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Old 09-10-2009, 10:44 PM   #31
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who needs food- ya got the barter system!!
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:45 PM   #32
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I am going to try one of the enzyme treatment methods. I like the fact that they don't contain any toxic chemicals and at least in theory - they should work very well. Anyone already trying them?

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Old 10-16-2009, 11:46 PM   #33
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Nine years ago I rented a motorhome from Canadream. They used an enzyme powder. Add a tablespoon with every flush.

If is good enough for a rental outfit.....
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:55 AM   #34
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This is not so much a black water treatment but an odor problem when you don't get a clean dump.
On our 5er we have hard time getting a clean dump. This tank must be shallow and flat as we always have remains in the tank when dumping whether the tank is full or partly empty when dumping.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how get a cleaner dump?
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:02 PM   #35
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We often pour a half bag of ice in our Casita's tank after dumping at the campground. It scours the tank while we drive. A quick stop at a rest area with a dump station and we're clean for the trip home. We don't get our 5.0 until September, so I can't compare the RDA (Relative Dump Action) of the two trailers.

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Old 12-20-2009, 12:26 PM   #36
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Hi: All... I still recommend The "Geo Method"... Calgon W/Softener+ Laundry Deterg.+ a bit of Bleach. Alf p.s. makes dumping SLICK!!!
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:41 PM   #37
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I'm with Alf! Works for us too. That's about a gallon of water with the detergent/calgon/bleach, which we add after dumping, and before the ride home. When I get home, and it's agitated very well, I dump into a 2 1/2 gallon bucket, and dump that in the toilet. Simple, and keeps it clean!
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:22 AM   #38
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For those who have not beeb able to find Calgon in local stores, Amazon has it for $10.(US) with $6 shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Calgon-Water-S.../dp/B00007J6DA
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What ratio of water softener, detergent and bleach do you recommend? Do you keep them mixed and ready to pour in?

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Hi: Eric T ... We have a water softener at home so I use 1/2 cup ea. powdered Calgon+laundry detergent and 1/4 cup bleach. Disolve all ingredients into a 1 gal pail with a tight fitting lid or 2 plastic juice bottles. Add some to the grey and black water tanks as needed. YMMV. Alf... google "GEO Method" and click on C Bruni.for the exact recipe!!!
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