Brianreed

Black Tank Pressure Cleaning

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How much Dawn to 6 gal?

1/4 cup will keep you bubbling for the hot water dump and about 2 more!  I use a couple of squirts along with some Calgon in my gray and black tank about 4 times a year.  All depends on how long between dump's.  If I'm in a Park for a month or more, then before I leave. Same at house. 

Brian, I have a reel hose, so I unhook from faucet and pull all the line out and pour a quart of HP 3% into water hose, hook up to faucet and run some water in, shut off faucet and let hose lie for 10 minutes, then turn on water and open faucets along with shower, run thru and shut off.  Let sit 15 minutes and rinse out.  You can do the same with Fresh water tank, but there I put in a gallon to a 1/4 full tank, then add water to 1/2 and let sit for as long as I want...sometimes I'll go to the next park and if you need to flush, no problem!  At the next park, I'll open all faucets and run half of fresh water tank thru, then switch over to city water and shut everything off.  Fill up fresh water tank and your good to go for another 6 mos.

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Ok my first weekend "camping" in the new rig.  I went to LaConnor, WA Thousand Trails.  I did not know that all the TT parks seem to be first come first serve.  Not sure why we made a reservation or told them the size of our rig.  At any rate the place was so tight, but that is another story for another day.  We did not get full hookups, which ended up being a good thing because we were forced to live on our tanks and I now know more than I did before.  One is that I think the tank sensors are working pretty close to reality and just having the black tank full and flush a few times has really cleaned it out pretty well for the time being and the odor is all but gone.  I did put dome Happy Camper down there for good measure.

I am still going to find a pressure washing service at some point, but until then I think everything is working better now that it is not sitting. 

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Glad its working for you.  You make a reservation at TT so there will be a spot for you.  I find that getting there about 9 in the morning gives you the best selection of spots.  We stay in TT campgrounds about 80-100 nights a year and one year almost 150 nights.

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