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  • Can You Pour the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener Into a Full Water Tank
  • The Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener part # CAM40206 needs to be mixed properly and with the correct ratio to remain safe for drinking. Therefore, I must recommend following the manufactures instructions of filling the tank 1/4 full then pouring in the solution based on the tanks capacity. This will ensure the proper mixing occurs.
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  • Can Bleach Be Used Instead of the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener
  • We do not have the chemical breakdown of how much sodium hypochlorite is 1 bottle of Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206. Each bottle is 16 oz. and is used in a ratio of 1 oz. per 20 gallons of water. I do not have the answer to how much bleach you would use to get rid of the algae and slime build up in your tank, but I can tell you that it will not accomplish the same result and that is because of how they are used. When you use the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener...
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  • How to Sanitize Fresh Water Tank in Used RV
  • The most common way is to use bleach on fresh water tank, about 1/4 cup per 15 gallons and dump into an open container after flushing the system. If you have one of those kids pools, that would be perfect. Bleach rapidly degrades in the presence of light and when mixed with water. Let waste water set for 72 hours minimum in bright sun and the bleach will most likely be dissipated to the point that you can safely dispose of it on your lawn. Pour a portion on a section of lawn to test,...
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  • Can Horst Miracle Probe Sensors T21302VP Install in Fresh Water Tank
  • Based on how they work I can't see how the sensors wouldn't work in a freshwater tank. Our contacts at Valterra have said it can work just fine in either. I attached a picture of the back of the package that has the instructions for installing them.
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  • RV Water Tank Sensor Cleaner Recommendation
  • For that we have the Valterra Sensor Cleaner part # V22011. To use the Valterra Sensor Cleaner part # V22011 on either a gray or black tank you will need to add 8 oz (half the bottle) to an empty tank and then fill tank with water. After 24 hours you can empty the tank at your convenience. It's recommended to do this once a year.
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  • How Far Apart Should the Horst Miracle Probe Sensors be Installed
  • I spoke with my contact at Valterra for confirmation of the proper way to install the Horst Miracle Probe Sensors, part # T21301VP. They do not have tests on the maximum distance possible between the sensors, but stated they will work properly if they are installed using your RV black water tank's existing 3/8" diameter holes (by removing the existing sensors from the holes already in your black water tank). If that is not possible, then drilling holes right next to those holes will...
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  • Is It Ok To Mix Drop-In Septic Tank Treatment Pouches
  • You'll be fine mixing the TST Blue Enzyme RV Septic System Drop-In Treatment Pouches # CAM41529 with what is already in your septic tank system. The colors on these cleaners just indicate different scents or formulas. Most likely you have the same brand as before and it's just a slightly different scent or the blue is extra strength compared to the white one you previously had. For example the RhinoFLEX Enzyme RV Drop-In Holding Tank Treatment Pouches # CAM41519 is the basically the...
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  • RV Fresh Water Tank Drain Valve Options
  • While we do have drain valves for your RV's fresh water tank, you do need to have access to the tank in order to install them; unfortunately there isn't an option for a valve that can be installed without some type of access. If you can find a way to do so, there are two options, depending on your tank's outlet fittings: - 3/8" or 1/2" Barb: Valterra Universal Barbed Drain Valve for RVs # A01-2025VP - 3/8" and 1/2" MPT (threaded): Valterra Universal Threaded Drain Valve for RVs #...
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  • How Does the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser Work
  • We don't have a video but the way that the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 works is a lot like how a yard sprinkler works. It uses water pressure from the hose to spin the nozzle around to cover more of the inside of the tank.
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  • Will The Flexible Valterra Wand # A01-0187VP Work In A Vacuum Flush System
  • The Valterra Flexible Tank Wand for RV Black-Water Tank # A01-0187VP was designed to just drop right into the black tank so you will most likely not be able to use it to get through your vacuum style system. Trying to run it through the toilet and then through the vacuum would be quite challenging. The only way it would work is if you had another access hole to the tank or if you ran it up through the dump tube opening of the tank. This way would be quite messy but would give you more of...
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  • When to Use the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener and Its Purpose
  • The active ingredient in RV water fresheners such as Camco # CAM40206 is sodium hypochlorite which gets rid of algae and slime in the water it's used in. You wouldn't want to use this as a way to store water for long periods of time as a way to keep it fresh but it will prevent algae and slime from forming. I'd recommend you still replace the water using your best judgment. I'd recommend using this at the beginning of a trip so that you have fresher water when camping but then if you...
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  • How Do You Use Pure Power Blue Treatment for RV Holding Tanks
  • The Pure Power Blue Treatment for RV Holding Tanks, # V23128, is a chemical-free, biodegradable treatment that prevents odors and clogs by breaking down waste in your RV's waste tanks. Add at an equivalent of one ounces per 20-gallons of holding in your tank. This is a chemical-free, biodegradable treatment that prevents odors by breaking down waste in your RV's waste tanks. Pour in the appropriate amount for your size holding tank after each occasion of emptying the holding tank and...
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  • Black Tank Rinse for Forest River Travel Trailer
  • We do have a new black water tank rinse that is easy to use, and I highly recommend the Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser w/ Flexible Extension # CAM40074 because like your current kit, you only need to attach a hose to it and you're set! It is extremely simple to use and has a pressure-sealed valve so you can control the flow of water to the rinser. I have added a link to a video review of this kit for you to check out so you can see exactly how it works.
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  • Can the Camco Rinser with 8' Hose and Faucet Adapter for RV Black-Water Tanks be Used with a Shower
  • I called Camco on your behalf. They do not recommend using the Rinser w/ 8' Hose and Faucet Adapter for RV Black-Water Tanks, part # CAM40113, with the shower. Due to variances in water pressure, it's likely that the hose itself will not be able to handle the pressure regardless of fit.
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  • Does Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 Sanitize Fresh Water
  • The Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 is designed to prevent any algae or slime buildup in your fresh-water tank while also working to remove bad taste or odors. It will essentially help to keep the tank clean so it doesn't affect your water but it's not going to sanitize/purify the water itself. For this you will want something like the Camco RV and Marine Premium Water Filter # CAM40631 that will purify water as it moves through the filter before entering your tap...
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  • Ordorlos use in cassette toilet?
  • It looks like Thetford recommends the Aqua-Clean products for CLEANING the unit, however treating the contents of the black tank I don't see any reason you can't use the Odorlos # V77011 product. However the packets may be too large for the small amount of water you need to treat. The Odorlos # V77004 will let you pour out only exactly what you need.
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  • Troubleshooting Black Water Tank Sensors Giving False Readings
  • We haven't received a lot of customer feedback regarding the Valterra Sensor Power Sensor Cleaner # V22011 that you referenced so I can't really provide an accurate success rate. The treatment is specifically designed to clean the sensors in an RV's black water tank to help correct those incorrect readings you keep getting but to be honest for how long you've been dealing with this issue along with the fact that you already tried cleaning them without success it might just be time to replace...
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  • Horst Miracle Probes for Gray and Black Water Tanks
  • For a Horst Probe for a black water tank you would want the part # T21301VP for a quantity of 4 or for a gray water tank you would need the part # T21302VP. The probes of these kits are straight and are not a knock-off. There was a design change though which helps prevent debris getting caught in the tank. If you check out the picture I attached you will see what was prone to happen with old design.
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  • Troubleshooting Tank Water Sensors Reading Empty When the Tanks are Full
  • When sensors like the Horst Miracle Probe Sensors # T21301VP are having improper readings of empty even when full, it is more often than not the result of a ground issue. The sensors will only read full when the tanks are full, completing the electrical circuit. If the ground is bad the circuit can not be completed and the sensors will not work. I understand that you were careful not to disturb the wiring other than the sensor you were working on at the time. Unfortunately the nature...
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  • How Often to Use Pure Power Blue Bio-Pouch
  • Since the contents of each packet are going to be flushed out each time you empty your tank is emptied, you'll want to use one pouch of the Pure Power Blue # V23015 each time you empty your tanks and start a fresh tank. One pouch of Pure Power Blue is enough to work in up to a 40 gallon tank. If you've got a smaller tank, you may want to consider using the liquid type # V23003 or only using a partial packet to help make it last a bit longer.
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  • How to Clean Out a Freshwater Tank and Lines on an RV or Trailer
  • It depends on the type of freshwater system you have in your RV or trailer. There is likely a specific procedure outlined in the literature for the RV/trailer that you will need to follow. If there isn't then you can follow the procedure below. Basically when you are sanitizing the tank you aren't just cleaning that tank. You will be cleaning out the whole system so the water and sanitizing solution you use will run through the whole system. A lot of people use a bleach and water...
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  • Why Would Blank Tank Full Sensors Give False Full Reading When Sensors are New
  • When RV holding tank sensors incorrectly read full, it is typically due to residue. Since your trailer sat for a while it's very likely there is residue of some kind on the sensors. The best way to keep your tanks sensors working correctly is to take proper care of the tank itself. The waste tanks are more prone to sensor issues, simply because of the nature of the materials contained than fresh water tanks. What you need is a tank cleaner like the part # CAM41146 to break up everything...
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  • Does Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser # CAM40074 Have Ability to Get to All of Tank/Valves
  • Yes, the Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser # CAM40074 is long enough and has the water pressure needed for your needs. The extension is 55-1/2 inches long and has a spinning nozzle so it will hit every corner of your black tank. If you check out the review I attached you can see how it works and how easy it is to use.
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  • Is the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener Safe To Drink
  • The Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener part # CAM40206 is safe to drink so no, you do not need to drain the tanks after filling and adding the water freshener according to Camco. You will first fill the tank to about 1/4th of its total volume, then add 1 oz of the Water Freshener into the tank for every 20 gallons of water. If you are looking for a product used for flushing the system then I suggest the Camco TastePure Freshener and Dewinterizer for RV and Marine Fresh-Water System...
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  • Can Flexible Extension be Detached from Camco Swivel Stik # CAM40074
  • The flexible portion of the Camco Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser # CAM40074 referenced in your question cannot be detached from main unit. With that being said, this particular flexible rinser will still work well even if your tank is mounted directly below the toilet. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also check out.
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  • Solution for Removing Chlorine From RV Water Supply
  • According to Camco, the # CAM40206 drinking water freshener wouldn't remove chlorine. It's more designed for mold and mildew. A disposable filter like # CAM40043 would work much better than the freshener. The filter does its job in the amount of time it takes the water to pass through it. The filters are disposable, and considered to be good for 6 months or one camping season. Replacement filters are available as part # CAM40045. I've linked you to a product description video for...
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  • Is Camco Drinking Water Freshener Drinkable
  • When used correctly the Camco RV Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 is "drinkable" but not designed for direct consumption. It has to be diluted into a water tank that is at least 1/4 of the way full and then diluted as the tank is filled completely. You use only 1 oz per 20 gallons of water. No flushing needed.
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  • Can Tornado 360-Degree Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40128 Mount On Top of Tank
  • Yes, you could install the Tornado 360-Degree holding tank rinser # CAM40126 mounted at the top of the tank if that's the only place it will install. There are no restrictions on it installing there.
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  • How to Get Rid of Bad Smell From Water Heater
  • The smell could be coming from your water heater's anode rod, which is sometimes the cause of the rotten egg smell you are unfortunately experiencing (which is actually hydrogen sulfide). I took a look online at some tips to get rid of the smell and it says to flush the water heater with hydrogen peroxide or household vinegar. Additionally, once per year you will want to use a flushing wand such as # A01-0184VP and flush your tank with fresh water.
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  • Shelf Life of Sodium Hypochlorite Drinking Water Freshener
  • The active ingredient in RV water fresheners such as Camco # CAM40206 is sodium hypochlorite. This chlorine compound will break down fairly quickly, especially if stored at higher than room temperature and its effectiveness will be reduced. It is best to purchase the smallest suitable amount and not retain it from year to year.
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  • Will Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 Allow Fluid to Drain Through Rinse Hose
  • The Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 has a built-in back flow preventer designed to prevent the rinse hose from allowing the tank to drain through it. Basically it has a one way valve that allows the hose to have water go only one direction through it. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Thread Size of JR Products Flusher Sprayer
  • The JR Products Flusher Sprayer part # 372571-SprayerA has 1/2" NPT female threads.
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  • Sprayer for black water tank
  • The Flusher Sprayer part # 372571-SprayerA that you mentioned does not rotate. it has a fixed head designed to spray water jets in multiple directions to dislodge any remaining stuff that may be in the tank. The Camco Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser part # CAM40126 is designed to install in a similar fashion but as you can see in the video below it has a standard hose type fitting on it and includes all of the necessary hardware and bracket to get it installed in such a way...
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  • How is Valterra Sensor Cleaner part # V22011 Used
  • To use the Valterra Sensor Cleaner part # V22011 on either a gray or black tank you will need to add 8 oz (half the bottle) to an empty tank and then fill tank with water. After 24 hours you can empty the tank at your convenience. It's recommended to do this once a year.
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  • Does Adco Olefin HD Cover AD27ZR Provide UV Protection on the Sides and Top?
  • Yes, the Adco RV Cover # AD27ZR will have side panels that are designed to protect your travel trailer from UV rays so it will work well for you in the Florida Sun. You may also want to consider using the Camco RV Winter Readiness Kit # CAM36190 if you are storing your trailer for the winter months. Although Florida doesn't get hit as hard with the cold, it still is a wise option as temps can drop unexpectedly with weather changes.
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  • Can Camco TST RV Gray-Water Odor Control Treatment CAM40252 Be Left in Grey Tank During Winter
  • The Camco TST RV Gray-Water Odor Control Treatment # CAM40252 is meant to be used as a system cleaner before you go through your normal winterizing process. This odor-control treatment will freeze if temperatures drop low enough so it should not be left in the tank during winter storage, nor should it be mixed with RV anti-freeze.
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  • Gray Water Tank Probe/Level Indicators for RV with Monitoring System that Doesn't Work
  • The Horst Miracle Probes, # T21302VP, can be used on your RV with the existing wiring. If your current system is set up to read full, 2/3 and 1/3 then you could just use 2 or 3 of the probes as needed. But most measure 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and full so if yours is the same way only using 2 or 3 of the probes may prove to be inaccurate. But if you wanted you could use as many of the 4 probes as you wanted. This is the only gray water level monitoring system that we have.
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  • Does Water Pressure Spin the Nozzle on Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser
  • The water pressure will spin the nozzle on the business end of the Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser # CAM40074. How fast it spins depends on the amount of pressure. I have linked a video review for you.
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  • RV Holding Tank Rinser with 360 Degree Spray
  • The Quickie Flush RV holding tank rinser # CAM40123 provides a straight stream and does not spin. For one that does provide a 360 degree spray I recommend # CAM40126.
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  • Shelf Life of Odorlos Treatment # V77020
  • I spoke with my contact at Valterra/Odorlos and she said that the Odorlos Treatment # V77020 that you referenced actually has an indefinite shelf life. Because of the ingredients included (specifically calcium nitrate) this does not have an expiration date and will last for as long as you have it on hand.
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  • Best Antifreeze Recommendations for RV Winterization
  • For an RV application you'll want to go with RV antifreeze for the freshwater tanks since that's not toxic. The gray and black water tanks though can have automotive style of antifreeze used since that's not a system you'd ever be drinking out of unlike the freshwater tank. We have the Camco RV Winter Readiness Kit # CAM36190 that comes with everything you'd need to winterize your RV as well.
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  • Install Instructions for the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser w/ 6' Long Hose
  • I went out into our warehouse and grabbed a part # CAM40126 to take a couple pics of the install instructions for you to check out. I attached them to this page.
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  • Installation Instructions for Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126
  • You could perform the installation of the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 yourself if you wanted or have it professionally installed. The installation instructions are as follows so you can determine if it is something you want to tackle: 1. Empty sewer holding tank. Leave the drain valve open during installation of the unit and while the silicone cures. 2. Locate a central point on sewer holding tank, preferably on the end opposite the discharge valve for mounting...
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  • How Much Antifreeze Comes in the RV Winter Readiness Kit?
  • The Camco RV Winter Readiness Kit # CAM36190 comes with 96 ounces of concentrate or .75 gallons. This kit will also give you the step by step instructions for the winterizing process. The antifreeze has different water levels added for different levels of protection. I've attached a video to assist.
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  • Can the Tornado Tank Rinser be Installed on the Bottom of the Tank
  • I have an option but per the instructions the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser w/ 6' Long Hose part # CAM40126 should be done on the side of the tank opposite of the flush valve if possible. The location can vary from that two inches from the top of the tank but the bottom is going to cause both leakage and ground clearance issues potentially. There is a back flow preventer but handling that type of use isn't what it was designed for. If the bottom were the only choice switching...
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  • Can Valterra Horst Miracle Probe Sensors for Black Water Tank be Used in Gray Water Tank
  • I spoke with my contact at Valterra regarding the Horst Miracle Probe Sensors for Black Water Tanks # T21301VP referenced in your question. She stated that there is no reason you could not use a couple of the black water probes in your gray water tank. The primary difference between these and the Gray Water Probes # T21302VP is that the black water probes feature an extra coating/seal to protect them from debris. These sensors will work great in your tanks to provide an accurate indication...
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  • How Low of Temperature Can Pure Power Blue Treatment be Stored In
  • The Pure Power Blue Treatment # V23003 referenced in your question should be stored in a cool environment but according to my contact at Valterra there isn't a minimum temperature that needs to be maintained. Ideally you would want to keep it at above freezing temps just so the solution doesn't freeze up but even if it does it will still work just fine after thawing out.
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  • Recommended Black, Gray Water, and Fresh Potable Water Sensors for Level Monitoring System
  • We do not have any monitoring system for your water levels. We do however carry the sensors for the tanks that will connect to those monitoring systems. You can make your own system without a monitor with a simple light connected to a battery. You would simply connect power to the lowest level sensor an then mount a sensor at the desired level or levels and connect the positive wire of the light to the sensor and the ground of the light to any grounded metal surface. I recommend using...
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  • Is Water with TastePURE in it Safe to Drink or Use
  • Yes, you can use the water with TastePURE # CAM40206 in it assuming that you follow the directions. The directions are to fill the fresh water tank 1/4 of the way full. Then add 1 ounce of TastePURE for every 20 gallons of water the tank can hold. Then fill the tank the rest of the way with water. According to the material safety data sheet it can be harmful/fatal if swallowed directly. According to the label it is safe to drink if you follow the directions properly.
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  • Troubleshooting RV Water Level Sensor Not Showing Full
  • You might have disturbed the wiring of the sensors when you cleaned them. When the sensor is grounded it will show the reading so if you ground your highest "full" sensor and it show that it's working that would mean you have a wiring issue with it.
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  • Does Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener CAM40206 Help Remove Odor from Fresh Water Tank
  • Yes, Camco's TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 will help to remove any lingering odors and off-putting tastes in stored RV fresh water. It also helps stop the buildup of algae and slime inside RV tanks. The product is a dilute solution of sodium hypochlorite, which is a safe compound commonly used in water treatment systems. 1-oz of freshener is good for 20 gallons of water.
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  • What Water Pressure Does The Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser Require
  • That's a good question, I reached out to my contact at Camco and he confirmed that the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 has a minimum pressure of 20 psi and a maximum pressure of 45 psi. Which is pretty close to what standard house water pressure is (40 to 45 psi). I linked a review video of the Tornado for you to check out.
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  • Replacing Black Water Tank Sensors
  • You do not have to replace your sensors directly, but at the least you are going to want to install the Horst Miracle Probe Sensors # T21301VP next to your old sensors. They are positioned in a way that allows the reading to be as accurate as possible.
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  • Camco Fresh Water Freshener Compatibility for RV Water Heater
  • The Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener for RV and Marine Fresh-Water Tank - 16 oz # CAM40206 is designed for the fresh-water tank, so it is even safe to drink when properly diluted. It will be safe for your water heater when properly diluted as well. It is designed for 1 ounce of freshener for 20 gallons of water.
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  • How to Use Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener on RV Fresh-Water Tank
  • To add the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 to your RV tank, you will first fill the tank to about 1/4th of its total volume. Then you will pour 1 oz of the Water Freshener into the tank for each 20 gallons of tank capacity. Then simply complete the filling of the tank and you are all set. This will help eliminate algae and slime buildup from the tank along with removing any bad taste or odor. This is a 16 ounce bottle.
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  • Sink Adapter Recommendation for Use with Valterra Flexible Tank Wand # A01-0187VP
  • The adapter you mentioned from the video of the Valterra Flexible Tank Wand # A01-0187VP is the part # W1527VP. It is not included but it is availabe from us.
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  • Where Is Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser Installed On Holding Tank
  • Per the installation instructions, the best place to mount the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser, part # CAM40126 is on the opposite end of the flush valve. You can use the template included with the Tornado and measure down about 2 inches from the top and in the middle of the tank. Then tape the template to the tank and drill the mounting holes and center hole for the Tornado to be inserted into the tank, using silicone sealant to make sure there are no leaks.
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  • Products to Help Prevent Clogs in RV/Trailer Black Water Tanks
  • It depends on the nature of the clog. If it is the paper you use then I recommend switching to a septic safe rated paper that breaks down easier. If the clog is organic then regular treatments with a enzyme product such as # CAM40264 will help to prevent it from happening again. I assume they are fixing the clog and will clean the tank. But if they do not then it is essential to periodically clean the tank. Instead of just using a hose I recommend the swivel stick, # CAM40074, which...
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  • What Purpose Does Vacuum Breaker Serve on Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126
  • Vacuum breakers are basically backflow preventers so that when you use the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 there's no worry of it accidentally siphoning your tank water into the hose/water supply which would be absolutely terrible. We can only recommend you install and use this like it was intended so please do not attempt to modify it. I attached a review video for more info on this for you to check out as well.
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  • Plugging Sensor Holes for RV Black Water Tank Level Sensors
  • Best option we'd have would be to put "dummy" sensors back in place of the popped out plugs like with # T21302VP or to go and create your own plug which you could do by sourcing a grommet designed to fit a 3/8 inch diameter hole and also a size bolt that would fit snugly in the grommet which would seal it to the tank. So basically you'd want a bolt that is slightly larger than the opening of the grommet so that when it's threaded in it presses tightly to the tank to seal it.
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  • Solution for Unclogging RV Sewer Lines
  • The best option for breaking up a clogged RV tank drain line is the SewerSolution Macerator System for RV Waste Tanks # SS01 which shoots pressurized water into the drain system to break up the most stubborn clogs. There isn't a solution you could pour into the system that would work as well as this.
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  • Can The Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser Be Used For A Grey Tank
  • Yes, the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 is a permanent solution for your grey tank. This will install permanently and will be able to rinse out more areas of the tank than traditional rinsing methods. Included is a video review resource.
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  • How Much Water Is Needed To Use Pure Power Blue In RV Holding Tanks?
  • Each pouch in the Pure Power Blue Treatment for RV Holding Tanks - Fresh Clean Scent - Drop In Pouches - Qty 12 Item # V23015 treats up to a 40 gallon tank. It is recommended that after you drain your tank to add some water back into your tank before putting in a pouch. There is not set amount that needs to be in the tank. I recommend letting the water run into your tank for about 10-15 seconds then add the pouch. This allows the pouch plenty of time to dilute and mix.
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  • Will Flexible Extension on Camco Swivel Stik Stay in Position When Bent
  • The flexible extension on the Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser # CAM40074 referenced in your question is designed to flex in accordance to tanks that are mounted slightly offset under the toilet. The extension will bend the way you need it to for this application, but it will not stay bent on its own. I have attached a short video demonstratin on this product that you can also check out.
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  • Ingredients of Camco TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Treatment
  • The Camco TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Treatment # CAM41555 consists of calcium nitrate, surfactant, fragrance, and colorant. I have attached an image of the ingredient list on the back of the bottle as well. This is a biodegradable formula that's safe for any septic tank and doesn't contain formaldehyde, which means it's safe for the environment.
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  • Do the Valterra Horst Miracle Probe Sensors Need to be Cleaned
  • I spoke with my contact at Valterra regarding the Horst Miracle Probe Sensors # T21301VP referenced in your question. She stated that the probes do not require any kind of maintenance once installed and you will not need to clean them. Because the probes are surrounded by Teflon, they are not prone to liquid residue or debris buildup. She was not able to confirm an exact lifespan for the probes, however she did state that they are designed to last and there is no reason that they would...
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  • How Much Does Antifreeze Concentrate Need to Be Diluted?
  • The Camco RV Winter Readiness Kit # CAM36190 has different dilution needed with the antifreeze for different protection levels. The kit comes with 96 ounces of antifreeze concentrate, so you will follow the chart on the back of the bottle to determine the amount of antifreeze this kit will make to protect your system. For instance for -75 degree protection, this kit will make 1.5 gallons of antifreeze. I've attached a video to walk you through the process but the kit comes with step...
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  • Instructions for Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener
  • To add the Camco TastePure Drinking Water Freshener # CAM40206 to your RV tank, you will first fill the tank to about 1/4th of its total volume. Then you will pour 1 oz of the Water Freshener into the tank for each 20 gallons of tank capacity. Then simply complete the filling of the tank and you are all set. This will help eliminate algae and slime buildup from the tank along with removing any bad taste or odor. This is a 16 ounce bottle.
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  • Why is Horst Holding Tank Sensors Sold in Pack of 4
  • The Horst Miracle Probe Sensors # T21302VP are sold in packs of four so that you can replace all of them at the same time to get an accurate reading.
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  • Troubleshooting Valterra Horst Black Water Tank Sensors Read Empty All the Time
  • Most likely a ground wire issue. There is one common ground wire between all tank sensor packs and frame. Quick test is to jumper between the bottom sensor and good ground, should read empty if tank is empty. Then you can jumper from the bottom sensor to the one above it for 1/3 and the one above that for 2/3 and the top one for full. If that works then check for the common ground wire. We have added ground wires in addition to the original one.
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  • Is TST RV Septic System Liquid Treatment Harmful to Home Septic Systems?
  • The TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Treatment # CAM41192 uses a biodegradable formula and the manufacturer states it is safe for all septic tanks.
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  • How Many Sensors Does RV Have For RV Black Water Tank
  • It should only have 4 sensors. That is the standard amount found on most RVs which is what the Horst Miracle Probe Sensors for RV Black Water Tanks # T21301VP is designed for.
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  • Solution for Black Water RV Tank Valve Not Closing All the Way and Difficult to Operate
  • Sometimes you have to get in and make sure there's nothing hanging up the valve from closing all the way. You might inspect the valve and clean out it's assembly to allow it to open and close like it should. Aside from that the TST RV Drain Valve Lube part # CAM40246 will make the cable of the drain easier to pull and would be a great thing for your application.
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  • Hot Water Smells Bad
  • From the parts list I looked at for your water heater there is no anode rod, which is sometimes the cause of the rotten egg smell you are unfortunately experiencing (which is actually hydrogen sulfide). I took a look online at some tips to get rid of the smell and it says to flush the water heater with hydrogen peroxide or household vinegar. Additionally, once per year you will want to use a flushing wand such as # A01-0184VP and flush your tank with fresh water.
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  • Shelf Life of Pure Power Blue Treatment and 2-in-1 Bowl Cleaner
  • I reached out to my contact at Valterra and she said both the Pure Power Blue Treatment # V23015 and the 2-in-1 Bowl Cleaner # V23020 have a 3 year shelf life before they start to lose effectiveness.
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  • Disposing of Valterra Sensor Power Sensor Cleaner
  • The Valterra Sensor Power Sensor Cleaner, # V22011 is a non-toxic, bacteria/enzyme formula but I suggest you dispose of the used solution in normal waste water processing systems and not on the lawn. Even non-toxic solutions in a concentrated form can sometimes cause discoloration of lawns.
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  • How to Achieve Optimum Pressure for Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser
  • For your situation you'll want to use the Valterra Adjustable Water Regulator # A01-1117VP to ensure you get the optimum pressure rating for the Tornado 360-Degree RV Holding Tank Rinser # CAM40126 when using it in conjunction with a macerator pump. There is a way to mathematically convert GPM to PSI using Bernoulli's Principle but from what I can tell you have to have a pretty controlled environment for that. The Valterra Regulator will help you to get the PSI correct every time you use...
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  • Which Valterra Master Blaster Does a Better Job the Flexible or Rigid
  • The flexible Tank Wand part # A01-0187VP is going to be able clean better than the fixed since you can more easily push it down into plumbing and manipulate it to get it to clean where you want it than the rigid # A01-0184VP.
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  • What is Length of Flexible Portion of Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser w/ Flexible Extension
  • The flexible portion of the Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser w/ Flexible Extension # CAM40074 that you referenced measures 33-1/8 inches.
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  • Compatibility of Valterra Black Water Tank Sensors with Existing System
  • The Horst Miracle Probe Sensors for RV Black Water Tanks - Qty 4 # T21301VP will work with an exiting system where the sensor is installed on the top. The probes easily install into your RV black water tank's existing 3/8" diameter holes or you can also drill new holes next to the existing holes. These sensors have a Teflon sleeve surround to prevent build up and give you a more accurate reading.
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  • Can Swivel Stik Help a Sensor in the Waste Tank Function Better?
  • The Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser w/ Flexible Extension # CAM40074 may help to clean up debris that is causing a float level to stick and not function correctly. This rinser has a turning head and also has adjustable pressure valve to help you clean the tank walls and also that sensor. If a good cleaning of the sensor is all that is needed, then the Swivel Stik will do the job. I've attached a video of this product to help you see the spraying function.
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  • Can the Swivel Stik Tank Rinser Be Used on the Valve Side?
  • The Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser w/ Flexible Extension # CAM40074 can be used on the valve side and snaked through. The issue would be the black water running back toward you and not having the hose to catch and direct that waste water. If you were only using this product for grey water, then it would work fine for that application.
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  • Miracle Probe Sensors Work With Aladdin Black Water System
  • The Horst Miracle Probe Sensors # T21301VP are universal so they will work with your Aladdin black water setup in your coach.
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  • How Far Does the Swivel Stick Tank Sprayer Reach?
  • The Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser w/ Flexible Extension # CAM40074 has a flexible reach of 55-1/2 inches. The sprayer diameter is 2 inches and the rotating nozzle is made of brass to resist rust while allowing you to spray the walls and corners of your tank.
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  • Sprayer Diameter on the Swivel Stik RV Sewer Tank Rinser
  • The Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser w/ Flexible Extension # CAM40074 has a sprayer head diameter of 2 inches. The nozzle is made of brass to resist rust and rotates as it sprays to help you clean the corners and walls of your tank. It also has a 55-1/2 inch flexible reach to allow you to maneuver the sprayer.
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  • Bypass Water Heater
  • Every RV I have dealt with has had a bypass valve(s) in the system. These are commonly used when winterizing, as you want to drain the water heater but when introducing antifreeze, such as what is in the Camco RV Winter Readiness Kit, # CAM36190, you do not want this to be in the water heater. Please refer to your RV's owners manual under section for winterizing and you may find images of valve locations. There will likely be a valve on the inlet and outlet sides each.
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  • How Often Should Tabs of Potty Totty Tabs part # Q5004 be Used
  • The individual tabs of the Potty Totty Tabs part # Q5004 each treat up to 50 gallons of water that would be in the RV's holding tank. You'd basically use a tab each time you'd run through 50 gallons of water so it depends on how often your are using the RV water system.
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  • Does Camco Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser CAM40074 Require Garden Hose Water Supply
  • Yes, the Camco Swivel Stik RV Black-Water Tank Rinser # CAM40074 will connect to a garden hose to provide the incoming water supply for rinsing out your RV black water tank. You would not want to use your fresh water tank supply since a complete and thorough rinsing might require more water than it holds. Also, the higher pressure of the RV park's water supply will provide for better cleaning action. You can refer to the linked demonstration video to see how this handy device makes tank...
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  • Can Camco TST RV Toilet Treatment be Left in Freezing Conditions
  • It's perfectly okay to leave the TST RV Gray-Water Odor Control Concentrated Liquid Treatment # CAM40252 in freezing conditions.
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  • How Can I Get Rid Of The Odor From My Toilet When It Flushes
  • Yes, I recommend the use of the Valterra Potty Toddy Tabs - Qty 50, part # Q5004. It is a biodegradable tablet you drop in your toilet. It prevents odors in your RV holding tank and your toilet. One tablet treats 50 gallons and it also lubricates the valve seals. I have included a product description link and a video review link below.
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  • Can the Horst Miracle Probe Sensors be Used with an Aluminum Tank
  • I spoke with my contact at Valterra. The Horst Miracle Probe Sensors, part # T21301VP, should not be used with any metal tank. The metal will interfere with the readings, rendering them inaccurate.
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  • How to Winterize a 1985 Layton Skyline Trailer
  • The best way to winterize a trailer is to store it in a climate controlled storage facility, but since those aren't always readily available we have the Camco RV Winter Readiness Kit # CAM36190. This includes a 5-gallon bucket, Ban Frost 2000 Anitfreeze Concentrate, Blow Out Plug and Hand Pump Kit help winterize your RV plumbing, as well as a Mini Dehumidifier, Odor Eliminating Bag, and Fridge Door Stay. This kit also includes a step-by-step guide on how to winterize your trailer. essentially...
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  • Black Tank Sensors fro Aluminum Holding Tank
  • The Horst Miracle Probe RV Black Water Tank Sensors # T21301VP can be used on your aluminum holding tank since they have a rubber grommet that isolates the probe from the tank. When you tighten the first nut on the probe the grommet expands to provide a secure leak-proof seal at the hole. This allows the probe to work fine on aluminum as well as plastic holding tanks.
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  • Black Water Treatment Recommendations
  • Personally, I use the TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Drop-In Treatment Pouches - Citrus Scent - Qty 15 Item # CAM41189. The drop in pouches make it super easy with no mess or spills like you could have with the liquid treatments. The citrus scent replaces foul odors for up to 7 days and is safe for any septic tank. If you'd prefer the liquid treatment you can get the same thing in liquid form with the TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Treatment - Citrus Scent -...
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  • Can the TST RV Septic System Concentrated Drop-In Treatment Pouches be Used in a Home Septic System
  • Yes, the TST RV Septic System Concentrated Drop-In Treatment Pouches part # CAM40264 are safe for all septic tanks even the ones in your home. There are 15 pouches included and each pouch treats up to 40-gallons.
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  • How Many Ounces Of The Dometic RV Holding Tank Treatment Should Be Used On A Portable 5 Gal Toilet
  • For your portable 5 gallon Dometic 301097506 toilet, you'll want to use 2 oz of the Dometic RV Holding Tank Treatment Solution for 40 Gallon Tanks # DOM62FR.
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  • Would Camco TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Treatment Hurt Aerobic System
  • Running an ounce of the Camco TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Treatment # CAM41197 a week through your RV aerobic system wouldn't be an issue at all.
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  • Pure Power vs Pure Power Blue
  • Just to be clear, "Pure Power" is the brand name, and "Blue" or "Green" is just the scent name. One scent works the same as the other. Liquid VS Powder works the same. In fact, I think all brands do a equal job - especially for short-term camping. It comes down to picking what masking scent you prefer, and sometimes what level of intensity the masking scent has. Personally, I would pick the Pure Power # V23015 because I don't care for the wintergreen scent of the other, and I like the...
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  • Does Camco RV Winter Readiness Kit Work for Pop Ups
  • Yes, the Camco RV Winter Readiness Kit # CAM36190 you referenced would work just fine to winterize your pop up. Additional components or connections would not be needed.
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  • Will Freezing Hurt the Effectiveness of the TST Toilet Treatment
  • I spoke to my contact at Camco, he said that freezing will not hurt the pods, like the TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Drop-In Treatment Pouches - Citrus Scent - Qty 30 # CAM41183. However, he said that freezing will hurt the effectiveness of the liquid, like the TST RV Septic System Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Treatment - Citrus Scent - 32 Oz # CAM41192.
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