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Old 04-26-2011, 08:06 PM   #11
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This cannot be said enough.....
NEVER EVER LEAVE YOUR BLACK TANK VALVE OPEN...
Only dump when the tank is full.. even if you have to fill it with fresh water first..
AMEN! And all of the comments above have been on target. Even when we are hitting the road, I make sure some water is in bottom of black tank. The only time all year I completely empty it and leave it empty is when I put it up for a spell during the winter.

About every month I like to leave some water in the grey tank, add some pine-sol and let it slosh around in the tank while we travel down the road.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:32 PM   #12
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Anyone want to offer up some best practices with regard to grey/black water tanks - when and how to empty them? Is there anyone not using the toilet?

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We have it, we use it!

We were taught by veteran rv'ers to make sure the black tank is 3/4 full before dumping (if your indicator doesn't work well, you can see if you look down the commode when the trap is open). We add lotsa flush water when we use the toilet. When ready to hit the road, we make sure we leave some fresh water in the tank and add a little liquid dish detergent to slosh around while driving. BTW, we have never used chemicals in our black tank. Just haven't needed to.

oh, and Don does wear disposable plastic gloves when he dumps the tank (I'm in charge of hooking up, so all I have to worry about is grease) LOL
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:32 PM   #13
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As you may know, I've never gone camping in a TT yet and May 24 is our first time. On the weekend we were getting everything set up in the trailer (anxious for the good weather) and my husband asked me if I had an extra pair of rubber gloves. Why? Apparently I am the one in charge of emptying the black water tank! Oh well, someone has to do it.
Yes, those dish washing gloves can be handy!
Don't worry, I will take my turn on the job.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:02 AM   #14
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Yes, those dish washing gloves can be handy!
Don't worry, I will take my turn on the job.
Just dont wash dishes with them afterwards...
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:42 PM   #15
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Just dont wash dishes with them afterwards...
That goes without saying, but maybe it should be said.
We store these gloves in a small bin with the sewer hose adapter.
They will only be used for that sewer task.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:22 AM   #16
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Dedicated rubber gloves. We have two pair so when the other half wants to help she has a pair that fit.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:08 PM   #17
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Crabman has Crab gloves. Crab proof, poop proof.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:12 PM   #18
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We just returned from an overnight stay at an RV Park with "full hook ups". This was our first opportunity to connect to a dump station.

Before we left we obtained a Camco Rhino Flex RV Sewer Kit from Wally World along with the toilet tissue, drop ins & disposable gloves.

We followed all the excellent suggestions from this forum and specifically this thread and were very pleased with the results.

Please accept our thanks for sharing all your experiences with those of us who are just beginning the RV journey.

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Glad it all came out fine mrnoyb! See - nothing too it.

I guess I am in the minority - I have a box of disposable gloves in there, but 99% of the time I never use them unless I know there is going to be some kind of problem or the dump station is down right nasty. Not sure I have ever gotten 'stuff' on my hands...

Guess if I ever meet any of you folks in person, you wont be shaking my hand
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Before we left we obtained a Camco Rhino Flex RV Sewer Kit from Wally World along with the toilet tissue, drop ins & disposable gloves.

We followed all the excellent suggestions from this forum and specifically this thread and were very pleased with the results.

Please accept our thanks for sharing all your experiences with those of us who are just beginning the RV journey.

Cheers!
to me using that stuff is like wiping your buns with sandpaper.. I did a dissolvability test and RV TP was the worst for not dissolving. Costco's KIRKLAND brand was the easiest dissolving. That is all I use now home and RV.
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