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frankwp

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Posted: 10/04/21 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A agree that chemicals other than plain old water are not needed on a regular basis. Prior to the last trip of the season home, I fill the tank about half full & pour a couple of cups of low suds liquid laundry detergent & then dump & rinse close to home.

As for not breaking down solids, the "technician" clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. I have a clear elbow on my hose & the only thing I've seen that's remotely solid is the occasional shred of TP. Poop breaks down very quickly just by sitting in the water for a few hours.


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Posted: 10/05/21 11:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So thinking about "pancake batter" - the more water I put in it, the thinner it gets so the only answer is to use lots of water. That plus gravity will empty the contents of your black tank regardless of solids being broken down or not. After emptying, use the built in tank sprayer or one of those wands. The only time I put anything in my tanks is while in storage. As for the tank sensors, well those are never right and I never give them much attention.


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