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Old 10-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #43
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Thanks. I learned a lot of leasons to day! The hard way! So they wont be forgotten. Everything has been bleached and freshened up. So all is good in my lil space shuttle now!
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #44
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Also, just so i understand. With the gate closed, the shower and sinks still drain freely down the slinky. Correct?
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #45
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Also, just so i understand. With the gate closed, the shower and sinks still drain freely down the slinky. Correct?
When the black tank gate valve is closed there is no way for the #2 to upchuck through the shower sink drain.

Congradulations again! Don't let anyone ever tell you you don't know ****. Nothing feels better than a good dump.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #46
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Ok, I got it fixed! Went and got some rubber gloves, and did the nasty! It was blocked right at the danged fitting! Just like someone said. I tell you one thing, those tanks hold a quit a bit of pooo. When i pulled that sucker loose, the valve was open! I know i was told! I forgot! I paid! Had to flood all around my trailer with fresh water.. Going to get some bleach now, to douse the ground with, to kill the smell. There was a gob of paper and nuggets hung up right at the connection. How do i avoid that in the future? Do I need to keep the waste gate closed, until the tank is full, then dump it once in a while? I think someone mentioned that? Yes this is the first time I have had this rv out. No, I have never had one set up in a park. They are always at the deer lease, with an out house in operation. Please give me all the info you can, so i can avoid this terrible, terrible situation again. Thanks
I'm not gonna lie. I laughed a lot reading this. I guess I'm going to hades...

Glad it all came out in the end...
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:43 PM   #47
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:16 PM   #48
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Also, just so i understand. With the gate closed, the shower and sinks still drain freely down the slinky. Correct?
Correct.

Keep the dump valve closed until you want to dump the black tank. If you are leaving your hook up space and want to dump, be sure your black tank is full or nearly full, If it is not, let water run into the black tank to near capacity, then pull the valve. That will allow the "Whoosh" which will carry most everything right down your slinky.
Since you don't have a gray water tank to empty to wash out your slinky, you may want to again fill your black tank and drain it again. You can also put stoppers in your sinks, fill them, and with your black tank valve pushed shut, let the sinks drain to help clean your slinky.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:22 PM   #49
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Also, just so i understand. With the gate closed, the shower and sinks still drain freely down the slinky. Correct?
Yes. The only thing that would keep the sink/shower water from draining out of the trailer would be if you did not have the slinky attached, and you had the drain cap screwed on. You do NOT want to ever do this, because that water will also very quickly back up into your shower.
When I bought my trailer, the seller said he had emptied the black tank. I got home, started looking things over, took the drain cap off, and pulled the black tank valve handle. (Why? don't know..) The seller was a liar.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:41 PM   #50
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Gray water lines

All there is, is one drain. And it comes straight down, directly out of the dump valve. T'd off to the left and right just below the dump valve are 2 1-1/2" lines.

Those smaller lines that connect downstream of your dump valve are the gray water connections. They're open all the time, unless you have the cap on the sewer connection for travel.
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Search "Geo Method"...it's a technique to clean the tanks, lines & valve. Also helps keep it clean & helps prevent clogs & bad odors....there's a detailed how it works somewhere on the forum. Basically, dissolve 1 cup laundry detergent & 1 cup calgon in hot water, pour into the toilet, flush into the tank & let it work. Do this every time the tank is emptied. Easy!
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Just remember that old poo not dumped regularly has a way of rhickening / re-solidifying and you can then end up in the same situation again. Over time, some of the moisture will evaporate through the plumbing / sewer vent pipe ...
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