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Old 07-09-2007, 01:19 PM   #15
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Good question. They function simularly. Buy one and let us know!
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:44 PM   #16
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I just noticed that it was considerably cheaper. I'm always afraid of the old adage "you get what you pay for", however. I guess we'll see.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:21 PM   #17
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This is the KEY! it is CLEAR!, In and OUT.
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Okay, Okay. But why CLEAR? Other than gook-free sensors, what do you gain by getting your black tank CLEAR? We do not get that rigid about the black tanks condition and have never had an odor problem or other tank problem. We do run a couple of toilet bowl fills down the drain to the BT (with some formadehyde-free chemical), after dumping. Does it just make you feel better about the blank tank and it's former contents? Just because the water is clear, it is not germ-free.

I can see the sense in the 20 lb bag of ice cubes method, occasionally to scrub off those sensors, but why CLEAR every time?
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:23 PM   #18
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What if you don't have a grey tank?

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We fill the tub...just to be sure & get the hose "squeaky clean" when we are through.

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Old 07-10-2007, 08:11 PM   #19
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Not always. Sometimes one maybe better than the other sometimes just more expensive just because it is the name to own.
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:37 PM   #20
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Don't forget the chems. Most, if not all, campgrounds have gone to banning the formaldehyde based chemicals these days. We have tried the orange granules and the "green" natural granules. I like the orange ones better because the green ones smell like pine oil and I prefer the orange smell of the orange ones...yes, I can smell them both when the flush door opens.

I get them in the pre-measured pouches and put one in every day and dump the tank about every third day. After the final dump, I flush with our built-in tank flusher. I run it about 2 minutes with the valve closed and open to empty and then repeat twice. I close the valve a final time to put about 3-4 gallons of water in the black tank and add one of the orange pouches through the toilet and disconnect everything for the ride home. At home I put one of the pouches in the black tank every week between trips. So far this seems to keep the odors down and all the waste products "digested" by the enzymes in the orange pouches.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:35 PM   #21
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I don't go nuts cleaning the black tank for every trip

But I use it almost every weekend in the spring and summer, and use an enzyme system that actually calls for some fecal matter to feed and in turn "grow" the enzymes. No formaldihydes ( excuse the spelling ).
I clean the slinky with a hose.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:40 PM   #22
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I like the idea of the Camco Dual Flush or Flush King. Now without a grey tank what if any is the problem of backing BT contents up into the grey sewer and my nearby shower? Also with the vintage placement of the dump (center rear) drain exiting into the rear bumper storage area. I see maybe some metal cutting and fashioning a new bottom access drain door so as to provide the space needed for the flushers. I can do that to get the convenience of these flush products but I would like to hear if anyone has done this with their rear bath vintage coach.

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A macerator pump with a built in tank sprayer is a good alternative for a rear bath vintage coach. Then you can get rid of the slinky hose altogether.
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A macerator pump with a built in tank sprayer is a good alternative for a rear bath vintage coach.
yes, but not unless you have a seperate grey tank...or, at least, valves that block off the gray lines. If you have an "on the floor" black tank, it will fill the shower with its contents if there is even the *slightest* restriction in flow when you open the black tank valve. ask me how I know.
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Now without a grey tank what if any is the problem of backing BT contents up into the grey sewer and my nearby shower? ...

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If you mean while showering and the contents of the black tank back up into the shower on units without gray tanks, you wind up standing in a open sewer ankle deep in fecal matter/urine. !!!!!!!!!!!

If you mean while dumping and flushing the tank, you need to disinfect the shower pan and possible the floor of the bathroom.
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