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Old 11-22-2015, 08:30 PM   #31
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I would like to know how others measure the gallon of water.
I measured the capacity of the toilet bowl once and I think it was about two quarts. So if you fill the bowl then flush it twice you should get your gallon.
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:57 PM   #32
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We carry a square 3 gallon pail, comes in handy washing the bugs off the front of the trailer and truck as well as dumping water into the black tank. Fits in the dinettes bench seat.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:44 PM   #33
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We seldom have issues with doors. We do try to minimize going #2 in the trailer when campground facilities are available. I also will dump the tanks as often as possible, typically no more than about three days between dumps. We always try to dump before travelling, and usually put a dash of that blue stuff into the tanks after dumping. So far this strategy has worked fine for us.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:18 AM   #34
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You can always tilt your trailer forward to push the liquid back into the tank and then dump.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:26 PM   #35
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Like Alf I use the "Geo" method and not even Gonzo th' Dawg notices any odors. I mix about 1 cup of Calgon with the same amount of liquid laundry detergent into a 1/2 gallon juice container then add another 1/2 gallon water in the tank. And so far, (knock on wood), the tank sensors seem to be working fine too.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:48 PM   #36
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Like Alf I use the "Geo" method and not even Gonzo th' Dawg notices any odors. I mix about 1 cup of Calgon with the same amount of liquid laundry detergent into a 1/2 gallon juice container then add another 1/2 gallon water in the tank. And so far, (knock on wood), the tank sensors seem to be working fine too.
Hi: OneOleMan... We have switched to using liquid dishwasher detergent. It's low sudsing, and contains some bleach too!!!Everything else remains the same. Alf
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Old 11-24-2015, 03:13 AM   #37
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Hi: OneOleMan... We have switched to using liquid dishwasher detergent. It's low sudsing, and contains some bleach too!!!Everything else remains the same. Alf
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Yer right, Alf. I was having one of my many Senior Moments when I said laundry detergent.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:28 AM   #38
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Hi: OneOleMan... We have switched to using liquid dishwasher detergent. It's low sudsing, and contains some bleach too!!!Everything else remains the same. Alf
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I like it! What brand?

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I like it! What brand?

Hi: skiman... Usually WallyMart store brand or whatever is on sale at the grocery store. Alf
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Hi: skiman... Usually WallyMart store brand or whatever is on sale at the grocery store. Alf
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I guess it won't leave spots on the dishes.

Definitely give it a try as soon as my tub of packets run out. Like that is readily available. I could never find the Calgon in store around here for the Geo.
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