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Old 09-09-2013, 09:37 PM   #29
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My odor only comes when I flush. I'm using "Pure Power Blue" digester/odor eliminator. This is enzyme/bacteria chemical, so I had my system pressure washed (black and grey) before beginning using it to prevent chemical mismatch. My tank is only 1/3 full, so I don't want to dump the tank so often, but the smell isn't funny when company is about. What am I doing wrong? I have no leaks, or cracks, or broken seals.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #30
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Try a couple of cap fulls of Rid-X after every black tank dump/flush.

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Old 09-09-2013, 10:03 PM   #31
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Or two tablespoons of Happy Camper.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:28 AM   #32
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Try a couple of cap fulls of Rid-X after every black tank dump/flush.

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Do I add the RidX instead of my regular deodorizer or in addition to? I assume I still add the 8 gallons of water as well? You'll have to pardon all my questions, I'm brand new at full time RVing.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:46 AM   #33
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I have learned to turn the (fart Fan) off before flushing. Because it will suck the smell right back into the bathroom.
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I have learned to turn the (fart Fan) off before flushing. Because it will suck the smell right back into the bathroom.

Any running vent fan creates a negative pressure in the coach which pulls the tank black odor up through the toilet when flushing.

I use only Rid-X, (in both tanks).
Rid-X does not make the tanks smell any better, (but unlike the expensive RV tank chemicals), it does not make the tanks smell WORSE!....(IMO sewage with perfume added smells like perfumed sewage).

If everything is working correctly, (and no vent fans are running), the tank odor will not enter the living area of the coach, (therefore it does not matter what the content in the tanks it smells like).

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Rid-X is unnecessary when using Happy Camper. Happy Camper controls foul odors (without deodorant perfume) and keeps the sensor and tank operating effectively. No Rid-X, no deodorizer, no water softener, no detergent, no colored chemicals, no bleach, no formaldehyde, and no excessive amounts of water. Just two tablespoons (as little as 53 cents depending on amount purchased) of Happy Camper per 40 gallons of waste tank capacity dissolved in two gallons of water poured into an empty tank will promote beneficial aerobic bacteria, break down waste and lubricate tank inside surfaces. Use the toilet and bathroom sink normally, no extra water necessary, and dump when at least half full.
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I think I have tried about every OTC remedy mentioned on this forum with no luck at all. Several people mentioned Happy Camper and I finally broke down and ordered it, wow was I a Happy Camper. . It really works as advertised.
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Rid-X is unnecessary when using Happy Camper. Happy Camper controls foul odors (without deodorant perfume) and keeps the sensor and tank operating effectively. No Rid-X, no deodorizer, no water softener, no detergent, no colored chemicals, no bleach, no formaldehyde, and no excessive amounts of water. Just two tablespoons (as little as 53 cents depending on amount purchased) of Happy Camper per 40 gallons of waste tank capacity dissolved in two gallons of water poured into an empty tank will promote beneficial aerobic bacteria, break down waste and lubricate tank inside surfaces. Use the toilet and bathroom sink normally, no extra water necessary, and dump when at least half full.
"Happy Camper" sounds like "Rid-X" by another name.
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Just curious about the title of this post... Is there ever a "wanted" toilet odor? :-)
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Just curious about the title of this post... Is there ever a "wanted" toilet odor? :-)
I have wanted to ask this question since day 1.
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"Happy Camper" sounds like "Rid-X" by another name.
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Actually, no.
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I went through that with my 98 Jayco right after I purchased it. Even though Happy Camper was highly recommended here, I tried about everything else including Ridex with the same persisting problem. I finally broke down and ordered Happy Camper and was I surprised, it works very well. It's not unusual for us to go 10 days between dumps with no odor. If the temperature is real hot I may use a second treatment between dumps. I'm sold on Happy Camper. Good luck.
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Well if you dont want an oder coming from it quit pooing in it... Just Kidding... I had this happen in a coach before, turned out to be toilet paper plugging the roof top vent pipe in the tank. CAREFULLY go on the roof with a hose and run water down it. DON'T OVER FLOW IT..
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