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Old 05-19-2012, 08:01 AM   #43
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I start with five or more gallons of water in my holding tank after flushing. Ice cubes before towing do a nice jobs of scrubbing and breaking up stuff.
An old friend of mine told me about the ice cube trick a number of years ago. It is extremely simple and works very well. I usually dump what is left in a cooler or run to the ice machine if we are at a campground that has one and toss a bucket in the black tank before we leave.
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I just did the toilet paper in water in the jar trick! Thanks for suggesting that. Turns out I don't have to buy that expensive, not so great TP from Camping World after all. We just tested Safeway brand called "Softly" and it dissolved very quickly, it's cheaper than other brands, two ply and it goes on sale all the time. Thanks for the great tip!!
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I just did the toilet paper in water in the jar trick! Thanks for suggesting that. Turns out I don't have to buy that expensive, not so great TP from Camping World after all. We just tested Safeway brand called "Softly" and it dissolved very quickly, it's cheaper than other brands, two ply and it goes on sale all the time. Thanks for the great tip!!
Any toilet paper that is septic safe will do. I use Scott at home and in the trailer.
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The word chemical just doesn't sit well with me. My friend has been using
the blue chemical black tank treatment and fancy soft quilted toilet paper.
I use an enzyme treatment and Scott tissue. She had clumps of toilet paper when dumping, I had no evidence of toilet paper at all, as it all broke down.
She tried my method with out flushing ALL of the blue chemical out, and she had a smell issue. The toxic blue stuff inhibits the enzymes. I am guessing that is why some people are resisting the enzyme treatment. I want to leave a
cleaner planet for my kids, so that is why I am harping on it.
Interesting...

When we got the Argosy it hadn't been camping in a year or so, the tanks were dry and had apparently been flushed well enough. I looked at the 20 different brands of goo at CampingWorld and, having grown up with a septic tank, I chose one that said more about "enzyme" than "fragance."

9 trips later, we've had no stink or stuck issues with the little black tank in the Argosy. I'll keep using the same green enzyme stuff!
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