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Old 03-07-2018, 03:43 PM   #1
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Newbie question on chemicals

We will begin camping at our seasonal site next month and was wondering what type of black and grey water chemicals I should use--tablets,liquid? Been reading the forum all winter and have picked up useful tips and suggestions--great venue for a first timer.TT is a 2014 Cherokee 304bh.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:49 PM   #2
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It's a matter of choice. I use the orange packets from WM. I dump once a week for 4 months. I don't use anything in the gray.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:59 PM   #3
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Personally, we use the "geo method". Some borax and some dawn dumped down after each time we empty the tank. We also back flush the tank on most dumps (provided we have full hookups).
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:00 PM   #4
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Lots of good answers...here's mine:

https://uniquemm.com/products/rv-dig...tank-treatment
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:35 PM   #5
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You'll get plenty of opinions and most folks don't stay put as you are doing in a seasonal site. While I've not spent more than a couple weeks parked somewhere (so far) if I were in a seasonal, I'd research the products that would treat the tank more like a septic tank (breaking down waste) rather than the typical holding tank chemicals (mask odor and make the tank slick so we can dump in 2 days) that we weekenders deal with.

Things like Rid-Ex for R/V's, Happy Camper, TankTechsRx, GreenGobbler, RV Digest-It come to mind.
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We try to avoid buying the products that contain formaldehyde, as it is a toxin/poison. Several products on the market still contain it, even though some states have banned it.
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Personally, we use the "geo method". Some borax and some dawn dumped down after each time we empty the tank. We also back flush the tank on most dumps (provided we have full hookups).
Another "geo method" user. But I use liquid Calgon instead of the Borax.
The searches I've done indicate both work well. My "recipe" is to use the cap on the Calgon bottle and put one cap each of Calgon and Dawn along with some water.
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I use Porta-Paks by Walex. I prefer to use chemicals that are safe and actually begin to break down the solids and paper.
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:24 PM   #9
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It does make more sense to treat as a septic system--Thanks for the great advice!
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Personally, we use the "geo method". Some borax and some dawn dumped down after each time we empty the tank. We also back flush the tank on most dumps (provided we have full hookups).


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