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Old 07-22-2014, 08:09 PM   #1
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Okay folks as far as the black tank what kind of treatment do you recommend and do you use it in the gray tank as well and do you prefer a liquid/ tablet /or powder. Thanks all
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:16 PM   #2
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Below 90F degress I use RV Rid-X.

Above 90F degress I use Happy Campers Organic RV Treatment.

OK for both tanks.

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I use this
https://sites.google.com/site/cbruni/
The Geo Method.
It works for me and after a rinse with this, Tornado Permanent Tank Rinser with Remote Connection - Camco 40126 - Sewer Flushing - Camping World
My gauges actually give me the correct reading.

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I Boondock a lot so I can't afford to use lots of water
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Your tanks are just holding tanks ..... water to make sure things done 'harden' and cause the dreaded 'pyramid of poo'
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Below 90F degress I use RV Rid-X.

Above 90F degress I use Happy Campers Organic RV Treatment.

OK for both tanks.

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X2 on Happy Campers and Rid-X!

I also use a drop in Porta-Pak Tank Deodorizer, Fresh Scent - Walex TO1-91799 - Sewer Deodorizers & Treatment - Camping World

Each time I dump/flush the tanks.
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17 years of RVing and I don't use a thing, just dump the black tank at 3/4 full, then rinse it out 2-3 times until it runs completely clear, add 5 gallons and water and use it. Never had a problem with smell unless I leave the fan on when I flush.

Gray tanks, I will usually fill at least one a week and then let them just dump them, this gets any residual crud out that might start to smell.
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I have been using the "Happy Camper" tank treatment for more than 10 years and would not think of using anything else. We never have any odor, it works for both gray and black tanks, it's less expensive than anything else I've found if you buy it in the large containers, they give you a money-back satisfaction guarantee, and it's totally safe (they say you can eat it without harm).

http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Campers-...r+rv+treatment
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Below 90F degress I use RV Rid-X.

Above 90F degress I use Happy Campers Organic RV Treatment.

OK for both tanks.

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Richard, I'm just curious as to why you would use the Rid-X. It seems I remember that it's pretty expensive. I use it in my home septic tank, but I thought that in order for it to work it had to stay in the tank for quite a while.
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Richard, I'm just curious as to why you would use the Rid-X. It seems I remember that it's pretty expensive. I use it in my home septic tank, but I thought that in order for it to work it had to stay in the tank for quite a while.
Joe,

I had been using the normal household Rid-X for years which is expensive BUT you only need a cap-full or about 1 oz to treat either tank no matter the size. There are plenty of bacteria huddled together in one cap-full to do the job.

However, when Rid-X recently introduced an RV version of their product I decided to give it a try. It has a very pleasant citrus aroma versus no aroma with the normal Rid-X. However, I do not use their recommended dosage of 3 oz's per treatment. I still only use about one oz. Therefore the per treatment cost is $0.27.

The Happy Campers RV Treatment when purchasing the largest size works out to $0.53 per treatment, about double the Rid-X.

So that's why I use Rid-X RV Treatment up to about 90F degrees outside and then switch over to the Happy Campers. I have found that when it gets REALLY hot outside and my tanks heat up and the black starts to percolate, the Happy Campers RV Treatment does a much better job of odor control versus the Rid-X.

When you dump your tanks, there is a residual amount of Rid-X bacteria left in the tank to keep the process running in addition to the small amount of new liquid which is added after you dump.

Remember that I beat to different drum and this is what works for me.

After living in my coach for well over 10 years I have forgotten more than what most people are just beginning to learn. That's why I have hundreds if not thousands of documents saved on my computer and in paper file hoping to remember where the information is when I need it.

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After living in my coach for well over 10 years I have forgotten more than what most people are just beginning to learn.

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No doubt, and I for one do appreciate that you and others share that knowledge here.

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