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Old 08-25-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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Odor from Black tank...after camping trip

ok...so took my new camper out couple of weeks ago, had a great time. After packing up, I stopped and drained my black and gray tanks (in that order). My question is, what do you do after draining the tanks? Because when I took it out this weekend, There was a terrible odor from the toilet when it was first flushed. I assume after sitting up for a week in the heat it got rather bad. So, what can I do to prevent this? Add more water to black tank after getting home or what? I really don't want to add the extra weight to my camper when pulling. Or am I missing something simple?
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I always add water and more chemical, you usually only need 2 or 3 gallon or 25lbs.
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I always add water and more chemical, you usually only need 2 or 3 gallon or 25lbs.
+1 We always add water to the black tank and add chemicals. Never had a problem in 8 years.
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As stated above. Small amount of water and chemical. This will also sloush around while driving and help clean stuff off the walls etc.
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After opening the black tank and letting it drain, I pour 5 gallons of fresh water down the toilet. Next I drain the gray tank. I put another 5 gallons of fresh water in the black tank to slosh around on the trip home. When the gray tank is empty I dump another 5 gallons down both kitchen sinks and the bathroom lavatory to get any gray water flushed out of the sink traps. I let this slosh around in the gray tank on the trip home as well. When I get home I let it go on the grass in my yard and that's that.

For storage between trips I put a dose of chemical in the toilet with about 3 gallons of water.
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This is what I use and after my last flush or should I say clean out, I add 1 packet + 1 cup of Calgon Water Softener+ 1/4 cup of liquid laundry detergent and 1 gallon of water and drive home and forget about it till the next clean out. If you still have a problem you can add 1qt. Of bleach to deodorize when in use.
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I always add water after dumping the tank. We seldom use chemicals.
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Thanks for all the great suggestions guys!
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Kind of off topic, but if you empty a 5 gal gas can into your vehicle and leave the sealed empty container in the sun it will swell up like a balloon. Pretty much the same effect with an empty black tank. The vent should release the pressure but you will still tend to get some build up of gas fumes with an empty or near empty tank. Chemicals and some water will help. When you open the flush valve on the toilet you may get an initial puff of #$%%%^^&& smelling air. Should only happen with the initial flush.
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Kind of off topic, but if you empty a 5 gal gas can into your vehicle and leave the sealed empty container in the sun it will swell up like a balloon. Pretty much the same effect with an empty black tank. The vent should release the pressure but you will still tend to get some build up of gas fumes with an empty or near empty tank. Chemicals and some water will help. When you open the flush valve on the toilet you may get an initial puff of #$%%%^^&& smelling air. Should only happen with the initial flush.
I would save that initial flush and just toss a lit match down the hole to get rid of that #$%%%^^&& smelling air! Dave gave me that idea.
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