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Old 04-26-2016, 09:36 PM   #29
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Happy Camper works for me.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:05 PM   #30
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We Switched

We are pretty conservative with water so using nothing didn't work for us. Used Potty Toddy tablets for years but it still had some smell. Read about Happy Camper on several of the threads on this site and figured it couldn't hurt to try it. WOW! What a difference - absolutely NO smell. Not even after a week in Florida when hot and humid. No perfume smell to cover up the real smell either. There just isn't any smell at all.

Thank you to all of you who have recommended it. After decades of RVing, you can learn something new.
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Same for me. I've tried many other chemicals over the years and this is definitely the best I've found. Guaranty RV Travel Center store in Junction City, Oregon (Eugene area) has it in stock. Great stuff!
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I've been using Happy Camper for years and it really works.

Happy Campers-Odorless-RV Holding Tank Treatment for Black and Grey Water Tanks
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We've been using Happy Camper (no relation) tank treatment since we started RV'ing in 2001. We've never had any odor and it dissolves just about everything! I think it's probably the lowest cost stuff out there if you buy the 130 Oz containers (roughly .50 per treatment). They say it's so safe that you can eat it without harm! No, I can't verify that!
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You don't need anything but water. Why does anybody put a deodorant in the black tank? If you can smell the black tank odor or the deodorant odor, you have a problem with your system and/or something is amiss with the plumbing. We don't use deodorants in the toilets at home because the system is vented...just like your RV. If you insist on an additive, use Calgon which will aide in dumping...anything else is a waste of money.
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I think the idea is use water softener to loosen everything and then rinse thoroughly. Once the tank and line is clean, use enzyme or chemical or just water as people said. I also use happy camper and I can't say it does a lot. We just make sure to flush it good every week.
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We ordered the large container of HC from Amazon yesterday. Gonna give it a whirl.....and can't wait to see what it tastes like!!!
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We ordered the large container of HC from Amazon yesterday. Gonna give it a whirl.....and can't wait to see what it tastes like!!!
You might want to add a little salt & pepper, it's kinda bland!
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And Tobasco sauce.
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.....a couple of Manzanita olives and a celery stick! Yum, this is sounding good.
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The Tabasco is why the tank stinks.
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Need to make sure your vent tube for black tank is clear and air is flowing. (And your vent for the grey holding tank also.) I have been using Happy Camper for years and would recommend it. Just a note, I cleaned the vent tube above the toilet a couple of times when we were having odor problems and it did not help. Then I found out our vanity sink is plumbed to the black tank, not the grey tank, and the vent for the black tank is above the vanity, not the toilet. When I got the right vent cleaned, no more odors. It had dirt dobber nests in it.

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That's really interesting. I'll have to check my vents. I have so many mud daubers around here it ridiculous. Just knocked one off the MH when I was doing the sway bushings. I wont be surprised if there are nests in there. Thanx.
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