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willald wrote:

Hmmmm....Interesting discussion, on whether or not RidX or other chemicals actually break anything down or not. I have no idea if they do or not. Have to agree, though, that you don't keep the 'stuff' in your RV holding tank long enough for much if any decomposition to occur, regardless.

That said, I *do* use chemicals, for the simple fact that it minimizes the odor. That alone makes it worth it for me.

I've been RV camping for over 20 years now. I've learned that when you dump your tanks (especially the black tank), its very easy for some 'odor' to get out, no matter how careful you are or how well-maintained your equipment is. Also know that campground RV sites frequently put you in close proximity to your neighbors. Said neighbors and those nearby at a dump station, will very much appreciate you using some kind of chemicals (or dish soap, whatever) to reduce the smell some.


Thank you for the common sense and respect for others.

Rid-X makes several products, one is specially made as a deodorizer for RV use.





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Boon Docker wrote:

Been using 1 cup Calgon, 1/2 cup laundry soap (about every third dump) for two decades and have had great success. Sensors have even worked great.


Do you use 1 cup of Calgon liquid water softener or 1 cup of Calgon powdered water softener?

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CarnationSailor wrote:

Boon Docker wrote:

Been using 1 cup Calgon, 1/2 cup laundry soap (about every third dump) for two decades and have had great success. Sensors have even worked great.


Do you use 1 cup of Calgon liquid water softener or 1 cup of Calgon powdered water softener?

Thanks


Liquid Calgon is what many of us use.

Calgon, Dawn soap, and water do the trick for me. I rarely get clogs on my sensors anymore.


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I find that more times than not, the smell in the coach is from the kitchen gray tank when emptied due to rotting food particles. I now add treatment to that tank as well.


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Super_Dave wrote:

I find that more times than not, the smell in the coach is from the kitchen gray tank when emptied due to rotting food particles. I now add treatment to that tank as well.


What do you use?

I have a really nasty smell coming up all the drains when I turn on the water.

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