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Old 05-29-2014, 05:56 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by AtomicNo13 View Post
Try it once, you'll be a believer after a whiff of your effluent!
Lucky for me, mine doesn't smell.

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Old 05-29-2014, 06:10 AM   #16
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Most parks require a hose, health regs. This is one reason flying j started to charge for dumping I heard. Too many just pulled up. Pulled the handle, and drove away without even trying to rinse everything down the hole. We have a county dump here and after the football games the ground around it is full of leftovers from those who do not want to get dirty themselves but do not mind leaving a mess for others. These people are football tail gators and their behavior will eventually lead to the dump being closed to all. Jim

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Old 05-29-2014, 06:28 AM   #17
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Kind of related....
We boon docked at the WalMart in Butte Mt last year. I made coffee then stepped outside to walk the dogs. The owner of a giant, very new Moho decided to dump his black tank right there in the middle of the parking lot. I doubt he used a hose. The trail led right to his valve!
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:51 AM   #18
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If you need to buy a hose, buy a good quality hose. I've learned over the years that extra money spent to buy the heavier hose will pay dividends. The low cost ones will puncture on rocks, pieces of tree branches, etc.

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Old 05-29-2014, 09:45 AM   #19
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Thanks everyone! I decided to purchase two of the Theford to Valterra Adapters and a Valterra Viper hose. Does anyone know the size of my black water tank? Are they typically the same size as the fresh water tank? Everything is still orginal in my trailer. Even the 200lb cast iron fresh water tank.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:14 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by awetsch View Post
Does anyone know the size of my black water tank? Are they typically the same size as the fresh water tank? Everything is still orginal in my trailer. Even the 200lb cast iron fresh water tank.
No, the fresh water tank is larger...probably in the 20-30 gallon range in a early sixties trailer. The black tank is only going to be about 10 gallons. They figure, rightly so, that more fresh water is used as gray than the sixties, it was okay to dump your gray on the ground and there is a bypass to do so.

Several years ago, we replaced the valves & repaired the tank on our (then) '64 GlobeTrotter. Here is a link to some pictures of what everything looked like under the belly pan:

Maxwell gets some TLC! Hope this helps ~

Being yours is a different year & model, the tank will be slightly different, but it still won't be 20-30 gallons...


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