My review is for Happy Camper holding tank treatment. We are in Lake Havasu Arizona where it gets very hot in the summer. I have tried different products to curb the odor in the black water tanks in the heat. Happy Camper is by far the best product I have found. We have stayed up to a week in Las Vegas in the summer without dumping the black water. No odor in the camper and no odor after dumping. All my sensors are still working on a 2007 TC. Their website says you can use 2 ply TP and gives...
Good day From Mesa. Thanks for the info, have been looking at Happy Camper and will give it try in our 2465 when we get it. One question, do you premix it before adding it to to the tank? And do you use some in the gray tank? Were coming from a Whitewater Retro that has small tanks and looking for info on keeping the 45 gal tanks fresh on our unit.
I premix one scoop with a gallon of water and dump in toilet. I then add two more gallons of water. I have never used any in my grey water tank, but you can if it gets an odor. If you go to the link in my top post there is a tab on the top of the page that is labelled "tank tips" it has the best advise I have seen for holding tanks. I have a 40 gallon each black and grey tanks and have never had a problem with happy camper. It doesn't try to mask the smell like other chemicals, it eliminates...
Happy Camper is amazing stuff. We don't do any premix, but just put a scoop in the bowl and flush it. The enzymes feast on the organic material in the tank vs. deodorants that just mask the smell. Probably not a bad idea to use it in the grey tank as well, from time to time. There's no detriment in using Happy Camper.
Last year I replaced my 2016 F-350 Powerstroke's stock 26 gallon tank with a Transfer Flow 48 gallon tank. What a difference! Unloaded range is now about 900 miles; with the camper I can plan on 600+. That makes it easy to buy fuel where the price is right, and take the anxiety out of long stretches through back country. No cutting or drilling needed to install. I'm a fan.
I had a transfer Flow 46 gallon tank in my 2014 Tundra and absolutely loved it. I see you have a diesel and unfortunately for us F-350 short bed gasser people, an aftermarket tank is not available. The truck came with a 34 gallon tank which after having the 46 gallon tank, is barely adequate.
On our last trip, RITV, we experienced problems with our black tank sensors. Last year we started using Unique treatment for the black tank. Due to the problems we recently experienced, we decided to try the Unique Tank Sensor cleaner. After filling the black tank to the top I used 1/2 bottle of the Unique Tank Sensor cleaner and let it sit for 7 days. After emptying the tank and giving it an additional rinse, I measured the amount of water installed in the tank. The sensor measured...
Thank you for your posts. We have used Happy Camper powder for several years but they are not currently shipping to California. I still have a good sized portion of jumbo sized tub left, but have been looking at alternatives for when we run out. Henry
We have been using the Unique brand of tank cleaning products for a year and they work great! The Unique tank treatment product is the best we have ever used. No tank “piles” and it truly breakers everything down so that it easily flushes out of the tank with no clogs. We are full timers in our 2375 and we have tried just about every quality product on the market and this is the best.
Not full timing but on the road about 9 months a year since 2014. I use to always use Pure Power Blue except when I couldn't find it, then it would be what ever RV tank cleaner I could find. Lately I've been trying the Happy Camper that a lot here uses. My results are as long as you properly flush your tanks it doesn't matter what you use.
I just visited the Unique website and they recommend using at least 20 oz of Dawn Ultra in the gray water tank to clean it. Their sensor cleaner product works great to dissolve organic waste in the black water tank, but grease and soap scum build-up are the main issues in the gray water tank. https://uniquecampingmarine.co...k-sensors-in-your-rv
Yep, what @TSR Campers said. The borax acts as a water softener and releases disolved oxygen into the water aiding the non stinky biological activity digest stuff. The Dawn is a detergent that helps break up solids and emulsify oils/greases. Many other additives do the same at a higher price point while others surpress or stop biological activity but don't disolve solids or clean. TR Bolin did a great YouTube video on this method. He explains it accurately. https://youtu.be/wUWGlm2gQfE
Black water tank: Every second dump add a half cup of Borax dissolved in 4 pints (a kettle full) of hot water then add half cup of Dawn. Grey water tank: Every second dump add a half cup of Borax dissolved in 4 pints (a kettle full) of hot water then add half cup of Zep (Heavy duty Citrus degreaser & cleaner) Never had sensor problems. Someone said they use 2 big bottles of Coke and leave for a day then all sensors work ok again.
Last year I decided to do the Dawn and borax flush on the gray and black tanks. After about 100 miles of sloshing around in the tanks, I dumped them right after I got home and closed the knife valves. About a month later, we took the camper out for a week. When we got home, I was dumping the tanks and found that the knife valves on both tanks were stuck shut (the first time this has happened in 10 years). I was finally able to get them opened, dumped and flushed. I was able to get them lubed...
I did rinse the tanks a couple of times after I dumped the Dawn and borax solution. I did add water and Happy Camper before I stored it. The treatment seemed to remove the lubricity from the seals. Even after several dumps and flushes over the next couple of weeks, it was still difficult to get the valves open and closed. I have never had this problem before I did the treatment. I was going to replace both valves if the mod I made to the valves didn't work. Valve replacement would have been...
Why would you blame the borax/Dawn treatment? Did you do further rinces until the rinse water ran clear? You shouldn't store the trailer with empty tanks. Alway add a few gallons of water to prevent the knife gate seals from drying completely. Did you follow the full procedure? Sounds to me that the 1 treatment loosened stuff. Watch the video I linked above.
Our black tank sensors work flawlessly...until the second poo drops in the toilet. The ONLY accurate gauge is shining a flashlight down the toilet. Tank sensor cleaners may work on sensors that have crud built up on them and that is especially true for the grey tank if greasy dishes are washed without wiping the gunk off first.
From what I understand, California changed their laws, banning certain chemicals or such. Gary’s CO alarm fell victim to the changes and why he had it shipped to me in Arizona. Happy Camper might have to change their formula to meet the current California standards. It’s easier to just not ship to California. I noticed that the camping stores in Oregon were well stocked with it.
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