Holding Tank Help

Holding Tank Help

by Sandra
(Davenport, Fl)

We decided to become full time rv'ers back in January, the only thing I have found to be a problem is the smell from the toilet when flushed especially after sitting all day. What's the solution to this problem ? Any help will be greatly appreciated....

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Aug 18, 2013
RV Vent, but don't vent.
by: Anonymous

First, check to make sure the vent pipe on the roof is clear of all obstructions. Often, if you travel with full or partially filled tanks, a wad of TP will block the vent pipe because no one sanded the end before cementing it into the tank.

Once you have established the vent is clear, here's some things to keep in mind. Unlike campers, you must pay particular attention to what you are putting into the tank. There's a lot of additives and amendments on the market and most aren't what a full-timer wants. No formaldehyde nor artificial deodorants. Look for something which breaks down the waste in the tank.

Don't expect a totally odor-free experience, but do expect it to dissipate quickly rather than lingering for hours at a time. Do not flush while a strong vent fan is exhausting air as it will suck the methane up the poop chute and into your lavatory. Keep a sense of humor - it'll help.

Aug 18, 2013
RV holding tank smell
by: buckeye6977

They sell holding tank deoderizer in rv stores and at Walmart in the fishing area.

Aug 18, 2013
Holding Tank
by: Kay

We have the same problem, but I have found if you flush it the smell usually subsides . Also I do on occasion put baking soda in it before we leave(don't flush it tho) just let it sit and then flush when ya get back. Be sure to put the toilet chemical in it.We like the orange liquid.

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