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Old 05-17-2011, 06:54 PM   #15
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no pictures?

i guess a few bags of lime and topsoil followed by a sign saying: "do not step on the fertilized areas".

you did the best you can do in that situation.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:34 PM   #16
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A squeegee on a stick, a bag of kitty litter with tide with bleach detergent mixed in it, a grey water hose, and you'll be set! Won't take as long to clean up so you shouldn't be too pooped when you're done.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:59 PM   #17
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Slinky failures!

The SLINKY may be a faster dump, but those things work perfectly one moment, then develop 17 pinhole leaks in the next second, and finally rupture with no warning some indefinite time later.

The Sewer Solution is great - even for "bare handed" dumping. The trick? Start off with 2 gallons of water in the black tank, then everything else dissolves. The nice thing about newer Airstreams? The bathroom sink empties into the BLACK tank. Two gallons of black starter water? Two sinkfuls.

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Old 05-17-2011, 09:05 PM   #18
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What a horrid thing to happen! You have our sympathy, especially with a **** for brains non-Airstreamer right behind you. Still, worse things happen at sea, eh? Mind you, I'm ditching those flip flops at dump time, that's for sure!
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:06 PM   #19
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The Sewer Solution is great
Good sale on these @ Camping World. Just ordered one.

Plan 9 - Sewer Solution - Drain & Flush Systems - Camping World

Not sure I will go "bare handed" though .

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Old 05-17-2011, 09:08 PM   #20
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I didn't know the bathroom sink emptied into the black tank. But then again, I am still a newbee! Is this true for all 'newer' Airstreams, I presume our '09 27' FB International would qualify as 'newer'. Never heard of "bare handed" dumping, doesn't sound like much fun...
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:13 PM   #21
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I second the endorsement of the Sewer Solution, a much nicer alternative to a slinky. Order the 10 foot extra hose right away. We got caught at a site with the dump too far away to reach with the stock hose. Had to revert to slinky. Not fun.
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I second the endorsement of the Sewer Solution, a much nicer alternative to a slinky. Order the 10 foot extra hose right away. We got caught at a site with the dump too far away to reach with the stock hose. Had to revert to slinky. Not fun.
Is the extra hose easily connected?

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Old 05-17-2011, 09:19 PM   #23
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I second the endorsement of the Sewer Solution, a much nicer alternative to a slinky. Order the 10 foot extra hose right away. We got caught at a site with the dump too far away to reach with the stock hose. Had to revert to slinky. Not fun.
Fine where you have a sewer hookup but not sure how that'd work work when you have to use the site's communal dump station, though. The last two dump stations I used had no water available for us to even use the tank flush!
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Is the extra hose easily connected?

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Yep, just a twist and a turn and a push. Done.
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Fine where you have a sewer hookup but not sure how that'd work work when you have to use the site's communal dump station, though. The last two dump stations I used had no water available for us to even use the tank flush!
Too true. I still carry the slinky for just such situations. Had one last trip. Good point.
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Oh, that made me laugh! It's everyone's nightmare at the dumpstation. Especially while other people are waiting/watching! I'm anal (pun intended) about my tanks rinsing clean (I use a flush king & can see everything) and am always a wreck cause people always seem to be waiting for me. I can see why you are having nightmares! Yeah, I'd ditch the flip flops too! Eeww! And Ha! Thanks for the laugh!
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:19 PM   #27
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I just watched the video for the Sewer Solution and have some concern for those that do not have a tank flush system to assist with removal of solids. The rapid movement of liquids is necessary to remove the solids at the bottom of the black tank. With the reduced flow rate, how does this Sewer Solution overcome this?
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I didn't know the bathroom sink emptied into the black tank. But then again, I am still a newbee! Is this true for all 'newer' Airstreams, I presume our '09 27' FB International would qualify as 'newer'. Never heard of "bare handed" dumping, doesn't sound like much fun...
Some, but not all newer Airstreams are plumbed this way. Our bathroom sink empties into the grey water tank...not the black water. You can find out where yours empties by testing it. When your tanks are completely empty, close both dump valves. Fill the bathroom sink with water a couple of times, letting it drain. Then open the dump valves one at a time. The one that has the water in it is where your bathroom sink goes.
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