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Old 12-09-2015, 10:00 AM   #31
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Wanting to add a washer/dryer to new-to-me 2014 Berkshire

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Paulie Boy - can you send me the model #'s of your Whirlpool washer/dryer. After all I've read, the stackable unit seems to be the best of us.


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Here you go Fred. Another trick is to keep gray tank valve open when running the washer. Bama Bob's concoction works really good although we don't use in the black tank. We use Rid-X in the black.
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:05 AM   #32
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Here you go Fred. Another trick is to keep gray tank valve open when running the washer. Bama Bob's concoction works really good although we don't use in the black tank. We use Rid-X in the black.

Actually, Paul, we use another Chem dispenser for the toilet (I still put the brew in every tank dump to keep the sensors clean though).

You will REALLY like this gadget - one of the first mods I will do to our Berk:

Chemical Dispensing Systems for RV & Marine | Blue Streak LLC
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:30 AM   #33
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Black tank I use the GEO method and it works great I guess I should put some down the gray.
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:38 PM   #34
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Actually, Paul, we use another Chem dispenser for the toilet (I still put the brew in every tank dump to keep the sensors clean though).

You will REALLY like this gadget - one of the first mods I will do to our Berk:

Chemical Dispensing Systems for RV & Marine | Blue Streak LLC

Bob, I can't see anything where it says it breaks down waste and A-wipes?


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Black tank I use the GEO method and it works great I guess I should put some down the gray.

Ok Jim I'll bite; what is the GEO method.
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Old 12-09-2015, 04:11 PM   #36
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The Geo Method
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:54 PM   #37
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If you have problems going through the door u can always use the emergency exits. I've brought in and out the front emergency window 2 refrigerators and a chair /half folding bed. Jim
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If you have problems going through the door u can always use the emergency exits. I've brought in and out the front emergency window 2 refrigerators and a chair /half folding bed. Jim

Just make sure you measure first. On mine the overhead cabinet hangs down far enough that they need to be removed also. A major PIA.
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Bob, I can't see anything where it says it breaks down waste and A-wipes?
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Paul,

It really doesn't break down stuff

Then again, it's a holding tank not a septic system

In all seriousness Paul, it is really doubtful that the Rid-x you are using will have time to break anything down in the several days between dumps.

The GEO method is the way to go for stinky slinky systems.

As for toilet paper clumping/clogging. We have used Charmin 2-ply toilet paper for over 20 years in our RV holding tanks with zero issues (using the Geo method)

The A-wipes - even the flushable ones - howver, have concerned me. I HAVE heard of them clogging systems up

As gross as it may sound, we put our A-wipes in the bathroom trash and tightly tie the bag up and throw in the dumpster (and before the solid waste police try to write me a ticket consider: where to you think parents are putting disposable diapers? )

For trash liners we just reuse the plastic shopping bags we seem to collect in endless quantities LOL.

Having said all this, we are STRONGLY leaning toward a bidet toilet seat in our Berk. We were introduced to these gadgets when we lived in Europe and, before you dismiss them, read this article from the NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/te...hout.html?_r=0

This will eliminate the need for A-Wipes and, personal experience attests it will virtually eliminate TP use. (Dw will still want TP for the tinkle )

This is the bidet we are considering:

Buy The Bio Bidet Bio Bidet BB-1000 Supreme Bidet Toilet Seat | Bidet.org

I like the fact that it has a wireless remote rather than controls mounted on the toilet lid like some models do.

The analyst in me figures @ an average of $20/month in TP & A-Wipe expenses, ROI versus toilet paper purchase happens in 2 years; the bidet has a 3 year warranty, but the one we used in Germany was a year old when we moved in and we used it for the 3 years we lived there with zero problems.
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Bob, all I can say is...Holy Crap!
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