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Old 05-18-2007, 10:51 PM   #29
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Thanks Michelle. At least now I know what kind of time frame to deal with.

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Old 05-18-2007, 11:59 PM   #30
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Your time WILL vary...

Janet -

I also use the Flush King and am very partial to it... but then I don't have any SewerSolution/other experience to compare to.

As to flush time - I have found it to vary quite a bit according to who is using the facilities, and for how long we have been on site. This is at full hook up locations - NOT boondocking. The Flush King, with the 'see thru' section aids mightily in this endavour. If the wife/daughter combo are along, the TP is what causes the most 'need' for flushing. I keep refilling the tanks until the water - ALL OF IT - comes out as clean as it went in. Then I usually do one more 2/3 full flush of the BT, just to be sure.... and darned if on 2 occations, there wasn't more that needed to get out Can't seem to get the girls trained up, as of yet...

As far as actual time it takes, I can say that it has been as few as about 10 minutes - to upwards of 45 or so....Water pressure is likely the #2 variable in this process, #1 is noted above. But for me, KNOWING that the BT is clean is important to me, so I take as long as it takes.... Heck, I paid for the water & sewer, and by gosh.... I'll use it, thank you very much!

If there is any question as to your BT cleanliness, add about 5 gallons or so, then add a bag or 2 of ice cubes - pull to the next CG, dump... and prepare to be amazed! at what comes outta there...

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Old 05-19-2007, 08:42 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by jcanavera
I carry a 20' hose. I've had to extend it close to its max a few times. I never can quite figure out those sites who have the sewer outlet up towards the front.

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Old 05-19-2007, 09:40 AM   #32
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Janet as Axel says your time will vary. We must be a quick flush in the pan, we don't spend anywhere near that length of time but we empty the tanks every time we move and we move frequently so there is no long period of holding, often adding water to fill the BT to have enough to flush with force. We don't always use the black water flush but use it thoroughly before returning home. We use the dry packets of AquaKem and it does a good job. We also run the gray water through last to rinse the hose and never leave the close-offs open. And we are adding more water these days along with the chemical so driving will clean out the tanks better. I would think results and conditions would vary according to the trailer's usage, i.e. short trip or series of stays moving, or extended stay or stationary fulltiming etc.

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Old 05-20-2007, 07:16 AM   #33
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Many people have mentioned ice cubes for the black tank. I also use ice cubes but only AFTER I dump and use my black tank flush. I put a bag or two into the black tank just before I leave the CG because I have found that the trailer movement while I'm driving home rattles the ice cubes around in the tank. This activity helps to dislodge any stubbornly lodged "items".

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