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Old 06-08-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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Another dump question

We have a 22 Sport. A few hours ago I successfully completed my second dump (do I get an extra "rivet" for that?). But it raised another question: after I dump black water, and after I do the spritz-clean thing of the blackwater tank, I know I'm supposed to add water to the tank before the chemical. But do you do it by (1) leaving the hose attached to the spritzer and letting it run for a little while or (2) adding a gallon of water through the toilet?

If the answer is (1), then how long do you let it run? This morning I obviously let it run too long and ended up with my guage showing 1/2 full, so I had to redump blackwater.

If (2): is one gallon of water enough?
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:26 PM   #2
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I typically use the spritzer (nice name) and let it run for 5-10 seconds. There is no hard and fast rule as the water pressure at different dumps vary considerably.

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Just my procedure, but I normally do it thru the toilet so I know how much water I put in there.
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Just my procedure, but I normally do it thru the toilet so I know how much water I put in there.
And is a gallon enough?
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In my opinion 1g should be more than enough, but typically your black tank additive will have instructions on how much water to use.
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I don't actually measure it, just flush a couple of bowls of water down it.
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:36 PM   #7
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We have the 22 Sport. My procedure is black water dump, spritzer for a couple of minutes (5-10 mins), tank additive (seem to be getting good results with RV Digest It), 3 generous flushes of water in the bowl. No problems so far.
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This is a direct quote from my Airstream manual... "After the sewage tank has been emptied, close the gate valves and put approximately five gallons of water in the sewage holding tank. This will help prevent solids from building up in the sewage holding tank."

My black tank is 39 gallons. It would seem logical to add an amount of water proportional to the size of your tank, though. For instance, if your black tank was only 10 gallons, you probably wouldn't want to put 5 gallons in it.

You may want to check your manual and see what, if any, Airstream recommends for your trailer.
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Five gallons is an awful lot for a ten gallon about black tank. Jim
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I would never worry about putting a certain amount of gallons in your black tank unless you're OCD, however I would stick with 3-5 gallons. Most people wouldn't think of this, but when you put the chemicals in the tank, it's good to drive around the block so that the chemicals get on the ceiling of the black tank.

Don't worry about water pressure from the dump stations. Your unite has a 63PSI regulator built in to it. The joys of Airstream, oh yeah!
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