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Old 08-29-2016, 07:51 PM   #1
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Blackwater Tank: is it possible to use both ...

Thetford 03106 Aqua-Kem and Walex TOI-91799 Deodorizer? I have read great things/reviews about both so using both must, together, must obviously be better ... ?

Just want to make sure it's not kinda like trying to clean with bleach and ammonia ... at the same time (sodium hypochlorite) ...

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Old 08-29-2016, 08:02 PM   #3
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google "geo method"
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Why?
Because Walex makes the black tank smell good and Aqua-Kem breaks solids down real well... Best of both ...

A W Warn, I'll definitely check out the geo method.

But sill wondering ...
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Q) What is the Recipe you recommend for maintaining RV holding tanks?
Recipe will help to sanitize your tanks while creating a slippery coating to help your sensors remain free of blockage.
1 – gallon jug (empty)
1 – 48 oz bottle of Pine-Sol
1/2 cup Calgon (or other brands like Vaseline) Bath Beads (available at Wal-Mart)

Pour 48 oz. of Pine-sol into the empty gallon jug. Add water almost to the top of the jug, leaving enough room for the bath beads. Shake the Pine-sol and water to mix up (let settle), then add 1/2 cup of the Calgon Bath Beads to the mixture. Shake. Depending on the size of your tanks, use 8 oz. for the black tank and 4 oz. for the gray tank. Add more if desired or if you have larger than average tanks. Adding the bath beads causes overflow therefore I recommend mixing outside or in the sink.
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On a weirder branch of this subject; I have a 2016 30' FC and have just found out out that the bathroom sink drains into the BLACK tank. I wondered why my black tank was filling up so fast.
Airstream says that this is by design on the 30 footers due to configuration and weight and balance.
I have never had a previous trailer do this including the 25 ft Cloud.

So now I must empty black tank every two or three days, instead of weekly.
Goofy, eh wot!
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It's án advantage. More liquid in Black tank. Don't overuse the bath sink.
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On a weirder branch of this subject; I have a 2016 30' FC and have just found out out that the bathroom sink drains into the BLACK tank. I wondered why my black tank was filling up so fast.
Airstream says that this is by design on the 30 footers due to configuration and weight and balance.
I have never had a previous trailer do this including the 25 ft Cloud.

So now I must empty black tank every two or three days, instead of weekly.
Goofy, eh wot!

My 25'FC does this too. It's a plus to me. More liquid in the tank and helps keep the grey tank from filling.


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Our Safari 20 and our FC 25 both drained the bath sink into the black tank. This is a good design as our gray tank fills first.
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Our Safari 20 and our FC 25 both drained the bath sink into the black tank. This is a good design as our gray tank fills first.
So what do you 'boondockers' do?
Go find a dump station every two days?
The black tank should last 5-7 days.
Grey water can be used to water the flowers.
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