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Old 09-04-2014, 11:04 PM   #11
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What is the recipe? I hear water softener and liquid soap?


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What a lot of us use is the Old Coot Mix: 1/3 equal parts Water, Superclean, and Pinesol
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:09 PM   #12
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I have the tornado flusher. It was inexpensive and easy to install. I use it after every dump cycle ( at sites with full hook ups) we don't put any paper down the toilet, we use the pleasantly scented garbage bags and take it out 1-2 times daily, with the dog walking. yes, more poop !
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:24 PM   #13
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After dumping and flushing with the tank washer and before we leave the campground, I put about 2-5 gal of water in the tanks along with about a half gallon of SuperClean-Pinesol-water mixture and 2-3 packets of dishwasher soap. Immediately after setting up at the next campground or home, I dump the tanks again and flush with the tank flusher. Seems to work fine for us. We also have the Blue Streak that mixes a solution of SuperClean-Pinesol-water with each flush, so all liquid in the black tank has SuperClean-Pinesol in it.
What is 'superclean'?????


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Old 09-09-2014, 08:40 PM   #14
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What is 'superclean'?????Steve
Cleaning solution in a 1gal purple jug sold at Walmart. Similar to Simple Green

SuperClean Tough Task Cleaner-Degreaser, 1 gal: Motor Oil, Transmission Fluid & Car Lubricant : Walmart.com
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:43 PM   #15
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Gotcha! Thanks, I might have to give it a try.


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Old 09-09-2014, 08:57 PM   #16
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YoungKopernic,
While I respect your method and am glad it works for you, I would imagine the reason you have to go though such an obsessive technique is due to the paper you use.
I use the single ply paper that breaks down easily without making my guest uncomfortable with how they wipe. Drop a toilet pouch down there and move on.
I can clear the tanks in 5 minutes or less with no back up or odor issues.
No offense, but if I had to wait 20 minutes behind you at the dump station after a long weekend with the wife and kids, I would be honking the horn for you to wrap it up.
Take as long as you want at home or full hook up but not at the dumpstation.
just my 2 cents and thanks for the tips.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:14 PM   #17
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YoungKopernic,
While I respect your method and am glad it works for you, I would imagine the reason you have to go though such an obsessive technique is due to the paper you use.
I use the single ply paper that breaks down easily without making my guest uncomfortable with how they wipe. Drop a toilet pouch down there and move on.
I can clear the tanks in 5 minutes or less with no back up or odor issues.
No offense, but if I had to wait 20 minutes behind you at the dump station after a long weekend with the wife and kids, I would be honking the horn for you to wrap it up.
Take as long as you want at home or full hook up but not at the dumpstation.
just my 2 cents and thanks for the tips.
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X2 on that.
20-30 minutes at the dump station is way too long when others are waiting behind !
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My observations:

1. NO thick TP--either Scotts or RV paper--that's it. Anything thicker and you'll be having errant sensor readings before you know it from paper stuck on them.

2. Big thumbs-up for the geo method. Used it with my old camper (which didn't have a BTF) and will continue to use it on the new camper, now that I do have a BTF it will be even easier to clean.

3. Agreed on the dump station etiquitte here--way too long. If you want to do that process at home, great, but not at a public or CG dump station. If your site has full hookup, then by all means, have at it.

4. I'd be careful with SuperClean. It used to be called "Castrol Super Clean" before it was bought out and/or re-named, and it was/is a powerful degreaser. I'd be a little worried about it damaging/corroding/pitting the sensors, maybe? Thoughts?

Seriously, I think you'll find the geo-method will save you some steps and time here. Water softener and laundry detergent, along with a packet or tablet of your preferred black tank deodorizer. Then lots of water is your friend--I used to refill and re-dump, then re-load with the softener/detergent/deodorizer for the next trip and a bit of water to get the process going. Good luck!
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:18 PM   #19
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My sound like a dumb question, but where do you buy water softener?


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My sound like a dumb question, but where do you buy water softener?


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Walmart. By the laundry detergent. Calgon. It is a liquid.
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