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Old 02-04-2015, 11:43 AM   #61
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Amen to that. Since reaching my late 60s, I have really grown to appreciate not having to leave the trailer in the middle of the night to use campground facilities.
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Old 02-04-2015, 03:01 PM   #62
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Amen to that. Since reaching my late 60s, I have really grown to appreciate not having to leave the trailer in the middle of the night to use campground facilities.
That is exactly the issue that prompted us to choose the 17B, since we already are in our 60s! It would have eventually meant using a portable toilet system with the 15A, which was not an appealing thought.
For now, we keep shoes, jackets and headlamps handy for nighttime excursions to nearby campground facilities (or nearby bushes when boondocking). I'm sure a time will come when that inconvenience will overcome our reluctance to deal with the black water system.

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That is exactly the issue that prompted us to choose the 17B, since we already are in our 60s! It would have eventually meant using a portable toilet system with the 15A, which was not an appealing thought.
For now, we keep shoes, jackets and headlamps handy for nighttime excursions to nearby campground facilities (or nearby bushes when boondocking). I'm sure a time will come when that inconvenience will overcome our reluctance to deal with the black water system.

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Dealing with the black water system on an Escape is a snap. Dump the tank, flush/rinse it out periodically, drop a deodorizer tablet, done. When you're hooked up, even easier. YMMV.
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:38 PM   #64
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Ditto to that. Also, to keep the sensors clean, I add a bag of ice cubes plus cleaning tabs prior to departing for home!
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Ditto to that. Also, to keep the sensors clean, I add a bag of ice cubes plus cleaning tabs prior to departing for home!
I skipped that part Sandra - we had them install the Horst Probes.
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Well, its the bagged ice one buys at the market or gas station (not blocks). I got the idea from either the FGRV or the Casita forum. It is supposed to provide a "scrubbing" action while driving. I must be doing something right because my factory sensors appear to be working.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:45 PM   #68
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I'm still waiting for a first person eye-witness account that confirms that the ice-cubes are helping clean the sensors.
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I am not going in there to look!
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A tank cleaning wand costs about $9.
One bag of ice cubes costs about $3.
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