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Pioneerclaims
post Jul 18 2012, 10:08 AM
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I have a six year old fifth wheel. The odor from the holding tanks is aweful!!! I have tried every chemical in Camping World's catalog. I have tried filling the tanks 1/3 and driving around so it will slosh loose any crud in the tanks, but it still smells aweful when I flush. Can you use Rid X in an rv?

Please advise.
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RanMan
post Jul 25 2012, 10:59 AM
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It sounds like you may have a build-up of waste in the tank. As mentioned by joez, you probably need to clean the tank thoroughly with a flushing tool. I use a Camco Swivel Stik (feed it thru the toilet into the black tank) about once a month to clean mine, even though it has a built-in flush system for the black tank. Install a clear elbow on the outlet of the RV and you will be able to see when it runs clear. You will be surprised at how much more "stuff" comes out. It may take a while if you've never done it before. Try to reposition it a couple of times so it washes different areas inside the tank.
Thanks too for the tips on deodorizers. I plan to try those.
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Pioneerclaims   Stinky Tanks....   Jul 18 2012, 10:08 AM
Glenn Norton   I have a six year old fifth wheel. The odor from...   Jul 18 2012, 08:22 PM
TrailerParkBoys   Try some borax. It is used to get rid of the ble...   Aug 26 2012, 06:35 PM
joez   Yes, you can use Rid-X but it probably will not ...   Jul 18 2012, 08:53 PM
Denali   We have been fulltiming since 2002, and I have use...   Jul 19 2012, 12:03 PM
lopenzani   I have had success Happy Camper. In addition, pic...   Jul 23 2012, 07:27 PM
RanMan   It sounds like you may have a build-up of waste in...   Jul 25 2012, 10:59 AM
Kirk   I have a six year old fifth wheel. The odor from...   Jul 27 2012, 04:55 PM
rgatijnet   I use Rid-X whenever our coach is not going to be ...   Jul 30 2012, 09:33 AM
grapeidea   Consider the Geo method: https://sites.google.co...   Aug 13 2012, 07:44 PM
GandJ   Where can you pick Borax up from? And while we...   Aug 26 2012, 07:17 PM
joez   You can typically buy Borax and Calgon water softe...   Aug 27 2012, 07:46 AM
GandJ   Thank you very much. for letting us know Amazon ha...   Aug 27 2012, 05:05 PM
Kirk   Did you notice that Pioneerclaims didn't bothe...   Aug 28 2012, 07:14 PM
GandJ   Oh, no. Another One-Post Wonder...they make one po...   Aug 28 2012, 09:09 PM
Gayle E.   We've had trouble finding Calgon and just used...   Aug 29 2012, 08:48 PM
GandJ   Whatever happened to, "Calgon, take me away...   Sep 1 2012, 05:37 PM
Texasrvers   We find it fairly easily at Walmart and grocery st...   Aug 30 2012, 12:18 AM


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