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Old 09-14-2009, 08:28 AM   #15
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We too belong to overcleaners anonymous. Our tank rinser unit works, and we have a tendency to rinse until the water is coming out clear. I am coming to the conclusion that I am way overdoing it. I think as long as you don't let the black tank ever go dry, you'll be OK.

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As I stated I use an enzyme based treatment

With this method , you are not supposed to get your black tank totally clean, as the enzymes need some food. Enzymes eat the bad bacteria.

I know people who use Ridex powder. You put a cup full of the powder
down the toilet, and then " use " the toilet ( number 2 ). Don't rinse the black tank when you go to the dump station, and add about a shot glass full of the Ridex powder into the black tank. In my opinion the cheapest, best, most environmentally green method of dealing with waste and odor.

At the end of the season I do rinse the black tank, fill it with water, drive it around , and then dump again to get it very clean.
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With this method , you are not supposed to get your black tank totally clean, as the enzymes need some food. Enzymes eat the bad bacteria.

I know people who use Ridex powder. You put a cup full of the powder
down the toilet, and then " use " the toilet ( number 2 ). Don't rinse the black tank when you go to the dump station, and add about a shot glass full of the Ridex powder into the black tank. In my opinion the cheapest, best, most environmentally green method of dealing with waste and odor.

At the end of the season I do rinse the black tank, fill it with water, drive it around , and then dump again to get it very clean.
Thanks that is a method I had not heard of. I understand the concept of the bacteria building up. Will have to give it a try.

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I think as long as you don't let the black tank ever go dry, you'll be OK.
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It may be a little different up North.....I flush, empty the black tank completely, dry? Then add a couple gals rv antifreeze for winter storage, ck the toilet frequently and add AF to the bowl if needed.
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Sorry 'bout that. Lucy has never been winterized.

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Sorry 'bout that. Lucy has never been winterized.

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On the subject of TP. In two yrs we have never had a problem. We use the same paper in the trailer we use here at home. Having worked in the paper industry and been at paper mills, you find out about Something called WET STRENGTH. That's what most expensive TP has. We use angel soft purchased at Dollar General. Its tough enough to do the job but breaks up nicely.
We also never let the Black Tank go DRY. After dumpin we put in more chemical and do several static plushes to put more fresh water in the tank.
Have no problems yet.
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We too belong to overcleaners anonymous. Our tank rinser unit works, and we have a tendency to rinse until the water is coming out clear. I am coming to the conclusion that I am way overdoing it. I think as long as you don't let the black tank ever go dry, you'll be OK.

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After a season or extensive use(one or two months of travel) not every weekend trip. I have been doing it for years and never had a clog problem, but I can say we are sensitive to our black tank needs. Limit amount TP used, flush only number 2 first wipes, rest in waste receptacle bag. One other important thing for newbies is that only items passed thru body should be flushed.

Prior to AS with its auto sprayer I had to flush by way of a hose thru the toilet, highly recommend auto sprayer and clear elbow on twist on fitting.
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