nwgs motorhome addiction and therapy thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, May 20, 2009.

  1. jkam

    jkam Marijuana Farmer

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    I upgraded my monitor system to a See Level II setup. It uses a sensor that attaches to the outside of the tank using a strip of material.
    These are all connected with one wire, from the fresh water tank to the gray tank to the black tank and then to the monitor.
    It uses percentage for info so it is much more accurate. It also has a place for the water heater and water pump switches, making for a nice compact package that was easy to mount.

    Still, after almost 10 years of living in my Lazy Daze, I have learned when things need to be looked at from having done it so many times.
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  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    What normally gets filled faster the grey or the black tank?
  3. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    The grey should fill much quicker. All of your sinks and shower drain into the black tank.
  4. portablevcb

    portablevcb Long timer

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    Sinks and shower into grey :)

    Yep, take care of the grey and black systems, you'll be much happier person. :)

    I do love the internal flush system on our new unit. The old units we had were bought used and the black measurement was never correct, always showed 3/4 full. I tried everything in them and nothing worked to get the gage to be correct. Well, of course it was correct sometimes, when the tank was 3/4 full :D
  5. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    I empty our grey tank (about every 4 days) almost twice as often as the black tank (about every week).

    And, of course, always empty the black first (let it get at least 2/3 full to flush the solid contents) then empty the grey tank to flush out the hose.

    And always keep the black and grey tank valves closed except to flush.

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  6. spin10k

    spin10k Long timer

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    With all this talk of potentially malfunctioning sh!t-tanks, motels and B&B's are sounding better and better to me.

    Let someone else deal with that cr@p. (literally)
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  7. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    I'll take my chances. :D

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  8. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquanch?

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    I installed a flush system for the black tank...it's the water connection to the right of the dump pipe.

    Inside the black box (that holds the elbows) is a dedicated white flush hose with a quick disconnect on one end. That plugs into the flush connection and the other end of the hose to the water supply at the dump station.

    Dump the black tank, then close the black valve & turn on the water to the flush...it wil spray the inside of the tank and fill it too. Dump the gray tank and when its done close the grey valve and then open the black valve observing the color of the water coming out of the tank as it passes the clear elbow.

    Do this a few times and the water will endup being mostly clear.

    Research the "Geo Method" to clean the tanks, I always added water sofener, dawn detergent and a few bleach tablets after I dumped the tanks. If you know that you are going to dump with the tanks at 1/4 or so you can add a few bags of ice and then drive for a few hours, that can help scrub the gunk loose.
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  9. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquanch?

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    I looked at a used Roadtrek today...love the Chevrolet platform. I'll be looking for a gently used 210 Popular or Versitle rig and then possibly modding it with a 4 inch lift and 4 wheel drive...
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  10. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    I remembered you showing me that connection and used it but I didn't run the fresh water very long. Does it have a swirling head inside the tank or anything similar, or a fixed spray type head?

    Does a Colorado State Parks pass include using the dump station? Both Cherry Creek and Chatfield are reasonably close to me.
  11. arcticdude

    arcticdude Been here awhile

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    While I have tried the Calgon thing in my black tank when I first got my rig 9 hrs ago, I've never done it again. Never had an issue with my inside the tank read probes. I do flush my tank every time I use it for probably a good 5 minutes. Cleans the hose out well enough the a little rinsing off of the edges is all it needs.

    The whole ice thing is ridiculous, imho. Just how long do you expect the ice to last? 10 minutes maybe?? How far are you going in 10 minutes and how much sloshing is going to occur? Do you think you might break a probe off?? I can vaguely see how the Calgon might help, because it's there until you drain the tank, but ice??!! Hell, why not just go on a liquid diet and eliminate the issue all together!:rofl
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  12. spin10k

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    Elimination can never be completely eliminated...
  13. arcticdude

    arcticdude Been here awhile

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    True dat!
  14. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    Got the Roadtrek Agile loaded, the Jeep hooked up, and heading down to Camp Wood Texas at first light. :clap

    I put the extra solar panel, the outdoor carpet and a couple of guitars in the Jeep.
  15. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    It's all downhill from here folks!
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  16. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquanch?

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    Yeah, it has a swirling sprayer head, can't remember the name but it sprays all over the inside of the tank.

    I dont know about those parks. I dumped at a rv park on Colfax in Golde, $10 fee.
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  17. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquanch?

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    The ice is just something solid that can be added to the tank to help break solids loose, I did it when I 1st bought the Jamboree when I did the initial cleaning.
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  18. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    When we first bought our used (older) class A, the tank sensors would never read empty and most of the time would never read less than 1/2. Used the Geo method...

    http://www.livingthervdream.com/The-Geo-Method.html

    for the 3 months we were down south and the tank sensors readings improved quite a bit but never did read empty on the black. No rinsers.

    Used the Walmart pouches for a year in the new toy hauler with no issues but learned about Happy Campers and switched to that and have been using it ever since.

    http://1-happycamper.com/products.php

    As mentioned in the Geo article, the key to keeping your tanks clean is water, water, and more water. Depending on load, we'll just flush, and flush, and flush. We will leave our grey water valve open when setup for more than a week, but close it when the black is half full so that we have a full grey tank to flush after dumping the black.

    We had a sprayer in the toy hauler and one in the TT and I will use it after being setup in one location for a week or more and before we head to a new location. I'll see a bit of solids getting dislodged but usually runs nice and clear after a few seconds of rinsing.
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  19. mudtraxx

    mudtraxx n00b

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  20. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    ^^ :thumb :getiton