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Old 07-30-2007, 10:53 PM   #11
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Re: rv potties 101

so when I buy a toilet it should a tall model?
and about the shower I saw alittle water heater that is connected to the shower head any good?
got to keep my post short tonight don't want to aner the wife she says I am on here to much anyways.

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Old 01-13-2012, 02:48 PM   #12
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Re: rv potties 101

Old thread but I didn't want to start a new one just for this tidbit...

We have been accustomed to using a plastic bowl RV toilet for many years. I had always heard the china bowls were easier to clean. But soooo pricey. Since we had the opportunity to strip out my Mom's RV and keep the vintage porcelain toilet (Mansfield 910), it ended up in the bus. All parts are still available (under Sealand 910 or Traveler 910). We have been in the bus for a month now. The china toilet does stay much cleaner. I have yet to clean it and it does get used. I cleaned the plastic bowl in the Class C weekly (or more often). For someone who dislikes housework as much as I do, this is great. Also it is "more like" a home toilet as it has a wood seat on it that does not flex under weight when you sit down. Would I buy a new china one? Probably not as they seem to be very pricey and we don't have that kind of $$ to spend on a pooper. Would I try to get a used china bowl toilet? You betcha!
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My old 910 is about 16" high (same height as the toilet in our last house). Works okay since we are on the short side. I always kinda dismissed the "china is easier to keep clean" thing as a pile of... well, you know. I was terribly surprised. I would not use an homestyle since none that I have found uses as little water to flush as an RV toilet.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #14
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Re: rv potties 101

On the OP's question about cleaning out the black water tank, here's a few tips:

1. Dump black tank only. Close valve, remove hose and replace cap. Then pour a bag or two of party ice down the toilet drain and add some water to make an icy slurry. Drive the RV or bus a few miles to slosh it around. this will help separate any solids that are clinging to the inside of the tank. Return to the dump site.

2. Dump the black tank again. Leave the valve open and then open the grey tank valve to just long enough to back flush some grey water into the black tank, being careful to close the grey tank valve in time to prevent any black water from coming back to the grey tank. This will allow you to rinse and drain the black tank a third time. When the black tank is empty, close the black valve.

3. Dump the remainder of the grey tank. This will flush remaining black water from the drain hoses.
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Re: rv potties 101

Here's another tip:

In cold weather you can reduce the freezing point of the fluids in the grey and black tanks by adding about a cup of rock salt to each. Much cheaper than RV antifreeze and takes up less volume in the tank. I've heard this will reduce the freezing point down to about 20 degrees F.
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I have almost a full 40LB bag of solar salt (looks like rock salt). We used it in the black tank. Two cups salt in a 25gal black tank. Thawing out a frozen black tank is... time consuming. Hopefully we can use it in the water softener we plan on buying (it uses 2 LBS of table salt)
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