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Old 02-21-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Black water tank cleaner

Has anyone tried this, Camco 40126 RV Tornado Rotary Tank Rinser - Walmart.com, device to help clean out their black water tank?
I'm a little nervous about drilling a hole in a plastic tank. Reasonable price if it works.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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Has anyone tried this, Camco 40126 RV Tornado Rotary Tank Rinser - Walmart.com, device to help clean out their black water tank?
I'm a little nervous about drilling a hole in a plastic tank. Reasonable price if it works.
I am surprised you would not have a macerator on a 2013 rig. I use a product called Happy Campers on a regular basis and once a year I use the HD stuff as directed with some ice in the tank. It really works good.


Happy Camper - Odorless Holding Tank Treatment Black and Grey Water
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:59 PM   #3
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Here is a link to installing this Camco 40126. Took me all of about 10 minutes to do it. Easy as 1,2,3.
Installing a Clean-Out System | TrailerLifeTV

By the way, this Rotary tank rinser is the best. We installed one in our grey water tank as well.

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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For me, i dump some Simple Green in the tank I want to clean and let it slosh around for a few days on the road and then dump. Never had a problem !!
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When you are ready to travel and have dumped the tanks, fill the black tank to about 1/2 full and empty the ice bucket into it just before you engage the transmission to leave the campground. The sloshing of the ice in the tank will clean the sensors, melt and everything can then be dumped at the next stop.
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They work great. It's nice to get accurate tank readings. Have one in the black and as soon as this friggin snow goes there will be one in the grey tank. Half hour install with the assistance of a Bud Light.
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We installed one in our prior rig and it worked well. We never had any build up or odors from the tank and in fact the grey tank smelled worst than the black. Our current rig came with the sani flush which works well as well.
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I have one in each tank and no problems drilling a hole in the tanks, they have never leaked a drop. It's nice to spray/clean your tanks when it's going to be stored , if out on the road I don't worry as much because I'm driving and dumping more often. The Ice trick works good if your having trouble with the sensors but its only needed once or twice a year usually.
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Ice and Pinesol cleaner also works wonders to dislodge anything sticking. Just drive around and let is slosh it all loose then drain.
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I am surprised you would not have a macerator on a 2013 rig. I use a product called Happy Campers on a regular basis and once a year I use the HD stuff as directed with some ice in the tank. It really works good.


Happy Camper - Odorless Holding Tank Treatment Black and Grey Water
Anywhere in the USA to buy this? I see the website is from Canada.
Thx.
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Anywhere in the USA to buy this? I see the website is from Canada.
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Try this site. The product is sold by independent dealers across North America

5starhappycamper.com
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I'd be a little weary about putting big ice chunks down your black tank if you have macerator systems.
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Anywhere in the USA to buy this? I see the website is from Canada.
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Happy Campers-Odorless-RV Holding Tank Treatment for Black and Grey Water Tanks

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Try this site. The product is sold by independent dealers across North America

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Dennis, thanks for the link to Five star Happy Campers, I did order some, talked to a very nice lady in AZ.
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