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Old 08-19-2013, 10:31 PM   #11
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Queueing up at the dump station gives me anxiety at the best of times. Searching for gear, like levelling blocks,would send me baglo!
I agree. That's why I don't wait for it to dribble out that last gallon; I turn it off and pack things up. However, I usually go to a nearby state park when returning from trips and flush out the black water tank and spend a little more time (usually mid afternoon when few people need the facility) and then I'll pull the right side up on a wedge.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:45 PM   #12
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When I left home for the Skagit the monitor indicated black and grey empty. Fresh water full. There might have been two cups of water go down the sink drain and only #1 in the black from camp. I dumped on the way home from the Skagit. Next to nothing in either tank when I started the dump, and I didn't wait for any dribbles. Got home and the monitor said both grey and black were 1/3 full.
Tomorrow, I'm going to put a bucket under the drain and open the grey water and see what comes out.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:08 AM   #13
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When I left home for the Skagit the monitor indicated black and grey empty. Fresh water full. There might have been two cups of water go down the sink drain and only #1 in the black from camp. I dumped on the way home from the Skagit. Next to nothing in either tank when I started the dump, and I didn't wait for any dribbles. Got home and the monitor said both grey and black were 1/3 full.
Tomorrow, I'm going to put a bucket under the drain and open the grey water and see what comes out.
I think someone is using your bathroom and shower when you are not around.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:26 AM   #14
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That actually happend to us a few years ago at our familys lake lot, I couldn't figure out why one summer our balck tank was filling so quickly every weekend untill I found out that one of our cousins trailers facilitys were broken so their kids were using ours. I sugested that he fix his trailer and was told it was easier to let his kids use our trailer.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:05 PM   #15
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I believe the grey water tank is not directly vented on the 19'.
The vent is near the galley sink and upstream from the p-trap before the tank. Resulting in the initial surge and slow discharge.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:00 PM   #16
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Opened the grey water gate and got maybe two cups of water in my bucket. Now monitor reads empty.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #17
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I think next time we dump, assuming there's nobody in line behind me, I'll take the time to raise the passenger side on a couple of blocks and see if that makes a difference.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:23 PM   #18
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We have considered blocks but the trouble is less than just waiting another two minutes.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:33 AM   #19
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If there are no lines when dumping, I take the 60 seconds to add blocks to the roadside wheels, otherwise just let it drain for about 2 minutes. LIke baglo found out, I really doubt there is that much left anyway.

After quickly dumping one time, I stopped on a service road on to our property pulling a ways into the ditch giving the trailer lots of side slope. I did not measure, but I bet I got not much more than an additional liter out of the grey tank.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:06 PM   #20
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I'm not concerned about getting the last few liters out, but I am concerned about being able to do a good job of flushing the tank. On our way home we usually dump the grey, then run whatever water is left in the fresh tank down the sink, then dump the grey again. If we leave significant water in the tank before flushing with fresh, this will be less effective. Of course figuring out what "significant" means is the issue... And also of course, dumping twice makes the slow draining twice as annoying...
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