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...Most rv holding tank treatments state they break down waste and paper....


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“and the black tanks go 8 to 10 days before needing to be dumped,“

Depending on tank size and number of uses, sure. But not OP’s issue. You missed it...”odor elimination and decomposition”


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Please never use Bleach. It kills all the beneficial organisms in septic systems needed to digest wastewater

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mitw44 wrote:

It's a holding tank, not a treatment tank. Use lots of water. Or, if you want to get fancy, use some dihydrogen oxide.



Could use dihydrogen monoxide, hydrogen hydroxide, hydronium hydroxide or even hydric acid.

All are readily available, fairly inexpensive, odorless, colorless and is one of natures best solvents


I highly recommend its use


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I use Happy Camper and have been very pleased with it so far. You use it in both the grey and black tanks.


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brianosaur wrote:

Most rv holding tank treatments state they break down waste and paper.


I do not know if it is "MOST" or not but I do agree with Many, and Many do not, they only claim to control odor, and there are still many which contain nothing other than a preservative (Formaldehyde) which we really need to keep out of our sewage systems.

But as I said. Water seems to do the job less it's a long, long time between dump stations.


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brianosaur wrote:


...Most rv holding tank treatments state they break down waste and paper....


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Exactly!!! Complete waste of $$...

You can't possibly add anything that will speed up the decomposition process fast enough to help anything. If it does, where's the scientific test evidence. Why add bleach that kills the bacteria in effluent that breaks it down.

It's all about the water. Add a few gallons before each use of the tank (black), don't skimp on water when flushing and fill the tank as full as you can before opening the dump valve. Then rinse well. Makes a big difference.

As for the smell, get over it! If you have a strong odor then you've got a failed AAV for the grey tank or other problem. It can help to shut off the roof fan so odors won't get sucked out of the tank. If you want to know how bad odors can get, try an outhouse in the summertime.

Oh, and don't forget ya gotta buy the "special" RV toilet paper to prevent tank clogging. Available at your local Home Depot for only $12 a roll.


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SDcampowneroperator wrote:

Please never use Bleach. It kills all the beneficial organisms in septic systems needed to digest wastewater

Depends on how much bleach you use -- Household Chemicals and Septic Systems.


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OldShu wrote:

GeoMethod for Black and Gray tanks. No bleach.

GeoMethod & Bleach




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You should read your own web article.


Why? All OldShu is saying is he prefers The Geo Method except for the bleach part ... same here, I Geo the tanks when I service them but no bleach. Once that's done I prep the tanks with Dometic Sealand Clean 'n Green ...

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OldShu wrote:

GeoMethod for Black and Gray tanks. No bleach.

GeoMethod & Bleach




TechWriter wrote:

You should read your own web article.


Why? All OldShu is saying is he prefers The Geo Method except for the bleach part ... same here, I Geo the tanks when I service them but no bleach. Once that's done I prep the tanks with Dometic Sealand Clean 'n Green ...

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