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I'm the proud new owner of a 1990 Ford campervan--an Intervec Falcon conversion. This is my first RV, so I've read and studied all the ins and outs of all things RV, especially dumping.
The previous owner told me he dumped the black water a couple of days before, but the sensors on both the black and gray water did not work. The propane and regular water tank sensors work, however. I trusted him, but I just wanted to make sure. After watching a few more videos and reading more articles, I convinced my wife to go with me to the dump station--for moral support, big burly guy that I am. I added water to both the black and gray water tanks; one by hose the other by running out the rest of the fresh water, my hope being that driving around a little bit would loosen up whatever muck is on the sensors (it didn't.)
I pulled up to the dump station, every step rehearsed in my head. Gloves, water hose, slinky, and a plan were at hand. Now, the outlets to the two tanks are completely separate on this van--no rinsing out the black tank with gray at the push and pull of a lever--you have to do one and then the other as separate operations. Additionally, the valves are not easy to get to, especially the black water tank, as it sits underneath the running boards which are already pretty low to the ground.
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