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Old 03-13-2021, 02:12 PM   #1
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When to dump?

I have a place to dump at the location where I store my AS. A friend said it's a good idea to dump there rather than at the campground. His reasoning is that the contents of the tank will slosh around on the way home and keep "stuff" that may have stuck to the interior of the tank will become suspended and clean the tank more thoroughly. Does that sound like good reasoning?



I have to say that it does however, I'm still newbie-ish at this.



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Old 03-13-2021, 02:41 PM   #2
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I would say thereís some wisdom to that suggestion.

Many of is put nothing in the black tank but human waste, disposing of toilet paper separately, which helps a lot in preventing clogs.

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Old 03-13-2021, 02:54 PM   #3
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We try to dump the black tank when we have access to water for the black tank flush. So I say, if you can't flush the tank after dumping, then dump it before you go home. IF you have water hookup to run the black tank flush at home, then, IMO, it really doesn't matter when you dump.

We use that black tank flush, and often run two or three half tanks of water through it after dumping. I like a clean black tank

Our process is, pull black tank valve, let it drain. Run black tank flush for a few minutes, then close black tank valve and fill tank, using black tank flush, to 40% or so. Shut off black tank flush, and dump tank. Repeat a couple times, till no more tp or other stuff comes out.

When I see, through that clear elbow, water running clear enough that it looks fit to drink, I'm done.
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Old 03-13-2021, 03:06 PM   #4
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I have found that filling the bowl to the brim a few times does every bit as good a job as using the flusher. So if no water available at the storage lot, arrive there with 5 or six gallons in the fresh tank. Also arriving there with a half a tank of gray allows for a pretty good slinky rinse after dumping the black. I've used my flusher....maybe twice in 11 years....and human waste and any kind of tp has been used. Keep fluid proportions high, use an enzyme digester and dont worry ever again.
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I would dump at the campground and then add more water for the ride home and dump again.
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I have a place to dump at the location where I store my AS. A friend said it's a good idea to dump there rather than at the campground. His reasoning is that the contents of the tank will slosh around on the way home and keep "stuff" that may have stuck to the interior of the tank will become suspended and clean the tank more thoroughly. Does that sound like good reasoning?



I have to say that it does however, I'm still newbie-ish at this.



Thanks,
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YES....been shosh'n since '88, even the level gauges still work in the Classic.
I think the Dawn squirt in the tank also helps.

POI...we can dump at home.

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Old 03-13-2021, 04:27 PM   #7
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I go with slosh and dump.

If your trailer has been sitting a while with a load in the black tank. I'd also consider throwing in some ice to scar any hard solid off the bottom and sides of tank.
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