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Old 07-10-2014, 11:47 AM   #15
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We've been using the Happy Camper tank treatment for several years and NEVER have any odor! It's totally safe, you can eat it without harm!
Now exactly how do you know this?
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:50 AM   #16
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I had some horrible issues with the black tank. Previous owner didn't leave water in the tank when he dumped it. Also my toilet drain takes a 45 elbow before going into the tank.
I finally bought a flexible camera to do a colonoscopy into the tank and confirmed my worst expectations ( I'll omit the details).
I tried all sorts of flushes, chemicals, ice cubes, even bleach. Nothing helped.
Finally I tried the Happy Camper as mentioned above. Filled the tank with warm water, added double the dose, let it sit for a few days, then drove for twenty or so miles and dumped. I was amazed at what came out.
Today, clean tank, no more odor. This stuff really works.


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Old 07-10-2014, 12:11 PM   #17
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Following that, it's possible that the line to our home's septic tank might be close to the MH. A little digging might reveal the location, then what's the best plan? Drill a hole in top of sewer drain, glue section of 1" PVC to the hole so it vents out of the ground level, then cap it for use when using the FloJet?

I must be missing something with that plan, eh? How did you guys do it?

Code requires a clean out just outside your house, prior to the septic tank. If you know where the septic is, poke around between it and the house and you should find a a pipe with a removable cap screwed into it. No need to drill holes. Unscrew the cap, drop the drain hose in, drain the tank, and screw the cap back in place when you're done.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:43 PM   #18
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I have read many procedures, these are the ones I found best.

Before putting rig into "Storage mode" and likley right now.. Drain tank, fill about 1/6 to 1/3 full with water and 1/2 cup each Dawn Dishwashing liquid (The original formula, NOT Anti-bacterial) and calgon water softener, powder or liquid, matters not.

DRIVE, making turns, over bumps, 50-100 miles.. And dump again.

That should clean it out fairly well, In fact I have actually had it restore my sensors to empty (Once the soap bubbles popped)

During the season.. Dump when needed and flush with water. ALWAYS dump and flush when you take down to return home. Never store it "Filled".
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the RIGHT way to treat your BLACK water tank?? With a lot of respect! Otherwise it'll put up a big stink about being treated poorly!
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:53 PM   #20
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Be a little wary about what chemicals you use if you are going to dump into your septic system.

"Sewer Solution" is another way of emptying out your black tank. Just uses water pressure from your hose and will pump quite a distance through 1" hose including a bit up-hill as well. Cheaper and no moving parts

Oxy???, an sodium perchlorate compound available in the cleaning section of large supermarkets, will do a pretty good job of eliminating odours and breaking down solids and is reasonably safe for septic tanks provided you give it time to react.
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Now exactly how do you know this?

I fed it to the DW, of course! You don't think I'm crazy enough to eat that stuff myself do you!
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that exhaust fan's been running all night...guess it's time to turn it off.
THAT is why she got a stinky burst of air. And makng sure exhaust fans are off when flushing is the cure. Black tanks stink, and gray tanks stink. Nothing changes that. We never waste $$ on chemicals, dump only when nearly full, park/store for long periods from time to time, and have odor problem only when we forget the exhaust fan ...
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Following that, it's possible that the line to our home's septic tank might be close to the MH. A little digging might reveal the location, then what's the best plan? Drill a hole in top of sewer drain, glue section of 1" PVC to the hole so it vents out of the ground level, then cap it for use when using the FloJet?

I must be missing something with that plan, eh? How did you guys do it?
you can cut into your sewer pipe anywhere and install a wye fitting

then step down, the unused leg, to garden hose threads and extend as needed

place blank cap on stub when not in use

note ....... I have done this at 3 different private homes where I needed to park for the season, then used the macerator pump
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