Best RV Black Tank Treatment Winner: Happy Campers
- ODOR FREE: Eliminates odors in the RV holding tank. Absolutely no chemical or sewer smell.
- ORGANIC: Biodegradable, environmentally friendly, septic tank friendly
- EFFECTIVE: In extreme hot & cold temperatures ( over 100°)
- EXTENDED DUMP INTERVAL: Keeps on working ( don't have to add more before dumping )
- LIQUIFY: Waste solids & most ordinary household tissue ( no expensive special tissue needed )
The easiest way to prepare a black tank is with a chemical treatment. There are many different types of RV black tank treatments but we will only discuss the ones we have used while searching for the best RV black tank treatment. We had three goals for our product search:
- Eliminate any smell from the black Tank
- Easy to use
- Allow for use in grey tank (so we don't need to keep multiple products)
The Powder Pack RV Black Tank Treatments
We tried two different powder pack “drop-ins”, the blue Walex Porta-Pak Deodorizer and the orange Camco TST Citrus Scent. The blue Porta-Pak was able to keep down the smell but was difficult to use in our grey tank because of the powder pack design. It took forever to dissolve in the sink. The orange Camco did not eliminate the smell, it actually made it worse. The chemical citrus-poo mixture was absolutely horrible and reminiscent of a porta potty. Definitely not what we were looking for and we tossed these before finishing them. Unfortunately, neither of these met all of our requirements. Pass.
The Liquid RV Black Tank Treatment
Our RV came with a small bottle of Thetford Aqua-Kem liquid treatment. Being a liquid it checked the easy to use box, just pour it in. We were also able to use it in our grey tank, another point in its favor. However it missed the bar on the final and argumentatively, the most important part. It didn't make a noticeable difference in eliminating the smell of the black tank for the 4 weeks we used it. Pass.
The Powder RV Black Tank Treatment
We found Happy Campers black tank treatment when looking around RV forums. Since it was recommended so many times, we decided to check it out. We are glad we did! Happy Campers did an amazing job eliminating any smell from our black tank. It does not attempt to mask it with a horrible citrus smell but completely eliminates any smell. We are also able to use it in our grey tank, score another point for Happy Campers. While arguably the “hardest” to use, I enjoy the fact that it is powder. The act of mixing the powder with the water before releasing it down the tank gives me the extra surety that the pod isn't sitting in my tank and not breaking apart.
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