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Old 09-13-2015, 07:56 AM   #1
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To dump or not

New to the game, if you are at a campground with full hookups should you leave the black water tank open or dump when it's full
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:04 AM   #2
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keep it closed and dump when its full. If not you are going to have a pile of poo and paper at the bottom of the tank
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:06 AM   #3
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I never have the black tank dump valve in the open position when hooked up to a full hookup site. You should have about 5 gals of water in your tank and then dump it when needed and then close the valve and add about 5 gals of water back in the tank. This will help to prevent any solids from drying out. I also do the same for the gray tank although that isn't as important. At the very least check your monitor panel daily and dump when needed.
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:13 AM   #4
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Thanks I thought you should keep it closed but like I said. New to the game. We love it seems like we have moved to the penthouse. Been tent camping for years but got tired of sleeping on the ground.
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We love it seems like we have moved to the penthouse. Been tent camping for years but got tired of sleeping on the ground.
We understand that feeling.
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We understand that feeling.
sure is nice to wake up with your bones not hurting
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:49 PM   #7
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keep it closed and dump when its full. If not you are going to have a pile of poo and paper at the bottom of the tank
Hmmm.... I can see the rationale. I am only 12 months into the game and had just left it open when at a site with hookup. Learn something new every day. I also see people going to great lengths to "clean out the black tank" with various sprayers, add-ons and what not, but for us, it hasn't been a lick of trouble just dumping when needed and not cleaning. I have used a few of the tablets when I think about it, but the vent keeps it from smelling up the trailer if I end up with something in the tank when I store it. I guess I'm lucky its working well? One time was servicing the trailer in storage and had a sudden need to BM and used it, didn't notice any difference next time we used it.

Also a tent camper who's DW insisted we needed something with AC for summer camping, it does feel quite like cheating to have a/c & heat, hot water, a sink, fridge/freezer and a thick foam mattress!
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Welcome aboard. Both to the Jayco site and to RV style camping.


I, not SWMBO decided that a hot shower, flush toilet and a place to wash dishes was a mandatory part of our camping experiences from now on. Don't miss the tent, air mattress, soggy food or backaches at all!


Because we boondock, dumping nearly full gray and black tanks is a normal process.


When parked outside the barn, I leave both tanks open and run water through them from time-to-time.
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Welcome aboard. Both to the Jayco site and to RV style camping.


I, not SWMBO decided that a hot shower, flush toilet and a place to wash dishes was a mandatory part of our camping experiences from now on. Don't miss the tent, air mattress, soggy food or backaches at all!


Because we boondock, dumping nearly full gray and black tanks is a normal process.


When parked outside the barn, I leave both tanks open and run water through them from time-to-time.
THANKS, yeah its a lot different.
by the way how does your TT pull with the Tacoma , my Colorado does great
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Its fine to use the facilities while in storage. Just keep some water in the fresh tank and flush with plenty of water.
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