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Old 12-14-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Grey Tank Question

Hey all,

I'm a new 2013 Roo 21SS owner. It's supposed to come off the line on 12/28. We are coming from a popup so the entire blackwater and greywater tanks are new to us. My plan is to use Odorlos in the blackwater tank. Is there anything I should put in with the greywater?

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Old 12-14-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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They do make a liquid that you can put in your grey tank for odors. I've never had to use any odor treatment in the grey tank though.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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We used our toilet, shower and kitchen sink a lot this year and did not put anything in our tanks.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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Once we had a foul odor in our grey tanks, I bought a pack of lemon scented tablets made for RV grey tank odors, it worked great and I always keep a pack in our camper though I rarely have to use them.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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Dumping when at least 3/4 full and turbo-flushing for 30 minutes is the secret for non-smelling black tanks.

I also use detergent and a product called Calgon Liquid (or powder) Water Softener in BOTH tanks to make the tank walls slippery so soap scum, grease, and "gunk" does not stick to the walls and smell.
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Ditto on Herk. You can also use the Calgon (Walmart near the liquid softner) for the Greywater and sink tanks. Given that soap is used for the grey and galley tanks, and, yes I do.
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You do not need to use any chemicals in either tank at all and resist the salesman's plug to get you to make that purchase. Not necessary. Flushing until clean is key. I bought a fitting that goes between the rig and the discharge rhino line. It's clear and has another gate valve as well as a water inlet. You drain your tanks and then fill them from the outside with fresh water with this fitting. Let them drain again and you can see whether they are clear. Another trick if you are going to be away for the day on an adventure is to drain the tanks and then fill them with fresh water and drain again when you return. Clean and shiny doesn't smell. Calgon is a great idea as well.
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You do not need to use any chemicals in either tank at all and resist the salesman's plug to get you to make that purchase. Not necessary. Flushing until clean is key. I bought a fitting that goes between the rig and the discharge rhino line. It's clear and has another gate valve as well as a water inlet. You drain your tanks and then fill them from the outside with fresh water with this fitting. Let them drain again and you can see whether they are clear. Another trick if you are going to be away for the day on an adventure is to drain the tanks and then fill them with fresh water and drain again when you return. Clean and shiny doesn't smell. Calgon is a great idea as well.
that's a Flush King. You would be surprised how much stuff comes out on 2nd flush. I don't have a turbo flush on mine.
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Dumping when at least 3/4 full and turbo-flushing for 30 minutes is the secret for non-smelling black tanks.

I also use detergent and a product called Calgon Liquid (or powder) Water Softener in BOTH tanks to make the tank walls slippery so soap scum, grease, and "gunk" does not stick to the walls and smell.
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We try to camp at a full hook up site at least once a month and on Sunday morning before check out I run the Turbo Flush for 30 to 45 minutes. It is suprising how much stuff comes out the tank.
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