Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-28-2015, 08:38 AM   #1
New Member
2014 23' Flying Cloud
Fallbrook , California
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1
Question Need Some Tank Help

We are 'newbies' to the world of trailering -- bought a 2014 23' Flying Cloud last year and have used it for just one trip. We stayed in a place that had toilets/showers, so didn't use black tank. This next trip, we need to.

I have read owner's manual (novel?), but going back to it is daunting.

Can anyone give me a step-by-step breakdown of what needs to be done in preparation, and for a trip, then - how best to drain. We believe we have all the 'pieces & parts' and materials for this.

Thank you.

lsalmon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2015, 09:35 AM   #2

2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,802
Images: 1
Thumbs up Just what I do....

Travel with fresh tank full, trailer is more stabile with lower C.G.

Black tank.... start with several gal of water and your chemical of choice.

Do not leave Black Tank valve open when using full hook-up, empty only when near full. Black tank first then grey to partially flush the stuff.

Disposable nitrile gloves.
If no line at the dump station and good water pressure I will close the BT valve and use the on-board flush & re-dump.

I do not put chemicals in the tank w/o adding at least 3gal of water, a 1/4 cup of Dawn once in awhile seems to help also.

I did do this procedure three years ago, haven't had to repeat it since.

Take your time...even with others in line. A mistake could make it very unpleasant for those 'behind' you.

If you have a convenient station close to home, I've found that traveling with a partially full black tank helps a lot in preventing "black tank constipation".


ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2015, 09:38 AM   #3
Rivet Master
paiceman's Avatar

2017 30' Classic
Upper St Clair , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,536
Images: 1
EXACTLY what Robert Cross said. Do not rush. In fact for the first few times if you can secure a full hook-up site, ie water, electric and sewer you can "practice" dumping right at your site with no others waiting. After 40 years of camping we often do this anyway.

Bud & Alice (Bud posts)
Abby- Black Lab-TDI Certified
Hopey-Yellow Lab-TDI Certified
2017 30' Classic
2015 F350 6.7 Diesel Crew Cab
USAF - Military Training Instructor (TI) - 68-72
paiceman is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The black tank. Um, need some advice... gomotomoto Our Community 34 10-09-2014 03:27 PM
Black Tank, Grey Tank, New Tank, Old Tank Bunkroom Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 07-22-2014 08:35 PM
Plumbing New Grey and Black Tank. Hope to get some help. Tony S General Repair Forum 0 06-07-2013 01:44 PM
Some progress and Some Questions SCopp 1973 Overlander 3 02-03-2013 07:25 AM
Some call it a hobby, some, an addiction balrgn 1974 Overlander 45 08-18-2008 07:32 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.