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Old 05-28-2017, 11:57 AM   #1
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I always use AquaChem in my toilets. Question: can I use one of those hanging toilet bowl fresheners in my toilet?
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I'm not sure what specific product you're referring to. I'd caution that the bathroom space is quite small and part of the interior living space, so any 'freshener' that puts out an odor could be quite over powering.
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I'm not sure what specific product you're referring to. I'd caution that the bathroom space is quite small and part of the interior living space, so any 'freshener' that puts out an odor could be quite over powering.
Thanks for the advice. Very true. Was wondering if something like the Lysol ones you hand in the bowl would damage the system
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Thanks for the advice. Very true. Was wondering if something like the Lysol ones you hand in the bowl would damage the system
It's a holding tank, not a digesting septic system. The only caution I've read is don't use tank additives with formaldehyde because it can ruin the digestive microbes in a campground septic system.
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Thanks for the advice. Very true. Was wondering if something like the Lysol ones you hand in the bowl would damage the system
I would be somewhat hesitant about using those deodorizers that you hang into the bowl for fear of them becoming dislodged while flushing and accidentally ending up in the tank.
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I would be somewhat hesitant about using those deodorizers that you hang into the bowl for fear of them becoming dislodged while flushing and accidentally ending up in the tank.
I'd also worry about it falling into the toilet, except you only open the toilet drain when you step on the pedal. If it did come loose, don't step on the pedal to flush. If the plastic hanger and deodorizing bar got into the black tank, I'd expect the bar to dissolve, but the plastic hanger could hang up in the flush valve, let alone if you have a macerator!

Our toilet has a spray hose, we use a bit of toilet bowl cleaner, a toilet mop, and the sprayer, never felt a need to add a hanging 'cleaner' to the bowl.

If you feel the need to hang one, you might tie it off with a string to an anchor point on the outside of the toilet to prevent losing it down the drain.
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We've been traveling in either a 5er or MH for 20 years. Never have sensed the need for such a deodorizer. The "secret" to suppressing black tank odors is using enough water to keep all solids in the tank completely covered, just as full-timers recommend.
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Great words of wisdom. Thanks everyone
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I would absolutely NOT use anything that hangs in the toilet. I bought new toilets for SAB. The directions specificly recommend not using in-tank cleaners as they attack the rubber seals. The stopper in your RV toilet is made of similar material.
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I would absolutely NOT use anything that hangs in the toilet. I bought new toilets for SAB. The directions specificly recommend not using in-tank cleaners as they attack the rubber seals. The stopper in your RV toilet is made of similar material.
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