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Old 03-23-2013, 10:08 PM   #51
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I'm a little confused. Is there a problem with dumping with the Escape that is different from other trailers?
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:22 PM   #52
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The Sewer Solution is used to ensure that nothing is left in the black tank. Stuff that may get stuck on the walls can mess up the reading given by your tank level monitors. It's not an issue for me. I just make sure the black tank is as full as possible before dumping. That may involve flushing the toilet several times to add liquid. I dump the black tank, followed by the grey to flush out the slinky.
I have a "wand" that I have used a few times to clean the black tank. It's cheap, but more hassle probably. You stick the wand down into the tank and turn on the water to spray the insides of the tank.

When it comes to the stinky slinky, I still have the original after more than four years. I had to replace one end piece because I tossed it down to the ground, and the ground was cement, which broke a tab off. Finding a new end that fit in the storage compartment was a challenge, which is why some have replaced the storage tube with a plastic fence post. It's a bit larger, so the end of the hose fits inside better ( See Jon's posts on this ).
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:34 PM   #53
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As Baglo says, you need water in the black tank and I saw that as the main point being made on another forum. We use the typical type chemical packs for deodorizing. That means that every time we dump the black tank, we put a gallon of water with a chemical pack down the toilet. So there is at least that gallon in there. It will then be sloshing around cleaning the tank when moving.

For the same reason, it's a bad idea to set up to stay a few days and connect up the slinky if it happens that there are full hookups. (People often do that.) You would be constantly emptying the black tank instead of keeping water in it. Best to dump with the slinky only after a few days.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:40 AM   #54
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Thanks for clarifying. i have to admit that in the past I left the dumping to my husband (except when we stayed put in one place for an entire summer, come to think of it, so I guess I've dumped plenty). I've been wondering -- if you boondock and then go to look for a place to dump -- is that a problem? Can you pull into any campground and use the dump station?
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Thanks for clarifying. i have to admit that in the past I left the dumping to my husband (except when we stayed put in one place for an entire summer, come to think of it, so I guess I've dumped plenty). I've been wondering -- if you boondock and then go to look for a place to dump -- is that a problem? Can you pull into any campground and use the dump station?
While many campgrounds will let you use their dump station, they usually charge for it.

These websites will help you find dump stations:
Sanidumps
RV Dumps
RV There Yet Dump Stations
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This TA had a free dump. Bring your own hose but pass on the burgers.

PS: Reading this thread is the best fun I've had since Vic's dog ran through mom's tupperware party.
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