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Old 08-07-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy Trouble with Black Tank

We just purchased a 2006 Jay Flight. Apparently the previous owner was nice enough to store it all winter and than sell it with the Black tank full!! When we connected up at the site and went to empty it -well it seemed like it was emptying but the check system is stating the tank is still full. At first we thought a piece of toilet paper maybe blocking a sensor. OK no biggie. So someone used the restroom and when they flushed there was no hiding what they had done!! OMG the whole trailer stunk so bad!! We rechecked everything and we have no clue what or why the system is doing this. If you look down the hole in the toilet you can see the bottom of the tank, it's empty. We just don't know where the smell is coming from. Any suggestion?? Please help!!!!
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:33 AM   #2
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Trouble with Black Tank

Just fill up the tank with fresh water and dump it. Repeat once or twice. That should take care of it hopefully.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:14 AM   #3
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The black tank sensors are a problem in most rigs. Mine reads full all the time. You did the right thing. Look down the toilet.
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Awesome parting gift by the PO! Its possible that the sewer hookup at the CG is venting through the hose to your black tank. This would be expecially true of the valve was left open for a long period of time and in your dump hose is perfectly straight at a downward angle to the sewer. dump in some pine-sol/cleaner etc into the tank with plenty of water and let it sit for awhile then dump.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:06 AM   #5
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Black and gray water sensors never work right ... if your toilet is a straight drop you can just look down and see how full it is.. and if you have water in the shower stall you know it is time to drain the gray...
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Check the vent on the roof for blockage.
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Look under the sink in the bathroom, you will notice that there is a small vent cap behind the p-trap. The problem is when you close the bathroom door the air is also sucked out of that small vent... hence you odor. I taped the vent hole closed and make sure I have a window open when using the ceiling exhaust vent...
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The tank sensors are useless... although when you hold the sensor monitor switch down for about 10 seconds, I get a better reading.
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Look under the sink in the bathroom, you will notice that there is a small vent cap behind the p-trap. The problem is when you close the bathroom door the air is also ****ed out of that small vent... hence you odor. I taped the vent hole closed and make sure I have a window open when using the ceiling exhaust vent...
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Usually these caps are designed to only allow air flow in one direction anyway (pull air in) taping this off may cause your other drains such as your sink or shower to not drain properly. I am going to guess that since the Previous owner didn't properly clean the tank out he left you with a really nasty mess that really just needs a good flushing with a lot of water! Our new TT was equipped with the flush system on the black tank, which is a life saver! In your case, you. May want to consider making ( or buying ) a wand to actually put through the toilet and help flush that ****er out really good! Also our neighbor recently bought a new sewer hose hook up that has a hose attachment that jets water into the tank to help flush it, he said it worked pretty well ! Also buy some of those handy blue deodorizer packs to drop in your tank, hey can be a nose saver!! Good luck!
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You can try and scub the sensor clean with Ice cubes and water dump a few big bags of ice down the toilet and fill with water and then take a drive with lots of turns and then dump,it might help or not......if anything it will clean the tank and should help with the smell.
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