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Old 06-16-2016, 08:29 PM   #11
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Black tank - Always indicates full

I put Horst "Miracle Probes " on my previous TT and had them for over 10 years.
Don't waste your money. I had just as many false readings after I put them in as before. And when 'stuff' did get hung up on the probes it was MUCH harder to get it clear due to the shields.


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Old 06-17-2016, 03:25 AM   #12
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I gave up even looking at my black tank indicator. It has shown full for over 5 years. When I get a burp when flushing the tank is full and I empty it.

I have tried all of the "fixes" and none of them worked so I just don't worry about it anymore.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:19 AM   #13
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+1 (I'm assuming there is no built in black tank flush?)
Yeah, I have one but it doesn't do as well as advertised. It'll push a little more through than just normal dumping but you still need to do some extra washing. That's why I fill the tank with water again to help loosen crud on the sensors and sides. I have a clear elbow so I can monitor it. No, it's not pretty but it is effective. I've done this 3 times at the CG. I've noticed that even after "black tank flushing" with the factory fitting, there's still TP and other stuff flowing out when I fill the tank again and drain.
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Old 06-17-2016, 03:16 PM   #14
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I use the fabric softener and a dish washer pill and so far it seems to be working. Dump, flush, add.
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:15 PM   #15
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Black tank

I use a spinning wand cleans it out good. I look down in through the toilet to check it out. Even then I don't trust the sensors ever.
We make sure that there is plenty of water in the black tank. Sometimes we put the dish water down the toilet.
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:22 PM   #16
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I've tried a few of the things already mentioned with varying results. What's worked best for me is using the Camco Rhino Blaster which is a clear elbow with a tank rinser on it. I think it will depend on how the pipe is run from the black tank as to how effective this would be. Ours is a straight and very short run to the black tank. After dumping I turn on the tank rinser port and leave for 1-2 minutes then let it drain and repeat. It always ends up cleaning out stuff that didn't make it in the initial dump.
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:33 PM   #17
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Like Edatlanta I never rely on the black tank sensor anymore or even attempt to keep it working for it is a losing battle.
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:34 PM   #18
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I put Horst "Miracle Probes " on my previous TT and had them for over 10 years.
Don't waste your money. I had just as many false readings after I put them in as before. And when 'stuff' did get hung up on the probes it was MUCH harder to get it clear due to the shields.


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Yet mine are doing fine.... YMMV I guess
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Being at a seasonal, the solution could be a.bit.more challenging. I use fabric softer with a few gallons of water and drive around. This works great. However you do not have this option.

With a seasonal, mostlikely you have full hookups. I think a wand down the toilet and spray, a lot of water is your best option. If it is really stubborn before leaving for the weekend. Full it up with clear water and a cup of liquid fabric softner and let it sit for the week. Following week dump, and spray it out again.
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I gave up even looking at my black tank indicator. It has shown full for over 5 years. When I get a burp when flushing the tank is full and I empty it.

I have tried all of the "fixes" and none of them worked so I just don't worry about it anymore.


Me too. After a while you just know and don't need the sensor anyway. It seems like a never ending fight that you can't win with the sensors. I gave up on it so I would stop being frustrated with it.
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