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Old 01-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Question - Post Winterization Child Used the Bathroom


I have a quick question: I picked up my camper from my dealer this weekend after getting some stuff fixed. When I was getting everthing setup to leave the camper back at my camp ground my 4 year old went in and went pee in our master bath room. I "flushed" it down but there wasn't any fluid to push behind it.

My question is, is this small amount of urine going to be a problem in my black tank for the winter? Should i go back out there this weekend and put a couple of gallons of antifreeze in the black tank to dilute it?

At the time i didn't think anything of it but my wife is worried about it.


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Old 01-15-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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Big tank it can't hurt anything

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Old 01-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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Yep. You will be fine. Think of it like this. The problems we face with the water system in the winter, and the reason we winterize, will be with the PEX tubing due to the expanding ice. Your black tank is plenty big to allow for a little waste water.
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I don't see a problem with the pee sitting in the tank, but if the pee makes it to the discharge valve there could be a problem, but even then I doubt it as there should not be much volume out of a 4 year old. As a precaution, I would put a bucket under the discharge valve and pull the handle. That way you make sure the pee is in the tank instead of backed up against the valve.

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