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Old 06-09-2015, 09:08 PM   #15
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Yes we did both times.

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I am guessing you also gave it a 2+ minute rinse through the back flush port? You might try a wand through the toilet in case the (pardon the expression) "crap" has adhered to the tank. Also, might try a different holding tank disinfectant. I am leery of some of the "natural" ones as there are times when you want something concentrated and nasty to fight the nasties in the tank.
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We did a long flush but only did the wand in the toilet after the 1st trip.

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Old 06-10-2015, 09:29 AM   #17
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Suggestion that I read about somewhere on the Internet. The black tank is not a septic tank. It is a holding tank. Most commercial RV holding tank products are repackaged chemical or enzyme based septic tank products. After dumping and flushing, add 1 cup each of Calgon water softener, liquid dish soap and bleach with 1 gal of water. Add to tank. It is supposed to lubricate, clean and sanatize in one step. I am currently trying it for the first time. So far seems to be working ok.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:38 AM   #18
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I have places a quick disconnect to my internal tank inlet. Similar to that found on the Sewer Solution. After I dump my black water tank using the sewer solution, I switch my gray colored supply water hose from the SS to the airstream internal sprayers; rinse a while, then switch back hose, drain tanks through the SS setup, and repeat.

Like the system. Only use the slinky when a communal dump stations and there is a line...


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Suggestion that I read about somewhere on the Internet. The black tank is not a septic tank. It is a holding tank. Most commercial RV holding tank products are repackaged chemical or enzyme based septic tank products. After dumping and flushing, add 1 cup each of Calgon water softener, liquid dish soap and bleach with 1 gal of water. Add to tank. It is supposed to lubricate, clean and sanatize in one step. I am currently trying it for the first time. So far seems to be working ok.
This makes more sense than just about anything I have read on holding tanks. We do not use the RV facilities for solid waste because it ALWAYS smells. Maybe if it was treated correctly it would not. Hopefully I can find some more on this logical approach.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:59 AM   #20
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This makes more sense than just about anything I have read on holding tanks. We do not use the RV facilities for solid waste because it ALWAYS smells. Maybe if it was treated correctly it would not. Hopefully I can find some more on this logical approach.
I found the original article with more information.


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Old 08-29-2015, 04:42 PM   #21
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When I first read of the Sewer Solution, I immediately watched the YouTube videos and impulse bought it off Amazon within minutes. At the time, I'd never dumped a tank before and now, 9 months and probably 50 dumps later I can say that I'm getting less and less impressed by it. It's true, you stay very clean and there is no post-dump grossness to deal with. I like that A LOT.

It just seems to take a guh-billion gallons of water plus three or four cycles with the tank swirler thingy to make it finally run clean. For that reason and the small diameter hose, it also take forever to accomplish. So I'm planning to try out the stinky slinky on my next trip. Having used a short stinky slinky this summer to dump to a portable tank, it seems to be much more efficient in every way.

I seem to be one of the few dissenters out there on this forum but when I look around at what others are using at the campground, I've never seen another Sewer Solution out there. Maybe I'll switch back after trying it though.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:39 PM   #22
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Chaseav, I carry both. When I'm close for my stinky slinky to reach I use it cause it's faster. But when I'm at home where my connection is about 50 feet and uphill I'm glad I have the Sewer Solution!
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:40 PM   #23
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The Sewer Solution is great for when you get home and can really give the tanks a good wash by running the discharge into your sewer or septic system. Especially if you need a long run to the connection or even an uphill run.

Great if you are parked somewhere with problematic sewer hookups (some campground sewer inlets are pretty tall, making gravity flow slow or unlikely).

Not great for everyday dumping at the old campground dump station. It is slow and, as you have learned, needs a lot of water to work well. You will not make friends on a busy morning while you use your SS at the only dump station in a large campground.

More better your classic stinky slinky for your basic "dump and go" (I like the Rhino hoses) and use the SS when you have the leisure for the big cleanup and dump.

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I agree that the SS is slow and uses lots of water. But as low as our Bambi 16' sits we have run into campgrounds where the campsite dump inlet is too high for the tank to drain with a slinky. Also, the 16' doesn't have a bumper to store the slinky -- only a tube way underneath which is too short for a 20' slinky and a 10' slides in where it is hard (and filthy) to grasp. For the weekend state park camping trips which we primarily do, we don't dump at the station, but bring it home and SS into our sewer cleanout. There is a feeling of accomplishment seeing the outflow running clear.
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I should add too that I like the Sewer Solution for longer term gray water hookup with an open full way valve. I can see everyone's point with trying to pump uphill though I seem to have problems going any more than 2 inches high. Some of the issue is that the SS design forces you to push the water 90 degrees down before turning back out and then uphill.
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It does not have to be one or the other. I have been using both the SS and slinky for 4 years as the situation dictates.
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It does not have to be one or the other. I have been using both the SS and slinky for 4 years as the situation dictates.

Probably so Chief. That sort of level headed decision making has no place on Internet forums though. We must all choose a battlefield! 😜
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I carry and use my sewer solution all the time. I don't have to pump out the black tank that often.

The original slinky is still in the tube under the AS just in case. Never have used it.


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