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Old 01-24-2009, 04:47 AM   #1
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Anyone with experience in the following areas:

RV Antifreeze, the pink stuff: What does one do with it when the time for firing up the egg approaches?

Porta potti: My old pp (Porta Potti Continental) uses blue stuff in the flush water, but our new one, (Thetford 135) which we had to buy to fit our egg, puts green stuff in the holding tank. What is with that? Can I use the blue stuff in my new one or do I have to only use the green?

(Just emailed Thetford. Will forward their answer.)
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:50 AM   #2
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In the spring I rinse the gray water system with fresh water, collect the pink stuff, and flush it in the house toilet.

All new model porti potty instructions tell you to put the deodorant into the holding tank. It's hard on the seals if it's put in the upper tank. I think any of the blue, green, etc. products will work in your Thetford. Which to use is more of a personal choice, though some parks require that no formaldehyde be put into their septic systems.
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Porta potti: My old pp (Porta Potti Continental) uses blue stuff in the flush water, but our new one, (Thetford 135) which we had to buy to fit our egg, puts green stuff in the holding tank.
I use Orange stuff in the [b]black tank, and [b]Yellow stuff in the gray tank of my Fiber Stream. They were on the shelf in WalMart next to the green stuff, but the label on the Orange stuff specifically said that it was "formaldehyde free" while the label on the green stuff did not.

I did not see any blue stuff on the shelf.
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I use the Campa-chem toss ins (Thetford).

little packy thingies perfect for smaller tanks

I have a small black tank and one of these works great, tho when my rig was parked all summer and used only on weekends, I used 2 after each dump (It was hot and I didn' want to come back to.. ewww stinkies each friday.

These are what I used in my Thetford 155 porta potti, and never had an issue with them. Easy to store, just toss the packet in the hole and forget. No dust, no spill.

uhm.. it's blue.. and wal mart has barrels of em.
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I think everyone here has missed the point:

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RV Antifreeze, the pink stuff: What does one do with it when the time for firing up the egg approaches?
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Celebrate.

Go camping.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:21 AM   #6
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Leave it in the tank, use the facilities as usual, dump when needed. Done.
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Here is the answer from Thetford as promised:

Roger,

<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%">All of our chemicals are specifically made for RV use, so any of our chemicals used with any unit will be completely fine. The difference in color may just be a difference in the aroma. But as far as chemicals go, as long as the chemicals you are using are for the same purpose, it wouldn't matter. </span>

<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%">Kindly,</span>

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Thetford Corp/Norcold Inc</span>
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And here is a link I discovered on RV pink antifreeze:

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/egpg/p...ne_glycol.html
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Leave it in the tank, use the facilities as usual, dump when needed. Done.
I don't have grey nor black water tanks, only fresh water.
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I don't have grey nor black water tanks, only fresh water.

Neither do we.
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