Plumbing Resolution At Last

Warning: This post is not for the faint of stomach. 🙂

The reason I splurged here on full hookups including sewer was that I knew I had to do something about my black holding tank. I didn’t want to find myself again in a situation where I was so desperate to dump I had to follow bad directions and break my vehicles again. I also found that parking at a public dump station doesn’t work well; someone always ends up queuing in behind me.

I tried Kevin’s recipe and that helped a bit. I tried wanding the tank with high pressure bursts of water. That helped a bit. Finally, I decided it was time for big measures. I grabbed a slim, narrow, and not sharp object and jammed it down there. I’ll spare you any olfactory descriptions, but, within five seconds of moving the stick around, WHOOSH!, the tank was absolutely empty!

This morning, I filled the tank completely and emptied it, then I sent the non-potable hose down there for a complete rinse. My sensors still say my tank is critically full, but those sensors, like most RV sensors, are absolutely useless. 🙂

Holding tanks are empty, fresh water tank is full, and I’m reasonably well rested. I guess it’s time to move on and see what Brandon has to offer in way of tourism. 🙂

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  • lol…..saw your posts on the skpees site and figured we'd follow your blog some too….agree about those silly sensors, even tho i rinse and rinse the darn gauges still show 3/4 full on all my tanks…waste of electronics in my mind – it's not that hard to tell when ya need to dump….

    good travels to you! enjoy it!

    don & sue

  • Don & Sue, thanks for stopping in! I agree that the sensors are a waste of electronics! I want to splurge on See Levels very soon. 🙂

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