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Old 07-02-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Sewer flush

Our TT came with the sewer flush option. We've used our camper a couple times using it for long weekends. Should I be adding chemicals to the black tank? I haven't noticed a smell (haven't been in the TT since our last trip 3 weeks ago) and I flushed the tank 3 different times on our last trip. Just wondering if it is neccessary to add chemicals (or the GEO method) on a new TT??
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I would recommend the geo method. The sooner you start, the less effort it takes on the upkeep later. just my 2 cents.

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Chemicals are flushing money down the drain. It is a smell to cover up smell. Marketing has done a job convincing people they "need" a product that ...does? If the tank is clean it will not smell.

The geo method, helps the tank drain / rinse more readily. Additionally, besides avoiding the noxious truck stop bathroom cheap perfume scent, geo also avoids the dangerous chemicals some of the tank additives contain.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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Also do not leave black tank dry between outings.
Always replace empty tank with a few gallons of water during Geo method.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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Excuse me for my ignorance but what is the Geo method ?
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:43 PM   #6
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Excuse me for my ignorance but what is the Geo method ?
Do a search on (Geo method) on here.
You'll find plenty of reading.
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Excuse me for my ignorance but what is the Geo method ?
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Also do not leave black tank dry between outings.
Always replace empty tank with a few gallons of water during Geo method.
You can add a bit of water at the end with your black tank flush. Just close the dump valve and leave the water run for a little bit. Just got back last night at 9 and we're leaving again on Friday at 4. I'll add the water softener and laundry detergent when I get to the campsite.

My DH and I were kind of surprised at the depth of the black tank. We had a small issue a week ago (didn't use enough water with the "solids") and had to "help" it down. The tanks are only like 8" deep or something like that. For some reason, I thought they were deeper. Big lesson learned.
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I've had a tt for 7 years now and have never heard of the geo method. I'm going to give it a try on our trip this week.
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I've had a tt for 7 years now and have never heard of the geo method. I'm going to give it a try on our trip this week.
You'll be surprised at how clean your dump water will be and odor elimination. Use it in the grey tank as well.
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