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Old 09-16-2016, 10:54 AM   #11
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Whoda thunk a thread about BLACK TANKS would make me want a glass of scotch on the rocks?!

Weather's still a bit warm for it now, but it's coming!!
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:13 PM   #12
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I think another factor that I don't remember him mentioning is the temperature. Seems to me that chilling a tower of poo would solidify it. Hot water would work better.

I'm with camper_bob, think I'll go have a scotch.


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Old 09-17-2016, 07:11 AM   #13
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X 2

I use the GEO Method and that works just fine for me.

1 cup of Calgon Water Softener
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Put it in a 5 gal. Bucket (both grey & black tank) before your trip and leave it in till you dump your tanks and your good to go.
Don't forget the Jameson's !
I tried the Geo Method for a couple of trips and noticed no difference in how clean the sensors were nor in how the tank emptied. What I fond worked best was to dump the tank only when 2/3 or more full and to travel some distance before dumping so the sloshing action mixed things up more.
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Old 09-17-2016, 07:26 AM   #14
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I tried the Geo Method for a couple of trips and noticed no difference in how clean the sensors were nor in how the tank emptied. What I fond worked best was to dump the tank only when 2/3 or more full and to travel some distance before dumping so the sloshing action mixed things up more.
Forgot to mention that after I dump the black tank and the valve is still open I quickly pour a 5 gal. bucket of water down for a fast flush.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:49 AM   #15
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I watched his videos a while back and came to the conclusion that the best method is the tank flush coupled with a nice full tank. Get the tank AT LEAST 2/3 full before you dump, then fill it again (I do so with the tank flush) and dump it again and let the flush run for a few minutes. If I have the time, I'll even do 3 flushes, but I usually only do that at the end of my season before I put the trailer in long-term storage.
I agree with Camper bob.
This ice video has been around for years and has been posted many many times on the forum. But there are always new people, so I suppose that's OK.

While there are those who "poo pooh" the idea of a black tank rinser saying there is no need to scrub the interior of your black tank, the results that I see flowing through my clear elbow make me a believer.

We use a lot of water when we flush. We don't drain unless we are near full. But once we drain the black tank and then I hook up and turn on the rinser, there is a considerable mass of somewhat thick effluent that is pushed out of the black tank for a few minutes until it begins to run clear. My opinion is that it is better to have that stuff out of my black tank than sitting in there.

Ice in your Black Tank certainly won't hurt, and it might help just a bit so if people want to do that, no big deal. Many major league pitcher go through a routine of touching their hat, scratching or whatever because they believe it makes them pitch better. So who is to say? If you think it works then continue doing it. As for me, I'll use my built-in black tank rinser.
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Forgot to mention that after I dump the black tank and the valve is still open I quickly pour a 5 gal. bucket of water down for a fast flush.
X2 and we use the GEO Method as well. Seems to work pretty well. 12 year old Glenlivet is my preferred scotch.
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X2 and we use the GEO Method as well. Seems to work pretty well. 12 year old Glenlivet is my preferred scotch.
I'll drink to that!
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I tried the Geo Method for a couple of trips and noticed no difference in how clean the sensors were nor in how the tank emptied. What I fond worked best was to dump the tank only when 2/3 or more full and to travel some distance before dumping so the sloshing action mixed things up more.
Never tried the Geo method. By coincidence, we wind up with 1/2-2/3 full black tank (overfilled once) and drive about 3 miles with some short steep hills to the dump station at a nearby campground.

Seems we've been doing the right thing and didn't even realize it?
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I tried that ice, didn't work. So I picked up Level Gauge cleaner. Worked great! Camping World has it, got mine from Thompson's RV dealer in Iowa

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