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Old 04-23-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hello - new member, new CCD

This looks like a great place for information and advice. No doubt my wife and I are open to that! We have tent camped with the kids all their lives, now that they are pretty much grown, we bought our first RV and have decided to continue the camping but in a much more comfortable style. So, we jumped straight into a 2008 27ft Intl. CCD Front Bed with Panorama windows front and back. We love it! Should have taken the plunge a long time ago! Look forward to talking and sharing ideas with everyone!

My first question.... what is the most popular Black water treatment option?

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Old 04-23-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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That new rig will certainly do it. What an upgrade, you guys will be smiling wide for a long time when you pull into campgrounds with that baby.

Welcome and glad to have you.

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Old 04-23-2008, 07:56 PM   #3
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We have had great luck with a product called Eco-Save.

Eco-Save Products, Green long before it was Fashion!!

Essentially your basic bottle of (non-pathogenic) bacteria. No odors, no problems with valves...

Might also look at:

Poop Sheets by phred

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Old 04-23-2008, 08:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info, I have been trying a different one every time out to try and decide.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:27 PM   #5
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Welcome to hte forums! You have a great unit there...quite a ways form tent comaping, eh??

Re black water treatment...we are still trying different brand sto find what works best for us, but so far "Odor-Less" is what we are liking them most. A lot of it seems to depend on your genral climate, and how you use your rig...
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:14 PM   #6
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Odor Eliminator

Well, first throw out the horrrrrrrrrible stuff they give you free with your unit. I used one envelope of it, and my rig smelled like a funeral home for days. (violets? the air turned purple.) Most anything else is better. I've had pretty good luck with plain old septic tank enzymes.

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Old 04-23-2008, 11:50 PM   #7
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Johnny and Connie,
You picked a great first rig. Welcome!
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:31 AM   #8
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Welcome from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

We have a 25FB; you're gonna love that floorplan.

We use the big "blue pills" from Wal-Mart.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:39 AM   #9
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We use the little 16 pack bottles of stuff they sell down at Wal-mart. They all seem to work about the same. I do recall reading the bottle says formaldahyde free. No reason to be adding that chemical to anyone's local ecosystem.

If we are hooked up then I don't use anyhing, I just dump daily (recall do NOT leave your black valve open all the time) and never had an issue. When boondocking for days then a little chemical enhancement is required.

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Old 04-24-2008, 07:41 AM   #10
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I almost wish we had waited so that we could have gotten your floorplan, but that would have meant 2 years without an Airstream - not good.

First rule about black water treatments - get some rubber gloves (disposable surgical gloves). Murphy's law applies here.

We also use the Odor-los treatment and are very happy with it. Be sure to use the black-tank rinser every time you dump it to keep it as clean as possible.

Read the labels - some treatments contain formaldehyde which can be bad for sewage treatment facilities - it kills the little beasties that digest blackwater contents. Many campgrounds ask that you do not use treatments that contain formaldehyde.

Best of luck - how about some pictures of that new bauxite beauty?
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:54 PM   #11
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Thanks to all for your replies

We took her out this past weekend to Wolf Creek Park on Lake Livingston which is about an hour and a half North of Houston, TX. It was a great weekend and we did get a lot of looks and compliments from other campers! Yes it is a big step up from the old days of tent camping, but I have to admit that I greatly enjoyed all of that too. Especially the high adventure camping and hiking trips that my Son and I did before he made Eagle Scout and moved on to girls and hotrods..... can you imagine? I will wind up trying all of the treatments that you guys have suggested. Thanks for the help.

I will get some pictures taken that I can post.

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