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Old 02-11-2012, 04:22 PM   #15
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Maggie, you are a hoot! Too funny! Actually it's fun to tow my airstream but of course it's a little itty bitty one. I'm just giddy about it!

I full time in my Sport and I don't have any odor problems except when I burn my breakfast! I just put in some type of enzyme to break everything down. Then empty the tank when it's full. Cake! (ok maybe I shouldn't mention a food product when we're discussing this!).

Anyway, good luck racer155. I'm sure you'll figure it out and do just fine.


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Old 02-11-2012, 05:41 PM   #16
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Racer... First, welcome to the Forums! And good luck in your quest for aluminum. Second, there is no reason you cannot use the RV toilet in a rig even if you are parked in one place for a long time...the advise given above is sound. An RV toilet works differently than a household toilet...with a household toilet, large volumes of water are used with each flush so that everything is pushed into the sewer system, With an RV toilet there is really very little water used with each flush, which makes total sense because you don't want to use all your fresh water on board for flushing your tolilet. That's why it's important to not leave the valve open all the need the fluids to build up so that when it is time to dump the tank there is sufficient liquid volume in it to take all or most of the solids remaining out with it. Rinsing, as mentioned above is also useful. We have a relatively small black tank in our 19' Bambi, yet we can go for a week or longer without having to dump the black tank...if you leave a bit of water in the toilet to create a water barrier between you and the holding tank and all your venting is working properly, you should not have an odor problem. I am perplexed by people who refuse to use their RV facilities and traipse off to the campground toilet every time nature makes no sense to me. If you do that, why have a toilet at all?

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Old 02-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #17
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Well, I must say this is the first time I get 100% great answers to a simple question in an internet forum....and I'm in many!
Not having owned a travel trailer and much less lived in one I needed to read what you all had to reply. I'll make sure I print all your replies and keep them in my project folder.
Case closed. Now I'll move on to find the next silly question for you!
Thanks a lot!
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:48 AM   #18
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Case closed. Now I'll move on to find the next silly question for you!
Thanks a lot![/QUOTE]

Hey racer. Thanks for askin' your question. Everybody on this forum has had questions. It's the only way to keep learning so keep 'em comin'!


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Old 03-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #19
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bet your roof vent is plugged.......
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #20
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Eternal Toilet Question

So we don't full time either but we have found that by adding 10 gallons of water to the black water tank with appropriate chemicals that there is no odor. It's also a good idea to check your vent.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #21
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I leave both closed and empty every other day. Dump the black. Use the Flush King for about 30" to backwash the black tank, close, and empty the grey.

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