Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Beginning RVing: New TT Question
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > New TT Question

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Rookie RV

Austin Mn

New Member

Joined: 06/30/2018

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/03/18 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First, a little back history about my wife and I. We had a new Jayco TT on a seasonal site about 10 years ago, but sold it, and got out of camping. So I do know a little about campers. We just bought a 2019 Forester Flagstaff 832IKBS, and we are having it delivered to the campground where we are seasonal again. Campers sure have changed. On the outside of the RV there is a Black Tank clean out, where you just screw a hose to it, turn on the water, and it cleans it out. Back when we had our Jayco 10 years ago, I would drain the tanks on Sunday before we left, and fill the toilet back up with water, and drain it to clean everything out. I also had one of those wands that you attach to a hose, and stick it down in the tank thru the hole in the toilet, to was out the sides of the tank. First question is, do I still have to do all that? Or is using the black tank clean out enough. Second question, what are the steps I want to follow at the end of the weekend, before we head home? Thanks in advance!!!

PS. Its good to be back!!

donn0128

Pronounced Ore-gun

Senior Member

Joined: 04/21/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/03/18 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should actually never dump the black tank until its about 3/4 or more full. So dumping after two days is kind of bad idea. When you dunp do dump, open the valve, dump, hook a garden hose and turn on. Let it run until it runs clear. BTW a clear elbow is a nice addition. Turn off water, disconnect hose, close black valve, add several gallons of water. As long as you use lots of water in the black tank you should not have a problem leaving it part full for a week or two between trips.


Don,Lorri,and Charlie Bear 2016
8 years OSP Camp Host
The Other Dallas


Rookie RV

Austin Mn

New Member

Joined: 06/30/2018

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/03/18 08:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks!! I just watched a really good video on youtube about it. Very informative..

zcookiemonstar

Midwest

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/04/18 02:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MAKE SURE YOU GET A SEPARATE HOSE FOR THE FLUSH ATTACHMENT. Do not leave it connected. Use some type of back flow preventer too. I would dump it every time I left. Just make sure you ad enough water to the tank so all the solids flow out. If you are on a full hook up site why would you not drain it.

SoundGuy

S Ontario

Senior Member

Joined: 02/11/2015

View Profile



Posted: 07/04/18 05:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rookie RV wrote:

On the outside of the RV there is a Black Tank clean out, where you just screw a hose to it, turn on the water, and it cleans it out.


In theory yes, but I found the black tank flusher on our previous K-Z Spree still didn't flush the black tank clear of debris as well as putting a tank wand down the toilet throat and into the tank. It's also the only method that will clean the toilet throat as well. Our current Coachmen doesn't have a black tank flusher and I don't miss it at all.


2014 Coachmen Freedom Express 192RBS * 2003 Fleetwood Yuma
2008 K-Z Spree 240BH-LX * 2007 TrailCruiser C21RBH
2000 Fleetwood Santa Fe * 1998 Jayco 10UD * 1969 Coleman CT380

Ralph Cramden

US

Senior Member

Joined: 06/14/2017

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/04/18 06:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SoundGuy wrote:

Rookie RV wrote:

On the outside of the RV there is a Black Tank clean out, where you just screw a hose to it, turn on the water, and it cleans it out.


In theory yes, but I found the black tank flusher on our previous K-Z Spree still didn't flush the black tank clear of debris as well as putting a tank wand down the toilet throat and into the tank. It's also the only method that will clean the toilet throat as well. Our current Coachmen doesn't have a black tank flusher and I don't miss it at all.


It's more of a tank filler than a flusher. Prior to the mid 2000s you would be hard pressed to find that gadget installed from the factory. You would have to install it aftermarket. Now it's a cheap gizmo that generates oooohs and ahhs in the brochure which makes the naive think they received some sort of miracle cure all for the black tank. Jam a bore scope down the sheethole and watch how well it works. Most likely you'll see water just pour into the tank like fron the hose you hooked up to it. Then take into account most are installed on the outlet end of the tank streetside which if it actually sprayed with enough force to dislodge anything is against the natural flow direction of the tank. It is however good to use to fill the tank to soften a loogie you my have left in there for a couple weeks.

Now let me clarify. On the way home from our annual Memorial day 18 night trip, we were stuck in traffic for 2 hours on a two lane road descending the mountain when an unfortunate chap wrecked his Harley into a wall. Of course after about an hour yours truly had the urge come on, and in lieu of pooping my pants right there on the highway, it sure was nice to have the Rockwood sitting right there.


After a very enjoyable constitutional, and finally traffic being allowed to proceed, we made it home and I totally forgot about my creation deposited in the black tank until last Saturday. I hooked up the garden hose and pumped about 40 gallons in there to rehydrate that puppy for a few hours, then flushed him into the yard after the dilution.

The tank flush was perfect for that scenario other than the vacuum breaker deciding to flood the camper floor, which is discussed in another ongoing post.

I know, that's probably way more info than you wanted to read but it's my story and I'm sticking to it. So happy Independence day, now off to get another box of beer.

The moral of the story is almost anything is better than pooping your pants, especially on a public highway at 10AM Sunday morning.

* This post was edited 07/04/18 07:32am by Ralph Cramden *

Lwiddis

Los Angeles :(

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 07/04/18 08:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I want to dump before the black tank is 3/4 or more, I add water. Water is your waste tank’s friend.


2015 Winnebago 2101DS TT & Tahoe LTZ, 300 watts WindyNation solar-parallel & MPPT, Trojan T-125s. TALL flagpole for US flag. Prefer USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, USF&WS, state & county camps. Bicyclist! 14 year Army vet - 11B40 then 11A - old MOS 1542 & 1560.


drsteve

Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 06/09/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/04/18 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ralph Cramden wrote:

SoundGuy wrote:

Rookie RV wrote:

On the outside of the RV there is a Black Tank clean out, where you just screw a hose to it, turn on the water, and it cleans it out.


In theory yes, but I found the black tank flusher on our previous K-Z Spree still didn't flush the black tank clear of debris as well as putting a tank wand down the toilet throat and into the tank. It's also the only method that will clean the toilet throat as well. Our current Coachmen doesn't have a black tank flusher and I don't miss it at all.


It's more of a tank filler than a flusher. Prior to the mid 2000s you would be hard pressed to find that gadget installed from the factory. You would have to install it aftermarket. Now it's a cheap gizmo that generates oooohs and ahhs in the brochure which makes the naive think they received some sort of miracle cure all for the black tank. Jam a bore scope down the sheethole and watch how well it works. Most likely you'll see water just pour into the tank like fron the hose you hooked up to it. Then take into account most are installed on the outlet end of the tank streetside which if it actually sprayed with enough force to dislodge anything is against the natural flow direction of the tank. It is however good to use to fill the tank to soften a loogie you my have left in there for a couple weeks.

Now let me clarify. On the way home from our annual Memorial day 18 night trip, we were stuck in traffic for 2 hours on a two lane road descending the mountain when an unfortunate chap wrecked his Harley into a wall. Of course after about an hour yours truly had the urge come on, and in lieu of pooping my pants right there on the highway, it sure was nice to have the Rockwood sitting right there.


After a very enjoyable constitutional, and finally traffic being allowed to proceed, we made it home and I totally forgot about my creation deposited in the black tank until last Saturday. I hooked up the garden hose and pumped about 40 gallons in there to rehydrate that puppy for a few hours, then flushed him into the yard after the dilution.

The tank flush was perfect for that scenario other than the vacuum breaker deciding to flood the camper floor, which is discussed in another ongoing post.

I know, that's probably way more info than you wanted to read but it's my story and I'm sticking to it. So happy Independence day, now off to get another box of beer.

The moral of the story is almost anything is better than pooping your pants, especially on a public highway at 10AM Sunday morning.


Ahh... the rest of the story.


2006 Silverado 1500HD Crew Cab 2WD 6.0L 3.73 8600 GVWR
2018 Coachmen Catalina Legacy Edition 223RBS
1991 Palomino Filly PUP

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > New TT Question
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS