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Old 09-23-2017, 03:16 PM   #1
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:24 PM   #2
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Some are great some snake oil, it's hard to tell anymore, since one company may make good stuff but also have products that do nothing but make them money 💰, i try to stay away from it all, if you preform proper maintenance you shouldn't need any additives for your oils or fuel except if you have a Diesel and live in cold environments a Cetane booster anti gel is fine especially if the fuel station hasn't switched to a winter blend yet. What TST product are you thinking about using?
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One more thing my GMC has 278000 miles on it and all I do is use the recommended oils and maintenance schedules, a few exceptions are full synthetic Motor oil, eg mobile 1, and I only get the blue Smurf oil for the transfer case from AC Delco some say I can use cheaper stuff but the mileage says it all I have had no major failures, just Normal wear parts like the fuel pump, water pump, brakes hoses and belts etc.
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:30 PM   #4
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What type of additives you talking about ?
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I'm sorry your talking about additives for your rig lol I was thinking STP lol :( I use TST for my black tank I got a gallon from Amazon it works for about a week in hot weather a bit longer if it's cool outside
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:32 PM   #6
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ID:	177610 great stuff please ignore the first part of my post I was just changing my oil and had that stuck in my brain
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Glad to hear that, oil additives will do no good, unless it's a ennama !!!
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We've used those type chemicals for over twenty years, always ones that are drain field safe. As far as we're concerned it helps the black tank stuff break up quicker and keep the odor under control. Most rv folks we know use the drop in ones, a few don't. It's probably depends on how you use your rig, how Long between dumps, etc.
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I used what I believe is the same stuff. I remember that it was orange and I used it to tame the odor of the galley tank. The water level gage, that was trouble free, was immediately rendered useless.
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I used what I believe is the same stuff. I remember that it was orange and I used it to tame the odor of the galley tank. The water level gage, that was trouble free, was immediately rendered useless.
I'm fulltime and haven't had any issues my black tank guage has always been a problem but it was like that since the last owner, they had a lot of children and I think a sock or something Like that is caught on the sensor because if I bang on the tank were the sensors are the level changes, i would pull it but they way its installed it is sandwiched between the tank and frame i would have to drop the tank not something I want to deal with, so I just wait till I see the level coming up down the shoot or it starts to smell real bad and it has to be dumped, i was always told Never to leave the drain valve open or a pyramid will bulid up in the tank that's hard to purge, that's a nasty situation I don't want. Yuk
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Never use anything but water and no smell. If I dump each week then some solids can be seen coming out but if I don't dump until the next trip then it has all turned to brown liquid. Lots of water is all you need. The first thing I do after dumping is put 5 gallons of water in the tank.

And yes, the gray tank smells far worse than the black. If one of your air admittance vents goes bad you will discover that quickly.
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