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Old 05-25-2016, 11:59 AM   #29
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Wow...the Happy Camper treatment is expensive AND it says it works like the
bio-active chemical which is the way Odorlos performs.

Happy Camper: $55 64 oz
Odorlos @ CW: $17 68 oz
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:05 PM   #30
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I have no intention of sticking my head in the black tank to check their claims.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:02 PM   #31
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I don't use any chemicals in my black tank unless it begins to smell. That only happens when I end up up with 'stuff' in the tank during warm weather (85 or higher), and it sits for a few days. Only then will I use the usual 'blue death' they sell everywhere.

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Old 05-25-2016, 02:10 PM   #32
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Chemicals

The only time I noticed any odor was when I flushed the toilet in our casita when the bathroom exhaust fan was running. So...I don't flush and exhaust at the same time! As to what chemicals to use, we bought some when we started with Casita's 6 years ago but never got around to using them because we never noticed any odor problem. They sit on a shelf in the garage. We always travel with a gallon of water in the black tank and the grey tank empty. We do dump both tanks when ever there is an opportunity and use a black tank wand to rinse the black tank at the end of our camping season. After rinsing we dump at the state park a quarter mile down the road. I may have a wealth of struvites in my tanks but I really could care less.
I think folks are being a bit, ah....anal about this odor issue. But.. If you are going to let your half full black tank sit parked in the driveway for a month until your next outing, then you better use one of the miracle chemicals that are available for you to buy.
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:28 PM   #33
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What about the Odorloss and Happier Camper products
for use in a porta pottie?
We use Mr. Clean in our porta potty. Love it. No odors. Hate the blue stuff.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:32 PM   #34
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OK, I just ordered a 68 oz. bottle of Odorlos.

Camping World was only $17, but wanted $12 for shipping. I got it for essentially the same price from an eBay store called Tweety's, $28.44:

Odorlos PA352LU53 Holding Tank Treatment 68 oz Bottle | eBay

Thanks for all the suggestions and preferences.

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Old 05-26-2016, 01:43 PM   #35
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Good choice! Let us know how you like it. Since I have a small 9gal black tank, I always use more than called for. NEVER 1 odor problem since using this.

(I canNOT believe someone would not use ANYTHING in their black tank ) Oh well!

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OK, I just ordered a 68 oz. bottle of Odorlos.

Camping World was only $17, but wanted $12 for shipping. I got it for essentially the same price from an eBay store called Tweety's, $28.44:

Odorlos PA352LU53 Holding Tank Treatment 68 oz Bottle | eBay

Thanks for all the suggestions and preferences.

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Old 05-26-2016, 03:57 PM   #36
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On short trips we often don't dump until we get home. Our sewer cleanout is easy to access from our driveway and it's less hassle than the campground dumpstation.

We use Happy Camper, bought from Amazon. Haven't tried anything else yet.

Btw, Happy Camper is a powder, Odorlos is a liquid. So you can't compare based on volume.
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:17 PM   #37
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On short trips we often don't dump until we get home. Our sewer cleanout is easy to access from our driveway and it's less hassle than the campground dumpstation. . .
I've been wondering about creating our own dumping station, as the closest to us is an RV store maybe 20 miles from here. But it would be a long run from the side yard where our new (to us) Casita resides to the Christmas Treee in the basement.

When we were adding a second story onto our house, 20 years ago, we rented a Dutchmen trailer for me and my wife and one of our kids to live in during construction. Our plumber ran an above-ground PVC line from the trailer to the septic tank (now a holding tank) in the back yard, so I guess it's possible, but that was temporary; we would probably have to bury it now.

Interesting idea though, if likely to cost a fair amount.

Maybe a topic for a new thread?

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PS Actually, we didn't rent the Dutchmen; I bought it, and then sold it four months later for what I paid.
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Old 05-28-2016, 12:08 PM   #38
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We're new to the RV world. I gather we should add chemicals to our Casita's toilet/black tank. Which are the best, and can I get them on-line? There are no RV places nearby.

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Look at your regular hardware store most of them carry chemicas for portable toilets. I am not talking about Home Depot or Lowes, but places like Ace, True Value and Do-it-Best hardware store. Also any store for boat/marine supplies will also have the chemicals for portable toilets. Sporting goods stores are another good place to find this product.

If you are going to order from the internet then a dry powder will save you a lot on shipping cost. Why ship water too?
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Thanks K, but I was asking for opinions on the best chemical additives. Walmart sells lots of them, but based on comments here, I decided to try Odorlos, even though it is more expensive than Walmart's. So we'll see.

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Old 05-29-2016, 08:54 AM   #40
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When we first got our Scamp, I went to Walmart and found a good deal on some "KOA" (good name supposedly...right??) chemical for the toilet. BADDDD mistake. It was the worst I ever saw. I think it was only a deodorizer or something. I'm one of the ones that recommended Odorlos and have never turned back. That is ONE item where you "get what you pay for". And if you DONT, you WILL pay for it in your stinking toilet!
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