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Old 08-26-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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Flushing black tanks

What is the best way to flush out the black water tank? I know newer RVs have black tank flushing systems but my 1979 Excella motorhome does not. Any tips?
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:43 PM   #2
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Fill up with about half a tank of hot, soapy water and go for a drive.
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:09 PM   #3
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Thanks! I assume you fill it up via the toilet?
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:17 PM   #5
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flushing black tank

i also clean and flush with half a tank of soapy hot water. cant use toilet water as it is cold. before i leave a site that has electricity i pull the shower handle off of the hose and run the hot water tank into the toilet until i get cold water. i then add the dish soap and wait until i get another load of hot water, then i dump that into the tank. Then i let it all sit in the tank while I do the rest of the hook up and site tear down. Take a long way to the dump station then let the soapy tank go. it will be clean!
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:20 PM   #6
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You all are great, thanks so much. Good idea off the shower.
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