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SweetLou

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Posted: 06/17/21 06:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Might be in the wrong category, however I think it could also be a tech thing. What kind of cleaner or holding tank material do you use to help lubricate the valve seals? Are there DYI solutions used or just products that remove sludge? Are there multiple treatments such as holding tank solution then every so often put some other material in to keep seals working? I know about the ice method and traveling down the road, but this does not work if you stay put somewhere for awhile. Thoughts?


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All you need is water, and plenty of water. No chemicals are necessary to keep your holding tanks working properly. It you absolutely feel like you must use something, Happy Camper is the best (unnecessary) product I have ever used. I only use that when I will be dry camping for an extended period of time and am trying to conserve water usage.

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Yep. Just water. Once in a while, dish soap, before leaving for a trip to really clean it up.

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All you need is water and enough of it and the Geo Method

As for the Lubricants I have found that the the method described in This video does all you need.

I have used both for years and everything has worked well with not one problem.


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IAMICHABOD wrote:

All you need is water and enough of it and the Geo Method

As for the Lubricants I have found that the the method described in This video does all you need.

I have used both for years and everything has worked well with not one problem.


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Unless you are planning to eat out of it, water is all you need. Use plenty of it so the solids float and get pulled out when you dump.

If you are using it regularly, it won't hurt to lube it but not critical. I believe it's when it's not used regularly, that lube is more important. That allows time for things to dry out and turn crusty.


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Posted: 06/17/21 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most campers lubricate with beer, but some prefer wine or the hard stuff... [emoticon]


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rexlion wrote:

Most campers lubricate with beer, but some prefer wine or the hard stuff... [emoticon]


Yes, but it's so diluted, I'm not sure that it's effective as a lubricant?

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Pangaea Ron wrote:

rexlion wrote:

Most campers lubricate with beer, but some prefer wine or the hard stuff... [emoticon]


Yes, but it's so diluted, I'm not sure that it's effective as a lubricant?
Depends on what (or who) is being lubricated! [emoticon]

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