Excessive flushing is probably hardest on the guy in line behind you but IF you close the dump valve it CAN also do damage to your RV. I'm more of an old school type and have always just used a couple of 5 gallon buckets of water poured quickly through the toilet throat. Going to have to put water back in anyway to set up the tank for storage or the next use.
Skip's method is probably the most effective. There is a massive influx of flushing water from the 5 gallon bucket and it gets directed to the area that's most likely to have the solids built up... can't argue with success...
H-m-m-m, must be a Nevada thing as I do the same as "Techie" and have for years. I then close the valve and run a gallon or so into the tank before unhooking the water hose. We boondock most of the time and dump at a campground close to home. Almost no one is ever in line behind me and so I can take my time - If there is, though, I'll shorten the rinse, get out of the way and catch it next time. At my age, I try not to be "obsessive" about most things
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We do drink out of ours and we store food it it and use it to shower from so I like to have it as clean as possible.
Sorry, but I think you mean the potable tank, not the black tank, which is sewage
I sure wouldn't want to be drinking out of it...
Nope..I meant black tank...We have used our black tank to drink from and shower from for years...seems to work for us.
OK, I'm trying to figure out where you using for your toilet waste now? I just don't see how you are doing this, and not getting dysentery Or do you just not use the toilet in the RV? If that is the case, then the topic still isn't really being answered, because it's not being used as a black tank any more...but, as an extra water tank.....which I still have an issue with ...sorry.
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Use the black flush every time possible, have had toilet blockage problems in the past in our Class A and this is a cheap and easy method to mitigate that problem. 10 to 20 minutes per flush with the valve open.