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opnspaces

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After dumping I let the tank sprayer run for 30 seconds to maybe a minute. I would guess that equates to about a gallon of water.


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We don't add hardly a gallon. A small amount of treatment and do the power clean with the backwash about every 3rd or 4th dump. I run the backwash for about a 1/2 hour and also close and open the valve a few times.
Been doing this long before we even had the backwash. Never a problem and have been doing this for 20 years. Also we use our TT about 5 to 6 1/2 months a year....every year.


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opnspaces wrote:

After dumping I let the tank sprayer run for 30 seconds to maybe a minute. I would guess that equates to about a gallon of water.


Please don't guess. Next time simply measure the liquid.

I don't add water before trips. I don't use chemicals. I have had zero problems with the waste tanks.


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When we are ready to leave. I dump, and clean the tank, put in a packet of Camp chem, and add 5 gallons of water. I leave it there until the next time we need to dump while camping.


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Terryallan wrote:

When we are ready to leave. I dump, and clean the tank, put in a packet of Camp chem, and add 5 gallons of water. I leave it there until the next time we need to dump while camping.


Do you measure the 5 gallons?

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OP, presume you're in the park with the neighbor? Whatever you're doing must be working, so what doo you doo?
People fail to realize that campers on the move don't hardly ever have issues because they are on the move.
But if you're parked, it's like a portapotty. Even though there's liquid, mount poosoovius is still a real concern.

Use some common sense and don't just ASSume that once hanky the christmas poo disappears down the drain, he's magically gone!

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I don't add water before trips. I don't use chemicals. I have had zero problems with the waste tanks.
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I put two gallons in my 25 gallon black tank after dumping but most of the first couple of gallons dishwater gets poured into it too.


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Grit dog wrote:

Terryallan wrote:

When we are ready to leave. I dump, and clean the tank, put in a packet of Camp chem, and add 5 gallons of water. I leave it there until the next time we need to dump while camping.


Do you measure the 5 gallons?

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The bowl holds right at a gallon of water when filled. I fill, and dump it 5 times. Thankfully. Our bathroom has a door to the out side. So I can use the hose to fill it, and not have to wait for the flush valve to do it.

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I have a home dump station, so I clean and flush the tank when I get home, drain it completely. Don't add any water or chemicals before we leave. After a days use, I occasionally add some chemicals. You quickly add enough water once you start using the toilet. And we often dry camp for a week or more so I don't want any initial water in the black or grey tanks.

I 9 years we have camped probably close to 600+ days, and I've NEVER had an issue with black tank clogging.


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