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Old 04-13-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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We are first time campers and we are trying to find out what works best. We used AquaKem Liquid and it seems to work great however, it doesn't appear to be eco friendly.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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We are first time campers and we are trying to find out what works best. We used AquaKem Liquid and it seems to work great however, it doesn't appear to be eco friendly.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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Mayberry, welcome to iRV2.

Many of us do not use any holding tank chemicals and odors are not a problem.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:01 AM   #4
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Our vote --- "None of the Above"
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:17 PM   #5
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Ditto - no chemicals needed or added. No odors!
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:54 PM   #6
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None for us, just lots of water when flushing.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:17 PM   #7
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Sometimes I don't use anything, and sometimes I am 'ordered' to use something. In those cases I use a powdered chemical (whatever was on sale) since I don't like using up my CCC with unnecessary liquids. Sometimes I'll use a powdered water softener and some soap in order to facilitate cleaning.

At a seminar at a Ralley, someone claimed that powdered 'Tang' did a good job of keeping the tanks sweet smelling and clean.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:37 PM   #8
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Lots of water as stated above. We also use Calgon water softener (liquid or powder) along with an occasional dose of Dawn dishwashing liquid. I try to add the Dawn with about 10 gallons of water as we travel between campgrounds or dump stations. The Calgon after every other dump seems to keep the tank slippery enough to keep "things" from sticking. Those same "things" also slip through the pipes nicely too!
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:42 PM   #9
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Plus, AquaKem liquid contains formaldehyde, which is a huge no-no for use in campgrounds with septic systems. Don't let them catch you using that stuff!

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Old 04-13-2008, 06:44 PM   #10
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:36 AM   #11
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I used to use chemicals years ago and it did not help. Now just a little Dawn dishwashing liquid and odor problem cured.

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I've used a few but most recently favored EnviroChem.

Now that I'm going fulltime, I've received samples of Valterra RV-Trine. It is a bacteria formula. I am planning on giving it a try. I'm not sure I'll have a long enough period of time between dumping the black tank to make this necessary. Are there any opinions on this product?
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:07 PM   #13
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by full-timer:
I used to use chemicals years ago and it did not help. Now just a little Dawn dishwashing liquid and odor problem cured.

Joe </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Joe, how much dishwashing liquid do you use in the blackwater tank? Just curious, I have never tried using anything but chemicals in the tank.

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All we need for our 35 gallon black tank is about 1/2 cup of Dawn, preferably before we drive somewhere.
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