After experiencing horrid RV odors in our 6 months of full time RV living, these 8 holding tank solutions kept our tiny home smelling oh-so-fresh!
After living in our RV we discovered a few lessons along the way that worked as an RV odor eliminator. Try these methods to prevent RV odors!
8 RV BLACK TANK ODOR SOLUTIONS AND SMELL PREVENTION METHODS
PROFESSIONAL BLACK AND GRAY TANK FLUSH
When an RV toilet smells when flushed, it might be time for a professional black and gray tank flush. Sure, you could YouTube it and try a tank flush on your own. All power to you.
A good vent fan is a MUST! I keep this fan on 24/7. It never gets turned off because it does THAT good of a job. You can feel it suck and remove all air from the RV – yes – all those RV odors too.
Not sure why the manufacturers place the RV bathroom fan right next to the black tank vent pipe, but it came down to the fact that the smells exiting the vent pipe were just seeping back in because it was so close to the bathroom fan.
Sure, you need sufficient (cough) um . . . stuff . . . (cough) in your black tank before emptying, but be sure to empty it frequently. Don’t let it overflow and get it as empty as possible.
After every dump, you need to add plenty of water to the black tank and a new treatment. Our RV tech highly recommended an Enzyme based treatment – and nothing but.