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Old 11-15-2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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other tank stinks

After a nice weekend we pulled up to the CG dump station. As usual, drained the black water tank first, closed the valve then opened the grey water valve. the gray smelled a LOT worse than the black water. Of course we treat the black tank, but should we be treating the grey tank as well? If so, with what?

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Old 11-15-2009, 11:38 AM   #2
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Flush it well and then use one of the bacterial products (Eco-Save, Pure Power) about every other use and it should take care of it.

Lots of stuff goes down and a lot of folks overlook it.


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Old 11-15-2009, 11:38 AM   #3
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The gray tank commonly smells worst that the black. That is just a fact of life.

In 40+ years of camping I have never treated either tank. I don't treat the sewer lines in my house either. There is no reason to treat a tank other than to spend money it accomplishes nothing.

Now some may take exception to this, but I doubt they will have any scientific statements to support their point.
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