General Hi-Lo camper discussion The perfect place to discuss your Hi-Lo camper
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-19-2018, 12:27 PM   #1
Member
 
amountaincreeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: WI
Posts: 39
Default Tank dumping process

Hey guys, We just had our Hi Lo out for the first time last weekend locally just to get acquainted with it and a question popped up...I'm curious what your process is for dumping the tanks...i.e. do you put the top up after you dump to so you can run another 5 gals through the toilet to rinse the blackwater? Do you not rinse additionally? Just curious. Thanks!
__________________

amountaincreeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2018, 04:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
hilltool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,150
Default

Depends. Usually I empty the black tank then the grey water so it helps to rinse out the hose. I will raise top and rinse out the toilet further if i feel I have the time but if there are others waiting then I wont. When I get back from a trip I'll do a thorough rinse with one of those wand things I stick down the toilet with a hose attached-which comes in through the back window.

rick
__________________

__________________
2201 TL

2010 Nissan Titan king cab SE
4x4
hilltool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 09:41 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
JackandJanet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pine, AZ
Posts: 2,693
Default

I never rinse the black tank when I'm on the road. It always has disinfectant/odor killer installed, so there's never a problem. Like Rick, I run the grey water through the hose after dumping the black tank when using a dump station.

And, like Rick, I clean the black tank thoroughly with the "wand" when we get home.

- Jack
__________________
Hi-Lo 1707T - Tire Minder TPMS on Tow Vehicle and Trailer, 300W Solar Battery Charger, Equal-i-zer WDH
2014 F150 Platinum 4x4 3.5L EcoBoost SCrew
JackandJanet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2018, 09:14 PM   #4
Member
 
Qwerty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Broadlands, IL
Posts: 46
Default

There's an interesting comparison re black tank flushers on YT which concludes that they do little or nothing. I concur with the above comments; wait till you're home then flush from above.
__________________
Dave & Carol
2204 TowLite
Dodge Ram 1500
Qwerty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2018, 10:22 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 4
Default

I always do the following:
1) Open the black water blade valve
2) Wait until it's done
3) Open the gray water blade
4) Wait 10 seconds or so
5) Close the gray water blade
6) Close the black water blade
7) Open the gray water blade and let the rest drain out

The theory is that by leaving the black blade open for a lit bit, the gray water backs up into the black water blade's area a bit and cleans out anything that might be near the blade valve.

I have some water wand thingy that I used once to try to get the blackwater sensor to read correctly and it didn't have any effect.
HiLoToGo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2018, 08:18 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Treeclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: SWFL Bonita Springs/Andrews, NC
Posts: 909
Default

I don't know if this helps, but I'm trying it out. Like most everyone else I use a disinfectant/deodorizer while "in use". However, I added an extender gate valve that tightly attaches to the hose fitting. This allows me to drain the black tank-then I close the extension slide (black slide still open), open the grey slide, this allows some grey to enter the black, open the outer slide and drain all. Sounds time consuming but it's not. Then as above, I flush both tanks when home. Black tank thru the toilet, grey thru the shower drain.
This is a side note, no I haven't tried it. A gent on RV tricks thinks several (how many??) Efferdent tablets in his black tanks cleans ALL!
__________________
Treeclimber
2703 Tow Lite
2002 Escalade
Bonita Springs, Fl. &
Andrews, NC
Treeclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2018, 02:47 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
RCREYES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Far West Texas
Posts: 1,183
Send a message via Yahoo to RCREYES
Default

One of many....

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-RV-...sh-Pro/7964401
__________________

__________________
"Ruben"
2404T, 2003 2500HD 4X4 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab w/Astro camper shell and 2003 Chevy Tahoe LE 4X2
Far West Texas
RCREYES is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Hi-Lo Trailers Worldwide or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
HiLoTrailerForum.com Copyright 2010