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Old 04-14-2008, 05:52 PM   #15
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We use nothing at all.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:26 AM   #16
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HighwayRanger:
Lots of water as stated above. We also use Calgon water softener (liquid or powder) along with an occasional dose of Dawn dishwashing liquid. I try to add the Dawn with about 10 gallons of water as we travel between campgrounds or dump stations. The Calgon after every other dump seems to keep the tank slippery enough to keep "things" from sticking. Those same "things" also slip through the pipes nicely too! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

When using the Calgon how much do you use?
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:52 AM   #17
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We use no chemicals, just flush the toilet with a lot of water.
When we on the road I do add a cap full of Tide to the waste tanks along with a few gallons of water so it can swish around while we travel. I think it helps to keep the tank walls clean.
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Wow...I've been RV'ing since 1995, and I have always used some commercial product in the black water tank. I don't know why, I just thought I was supposed to.Now I know better. Thanks for the good info. I'm going to try it and smell for myself. lenOrge

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Old 04-16-2008, 02:07 PM   #19
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Well...don't feel like the lone ranger, lenOrge
Been using 'Campa-Chem' dry powder (Thetford) because it's advertized as biodegradable. Like others, I also dump in cup or so of inexpensive dry laundry detergent into BOTH tanks when we hit the road, to take advantage of the splishing 'n spashing action.
Was amazed to learn that good ole Dawn may do the trick all by itself ??? Hmmm.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:05 PM   #20
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I have always used some commercial product in the black water tank. I don't know why, I just thought I was supposed to. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Because the chemical manufacturers told us to!
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:40 PM   #21
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About a quarter cup of Calgon......
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:54 AM   #22
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by John66:
Sometimes I don't use anything, and sometimes I am 'ordered' to use something. In those cases I use a powdered chemical (whatever was on sale) since I don't like using up my CCC with unnecessary liquids. Sometimes I'll use a powdered water softener and some soap in order to facilitate cleaning.

At a seminar at a Ralley, someone claimed that powdered 'Tang' did a good job of keeping the tanks sweet smelling and clean. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My DW and I had a great laugh reading your reply. We just had that "conversation" 3 days ago at WM.
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