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Old 09-26-2022, 12:53 PM   #1
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Hello, name is Jeff Ottle. Own a 2023 Winnebago Travato. Have been RV'ong for 9 years, previous rigs were Winnebago Adventurer and Winnebago Tour. I post one question already having to do with hooking up city water to the Travato, next I will be asking the right way to hook up the sewer line in say an RV park so as to get black tank dumped completely and correctly. Do I need to flush the black tank every time?
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Old 09-26-2022, 01:13 PM   #2
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Black Tank Flush

I don't ever miss an opportunity to flush my black tank. There are five of us in a 2002 Expedition 36T, three kids ten and under....need i say more? I do however make sure that the black tank is at least 3/4 full before i dump it. Even if its half full, i add more water to it to make sure that it all drains completely when i open. I also let my grey tank fill up half or more. That way i can dump my grey tank right after my black to clean my hose out. Then every 4-5 times, i break out the snake and run it through my bathroom window. Give the black tank a good cleaning from the inside, clean all my sensors real good. Hope this helps!
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Old 09-26-2022, 01:56 PM   #3
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Hi Jeff! Welcome to IRV2! We’re sure glad you joined the gang here!

If we're traveling and just stopping for a night or so, then I don't dump the black tank at every stop. I wait until it is about 3/4 full, then close the gray tank and collect water from our showers. Then I dump the black tank, flushing it with the on-board flusher, then finally dump the gray tank to clean out the sewer hose. Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

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Old 10-03-2022, 06:31 PM   #7
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Congrats on your new rig.

May you have many miles of smiles.

Flushing the black tank is a good thing.
I do it after every dump, then use the grey
tank for cleaning hose.
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