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Old 04-17-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Smile Waste (Black Water) Waste Management

After 2 yrs. exp. w/my 1st AS, 25' Safari FB, I learned some lessons about waste management.

1. Don't let a pyramid build! Ask your guests to fill the bowl partially with water before flushing toilet paper.

2. Don't dump your black tank right after leaving your camp site. Driving a distance will agitate the tank preventing any blockage or build ups. It is much better to dump at the next campground. Fortunately my RV storage site has a dump with non-potable water flush.

3. I've used the Sewer Solution SewerSolution from the start and would not trade it for anything. For the price and easy operation (clean) it can't be beat.

4. I highly recommend 3R ODOR-CON Product Overview . It is the best product on the market I've used to control black/grey holding tank odors. If used as directed you only need a single application per full tank and dumping. So it is much more economical as compared to all the other chemicals that merely mask the odors. 3R kills them by oxidation! If you can't find a dealer close by you can order direct from 3R. Try you like it.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:33 PM   #2
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Good Advice, I have also seen many folks direct dumping of the black tank at their campsite. Leave it closed and keep it it wet and dump when you need to. I have helped several friends cleaning caked on toilet paper fro the baffles and it sucks. Have a great summer.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:32 AM   #3
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This is the link to the 3R Odor-Con

Product Overview
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:34 AM   #4
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Ice cubes attack the pyramid!

When we brought our AS home it had the "pyramid", we tried a bunch of stuff, but the most effective solution for breaking up the pyramid was to fill the tank about half full with clean water, add all of the ice cubes out of the ice maker in the fridge and head down the road (to agitate). 150 miles later we dumped the tank and it was pristine inside.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:37 AM   #5
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I have 1962 globtrotter and have no idea how to work black/grey water system? Airstream has no manuals for this year. Anyone know and can tell me how to work these sytems? thanks, mark
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