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Old 08-17-2013, 12:02 AM   #29
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also does the device at the quick disconnect already protect from back-flow?
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:35 AM   #30
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Just ordered the SS from Camping World with the weekend discount. Ordered the special "Black Ops" camo extension hose for late night sewer runs to adjacent full hookups that Foiled Again mentioned. (Just kidding, no camo hose available but maybe a marketing opportunity?)

Thanks for the heads up on the discount. It pushed the decision to the "Do it" side.

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Old 08-18-2013, 07:51 AM   #31
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All these essential accessories start to fill the back end of the pickup. Maybe a long bed would have held more of these newly discovered "must have" items.

All the advertising not with standing, the personal experiences shared here do a much better job of generating sales.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:50 AM   #32
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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the "stinky slinky" not "stink" so bad?
Mine has taken on the smell of urine like a gas station bathroom.
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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the "stinky slinky" not "stink" so bad?
Mine has taken on the smell of urine like a gas station bathroom.
Replace it. Once the plastic absorbs an odor, that odor is there forever. You can't make it un-absorb an odor.

Then, on your new slinky, after every trip put it in a 5-gallon bucket of soapy water (with tight-fitting lid, enough water to completely cover the slinky) after you finish dumping, and let it soak on the drive home. You'll not only have the cleanest slinky on the block, but it will absorb the odor of the soap.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:15 PM   #34
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Replace it. Once the plastic absorbs an odor, that odor is there forever. You can't make it un-absorb an odor.

Then, on your new slinky, after every trip put it in a 5-gallon bucket of soapy water (with tight-fitting lid, enough water to completely cover the slinky) after you finish dumping, and let it soak on the drive home. You'll not only have the cleanest slinky on the block, but it will absorb the odor of the soap.
Good idea. Also if you want to do laundry between campgrounds, throw dirty clothing, water and detergent in one of those buckets - and let the truck agitate them for a half day's run. Stop wherever you can get free water and change to rinse water. Wring and hang on arrival.

Do you think old drywall compound buckets and cat litter buckets have become the most recycled/reused plastic items on the planet? The rectangular cat litter buckets do seem to store more efficiently in my truck bed though.

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:19 PM   #35
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Get a sealing container to minimize "spill". Especially in your habitation areas.
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A good, but imperfect trick that I use is to run a bunch of hot water out at the end of the dump.

so, I dump the black tank, close the black valve, then run a bunch of hot water down the kitchen and bath sinks.

This seems to rinse it our really well, and since I've already paid for the propane to heat that water (I shut off the burner before I start dumping), it's basically free.

it doesn't get it perfect, but it sure seems to get it pretty clean.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #37
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I have thought about soaking it in a bucket of Pine-Sol solution or putting a capful of tank chemical in it.
I do have an extra- I could just throw it away.
They don't call it "stinky" for nothin'.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:24 PM   #38
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We've used the same SS four years, 24 months camping total without problems. Also have the extra 10 ft extension which is often used. If it's a clean site, no gloves I just wash up for precaution. The new slinky is in the tube, never used it.

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Old 08-19-2013, 03:48 PM   #39
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This is our 6th summer of use for the Sewer-Solution. The only part I have needed to replace is the little O ring that is part of the quick disconnect on the infeed water line. Other wise it has worked as advertised and is worth every penny.
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I put a little tank chemical in the slinky. It smells much better.
I need a new slinky that doesn't leak. Any suggestions?
A smal leak had the little accordion fold slinky stand smelling like a public restroom. Pine-sol or anything will clean it.
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I got a question. I used the SS for the first time last weekend. I worked well and I seemed to be able to get a lot of "stuff" outta the black tank by aiming the jet back up the pipe and then swiveling out again and waiting. It takes a while but I think it seemed to clean the tank out well. I did the same for the grey to get the little food particles from the sink out. Do you guys use the internal sprayer as well or now that you have an SS just use the SS cleanout maneuver? I want to avoid hooking up multiple freshwater hoses for cleaning purposes if it's not needed.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:17 AM   #42
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Hard to imagine the SS flush would be as direct and effective as the tank flush?
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