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Old 06-12-2014, 06:05 PM   #21
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I wonder if a lighting system could be installed on the inside of a black tank. You folks that want a crystal clean black tank can open the flush valve and get a good look at the inside when ever you want.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:38 PM   #22
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Lastly, I pretty much have given up on the tank indicators - they rarely read correctly, even after a rinse.
Is this common? Just curious.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:04 PM   #23
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Is this common? Just curious.
Yes, very common.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:35 PM   #24
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I have yet to have any issues with either of my Escape's sensors, just using the proper tissue and some cleanser.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:44 PM   #25
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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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City Water & check valve. It takes enough pressure to spin the head that I doubt gravity feed would make it work...

As to the tank indicators, while some state they always work OK, more have problems with them...
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:47 PM   #26
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Dave1,
I think the most important aspect that some members are missing here as to when and why you should keep your tanks clean and empty is ambient temperature. Living and I presume camping in New Mexico heat will require more sanitary conditions. That is unless you want the campground to yourself. I even flush, add odorant, and cap my dump hose after each use. And by keeping your tanks emptied, you lessen tow weight and save fuel.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:18 AM   #27
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City Water & check valve. It takes enough pressure to spin the head that I doubt gravity feed would make it work...

As to the tank indicators, while some state they always work OK, more have problems with them...
Jon,

Thanks for the reply. Yes gravity feed would not work, I meant to ask if you used a hose hook up with or without a ck valve, which you answered.

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Old 06-13-2014, 09:40 AM   #28
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I think the most important aspect that some members are missing here as to when and why you should keep your tanks clean and empty is ambient temperature. Living and I presume camping in New Mexico heat will require more sanitary conditions. That is unless you want the campground to yourself. I even flush, add odorant, and cap my dump hose after each use. And by keeping your tanks emptied, you lessen tow weight and save fuel.
David,

I couldn't agree more. After watching the video posted it is amazing how much is left after flushing. I'm trying to find a dumping procedure that will get the tanks clean enough to not clog, smell, and be somewhat sanitary. . So far I'm of the mind that a good tank chemical combined with at least a half full tank combined with some travel to mix it up before dumping. After the dump does one fill and flush, use a wand, or install a tank flusher. etc. I'm leaning toward an installed tank flusher, however the shape of the 19 gal tank isn't square, so I wonder how effective it would be. Maybe a hose connect installed in the bath and a wand is the answer.

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Old 06-13-2014, 09:56 AM   #29
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This video (25 minutes) might be of interest if you are in the market for a rinser of some sort, he just posted this today. I know it'll be hard but try and not be too critical and take it for what it's worth.

Testing Tank Flushing Systems in the Clear RV Black Tank!
Thanks for posting this site. The video was entertaining at least and had some good conclusions. Will be interesting to see what tank chemicals will do to overall breakdown/removal of solids. Wonder what he will choose for "solids"?
The escape 19 gal tank, in the 19 trailer, is not square, has a bottom exit and a couple elbows.
Looking around the site was fun, he sure has a lot of energy! Good site I've saved it for future entertainment.

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Dave1, you might watch the 1st one they did, it describes the ingredients. He got so much positive feedback that he made the 2nd one linked to above.

Inside the RV Black Tank: Testing the Sewer Solution
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