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valhalla360

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Posted: 06/14/19 01:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HadEnough wrote:

I’m curious. A lot of people talk about the solids sticking in one spot in black water tanks. I see it in this thread also. I never have a problem like this. Is it just because my RV is always in motion? Is that more of a campground thing? When you sit at a campground for a long time? In fact, there are almost no solids left ever when I emptied mine. It seems to be all liquid.

For years now, pretty much using this thing full-time, never a single problem with the black water tank. It all just dumps right out every time. I never rinse it. I don’t do anything to it. Just put in the enzymes each time I dump it.


Mostly for campers on permanent sites.

Some people will hook up and leave the valves open...so the liquid runs out leaving the solids behind to pile up and solidify.

If you are moving and using often, you don't tend to get a pyramid of poo under the toilet inlet and if you do the sloshing action tends to break it up.

If you are at a long term site, best to keep the valves closed and only dump when at least 3/4 full. The allows the solids to mostly float, not dry out and the rush of water will pull most of it out.


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Posted: 06/14/19 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Having rear air bags that are inflated independently I lower the left side and pump up the right and get about a 8 % angle to dump if the slope is contrary to what I want to accomplish.

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Posted: 06/14/19 05:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NFPA 1194 is a guideline for design and construction. It does not address other issues such as storm water, splillage as those issues are the authority of the local AHJ.
in my experience and how we built our station is the space the camper is on is level, no curb, but the concrete dump basin is an inch or so higher than camper space, so no excessive storm water can drain into the dump basin.
If a spill should happen outside the basin, its channeled to storm drain.

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Posted: 06/14/19 10:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i will use levelers if needed to get level or even slope it toward the dump station

never give it much thought
just did it


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Posted: 06/15/19 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I only recall once in many years of RV'ing that I ended up at a dump station with enough reverse slope to overcome the bottom slope of the waste tanks. In that case, like Mr Wizard, I just used the right side levelers to bring it up.


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Posted: 06/15/19 12:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RVing since 1975. Believe me, there is no shortage of "Polish Sewer" hookups across the US and Canada. Been there, done that scenario! It is the same old story, somebody building something that is totally clueless.

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hedgehopper wrote:

Why are we concerned about getting a complete dump?

When we are on the road, dump stations are sometimes hard to find. When we do not get a complete dump, we have to look for another dump station a day or two sooner than we would have if we had gotten a complete dump. We would rather spend our time traveling, not looking for dump stations and dumping.

Unless you are dumping on the side of a mountain, I can't imagine that you are leaving more than 5 gallons of water inside your tanks. How small are your tanks? Mine are 46 gallons. I can go 2 weeks before I "have" to dump my black tank, and that's a family of 4...


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Posted: 06/16/19 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SDcampowneroperator wrote:

NFPA 1194 is a guideline for design and construction. It does not address other issues such as storm water, splillage as those issues are the authority of the local AHJ.
in my experience and how we built our station is the space the camper is on is level, no curb, but the concrete dump basin is an inch or so higher than camper space, so no excessive storm water can drain into the dump basin.
If a spill should happen outside the basin, its channeled to storm drain.


Also, that sounds like a standard for the actual sewer connection area. Not the pad where vehicles travel.

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spoon059 wrote:

hedgehopper wrote:

Why are we concerned about getting a complete dump?

When we are on the road, dump stations are sometimes hard to find. When we do not get a complete dump, we have to look for another dump station a day or two sooner than we would have if we had gotten a complete dump. We would rather spend our time traveling, not looking for dump stations and dumping.

Unless you are dumping on the side of a mountain, I can't imagine that you are leaving more than 5 gallons of water inside your tanks. How small are your tanks? Mine are 46 gallons. I can go 2 weeks before I "have" to dump my black tank, and that's a family of 4...


You've taught your family well on how to use an RV toilet system. We've taught our grandkids and we can stretch and bring back a lot of fresh water too.


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Everywhere I dump is not quite the right way. I have enough slope to the bottom of my tanks that it isn't a problem.

I have more trouble with the fact that the dump stations are surrounded by gravel. When unhooking the hose, after dumping, there is always a few drops of liquid that escapes. After awhile the gravel near the dump station becomes a wet hole.

Kinda gross really if you think about it.

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