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Posted: 28.12.2016  ·  #1
We've bought an RV. More on that later.


On Tollymore Campsite until New Year.

Been reading the manuals etc and we seem to have 20 gallon black water tank and 40 gallon fresh water. The toilet is filling very fast and the fresh water is disappearing very fast, both within two days. Now the only thing I can think of is that the fresh water is going into the black water tank through the rinse/flush. But the pump would need to come on and we can't hear it doing that.

We've emptied the black water tank twice since getting here on Saturday, now Wednesday morning and filled the fresh water tank twice. Surely there must be a fault or do I need to cut down on the carlsberg?

Anyone of you RV'ers got any idea's?


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Posted: 28.12.2016  ·  #2
Is there a grey waste tank too or is all grey and black in the one tank?


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20 gallon Grey tank also.


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Isn't there some valve that advises you to fill black tank (to top it up with clean water )before emptying to make sure all contents get pushed out,


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Posted: 28.12.2016  ·  #5
Ok. Maybe the figures are incorrect


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Posted: 28.12.2016  ·  #6
personally I think its the Carlsberg effect


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Posted: 28.12.2016  ·  #7
Quote by Douzeper

We've bought an RV. More on that later.

Great news Ally....
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Congratulations on the new RV Ally
Not sure what's happening on why your black tank is filling up so quicly
20 gallons (US) is 75 litres - a lot bigger than the 18 litres held by the Thetford.

If Carlsberg made black tanks they would probably be...... :lol: :lol:


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Posted: 28.12.2016  ·  #10
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Don't know if this applies to yours Ally but seemingly in many RVs, the bathroom sink is piped to the black tank, not the grey tank http://www.irv2.com/forums/f25…693-2.html


If that is the case it wouldn't be the hardest job to re plumb it to the grey id say Ally :up:


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Posted: 28.12.2016  ·  #11
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Keeping us in suspense Ally.....what did you get and how many cylinders???


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Posted: 29.12.2016  ·  #12
:bandit: He's Went to The Dark Side :bandit:
We'll all hv to wait and see :bandit: LMFAO


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Kept an eye on it for 24 hours, it seems we were just heavy on the water and the toilet! All seems good now, think we just expected too much as had been reading about people going for days and days without emptying, so we weren't careful at all and were treating it like being at home:)

Thanks for all the suggestions. :up:

Because it happened twice worried us but think we have an idea why it happened the first time. Bit of toilet roll was jammed between the flap. On this system, I assume all RV's are the same?, if the flap isn't closed right the toilet keeps on flushing.



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The jobs not finished till the paperwork is done


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Congrats Ally.
You built an RV out of a broken caravan??
That's some going :D
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Wow! A RV out of a broken caravan? That is some achievement to say the least? It takes Ally.


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Congrats Ally.
You built an RV out of a broken caravan??



Not quite, went down a different route :)

Vino is probably going to end up with the caravan.


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Hopefully, someone will get some use from it :up:


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I could smell it from here :'( :'( :'(


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Cheated me up thinking of ally and his past experiences for toilet emptying :lol:


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Poop happens :D


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Cheated me up thinking of ally and his past experiences for toilet emptying :lol:


Do you have any proof John :whistle:


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Motorhomecraics bog snorkling champion, Vantasival 2014, I believe.


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Quote by the fat controller

Cheated me up thinking of ally and his past experiences for toilet emptying :lol:


Do you have any proof John :whistle:


There may be photographic evidence, but what happens at a craic meet stays on a craic meet :lol:


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Motorhomecraics bog snorkling champion, Vantasival 2014, I believe.


:lol: :lol:


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There may be photographic evidence,


You are like a politician,........."may" leaves a lot of avenues open :D


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There may be photographic evidence,


You are like a politician,........."may" leaves a lot of avenues open :D


Depending on who is asking and the bribe offer they make, will determine the presence of a dossier on this matter :lol:


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Considering removing the RV style toilet and replacing with a Euro cassette style.

No need to move the van to empty, can empty in most locations, we are not having a great time trying to get the toilet emptied!

Seems to make sense to change it, this country is not geared up for the present system as far as we can figure out.


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did you consider emptying it into a cassette on wheels like in a caravan?


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did you consider emptying it into a cassette on wheels like in a caravan?


Yeah have looked at those options, thing is, it's 20 US Gallons. Once you open it to let it out, there is not a lot going to stop it!

Have looked at 20 gallon cassette for holding it, they have an automatic shut off when full, but what about the bit inbetween? :sick:

Also imagine the weight, that's not going to be easily lifted to empty into the usual emptying points.


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did you consider emptying it into a cassette on wheels like in a caravan?


Caravan cassettes are the same as motorhome cassettes. Have you seen something different Sprinter??


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