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kellem

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Posted: 02/14/21 07:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm sure by now the OP regrets asking this question.....funny posts non the less.

He or she may have meant " deodorize " in which case, many of us do.

Just a reminder,
Those of you dumping bleach into black tank, be careful what products you use as many of the powerful odor control products plainly state on the box....do not mix with chlorine.
And the residual bleach left in black tank will negate the effectiveness of organic products such as Happy camper.

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I don`t sanitize it, but I do flush it. keeps it from smelling if you have the toilet valve open for longer than a couple seconds. plus it keeps the solids from hanging around inside the tank creating blockage issues.


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The only tank you should have to sanitize is the fresh water tank. I do no EVER plan to drink from the other two tanks.

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jdc1 wrote:

The only tank you should have to sanitize is the fresh water tank. I do no EVER plan to drink from the other two tanks.


Ahhh I will definitely adhere to this going forward.
Always wondered why I suffered from indigestion during our excursions.

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kellem wrote:

I'm sure by now the OP regrets asking this question.....funny posts non the less.

He or she may have meant " deodorize " in which case, many of us do.

Just a reminder,
Those of you dumping bleach into black tank, be careful what products you use as many of the powerful odor control products plainly state on the box....do not mix with chlorine.
And the residual bleach left in black tank will negate the effectiveness of organic products such as Happy camper.


Nope don't regret it at all. [emoticon] I'm solidly in the dump and go group. If I have time, I run the sprayer for a minute or so and dump again. But I've seen the words sanitize more than once over the years and always wondered of they really meant sanitize.


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I have always used septic tank enzyme in our unit, it controls the smell, attacks the products in the tank, and stays in there after dumping, because it's bacteria. Keeps on eating away till there's nothing to eat, always keep five gallons of water in the tank as well, I've found my levels indicators always work properly, plus, its dirt cheap, available everywhere, even the grocery store. Dump, add a little package, five gallons of water, good to go.

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Beats me why anyone would be compelled to sanitize the black tank and yet some do. I'm guessing it's some kind of OCD thing.


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I absolutely sanitize the black tank.
Rinse and flush with water.

Then I add bleach, fill it and let it sit.
Then flush once more.

I too had a busted black tank valve that I had to replace.
I wanted that plumbing about as squeaky clean as possible.

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No. Never. Why would you want to? it's sewer.


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when it comes to poo, many people have some strange practices. like putting used tp in a bag instead of flushing it. or banning anyone from going #2 in the RV toilet.


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