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Clean RV Black Tank

Clean RV Blank Tank

clean back tankWe all probably will agree, this can be a chore and not the most pleasant experience. Unfortunately, if you own an RV, it’s just one of those necessary things that must be done from time to time. This isn’t about dumping your black tank, but the steps needed to clean that icky gunk that builds up in the black tank overtime. One clear indicator that you need to do a thorough black tank cleaning is incorrect tank sensor readings. If you dump your black tank and still show a full or partially full tank, then a good scrubbing is needed to clean RV black tank. The best method we’ve found is to use a cleaning wand specifically designed for RV blank tanks. We shown the model we used in the notes below.

Minimize Tank Build Up

Having a functional blank tank is more than just doing an occasional deep clean. You should also be aware of what you put in the tank. We discuss the type of RV toilet paper we use and explain how this can make a big difference to minimize tank build up. We also discuss the use of a good enzyme tank additive that can make a big difference in keeping black tank build up to a minimum as well and reducing odor from the tank.

Products discussed:

Camco 40074 Flexible Swivel StikCamco 40074 Flexible Swivel Stik: http://amzn.to/2xtS6XO
Camco 39432 C-Do 2 Clear 45 Degree Hose Adapter Camco 45 Degree Hose Adapter: http://amzn.to/2wMIzHF
Scott Rapid-Dissolving Toilet TissueScott Rapid-Dissolving Toilet Paper. 4 Rolls (Pack of 12): http://amzn.to/2jP84H0
Happy Campers Organic RV Holding Tank Treatment:

Happy Camper Waste Holding Treatment130 Treatments: http://amzn.to/2xXRo6i
Happy Camper Holding Tank Treatment40 Treatments: http://amzn.to/2ywm4c3
Happy Camper Holding Tank Treatment18 Treatments: http://amzn.to/2xWRMCf

Mobley User Guide

Mobley User Guide

The ZTE Mobley Mobile Hotspot has been a life and work changer for our iLoveRVlife travels. The ability to have a cost effective data plan on top of the convenience of using the Internet in our vehicle has been a huge convenience. As with many, we needed additional information when we first received the Mobley that wasn’t shipped with the unit, but the Mobley User Guide could be downloaded. And yes, I lost the card with the download web address.

How We Use the ZTE Mobley

Mobley User GuideI found a copy of the Mobley User Guide and wanted to share with our iLoveRVlife visitors. We created a video of our use of the Mobley on our YouTube channel. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at the amount of views with so many interested in having Internet in their vehicles. We use it for music streaming, road travel entertainment, travel maps, the occasional Skype call with the kids and grand kids, and yes, even a little business. Users need to be aware of the 22Gb limit, but exceeding the limit gives AT&T the ability to slow the connection during peak use periods. For Joan and I, we have yet to hit the limit. Data is data and you can use the the Internet connection for virtually any service found on the web, but just remember, video may be entertaining, but it is definitely a bandwidth hog.

It’s Easy To Use, But

I’ve spent a career working in the IT and telecommunications field and found the unit very easy to set up and use. The ZTE Mobley Mobile Hot spot is a great device, but for someone with limited networking experience, it can be a little challenging to use all the features the device offers. The good news, you can plug it in day one, follow the simple instructions on the back of the unit and up to 5 users can have immediate access to mobile Internet. For others, you may want to change the SSID (the unit’s visible ID for access), WiFi password and the unit’s administrative password. You may want to view the signal level in the event you’re in an area with a weak AT&T signal. This probably goes without saying, BUT PLEASE have someone who isn’t driving check the levels! You’ll need to use the built in WiFi manager to access the additional features of the Mobley. For the novice, it can be a little overwhelming, but it’s manageable if you have all of the information.

We’re Glad To Help

ZTE MobleyAt iLoveRVlife, we’re glad to help the RV community for our RV travel experiences. We receive a number of questions at our YouTube channel comment section found at youtube.com/ilovervlife. We’ve also received a number of help questions concerning the Mobely from initial set up to basic problems. We’re glad to help, but we’re doing this out of the love of the RV’ing community, so please be patient if it takes me a day or two to reply. If I can help, I’ll share what we know. If have a question, post a comment on our YouTube Mobley Video titled “RV Internet and the ZTE Mobley” at https://youtu.be/Nhuwf66Xp8Q. Also the detailed Mobley User Guide has a wealth of information. CLICK HERE to download. One note, we at iLoveRVlife did not create the guide, but sharing AT&T’s version to make it easier to find for our visitors.

We hope this helps. We greatly appreciate all who we’ve met along our travels as well as those we met through our YouTube channel.

As always, I Love RV Life.


RV Life and the RV Kitchen Sink

After traveling in an RV for a while, there are those little things that bug you and you want to change. For Joan and I, it was the RV kitchen sink faucet. It just didn’t have enough height to accommodate a large pot or a pan. Washing our wok after a good stir-fry, we’d slosh water everywhere trying to make the pan fit under the low profile faucet. We found an economic replacement faucet from Amazon that matched our decor and the project was on. This is a simple RV mod that took about 20 minutes and the results were perfect. Although not an exact step-by-step in an effort to save video time, we cover all the major areas and hope you find the project easy and informative.

Helpful links for products used in this project:
VAPSINT Brilliant Oil Rubbed Bronze Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

Check out these other topics you may be interested in:

RV Roof Inspection and Cleaning
Cat Litter Box and RV Travel
Mr. Heater RV Propane Project
RV Furniture Upgrade
RV Tire Upgrade
Mr. Heater and RV Travel
Custom RV 12 Volt Battery Box

Better Satellite TV with the Winegard Pathway X2
Simple RV Antenna Upgrade
Make RV Satellite Easy
Media Center for the RV

A Better Cat Litter Box for RV Travel

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