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Old 03-16-2015, 07:56 AM   #1
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15' 333MKS Maiden Voyage

Took the "Villa" out this last weekend for it's maiden voyage. Wow what a difference going from a TT to a 5er. Very nice, auto level up is the best thing since sliced bread. Especially when leaving yesterday and I pushed the left & right buttons and rear jacks retracted and front jacks extended up to the unhitching height. Man that is just so slick. The jury is still out on the matress, gonna need to think about it. I was perplexed at why they would put one valve on the water heater instead of 3. If it works for winterizing then thats fine by me. We had a lot of visitors so I really wasn't able to investigate a lot of stuff. Used hollow door hangers and installed a towel ring in the bathroom. Found a toilet paper door hanger at Wally World that works great since there is no room in the bathroom for a toilet paper hanger. The shower is nice, we get the cold water stream when hitting the button on the Oxygentics shower head. No big deal. Was also wondering why the fridge didn't have a thermostat, found the slide inside it where you can adjust. These are just little issues, the bigger bigger picture is this thing is awesome. I did have a question about the black tank. Our TT did not have a flush, so I always used the Valtera clear flush with the gate valve. When I finished emptying and flushing I always put a gallon of water in with the chemical (liquid) and never had issues. What are you all doing with tank flush if its running clear? Do you still put in a gallon or two of water for sloshing? Also can anyone tell me what the galley grey tank capacity is? Thanks
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:51 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good time, congrats.

The one knob on the hot water tank works fine, newer design and it works fine. As for the black tank, whether I flush it out or not, I always add water and chemicals to it befor closing up shop for the weekend. That way you are set to go on the next trip and do not have to add water before you start using the toilet.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:55 AM   #3
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Sounds like a good time, congrats.

The one knob on the hot water tank works fine, newer design and it works fine. As for the black tank, whether I flush it out or not, I always add water and chemicals to it befor closing up shop for the weekend. That way you are set to go on the next trip and do not have to add water before you start using the toilet.
Okay, thats what they told us during our TT PDI. Thanks.
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:04 PM   #4
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Congrats on the trailer. I like that floorplan.
as far as the black tank flush goes this is what I do and I never have odors.
1) only dump when tank is at least half full. If it isn't, I ad water before I dump
2) after dumping I flush with valve closed for about 3 minutes (do not get distracted here), then dump and repeat process again.
3) I then flush with valve open until water is clear.
4) I then close valve and continue flushing for a couple minutes to add about 5 gals water to tank.
5) I add a cup of arm and hammer washing soda to the tank via the toilet with some water.
5) tank is now ready for next trip

I don't believe in expensive potty chemicals. All that is needed is detergent to break down grease neutralize llow pH and provide a deodorizing agent. This works for me.
BTW if there is a line at a dumping station, I may skip a step to avoid dirty looks.
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:53 AM   #5
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Both grey tanks are 38 gallons..
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:27 AM   #6
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Congrats on the trailer. I like that floorplan.
as far as the black tank flush goes this is what I do and I never have odors.
1) only dump when tank is at least half full. If it isn't, I ad water before I dump
2) after dumping I flush with valve closed for about 3 minutes (do not get distracted here), then dump and repeat process again.
3) I then flush with valve open until water is clear.
4) I then close valve and continue flushing for a couple minutes to add about 5 gals water to tank.
5) I add a cup of arm and hammer washing soda to the tank via the toilet with some water.
5) tank is now ready for next trip

I don't believe in expensive potty chemicals. All that is needed is detergent to break down grease neutralize llow pH and provide a deodorizing agent. This works for me.
BTW if there is a line at a dumping station, I may skip a step to avoid dirty looks.
I appreciate the tips, thank you.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:28 AM   #7
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Both grey tanks are 38 gallons..
Thank you. I wasn't 100% sure. Congrats on the new TV I see in your signature. Must make a big difference.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:18 PM   #8
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We mounted the TP holder on the back side of the left Vanity door on our 333MKS. Right height, easy to reach and out of the way.
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Congrats on the new fiver. Sounds like a pretty uneventful first time out. Keep smiling!
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:06 AM   #10
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Smile Toilet paper holder.

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Took the "Villa" out this last weekend for it's maiden voyage. Wow what a difference going from a TT to a 5er. Very nice, auto level up is the best thing since sliced bread. Especially when leaving yesterday and I pushed the left & right buttons and rear jacks retracted and front jacks extended up to the unhitching height. Man that is just so slick. The jury is still out on the matress, gonna need to think about it. I was perplexed at why they would put one valve on the water heater instead of 3. If it works for winterizing then thats fine by me. We had a lot of visitors so I really wasn't able to investigate a lot of stuff. Used hollow door hangers and installed a towel ring in the bathroom. Found a toilet paper door hanger at Wally World that works great since there is no room in the bathroom for a toilet paper hanger. The shower is nice, we get the cold water stream when hitting the button on the Oxygentics shower head. No big deal. Was also wondering why the fridge didn't have a thermostat, found the slide inside it where you can adjust. These are just little issues, the bigger bigger picture is this thing is awesome. I did have a question about the black tank. Our TT did not have a flush, so I always used the Valtera clear flush with the gate valve. When I finished emptying and flushing I always put a gallon of water in with the chemical (liquid) and never had issues. What are you all doing with tank flush if its running clear? Do you still put in a gallon or two of water for sloshing? Also can anyone tell me what the galley grey tank capacity is? Thanks
We are picking up our new 333 this coming Saturday and the wife would like to know where you hung the holder?
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