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Old 04-19-2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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black tank indicator in 1/3 right away

after I dump my black tank, if I do just quick flush of the toilet once , the indicator goes up to 1/3 from empty.
Is it really that easy to go up to 1/3?

is that an indication that I have solid buld up on my black tank?

This is a brand new 154bh jay flight, And I only used it 3 times only. 1-2 days each.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:28 PM   #2
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I would say yes because your black water tank is only 9 gallons on that unit
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:36 PM   #3
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Looked at the stats on the black holding tank and it says 9 gallon capacity. I dont imagine it would take too long flushing to get three gallons in there to give you the third tank full indicator.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:28 PM   #4
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I have trouble providing a half cup specimen - so 9 gal. sounds like a lot to me <Grin>.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:49 PM   #5
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1/3 all the time

That's strange, how can 2 adults and one 9 years old girl, with a 5 days total camping since the unit is bought can cause solid build up close to 3 gallons.
I wonder if this has something to do with the toilet treatment chemical that we use .
I'm using the plastic wrapped drop in (not liquid) toilet treatment.
The plastic package has blue powder in it.
The walk in tutor told us, before we put the unit in RV storage, to drop one packet in.
Maybe during weeks of stay in RV storage , the blue powder solidify in black tank ?

But still I probably drop in a total of 10 max.

Do you think we should involve Jayco warranty ?
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:04 PM   #6
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You probably do not have solid buildup in your tank, the accuracy of the sensors are and have always been poor, regardless of your line of trailer.

Think of it this way, 1/3 no means it is no longer empty, 2/3 means it getting closer to full, you might need to dump soon, Full, well, you better start looking for a dump station.

Even at that, you can easily get stragglers in your tank, especially clumps of toilet paper that stick to the sensors.

Next time you dump your trailer make sure you fill the black tank full with water before you dump the tank. Another option that works well, empty your ice cooler including all the ice directly into the toilet, or just dump a bag of ice in there, but something to knock the @#$@ off the sensors while you are driving to the dump station.

Last resort, shine a flashlight into the toilet while holding the flusher open, you can see how deep the tank is.

Even 9 gallons will take a lot of @#$# before you need to dump
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Oh, by the way, I have never used the chemicals in my tank, they stink and they kill the good flora that helps break down the solids.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:59 PM   #8
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You got me thinking here. My wife and daughter do tend to use a lot of toilet paper. But that RV toilet paper do break down in water right ?
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RV toilet paper and regular toilet paper will both break down in water, almost at the same rate, but neither will break down completely in a day or two, therefore you will get some hanging up.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:27 PM   #10
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In that case, if it takes 1 or 2 days to break down toilet paper, is the following possible ?
1. at the last day , when I dump the black tank, the toilet paper is left behind
2. I store in RV storage for weeks , during that extended period of time the toilet paper is hardened at the bottom in dry black tank.
3. The next time I use, since it's just day or 2 of use, the hardened toilet paper still didn't get a chance to break down, and since we put more toilet paper , the cycle repeat with more hardened toilet paper on the bottom of dry black tank .

In that case, is it a good idea to put some amount of water after we dump the black tank at the last day of camping ??

I never do that so far. I always just dump the black tank, and then go home , and store the RV in storage with a dry black tank
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