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Frank B

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Re: Another black tank question
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2018, 05:39:02 PM »
3 things:


Any unit we have owned has had a direct vertical connection between the toilet and the black tank.  Therefore, Turn off the water, hold the toilet flush open, and with a flashlight you can quickly determine how full the tank is.


We boondock a lot, and water management is important. Grey tanks usually fill first, so we do dishes in a plastic basin, then pour it down the toilet. Extra water and dish soap keep the black tank flowing, and grey tanks will then accept more showering.


We also never put toilet paper down the toilet, but rather in a covered trash can beside the toilet. Wet excrement stinks, but dry does not. Never had an odor issue from this. Toilet paper can be an issue, however, in thickening the contents of the black tank.


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Larry N.

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Re: Another black tank question
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2018, 08:24:18 PM »
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Any unit we have owned has had a direct vertical connection between the toilet and the black tank.

I'm on my second rig that has an angle from the toilet to the tank, making that determination impossible -- one had a macerator, and the other a pump to move the effluent. So they're not all straight through.
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Rene T

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Re: Another black tank question
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2018, 08:40:10 PM »
My current RV and the one previous had the pipe go down to a 45 then down to another 45 then into the tank.
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Re: Another black tank question
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2018, 02:04:20 PM »
My current RV and the one previous had the pipe go own to a 45 then down to another 45 then into the tank.

I'm on my second rig that has an angle from the toilet to the tank, making that determination impossible -- one had a macerator, and the other a pump to move the effluent. So they're not all straight through.

X3. None of the 5 Rigs I've owned have had a straight drop to the black tank.

A dose of Dawn Dish Soap.. a good slosh, between destinations... or letting the tank fill to at least 3/4 full.. then Dump & Rinse.. Yer Good To Go (no pun intended...well maybe ? )

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« Last Edit: January 03, 2018, 02:06:41 PM by BIG JOE »
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