OK, everyone knows that RV Nana likes a fresh smelling RV and I am not a fan of strong perfume smelling deodorizers. Some of them smell like an old gas station bathroom from the 70’s. How about that for a visual? I want a clean, crisp, fresh smell. Thetford hit the nail on the head when they developed their newest line, Aqua Bio. Aqua Bio comes in a liquid as well as my favorite, drop in tablets and it safely deodorizes your RV holding tank. This is a septic-safe odor eliminator and waste digester that contains no formaldehyde, or bronopol.
I have a simple way to keep my RV fresh smelling even when it’s in storage. When I get ready to leave the campsite, I empty the holding tanks and close off all the valves. Before I disconnect my fresh water, I run about 2-3 gallons of water in the toilet, drop in one Aqua Bio pod and then pour about a half bag of crushed ice in the toilet. While I drive home, the ice is cleaning the sides of the holding tank and the Aqua-Bio is keeping things fresh until I use the RV again. A simple trick that really gets the job done.
One more reminder, make sure you ONLY use RV toilet paper. The nice soft multi-ply toilet paper does not dissolve and can stick to the sides of the holding tank. Using the correct toilet paper can save you hundreds in holding tank repairs.
A few easy steps to take today can make your RVing experience so much better! See you on the road!