Guides and Resources

No one likes having to fix a toilet clog at home, much less in an RV where your only recourse if you can’t fix it may be the campground outhouse or worse…an ant-infested log. You’ll be happy to know that we get calls from dozens of RVers (even seasoned pros) every single week who are struggling with how to unclog an RV toilet, so you’re not alone. In this guide we’ll give you resources to diagnose and fix any RV toilet clog.

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If you’re struggling with misreading holding tank sensors, you’ve officially joined the ranks of the RVing community because this is one of the most common problems. And this article will provide you with all the guidance you need to understand why sensors misread and how to restore them easily and without damaging your wastewater system.
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Water is incredibly powerful. It can carve out canyons, forge mountain basins, and on a less epic level, it can break up waste and block odors in your RV! Many in the RVing community don’t realize how much of a hero water can be in their RV wastewater systems. Using lots of water is a crucial component to help bacteria-based and even zinc-based tank treatments work as effectively as they are able.
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Did you know that you have anywhere from two to six pounds of bacteria on or inside your body at any moment in time? Makes you wonder about all the other surfaces you touch, doesn’t it? Some bacteria can cause problems, but others are essential to make life run smoothly.
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Most people don’t fully realize just how crucial it is to keep your black tank valve closed during regular RV use. In fact, you should only open your black tank valve when you dump your tank. 

In the interests of putting this question to rest, this short article will lay out exactly what can happen if you don’t keep your black tank valve closed.

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Cleaning RV holding tanks is a simple and easy process for both blackandgray tanks, especially when using Unique Camping + Marine products. Today we’ll outline exactly how to deep clean your RV black and gray tanks!



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Misreading black water holding tank sensors are notorious for being one of the most frustrating fixes within the RV community. We have written extensively about this topic and now it's time to use Unique Sensor Cleaner to restore your sensors!

Follow these simple steps to restore the sensors in your black tank to their original working condition using Unique Sensor Cleaner.

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Uncertain times caused by the COVID-19 outbreak are forcing people to shelter-in-place. In order to remain safe and healthy, many people are staying in their RVs, meaning there is increased use of RV waste-water systems. These systems are crucial to the health and well-being of RVers, so keeping them in good shape is very important - especially now.  
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Believe it or not, the actual shape of your RV holding tank can be a big reason why you struggle with waste tank clogs! The construction and design of your holding tank, as well as how it is mounted to your RV, have a surprisingly large impact on how susceptible you are to getting pyramid plugs and clogs in your tanks.
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For many RVers, owning a motorhome can be an extension of your home life. For those of you that full time, it is your home life. Despite the luxuries your RV has, there are some major differences between your RV bathroom and a household water closet. In this article we will discuss the biggest differences you should remember: we will talk about plumbing, ventilation, what you can flush, and preventative care. 
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At first glance, it seems really quite logical: if you need plenty of water in your RV’s holding tank to help facilitate the breakdown of waste and suppress odors, then plenty of urine ought to do the same thing, right? Actually, wrong! There are many reasons why urine is simply not a good substitute for water in your holding tank.
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You've probably heard a dozen different opinions on how to use the gray and black tank valves in your RV. Should you leave them open or closed? Does it really matter? 

In this post we'll walk through how your tank valves work and what part they play in proper waste water care. Using your valves incorrectly can lead to frustrating and expensive problems, so the better you understand how to correctly use your valves, the better you life will be.

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