Two Tips to Keeping Your RV Smelling Fresh



You want to keep your RV smelling fresh? Here are two tips to keeping your RV smelling fresh.
These are a couple of the best DIY tips to do just that when you store it.

The first, I’m calling it the “RV Cocktail.” All of the products for it, you can pick up at the Dollar Store and it will help to keep your RV and your tanks/drains smelling fresh

The second tip is even easier, “Kitty Litter!” Use it in a container out in your main area when you store your rig and it will help to absorb odors in between RV trips!

Here are some links to information in the video:

“RV Toilet Cocktail” Recipe
8oz Baking Soda
Pine Sol
Fabric Softener
Ammonia
Water

In a two gallon container, pour 8oz of the baking soda in. Then mix about 8oz of warm water and stir. Once the baking soda is dissolved, add in 8oz of Pine Sol, Fabric Softener Ammonia and mix. Finally fill the rest of the container with water, stiffing until you reach the top. And then take the “cocktail” and pour it down all drains, leaving the bulk of it for the toilet. Open the toilet and pour in about a gallon, leaving some to fill about a quarter of the bowl when in storage.

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40 thoughts on “Two Tips to Keeping Your RV Smelling Fresh

  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Got a question man. Every time I empty out my black tank I put 3 packets of yeast in my toilet ( So the shit and yeast can eat at each other ) – Will your toilet cocktail mess with anything if I still put yeast in the toilet, or no ? – Cuz my camper smells yo.

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Jedeye: Thank you so very much. This is incredible. I'm having some serious spine surgery and do not want to give up my little R.Pod trailer (only 20') yet so am putting this "cocktail"! The kitty litter idea (I have a cat) how genius. I had no idea.

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Omg you're reminding me of Al Roker mixed with a little bit of the host from the old "unwrapped" show. Great video!

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Never mix ammonia with bleach. It gives off chlorine gas, which can be lethal.

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    I love the idea of a mixture for the tank but 2 of these ingredients should never be mixed together. Pine sol & vinegar. They give off toxic gases.

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Hi there Jedeye. Do you know if it’s ok to fill up the black tank and pour a gallon or 2 of bleach and let it sit there for a bit to sanitize the tank? Reason is we bought a new rv trailer 2 months ago out of state. Btw were new and uneducated on rv protocols. We towed it back to our state and our children used the restroom. When we arrived we stored it and haven’t used it since. I’m worried when I take it out it’s going to smell and or mold up in the tank. You have tips on that? Any help will be hugely appreciated. Thank you.

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Is the Pine-Sol smell retained in this recipe at all? I love the smell of it, and not just for cleaning. If I couldn't use Pine-Sol to clean, I'd use a Pine-Sol scented air freshener after the fact, I love it that much.

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Could you do this before draining? Just to keep smells at bay? Could I do this weekly?

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Thanks for the video buddy nice job,quick question how do I get rid of Oder if I have no vents on top of trailer? I’ve tryed everything,laundery detergent baking soda vinegar,I even let the tank fill up as much as it could and even bought that wand you attach to hose HELP ME !!!!!!!!! Lol

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Went to 12 stores to find ammonia. Because of covid-19, I could not find it. Any substitute possible, or can this work without it?

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    That was great information about prepping your RV for storage. We can’t wait to watch more videos!

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    We just bought an RV and I will use this cocktail after our first trip next wknd I’m so excited 😆 firstimer.

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    I don’t own an RV but wondering if this would work for garbage disposal drain in my home.

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    A bag of charcoal briquettes like you use for barbecuing works just the same as your kitty litter idea the only thing is can still use the charcoal briquettes for barbecuing once you get to where you're camping also keep a couple of briquettes in your refrigerator when it's not been running to keep the smell down in there too

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Great information, have you tried a natural product you can make yourself? info at kingswatersystems, do you do reviews?

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Here’s another great tip regarding the kitty litter. If you add peppermint essential oil it naturally rebells snakes, insects. 👍🏼

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    ok…so i had this problem. my vents were clear, flowing fine but i still had problems. i used to pour bleach in the toilet and it worked fine but i had to be pouring bleach every time i drained the tank. i went to wal mart and bought those tablets for the toilet. i drop one in the toilet every time it starts to smell, about every month or so. I watched a video once that stated that bleach would kill "the good bacteria" the type of bacteria that lives in the tank and controls the smells. i was left wondering what the heck they were talking about. the tablets are chlorine tablets for a house toilet and it DOES KILL ALL THE BACTERIA. i love the fact that i have ZERO bacteria in my RV tank. why would i want any bacteria. how often are those people emptying their tanks? that "good bacteria" sounds ok for a home septic system. i have had ZERO smell in my RV since. its cheap, the tablet doesnt drain when i drain my toilet. i know that because i have a see through connection and if it does drain out, its usually small and was needing a new one anyway. so all these techniques are cool but the simple stuff works, is pretty cheap and easy. no chemicals to mix, no strong bleach smells.
    NOTE: use the smaller tablets. i use THE WORKS. its the name of the product that i got at wal mart. the tab is the same size as the toilet flap and may need a little help getting through but it fell right in when i pushed it through with the toilet brush. try it out and make a video.

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Good tips on that I'm going to definitely try that

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    Interesting. The cat litter idea is really interesting, and I’m certain it works. I have 🐈 but we don’t take them with us on our trips (even though we should).
    I’d like to know where the baking soda/Pine Sol/Fabric softener/ammonia mix came from? I figured ammonia might be kind of harsh on rubber seals, although it certainly would knock down odors.

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    OK! I THOUGHT I WAS OCD WITH STICK SMELLS, BUT YOU SIR HAVE INCREASED my knowledge on this area ALOT! I am SURE you have a fresh smelling RV:) Just dont forget those 360 top vents!

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  • November 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    I don't even own an RV and don't know why I am watching this. Great advice though.

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