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Lynnmor

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Posted: 03/09/20 07:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ScottG wrote:

DFord wrote:

If anybody told me my s--t didn't stink I wouldn't believe them. I don't believe yours doesn't stink either. It simply defies reality. If you're using only water, I sure don't want to be around while you're dumping or for long while afterwards.


I've certainly been around when it happens. It's always some old guy who's too cheap and selfish to give a dang. He fouls a city block as those decent people behind him in line at the dump are forced to suffer.


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Posted: 03/10/20 01:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We use happy camper with 2 gallons of water.
I respect others opinions but not buying the plain ole water = no odor....been there done that.

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I have been using plain water and plenty of it for over a year.

I can tell you the odor is not there UNLESS you are running an exhaust fan when you flush.


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Walex TOI-91799 work and they work well. Plain and simple. My husband and I just moved into a 5th wheel full time. Stepping on that toilet pedal and opening that hole above the black water tank is no longer a concern. It was terrifying before we got there. They do an amazing job of eliminating the odor. As far as breaking waste and paper down, it seems like it's doing the job as well.

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way2roll wrote:

DFord wrote:

My Trek friends tipped me off to Happy Campers a few years ago and I've been using it ever since with excellent results. I put one scoop in the toilet and use my bowl mop to clean the toilet (and up under the ring) to keep the bowl sparkly and odor free, then flush. I put another scoop in the sink to swish it around to make sure it completely dissolves before releasing it to the tank. My Trek came with a black tank flush system and I added a diverter valve along with a flush spray for the greywater tank.

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Can't find anywhere what the list of ingredients are- Not on their website, google search, nothing. (material safety data sheet) Happy Campers consists of Zinc salts and unnamed materials. Happy Camper is a highly concentrated monohydrate (which is a fancy way of saying there is one molecule of water per molecule of the rest of the ingredients). blend of minerals and micro nutrients. Curious why they don't tell you what those micro nutrients are. I'm always cautious of products labelled as "organic" and "natural" as those claims are not really regulated and are used a lot in marketing and further cautious when it's really hard to find out what's actually in it.


I've wondered what is in there too.... like you, I can't find anything that documents the contents.


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Posted: 08/06/20 07:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No matter Happy Campers content, it really works! I don't plan to use the product for anything I plan to contact so its content doesn't really concern me.
With that said, I am still a big fan of WATER and WATER alone. I sometimes use Happy Camper in the grey tank when I get some odors from an unknown source but only use it in the black if I am going to be dry camping for weeks at a time without dump facilities available.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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The people claiming water only works likely have a smelling problem. We use Walex Porta-pak and Bio-pak tablets and have no odor, even when dumping. But if it sits for a couple of days in hot weather it will start to smell. We might not smell much inside but the vent gases will be strong outside.


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Lwiddis wrote:

Lots of water, fill before you dump, dump often and add four or so gallons after dumping. No chemicals needed.

If you ever camped downwind from a dump station, you'll know exactly which RVs use tank treatment and which ones don't
If you are too cheap to use chemical in the black tank, and have no consideration for your fellow campers, stay home !!


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RambleOnNW wrote:

The people claiming water only works likely have a smelling problem.


You're wrong.


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Posted: 08/07/20 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RambleOnNW wrote:

The people claiming water only works likely have a smelling problem. We use Walex Porta-pak and Bio-pak tablets and have no odor, even when dumping. But if it sits for a couple of days in hot weather it will start to smell. We might not smell much inside but the vent gases will be strong outside.


Thank you! I have been downwind of too many water only folks over the years.

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