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Title: Black tank and storage
Post by: Alpena Jeff on November 04, 2017, 06:06:37 AM
Final tank dump before winterizing. Do I add a few gallons back in black tank for winter?
Title: Re: Black tank and storage
Post by: kdbgoat on November 04, 2017, 06:14:49 AM
No water back in tanks if you're not going to be using them. A little antifreeze down the toilet and sink to keep the dump valves lubricated is often recommended. I probably do the wrong thing by dumping and then making sure my tanks are pretty clean, I just leave the valves open, and the cap off the hose connection. I haven't had a problem in 4 years doing it that way.
Title: Re: Black tank and storage
Post by: whokares2 on November 04, 2017, 06:26:39 AM
I wouldn't leave the valves open, critters will nest in there!!!
Title: Re: Black tank and storage
Post by: kdbgoat on November 04, 2017, 06:39:37 AM
That's a possibility, but I haven't had that happen (yet)
Title: Re: Black tank and storage
Post by: Old_Crow on November 04, 2017, 06:58:09 AM
I wouldn't leave the valves open, critters will nest in there!!!

Bet they'd move out pretty quick come spring.  :o
Title: Re: Black tank and storage
Post by: Rene T on November 04, 2017, 07:33:54 AM
I wouldn't leave the valves open, critters will nest in there!!!

If you cap off the sewer pipe, they couldn't get in there.