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Old 02-24-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Use of the toilette

I am a total newbie. Will take a possession of the 2014 Solera soon and wonder what one does when travelling empty on water, stuck in traffic or overnight in the Walmart parking lot. Do you travel with a bit of water?
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I personally always travel with some water in the tank. I shoot for 1/4-1/2 full. Lots of opinions on this, of course.

Otherwise, just use a pre-filled gallon jug of water and "flush" with that.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply.How do you manage the smell and such? I used to have a boat and it was a bit gamy.
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Thank you for the reply.How do you manage the smell and such? I used to have a boat and it was a bit gamy.


knock on your neighbors door in the Wally World parking lot and use their facilities.... .. Or you can go inside Wally world and buy the chemicals that they sell in the camper section for your stool/black tank.
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I personally use chemicals in my tank and haven't ever had issues with smell. Make sure your bathroom fan is off while flushing. They can actually pull stink up as you flush.

Otherwise, lots of people use what is called the "geo method" using laundry softener (Calgon) or something:
https://sites.google.com/site/cbruni/

Lots of water is your friend.
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I try and travel with about a quarter of a tank for the emergency bathroom break.

If you are talking about a smell inside, then you are doing something wrong. There should not be a smell inside. There are 2 ways to treat the system. One is with chemicals, and the other is a more eco friendly natural way. I am going to try the oer way when I use up all my chemicals.

If you are talkjng about the smell when dumping, maybe my nose isn't working right, but I don't find it all that bad. Wear disposable gloves for the job and carry hand sanitizer.

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Walmart have these TST treatment pouches in the RV section. They have different flavors- we get the orange. Just throw a pouch in the first time use on a trip and forget about it.
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I use Raritan KO Kills odor, which is a scented natural enzyme based liquid that works great. It is used on boats with great success and I've never had a problem. Keep plenty of water in the tank.
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we use Odorlos in our black tank and always travel with water, usually a full tank of water. never had a smell issue in over 7 years.

don't see why you shouldn't travel with a full tank, since you have a motorhome.
the extra weight of water will only affect fuel mileage in the fractions.
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