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Old 08-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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I know this sounds dumb...

...but I dumped my holding tanks for the first time today and I was actually anxious to do so ahead of time.

I guess it was just the excitement of owning a new RV and I imagine it will become a pretty unwanted and unsatisfying job at some point.

Anyway, everything seemed to go fine with the process...the hose that came with the RV was a bit short and I could see it being much easier with an extended hose. I noticed a few different brands out there...Camco or Rhino and I'm sure there are others. Any specific brands better or worse?

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Make sure you buy a clear hard starting section to get a good view of when the water runs clear. Just make sure that you buy good quality systems. Camping World has a good section and will give you advise as to what to buy. I have 30 feet of hose but have only ever had to use 20 feet.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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...but I dumped my holding tanks for the first time today and I was actually anxious to do so ahead of time.

I guess it was just the excitement of owning a new RV and I imagine it will become a pretty unwanted and unsatisfying job at some point.

Anyway, everything seemed to go fine with the process...the hose that came with the RV was a bit short and I could see it being much easier with an extended hose. I noticed a few different brands out there...Camco or Rhino and I'm sure there are others. Any specific brands better or worse?

Thanks.
When mine needs dumped the next time feel free to do the honors if you want.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:15 PM   #4
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...but I dumped my holding tanks for the first time today and I was actually anxious to do so ahead of time.

I guess it was just the excitement of owning a new RV and I imagine it will become a pretty unwanted and unsatisfying job at some point.

Anyway, everything seemed to go fine with the process...the hose that came with the RV was a bit short and I could see it being much easier with an extended hose. I noticed a few different brands out there...Camco or Rhino and I'm sure there are others. Any specific brands better or worse?

Thanks.
I have the Camco Revolution Swivel hose. RhinoFlex is made by Camco as well. I am not sure what the difference is between the Revolution and Rhino besides the color.
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Make sure you buy a clear hard starting section to get a good view of when the water runs clear. Just make sure that you buy good quality systems. Camping World has a good section and will give you advise as to what to buy. I have 30 feet of hose but have only ever had to use 20 feet.
Thanks...I appreciate the advice. I'll check out Camping World.

Does the clear section help with determining when the black water tank is near empty? I just waited until I didn't hear much flow from the black tank when I switched to the grey. I then did the same with that tank too. Can you clarify why the clear section is needed? Sorry for the dumb newb questions...
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When mine needs dumped the next time feel free to do the honors if you want.
ha! I should have seen that response coming!
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Does the clear section help with determining when the black water tank is near empty? I just waited until I didn't hear much flow from the black tank when I switched to the grey. I then did the same with that tank too. Can you clarify why the clear section is needed?
Simply draining the tank won't get everything out that needs to come out and you need to rinse the tank to make sure you get everything out. Many of us have tank cleaners, personally I installed The Camco quickie flush, and others use a wand down the toilet. Either way the clear elbow gives you visual confirmation when the tank has been cleared.
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RhinoFlex the LAST hose you will ever have to buy...
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The clear section let you see when the tank is clear and completely flushed out all all the matter if you get my drift. Making sure your tank is completely flushed out is important so you need a wand if the tank doesn't all ready have one built in. As far as adding some tank cleaners chemicals when you add (1 or2 gal.) some water after cleaning out some people add and some do not but most do. As to what one to add well that is up to you, they all claim to do be the best.
I always use a liquid hand cleaner then wash the hands after the dumping of the tank.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #10
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There is a great video on youtube by: RVGeeks on how to dump and rinse holding tanks. They are in a Class A Motorhome but I find it very informative. They have alot of interesting and helpful videos.

I know the feeling of the first dumping. Kinda like a Christmas present... At first your excited with it, then after a few times "playing" with it... You wish for something new. :-P
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