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Old 08-23-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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Toilet first use.

I never had a rv toilet before and we plan to go on our first camping trip this weekend in our new trailer. So I was wondering what do I need to do for first use ever? If there is a website or video of this you can let me know.

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Old 08-23-2016, 05:12 PM   #2
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We use the little bottles of the blue formaldehyde, there are several brands and variations. Pour one bottle down an open toilet drain, let the flush add about 3/4 gallon of water. Try to use minimum paper. Keep black valve shut regardless of hookups, until you're ready to drain.
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:18 PM   #3
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Ok, there was a bottle of blue stuff that came in with the documentation of the toilet. I'll check to make sure that is what it is. We are planning to go for 2 nights and it may be the last camping trip for us. So should I still put the full bottle of blue stuff in the tank?

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The stuff is called Tethford Aqua-Kem.

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Sometimes, if I'm expecting light usage and dumping it soon, I'll use 1/2 bottle. But even if you only use it a little, still add flush water to bring the tank up to the 2/3 full point before you dump. Doing so ensures a good "whoosh" and disposal of solids/paper. Follow that with a drain of your gray tank, to wash out the hose. Flush each with water if possible.
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BTW, your "last camping trip?" You just bought the thing! You mean for the season?
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:35 PM   #7
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BTW, your "last camping trip?" You just bought the thing! You mean for the season?
Yes for the season. Its starting to get chilly here in Newfoundland, Canada and most of the parks close after labour day.... there is a KOA in our area that is open for a couple weeks in Sept, so we may get another trip.

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I never had a rv toilet before and we plan to go on our first camping trip this weekend in our new trailer. So I was wondering what do I need to do for first use ever? If there is a website or video of this you can let me know.

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Since it is you first experience with an rv toilet I would like to make a friendly suggestion to watch a couple of "YouTube" videos on how to empty the holding tanks on your camper. I hope you have a great first trip with your camper.
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Since it is you first experience with an rv toilet I would like to make a friendly suggestion to watch a couple of "YouTube" videos on how to empty the holding tanks on your camper. I hope you have a great first trip with your camper.
Good advice! Here's one I just saw recently that covers everything:
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Thanks, looks great. One thing though is that I don't think I have a Sewage Tank Rinse.
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