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Old 10-13-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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A friend was told this by a Jayco mechanic. At the end of the season when you want to clean out your black tank . Dump a big bag of ice cubes before traveling it will swish around while moving and remove stubborn remnants. When you get to the camp ground dump the melted ice. I use mine for hunting late season so I will try this , just thought I would share.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:54 AM   #2
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Nice idea- I think I will try also. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 10-13-2011, 01:55 PM   #3
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I tried that once and didn't have any thing happen that a good wand couldn't do.But who knows, may just be me.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:46 PM   #4
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Mine has the flush system. I just run it until the water is clear. Seems to work OK.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:25 AM   #5
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I've done that before with the ice cubes, just make sure you have some water in there too. It works great for cleaning off the sensors... till the next time you fill it up with black water.

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Old 10-16-2011, 02:49 AM   #6
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I, like AVVIDCLIF, use the built in flush system with a clear elbow between the outlet and the hose. One thing I've noticed is that when the water runs clear is that the tank is not necessarily empty. I close the dump valve and put in a bunch more water and dump it again with the flush off. Once the tank is empty I turn on the flush and usually see more "stuff" come out. I repeat the process several more times until I see nothing but crystal clear water coming out.It doesn't necessarily get the sensor clean but the tank sure is.
I've used the ice cubes before and they do help especially if your tank hasn't been flushed well in the past. And I have seen some improvements on the probe but it's hit and miss.
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:08 AM   #7
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Always putt in a few gallons of water after you flush. Keeps any solids left from hardening.

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Old 10-20-2011, 06:43 AM   #8
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I have used the ice cube trick and was amazed how well it worked.

I had dumped, rinsed, and dumped a second time at the end of a camping trip. Thinking the tank was pretty clean, I thought I would see if the ice would do anything. Put a bag in the empty tank and drove home. I decided to use a bucket to drain the melted ice and I was amazed at what came out into the bucket.
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