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Old 06-11-2015, 12:02 AM   #101
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OK, thanks for clarifying Tim. I thought there was maybe an access cover directly on the tank that I didn't know about. Never occured to me that a long solid pipe could make it into the gray tank via the drain cap, due to the bend in the plumbing.
Access to the gray tank is a straight shot, no bends.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:03 AM   #102
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Rarely cleaned the black tank and never cleaned the gray tank. And not missing a minute over it.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:08 AM   #103
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Rarely cleaned the black tank and never cleaned the gray tank. And not missing a minute over it.
Guess our noses are more sensitive. The gray tank stinks more than the black and vents right over the door and in front of the MAXX. If we don't clean ours, we start wondering what or who is making the smell
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:41 AM   #104
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Guess our noses are more sensitive. The gray tank stinks more than the black and vents right over the door and in front of the MAXX. If we don't clean ours, we start wondering what or who is making the smell
We have had such a smell once in a while on dumping, however, by the time we get where we are going that day, it is gone. Why would the gray be a worse smell than the black?

We always put a gallon of water, right after dumping the black tank, with a packet of chemicals, to slosh around during travel and we never have it empty unless for winter storage.

Our gray tank may also not be completely empty sometimes, given the way it empties, which may be good. Perhaps it needs a little water left in and the smell results if none. Did you ever try just putting a gallon or two of water after dumping? Or you are saying that you have such a smell all of the time?
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:48 AM   #105
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Whether or not you can get a straight PVC into the drain pipe is probably build specific and whether or not you have a black tank. On Ten Forward, the final gate has a nearly 90 degree to both. I'd need a flexible piece to be able to flush and it would need to be really, really long to reach the far corner of the tank as the drain/gate are forward of the axle where the gray water tank is rear of the axle.
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:48 AM   #106
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Access to the gray tank is a straight shot, no bends.
Ah, that explains my confusion. There are indeed bends on my 19, but not on your 15. The pipe wouldn't work for me.
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:57 AM   #107
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I added tank rinse systems to both the black & gray tanks. The gray was easy since it is exposed. For the black I had to go through the trailer shell. Both work well as long as I have enough water pressure. I don't use them every dump, only when things start to smell or the sensors start driving me crazy. Some photos in the 2012 section of my Trailer Modifications page.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:15 AM   #108
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ETI has changes their valve configuration on the newer models, both the gray and black valves are now adjacent to one another on the side vs the older reach underneath to get access to the gray valve.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:32 PM   #109
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I was looking for ideas on grey water tank cleaners and I found this video: They suggest dishwasher detergent as the best grey tank cleaner. I think I'll give it a try.
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Old 10-10-2015, 07:08 PM   #110
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ETI has changes their valve configuration on the newer models, both the gray and black valves are now adjacent to one another on the side vs the older reach underneath to get access to the gray valve.
Yes, and a definite improvement. Supposing we could clean the gray if we wanted but have not looked at that.
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