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Old 07-14-2014, 09:57 PM   #81
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Actually, there must be perfumes in it also as it smells pretty good! Really surprised how well it worked considering it just sat there and there was no turbulence created in the tank, as would occur in travel. It might even work better when traveling. At any rate, I'm happy with it.
Enter the "surfactants" -- scented ones.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:13 PM   #82
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Well...I guess what I am saying is personally I do not need tank probes to use my trailer. I am probably one of the few to take this position. Our last little fiberglass trailer didn't have them. From experience, I have developed a good sense or "guess-ta-mation" as to when it's time to dump.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:31 PM   #83
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My black tank sensor indicated I was 2/3 full after dumping. We all know what that means.
When I got home I used the wand. Quick shots of high pressure water and sensor read empty.
Just wish I could do it without getting sprayed in the face.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:10 AM   #84
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Maybe I've just lucked out, but I do the ice cube thing after the final dumping. I get the 10# bag at a nearby market or gas station and let it all rattle around on the trip home. On occasion I will add one of the enzyme "drop ins" to become activated after "the big chill".
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:00 AM   #85
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Maybe I've just lucked out, but I do the ice cube thing after the final dumping. I get the 10# bag at a nearby market or gas station and let it all rattle around on the trip home. On occasion I will add one of the enzyme "drop ins" to become activated after "the big chill".
How do you get cubes in the grey water tank? My problem has never been with black water but with grey. Black seems easy to clean. I was looking for something for grey.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:44 AM   #86
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I posted our issue on 23 June and, after trying everything, we gave up. Now, four weeks later after just sitting, our tank reads "empty". Did the water dry up? Did all those enzymes I put in the tank finally work? Fascinating ...
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Remember the 'good old days', when you pitched a tent, and had to walk in the dark to the outhouse?
Sometimes, I think the problem is too much information.
I sprayed my black tank sensors a couple days ago and the monitor went from 2/3 full to empty. Today, it's back to 1/3 full and the trailer hasn't left the driveway.
I've never come close to filling my grey tank and I can just look down the hole to determine how full the black tank is.
Monitoring my battery just raises my anxiety levels.
I'm off for four days boondocking tomorrow. I'm leaving the genset at home because I don't want it stolen while I'm off fishing. Taking the portable solar panel. I guess I'll put in the bathroom while I'm away from camp so it doesn't get stolen.
Hoping the fridge manages to keep my beer cold.
I do this to relax.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:49 AM   #88
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You must be fishing in a high crime area with these stealing fears. Just enjoy the outdoors and good luck with the fishing.
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I brought this thread back to life to share a couple of things. One, tipping really high on the passenger side significantly helps. At our last stop on the way home from Osoyoos, we used the Andersen Leveler and really raised the passenger side. No slow drain this time. I think that not only is the gray tank broad and flat but the holding bands cinch the tank in at least two places causing low spots. Without a significant tip, you can leave the valve open all day and it isn't going to get the stuff out of those low spots. Also, I found that all of the commercial cleaning wands didn't even begin to reach the other side of the gray tank. I built a new one for less than $10 and made it twice as long as most commercial ones. All of the parts were purchased at Lowes. I also drilled the flush hole backwards as has been suggested by ETI. I couldn't believe the gunk I got out of the tank that wasn't even touched by the commercial wand. AND my tank reads empty after a quick rinse. First time it has read empty in a while. Pictures below of the new, longer wand:
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How do you use the wand to flush the grey water tank ?
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