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Posted: 10/01/20 04:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

According to a different thread, Raife stated he has a Grand Design Imagine XLS 21BHE


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Posted: 10/01/20 04:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why not as you are getting ready to leave fill your tanks completely and then dump. Won't take that long to fill. You can put a hose in the toilet to fill the black tank faster.


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pbeverly wrote:

Why not as you are getting ready to leave fill your tanks completely and then dump. Won't take that long to fill. You can put a hose in the toilet to fill the black tank faster.


not all areas of the country have enough water to waste like that.


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I dònt dump if staying one night. Here isn't much in the tanks tomcause issue, especially the black tank.
I will dump on the second stop, which formus is usually more than a day.

So, one night......I wouldn't bother.


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Posted: 10/01/20 06:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone. And 2112 nailed it...I have a Grand Design Imagine XLS 21BHE. I have some loaded weight to spare, but figure lighter is always better (except tongue weight). I will give it 2-3 days before dumping.

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time2roll wrote:

That or use the community bathhouse for your needs.



This is what we do. For the once a day you need to #2 just use the campground rest rooms. our 18' camper is to small for that stink lol.

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Raife has a brand spankin' new TT and needs to update his signature!

To the question, I agree with the consensus here: if at a full hook up (FHU) site, then leave the grey open and the black closed. Travel to the next stop with the gray empty and the black partially full. The tank will travel just fine and you won't have any issues. If boondocking, limit grey water usage or if at a CG dump the grey on the way out, but either way let the black alone until it has more in it.


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BurbMan wrote:

Raife has a brand spankin' new TT and needs to update his signature!

To the question, I agree with the consensus here: if at a full hook up (FHU) site, then leave the grey open and the black closed. Travel to the next stop with the gray empty and the black partially full. The tank will travel just fine and you won't have any issues. If boondocking, limit grey water usage or if at a CG dump the grey on the way out, but either way let the black alone until it has more in it.


I would use the grey to clean out the stinky slinky etc. after the black is dumped.
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Just in transit I carry fresh water too. Sometimes I will go fully with no hookups even if provided. I just plug in if we need cool air. Makes for easy set-up and fast getaway.


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Add at least a few gallons after emptying & let her slosh going down the road for a few days. Repeat. The more water to slosh the better.


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