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Old 08-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Grey Water Tank Trickle

I just purchased a 1990 T1550 this spring. On our first outing, on Memorial Day weekend, I went to the dumping station at 9:00am on Monday morning only to find myself 9th in line. When it was finally my turn to empty, I attached the super slinky and dumped the black water tank, then I opened the valve for the grey water tank. As expected I got an initial rush of water but what I didn't expect is that it seemed to trickle for several minutes just a small stream of water for long time. Seeing that the line was now much longer I just shut the valve, capped it off and moved on without completely empting the tank. What would cause the grey water tank to to just trickle for what I thought was much too long.
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My 2363 is like that too. Most gushes out then a long slow trickle. I know my tank is very wide but not too tall (large almost flat bottom) and there is not a lot of downslope over the length of the discharge pipe. It is like water running slowly off a large flat plate that doesn't have much slope to it. That last quart seems to take forever.
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Same here. That's why the line was so long...

It's been a long time since I used a dump station, but if I were to go to one soon, I'd plan to take a bucket to fill with water at the dump station. During that last trickle, I'd fill the bucket up, take it inside, open the toilet valve, and pour it in. The splash of the water would help to really clean the tanks out more so the trickle stuff would be cleaner/more clear. Do that a couple times and it'll do a decent job cleaning your tank. Not the best way, but just about as good as you can get at a dump station.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
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Like I mentioned, I do not know the history of the trailer so there could be anything lurking in the tank or drain pipes. Is there some type of tank cleaner I could use that you would suggest? Or should I run a snake up the dump pipe?
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It sounds like your grey tank is "normal". One product several people here like is Happy Camper cleaner. I haven't used it but think I will try some on my next trip.

Happy Camper - Odorless Holding Tank Treatment Black and Grey Water
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I use a Flush King to back flush my tanks. You wouldn't believe how much is left in your tanks after first dump.
TIP: If there are long lines at dump station take a drive through full service sites. Often you'll find an open site you can dump at. ( Preferably a pull through site)
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Flush king and a good trank treatment like Happy Camper..Use the Flush King several times...
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slow draining grey water

We, too, find our grey water tank drains slowly
Guessing it's the tank design as I can speed it's drainage a bit by driving off side trailer wheels up onto a 2x6 while aligning w/ the dump receptacle

BTW What type boat(s) are those you're car-topping in your avatar ?
Do much paddling in NYS ?
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I just found out that my original post was in the wrong place and they moved it for me so it took me a while to fine it again.

I have a 14' Necky Looksa and my wife has w 12' Wilderness Systems Tsunami. Yes, we paddle anywhere we can find water deep enough. We have hit many of the Finger Lakes and rivers and streams in Update NY. We kayak the Erie Canal a lot. We bought the T1550 so that we can discover the Adirondacks. So far we have paddled South Pond, Moose River, Nicks Lake, Henderson Lake, Raquette River, Old Forge, !st and 2nd lakes. We will be at Lake Eaton in w couple of weeks and plan to hit several lakes in that area.
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I just found out that my original post was in the wrong place and they moved it for me so it took me a while to fine it again.

I have a 14' Necky Looksa and my wife has w 12' Wilderness Systems Tsunami. Yes, we paddle anywhere we can find water deep enough. We have hit many of the Finger Lakes and rivers and streams in Update NY. We kayak the Erie Canal a lot. We bought the T1550 so that we can discover the Adirondacks. So far we have paddled South Pond, Moose River, Nicks Lake, Henderson Lake, Raquette River, Old Forge, !st and 2nd lakes. We will be at Lake Eaton in w couple of weeks and plan to hit several lakes in that area.
Do check out the Adirondack Meet and Greet thread (unless you already have!) Late Sept. at Nick's Lake.
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Just sent you folks an email via this website & do consider the Adk M&G
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