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Old 03-30-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Toilet Cleaning Idea

I copied from another forum.
Something for those who have these kind of toilets to think about.
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We keep ours loaded, beds made etc. we also keep a basic issue of clothes in it also. when it is time to hit the raod it is a quick move to add food and go. I would also suggest that when using the commode, use plenty of water. Our routine is One bowl for #1 and two full bowls for #2's. we do not use chem 's of any type anymore. Lots of water and Dawn dishwashing soap. we don't get any odors anymore. Had a problem when we went down the road we always had sewer smell. We dump our taNKS , ADD HOT WATER (ABOUT 3 GALS) ADD A CUP OF DAWN AND GO DOWN THE ROAD. iT WASHES OUT THE BLACK AND GRAY TANKS AS WE MOVE. UPON ARRIVAL AT NEW LOCATION, HOOK UP THE SEWER LINES AND DUMP. OOPS sorry for the caps. hit the wrong button. After dumping we put in fresh clean hot water. Hot water is easy to get. our shower is next to the commode. Enjoy your jayco. we love ours and use it as much as possible.
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Thanks for passing on. I'll have to give it a try. Another suggestion that I've used at the end of the trip is to dump in all unused ice cubes as I take off for home. The ice helps break up the solids.
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That's another good idea.
Another I read on here was using Windshield washer for antifreeze in the cassette toilets
when you winterize.
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Another I read on here was using Windshield washer for antifreeze in the cassette toilets when you winterize.
But why? Proper plumbing antifreeze is more concentrated, and probably no more expensive when you consider the dilution. Windshield washer fluid is alcohol-based; plumbing antifreeze is based on alcohol or (likely more effective) propylene glycol and alcohol.

I suppose the windshield washer fluid will have some detergent, but I don't know that I want that in the water supply plumbing anyway.

Example: Recochem R.V. Plumbing Antifreeze
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I don't know why, just a passing comment I guess.
Maybe it smells better?............LOL
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I find beer works better. Just need to filter it through me first.
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I find beer works better. Just need to filter it through me first.
I'll drink to that!
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That's another good idea.
Another I read on here was using Windshield washer for antifreeze in the cassette toilets
when you winterize.
Hi: carlkeigley... I still like the "Geo Method". Hot water + Calgon water softener + Cascade dishwasher detergent/w bleach. Best stuff for the black tank and also the grey one. Do a google search for the complete explanation of the Geo Method's use and mixture ratio.
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Hi: carlkeigley... I still like the "Geo Method". Hot water + Calgon water softener + Cascade dishwasher detergent/w bleach. Best stuff for the black tank and also the grey one. Do a google search for the complete explanation of the Geo Method's use and mixture ratio.
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The only way to go, in my opinion! I don't use "hot" water though and it still works....... Been using this method for 8 years or so and I find it the best solution for the black tank!
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I tried that once, but I couldn't get my head down the hole to see if it actually worked. And the Calgon was expensive, heavy and bulky to carry with.
I've not found the "problem" to be that much of a problem. When my monitor is suspect, I just use the "wand" to spray the inside of the black tank.
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When I had a T@Da, I used the windshield washer in the cassette toilet tank, it held it's own 3 gallons separate from the rest of the trailer and windshield washer fluid is easier to find and costs less than rv anti freeze.
I used the correct antifreeze in the traps and water lines located in the remainder of the trailer. But being able to use the toilet while the trailer was winterized was very convenient.
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... I used the windshield washer in the cassette toilet tank, it held it's own 3 gallons separate from the rest of the trailer and windshield washer fluid is easier to find and costs less than rv anti freeze.

...But being able to use the toilet while the trailer was winterized was very convenient.
Jim, were you actually flushing the toilet with the washer fluid, rather than just winterizing with it? I can see wanting the cheapest possible fluid for that! Having the toilet working in an otherwise winterized trailer is an interesting idea.

For just winterizing, plumbing antifreeze that can be found in every WalMart and hardware store (around here... don't know about warmer places) isn't too hard to find.
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Yes, I was using the washer antifreeze for flushing, it worked better than the rv antifreeze, not as thick and sticky. I really liked the cassette set up for ease of use and winter time availability.It had it's own water supply and built in gauge and was separate from the trailer's water supply. For the rest of the trailer I did use rv antifreeze, but using it to flush seemed wasteful, thus the windshield washer fluid at 1/3 cost.
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That's one tip I will remember as our trailer will be sporting a cassette toilet. haha
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