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Old 01-07-2004, 12:41 PM   #1
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Stinky tank thread

Based on some interesting information posted by another member I wanted to find out what tank deodorizer you use and why.

I use the RV Trine powder packs. The active ingredient is an enzyme and it has worked well for us for years. I just wish they had not added the smelly additive to it when Thetford bought the product.

So how do you keep your tank from smelling?

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Old 01-07-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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I was at Target before I got the Bambi and got on closeout some Coleman tank packets. I think there are about 12 per box and the box cost about $3.

It is suppose to break down stuff and it also keeps it less offensive. I have also used the stuff that came with the trailer, it's the Thetford liquid stuff. Really they both seem to work well, just that I lucked out at Target one day. I think I have a 2 year supply! So pretty much cost and how effective it can be is what drives my selection of it.

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Old 01-07-2004, 01:01 PM   #3
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Rid-X. Don't use the stuff with formaldahyde (sp?) as it is increasingly being banned at rv parks, state parks, etc. If some is present in your holding tank and you are required to use an enzyme product it will not work as well, if at all.

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Old 01-07-2004, 01:05 PM   #4
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Here are a few additional thoughts that came from another thread.

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Old 01-07-2004, 04:44 PM   #5
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we dont go for much more than a week, i dump and flush before departing for home. did use some liquid that i thought stunk and when i ran out i havent used any thing and there isnt a smell that i notice. i dont hold the crapper open to see if the tank stinks either. some of the chemicals create a gas that cause the stink . i also dump and flush before storing.
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Old 01-07-2004, 04:54 PM   #6
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I use the Odorlos and am extremely pleased with the fact that I can't smell anything from the black/greywater tanks anymore. I was using some stuff from Walmart but it left a chemical smell in the rear bath. No more.


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