Originally Posted by prcarol
Newbie at RV living here.
Next week the coach will move to an RV park and I will live in it. It has been in my back yard as I work out issues. Now I need some advise.
Recommendations for black tank additive to break down waste?
Recommendations for diesel fuel additive to keep fuel usable long term?
How often do I start the rig to keep everything working properly? And for how long? Does the generator need exercise, too? It is diesel.
Working on a routine preventative maintenance schedule.
Your rig probably does, but make sure your chassis batts are maintained while on shore power.
It is not recommended to start a diesel and let it idle for reasons of maintenance. Mfgs say to drive them for an hour to get everything up to operating temps to expell all moisture in the lubricating systems. That said, do not start unless you are going to drive it. Otherwise, take it out every 3 months down the freeway 50 miles. Before parking, I would make sure all fuel filters were good and add a fuel conditioner and algaecide. Then drive it long enough to get this through the fuel system.
Since you will be in a park, just use plenty of water to keep solids separated. If the seals and vent work properly, you may not need anything. I would not use anything with formaldehyde.
We do boondock and conserve water, so we may go 7-10 days without dumping. We use this:
Contrary to what many think, the bacterial action of this stuff breaks down solids in 24hr and there is no smell, it breaks waste down to water and CO2.