03-23-2021, 08:11 AM   #18
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I agree. I don't even sterilize my fresh water tank.
I just do not understand all this fixation on black tank interiors. I flush the toilet into mine and dump it when full. I found 25 years ago that tank sensors mean nothing and have not used one since. If I suspected a fat build-up in mine, I would change my diet and ignore the tank residue.
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Kind of like putting soap in a fountain, and Iím sure itís cleaner than it was. Iíd give the roof and exterior a good wash because those suds did come from your black tank.

Also plan on waxing. Dawn probably cleaned off what was there.
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Here is a picture of my black tank floor after 16 years of holding ...... well you understand. BTW, this tank has never seen any commercially available "cleaning agent" besides a healthy dose of Dihydrogen monoxide.


You ought to bottle that stuff.....

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BTW, this tank has never seen any commercially available "cleaning agent" besides a healthy dose of Dihydrogen monoxide.
Was that high pressure or low pressure Dihydrogen monoxide?
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'Grease' = FAT.....so if your Poop floats in the toilet, you are eating to much fat. Everyone go look....!?!
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Hmm, not a bad idea. I used Dawn, which I think does the same thing.

I'll probably be dumping it two more times before we leave to head back, so yeah I think leaving as much soap in there as possible is a good thing. In fact just before we leave and after we dump, I'll probably add another half cup or so. That way with all the rocking around as we travel down the road it should FINALLY clean off those old sensors.

Ah, the joys of owning a 24 yo rig. Can't wait to update...well, a little anyways...say from a 1997 to a 2007?...that'd be good.

Thanks all!
I put a small bottle of Calgon in with a cup of Dawn and fill the black tank up about 1/3. Then I drive to my next destination. I dump there and it's amazing what comes out of a "clean" tank.
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I just do not understand all this fixation on black tank interiors. I flush the toilet into mine and dump it when full. I found 25 years ago that tank sensors mean nothing and have not used one since. If I suspected a fat build-up in mine, I would change my diet and ignore the tank residue.
Now you're just being practical.
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Clean poop! Great!
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Man, what a waste. I just empty the ice bin in the toilet when I break camp for home along with about 5 gallons of water and let the ice scrub the tank. If I think I have a clogging issue I just just put some calgon or epson salt in the tank to wash away it's worries.
I was going to mention the ice cube idea but you beat me to it. About two 8 lbs bags of ice dumped in through the toilet with about 10 gallons of clean water and a clean tank you will have at your next destination., especially if the road is bumpy and twisty.
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wouldnít work with a macerating toilet though - best case youíd have a big brown slushie....
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