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Old 08-23-2015, 12:08 AM   #1
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Black Tank Chemical

Just wondering some peoples experience with black tank chemicals. We are looking for something that deodorizes well. We were using TST Orange Power Drop Ins but they didn't seem to deodorize at all.

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Old 08-23-2015, 05:55 AM   #2
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We've used several different brands over the years. Odorlos was the first, and worked well. Then assorted others that were handy at the time, or on sale. Used according to directions on the container, most work great. Just remember, they don't last for weeks. Retreatment periodically helps, especially in hotter climates. This season we're using a blue BIO-something liquid ( can't remember the brand) that seems to work well also. We usually camp at full hook-up sites, so a tank rinse is our last chore before leaving. Just our thing.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:08 AM   #3
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We use the liquid Tst orange and have never had a odor issue in 5 years. It you are getting a really bad odor all the time it might be something else.
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We use the liquid Tst orange and have never had a odor issue in 5 years. It you are getting a really bad odor all the time it might be something else.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:22 AM   #5
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We use the liquid Tst orange and have never had a odor issue in 5 years. It you are getting a really bad odor all the time it might be something else.
Same here with no odors whatsoever. Make sure you're not running the exhaust fan while in the bathroom because it will suck up odors from the black tank quickly. Turn the fan on after you flush and the toilet has closed up.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:51 AM   #6
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I have tried just about all of them including the natural enzymes. Ran across this site Chemical Dispensing Systems for RV & Marine | Blue Streak LLC this past winter and decided I would try one out. I now have one in both of our bathrooms, and have to say I have been totally impressed so far.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:53 PM   #7
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I use Happy Camper tank treatment, very pleased with how it works. They sell a tank cleaner so if you have a tank problems this is where to start.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:58 PM   #8
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We use Thetfird"s Campa-Chem liquid. After dumping and flushing the black, we add some along with a gallon or so of water. We pour more in and add more water when we set up at a site. We have never had an odour issue.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:41 PM   #9
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On thing that I have found is that you cannot forget about your gray tank. Had a horendis smell a few years ago. The DW thought for sure it was the black tank,after rinsing and adding all sorts of stuff to the black tank I finally decided that I should also treat the gray tank as well. Put bleach and some dish soap along with some Calgon Fabric softener and the smell went away. As best as I can see is that after many years sludge had build up in the tank and lines just like at home. then you take the rocking action of pulling the trailer and the traps under the sinks dry up letting the orders up.
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:20 PM   #10
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Happy Camper

I have used many different brands all have some kind of chemical smell! Except for Happy Camper it has no smell and works great! it's a little on the high price side but I give it a 3 thumbs up!! You can also use it in your grey tank!
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