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Old 04-06-2011, 09:28 PM   #51
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Yes John we have been talking about this for a long time.
I think it is time to wipe the slate clean and flush this subject for now, until someone new asks the question again.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:31 PM   #52
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[QUOTE=campnqueen;94221]Lou,
Are you using Odoban RV Digester? Saw that and heard it was good.
We are using Odorlos in the black tank each time we dump/flush. Add one pack and several gallons of fresh water. Seems to working well....soooo far

I do use it and keep a quart on hand at all times. When dry camping for weeks at a time and dumping into the tote, solids tend to collect in obscure areas of the holding tank. Every two weeks and the day before I figure to dump, I put about 4 ounces in the tank and let it stand for 24 hours. I get more solids out that way without having to use the widget I made to connect the shower wand hose to the Turbo flush port.

The widget has a one way garden check valve at each end of a short hose, an on/off valve in the middle of the two check valves, and a hose bib to NPT fitting at the end the wand hose hooks up to. That way I can do a "sorta" hot water flush using the hot water spigot on the outside shower. Since I can't use too much water the hot water works better than the cold for rinsing.

Using the shutoff between the check valves causes any residual pressure in the turboflush to vent between the shutoff valve and the leading one way check valve. The check valve between the shutoff valve and the NPT fitting is double (actually triple with the one inside the camper) redundancy protection from contamination. A wipe down with a Clorox wipe to all exposed surfaces completes the process.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:00 AM   #53
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Does anyone know where I can find Calgon powder near Bellingham, WA or Vancouver, BC. Been searching but haven't found it anywhere.

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Old 04-08-2011, 08:50 AM   #54
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Expensive to do it this way, but if you can't find it locally, you can order it online: Amazon.com: Calgon Water Softener - 32 fl oz: Health & Personal Care
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:59 AM   #55
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Expensive to do it this way, but if you can't find it locally, you can order it online: Amazon.com: Calgon Water Softener - 32 fl oz: Health & Personal Care

The box of powder is much more reasonable in price.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:27 PM   #56
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Okay... I found Calgon LIQUID water softener....(Wal-mart)
They did not have the powder kind just liquid.
How much do I add to a 30 gallon holding tank?
I am going camping this weekend and want to try this trick
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:58 PM   #57
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Okay... I found Calgon LIQUID water softener....(Wal-mart)
They did not have the powder kind just liquid.
How much do I add to a 30 gallon holding tank?
I am going camping this weekend and want to try this trick
If you have never done it before use three or four gallons of water; two full cap fulls of calgon and a cup of liquid Laundry detergent. Right before you hit the road dump a 10 pound bag of ice in the Hopper.

Drive normally (no need to shake the camper) to the campground.
Fill black tank with water and dump. Rinse GOOD with your Turboflush.
If you have a clear elbow (highly recommended) you will actually see how awesome this works. It will be almost black with decomposed stuff that has been on the walls of your tank for who knows how long.

Then add one capful of Calgon and two good full bowl flushes and you are ready to camp.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:11 PM   #58
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Hey Lou,

We did the soap and ice gig the last time we went out...WOW! When we did the "final" dump when we got back to our parking place (we have a dump station)...amazing what came out! Did flush with the Turboflush, now out tank is squeaky clean!!

So we just need to add the Calgon and some water.

Thanks for your words of wisdom
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:12 PM   #59
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Iggy,

YES I agree...but could ONLY find the liquid Calgon. This stuff is REALLY hard to find in North Georgia!
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:21 PM   #60
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Anyone use the Scott's RV TP? I found it at WalMart for under 3.00 for a 4pk.

you dont even need to buy the RV toilet paper the classic scotts toilet paper is rv friendly no chemicals no inks no dyes nothing it even says rv safe on the side of the package and ALOT cheaper than the RV TOILET PAPER scam thats prevelent at rv stores. "most" of the classic regular toilet papers are rv friendly and say so. you just have to look and not get distracted by the super flufy lick lotiony junk wich is bad for septic systems as well.
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