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Old 06-11-2014, 11:47 PM   #11
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I added a rinse system to both my black & gray tanks. I usually use the rinse system every 3-4 dumps, however it only works if I have a threaded water source. I don't use a tank additive. Lastly, I pretty much have given up on the tank indicators - they rarely read correctly, even after a rinse.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:03 AM   #12
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Which rinse system did you choose, Jon?
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I have the Tornado system waiting to be installed, for well over a year now. Someday, maybe.

I have actually never rinsed my tanks in 5 years, and all seems well, the monitor seems to record the levels fine too. We do use a good tank deodorizer/treatment, and with doing so don't have any issue with odours. We actually started using one most of the time with the grey tank too, as we noticed odours coming from the vent by the door.

I do try to dump after driving a bit, so things are loosened up in the tank.
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We try to restrict ourselves as much as possible to using the Escape toilet for liquid waste rather than both solid and liquid. That means using campground facilities when they are available. I find that following this practice makes it so much easier to keep the tanks clean and to manage odors. Of course, when you gotta go, you gotta go; so there are always exceptions, boondocking being one good example.
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I have the Tornado in the black & a simple spray in the gray. I also use Dave's technique when possible...
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:55 AM   #16
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I have the Tornado in the black & a simple spray in the gray. I also use Dave's technique when possible...
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On the tornado did you use a city water hose hook up with a check valve or a gravity hose hookup.

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I have heard of the trick of dumping a bag of ice cubes in the black tank before heading down the road. The resulting agitation helps to clean the tanks. It is a real pain in the butt to fish out those ice cubes though!
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I have heard of the trick of dumping a bag of ice cubes in the black tank before heading down the road. The resulting agitation helps to clean the tanks. It is a real pain in the butt to fish out those ice cubes though!
The ice cubes are easier to retrieve it you first remove them from the plastic bag!
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The ice cubes are easier to retrieve it you first remove them from the plastic bag!
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The ice cubes are easier to retrieve it you first remove them from the plastic bag!
You could use the "ice cube dispenser" located just in front of the wheels on the underside of the Escape. Just put your cup next to the outlet and open the valve.
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