Originally Posted by goducks
My procedure so I don't take up too much of my or the guys behind me time is to open the black and let it drain 1st. While it's draining hook up the black rinse hose. As soon as the black is done, open the grey and turn the faucet on for the black rinse. Close the black valve for a few mins to get some extra water in, then open it. Let the black tank rinse run the whole time the grey is draining. When the grey is almost done or at a trickle then shut off the black rise, roll the hose up and finish up the grey and cleanup. Hardly adds any time to my dump time. If I'm at my own site then I'll let the black rinse run way longer. But if I'm at a dump station I'll gage who and if anyone's behind me and dump accordingly.
That's a good point, and IMO a great procedure for when you're at a dump station.
I'm usually at full-hookup sites, so my only limitation is when DW is finished inside and standing there with her hand on her hip tapping her toe waiting for me to finish. I've learned to start earlier so this doesn't happen! LOL!!
If you're at a dump station with a line of campers behind you, you don't want to be lolly-gagging around filling and flushing your tank 2 or 3 times or letting your flush run forever. If you don't get an absolutely perfect dump and flush, it's not the end of the world. I would say if you can get a really good 2-3 cycle flush one out of 3 times, you should be good.
I try to make sure I get a full-hookup site on our last trip of our season so I can get the tank as clean as possible before I store the rig. I also use tank chems and water softener anyway, so eventually anything left in there will slide off and/or break down.
Of course, all the basic rules still apply; always have a "wet" tank, use plenty of water when flushing, and don't dump your tank until it's AT LEAST 2/3 full.
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