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Old 08-10-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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I'm buying a portable waste tank for my Boler 1700 the tanks are

15 gal.sewage
24 gal. grey water
20 gal. fresh water

Since the trailer was made in Winnipeg does anybody know if this is in Imp. gals?

The waste tanks are made in American gals. 15 Imp. into a 15 amer. tank would be a real mess!
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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I believe anything made in Canada has to be in Imperial measurements or metric.

Personally I would not wait till Black tank was completly full before dumping. Mind you thats just me
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I wouldn't let my tank fill right up either but it has a habit of being a lot more full than I thought , I would hate to pull the valve and have a geyser!

The tanks could have been made in the USA and then installed in Canada, 1978 was the year we changed to metric everything has been confusing ever since.
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I wouldn't let my tank fill right up either but it has a habit of being a lot more full than I thought , I would hate to pull the valve and have a geyser!

The tanks could have been made in the USA and then installed in Canada, 1978 was the year we changed to metric everything has been confusing ever since.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:30 PM   #5
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From my experience using a waste tank, you can shut the valve before the tank is full. I spent a whole summer working in a campground with electric/water sites only. Got really tired of breaking down camp to pull over to the dump station just to dump the grey water a couple times a week. And with the larger tanks of a Class A it took several trips to the dump station with the waste tank. But it's easy breezy to shut the valve and go dump then come back and fill er up again. As far as the black tanks the manufacture's recommend dumping only after its 3/4th full. Your choice! I know they say it's easier to have a clog when dumped tooooo often. I choose to dump when ever we are leaving a full hook up, full or not.
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You'll get plenty of warning to let you know it/they are getting full.

First the odor
Then the gurgle...


Oh never mind you get the idea!
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You'll get plenty of warning to let you know it/they are getting full.

First the odor
Then the gurgle...


Oh never mind you get the idea!
I forgot about the gurgle! Yep! You will know.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:51 PM   #8
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I pulled the handle and stood my ground, first came the smell and then the gurgle when the tank appeared to be 3/4 full I shut it off, makes emptying much easier. I don't have any running water for a good flush. I poured 3 gals of freash water in to rinse as best as I could. This truly is the part of rving nobody talks about

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I pulled the handle and stood my ground, first came the smell and then the gurgle when the tank appeared to be 3/4 full I shut it off, makes emptying much easier. I don't have any running water for a good flush. I poured 3 gals of freash water in to rinse as best as I could. This truly is the part of rving nobody talks about
Surprisingly a good black tank additive makes dumping of the tank... less odoriferous. Not pleasant by any means, but not as bad as changing a baby's dirty diaper either!
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