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Old 03-22-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Scents and scenseability

I recall traveling in a motor home as a child and never wanting to use the washroom because of the "smell". Just wondering if perhaps back in those long long ago years chemicals were not used and wondering if new technology has solved those issues. Do most people find there is a certain amount of smell? Do you learn to live with it or are there other tricks to know. For instance I wondered if anyone used the plug in air wicks or similar air freshners. Perhaps there would be a concern of using the outlets for such purposes? I know you need to be sensible about these things Anyone care to share on this topic?
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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The only time our bathroom smells is when someone is leaving it. I am not going to name names.
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I use a cheap deodorizer that I buy at Walmart. Once I empty the black water tank I add 2 oz. Of the stuff along with about 2 gallons of water. We have no smells. I also pour a a little down each sink and the shower drain. So far, so good. My parents don't add the deoderizer and they have the odor you refer to. Your call.
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Exactly bozemanite. We add a bottle of the rv tank liquid at the beginning of each trip and never have even a trace of odor.

I too remember the 'camper' smell from my childhood camping trips in our old family motorhome.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:45 AM   #5
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The only time our bathroom smells is when someone is leaving it. I am not going to name names.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:25 AM   #6
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No chemicals or no smell here.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:06 AM   #7
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Well,went to the 'Cowboy Cafe' in Arizona and had the 'Campfire Chili'...................., never mind.
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Other than a faulty toilet bowl flush seal, I think the primary cause of odor is from having the bathroom exhaust fan on when the toilet is flushed. The fan can pull the stench right out of the black tank and into the bathroom.
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I used a lot of chemicals and this stuff you get at walmart for 5 bux is the best I have used so far. Totally kills the strench. I also take a tank wand and rinse the tank out every trip to get rid of any nasty stuff on the walls and bottom of tank that did not drain out.
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