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Old 09-19-2014, 08:31 PM   #11
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We still use chemicals but in a much smaller amount than for previous toilets. We also use RV tissue - you could probably use any paper that breaks down easily but we enjoy (!?!?)
watching when we only dump straight water. Scott 1000 sheets passes the water glass test and we use that occasionally.

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Old 09-19-2014, 09:45 PM   #12
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I have found the Tecma sensors to be a helpful back up to the in tank sensors. I have had many instances when after dumping, the in tank sensors to be reading 2/3 full and the Tecma sensor reading green indicating an empty tank. When that happens I usually close the black tank valve and let the tank fill with the flush hose and then re dump, that usually clears the in tank sensors..i have a water timer connected to my black flush hose that I set for ten minutes. That usually is the time it takes to fill the black tank from the outside. The timer keeps forgetful me from flooding the Rv with black water..
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:08 AM   #13
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We still use chemicals but in a much smaller amount than for previous toilets. We also use RV tissue - you could probably use any paper that breaks down easily but we enjoy (!?!?)
watching when we only dump straight water. Scott 1000 sheets passes the water glass test and we use that occasionally.

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Thanks for the feedback. These Tecma Silence Plus toilets really are impressive and expensive, $1,600 retail. From what I can tell, they were only in the 2013 & 2014 Trilogy's, excluding the Touring models. DRV does not inlude them on their Tradition, Mobile Suites or Estates, only on their highest end model, the Elite Suites, starting at $165,000 MSRP. Not available on Redwood's. Proof that Dynamax/Trilogy really was trying to compete with the highest of the high-end's.

I have not been treating but will be doing the GEO method next trip. Good to know that the Scotts 1,000 is an alternative.
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:26 AM   #14
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I usually treat to lessen the Oder when handling and storing the discharge hose. The geo method also greatly lessens that factor also.


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Old 09-22-2014, 11:41 AM   #15
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I had a conversation with Thetford customer service regarding the Tecma toilet and the use of chemicals. The readers digest version is they do recommend chemicals to reduce odors. They recommend Aqua Kem which does contain formaldehyde, which is a more powerful additive or you could choose a different chemical such as EcoSmart or Campa Chem. After researching I think I will use the EcoSmart and cut the amount in half.
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Great information, thanks for sharing.

I also have the same issues with the interior tank, false-postive at 2/3 full. Will plan on filling and draining.
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