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RV Digest-It

How It Works

RV Digest-It is a premium holding tank treatment designed to be used in RV black tanks and gray tanks. This best-selling toilet treatment is powered by a proprietary blend of non-pathogenic bacteria and fast-acting enzymes. We recommend that you treat your tanks with RV Digest-It before you begin using them and that you use RV Digest-It on every camping trip.

RV Digest-It uses a powerful blend of bacteria and enzymes to accomplish all of the core elements of a highly-quality holding tank treatment:

  1. Solid waste digestion (breaks down poop and all brands of toilet paper)
  2. Odor elimination (removes odors without masking fragrances or perfumes)
  3. Maintains working sensor probes (digests waste so it won’t stick to probes)

All of these expectations can be achieved if you are using RV Digest-It correctly. Below we will address common problems RVers run into and how you can solve them with RV Digest-It.

What You Can Expect With RV Digest-It


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No Toilet Or Tank Odors

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No Waste Buildup Inside Tanks

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No Clogs or Pyramid Plugs

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Properly Functioning Sensor Probes

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Compatibility With The Unique Method

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Solve Common Problems With RV Digest-It


Toilet and Tank Odors

Foul smelling odors from your black or gray tank can quickly turn the RV trip of a lifetime into a nightmare. Solve these problems with RV Digest-It.

Clogs and Built-Up Solid Waste

Many holding tank treatments fail to break down solids and paper, leaving you with clogs and residual waste. Solve holding tank waste buildup with RV Digest-It.

My Gray Tank Stinks

For most people, the black tank comes to mind first when they think about RV tank odors, but the gray tank can smell too! Solve gray tank odors with RV Digest-It.

Main Method


RV Digest-It is powered by bacteria and enzymes, the gold standard of holding tank treatment ingredients. Why are they the gold standard? Though there are many different types of holding tank treatments available, only those powered by bacteria and enzymes are capable of doing ALL of the things necessary inside an RV holding tank: odor elimination, solid waste breakdown, and sensor probe maintenance. Other treatments can usually do ONE of these things, but only bacteria and enzymes can do them all with the most guaranteed success.

There are a few things that can inhibit RV Digest-It’s success, so take note that you don’t do these things as they will reduce the effectiveness of RV Digest-It:


Using Too Little Water

Bacteria and enzymes are living organisms and must remain hydrated to survive. If you use too little water, you will dehydrate the bacteria and they won’t be able to do their job of odor elimination and waste digestion.

Be sure to hold your flush pedal down for 10 FULL SECONDS every time you flush your toilet.

Another issue that sufficient water solves is “the porta potty effect.” This is when your poop and paper form into a mountain and stick out above the water line due to insufficient amounts of water in the tank. Once poop is exposed above the water, NO holding tank treatment will be effective in eliminating the odor! Keep your poop underwater by using enough water with every flush.

How much water is going down your tank every time you flush? Watch this video to find out!


Not Dumping Your Tanks Frequently Enough

If you are using enough water with every flush, the average family of 4 should have to dump their typical 40 gallon black tank every 3-5 days. Sure, you can extend this but you are doing it at your own risk! Allowing a tank to go beyond 7 days without dumping will likely cause your tank to turn “septic.” This is when the environment inside your tank becomes ideal for anaerobic bacteria (the BAD bacteria that come from your stomach and create that all-too-familiar toilet smell) and they begin to take over and wreak havoc.

Dumping frequently enough will help solve this problem. Plan your trips around one weekly dump at minimum, or ideally dump every 3-5 days.


Camping In High-Heat, Low-Water Situations

As we have mentioned several times, bacteria are living organisms. If you camp in temperatures that are above 85°F, you must keep the bacteria hydrated and the tanks cool. Otherwise the tanks will become septic and bad bacteria will take over – and when they do, odors begin to show up. Some RVers don’t like to face this reality. They believe they have a right to camp in excessively hot climates, without adding any water (pee is not water!) to their tanks because they don’t want to break camp to go dump their tanks every week. If you are the stubborn type who insists on camping this way, please know that you cannot have your cake and eat it too. You may be able to eliminate odors with certain chemical or zinc-based holding tank treatments, but it is only a matter of time before you have clogs, waste buildup, and misreading sensors. Trust us, we’ve helped thousands of RVers solve tank problems because they insisted on camping this way, treating their tanks with these types of treatments, and they ended up paying the price. Using enough water isn’t a suggestion, it’s a requirement. Rest assured, thousands of RVer use RV Digest-It in extremely hot temperatures successfully – and you can too!

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Tank Odors

My Black Tank Stinks

If your black tank stinks after using RV Digest-It, the answer is usually simple: use more water. The overwhelming majority of people who contact us are able to solve their issue simply by increasing the amount of water they use with each flush. See above for more information on this. Additionally, we recommend that all RVers follow The Unique Method. Following this method will eliminate 99% of all odor issues in your black tank. If you believe you are using enough water, and you are following The Unique Method, and you are still getting an odor, please contact our customer support team for assistance. This is extremely rare and there may be some other uncommon factors that are causing odors in your tank that need to be addressed.

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Waste Build-Up

I’m Getting Clogs And Waste Buildup in My Black Tank

No product is stronger at breaking down solid waste than RV Digest-It. We mean that! If you are experiencing waste buildup inside your black tank it’s likely you are doing something that is causing that to happen.

  • One of the most common causes of waste buildup is keeping your black tank valve open when camping on hook-ups. It’s a simple rule ALL RVers must follow – your black tank valve must always be kept closed, except when dumping your tanks.
  • Another common issue is failing to rinse or flush your tanks. Over time waste can build up if you aren’t rinsing your tanks regularly and sufficiently. Never store your RV with waste in the black tank.
  • Additionally, if your RV is even slightly out-of-level when you camp, you may be getting waste buildup in the low spots of your tank.
  • Lastly, holding tanks can warp over time, causing low spots where waste can accumulate and not flow out. We recommend rinsing your tanks for 20-30 minutes every 3-5 dumps to help prevent waste accumulation inside your black tank.
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Tank Odors

My Gray Tank Stinks

Normally when a gray tank stinks it’s because of excessive grease buildup. Using RV Digest-It each time you go camping will help prevent this, but grease can be tricky for a number of reasons. If you find yourself getting smells from your gray tank, we suggest deep cleaning your gray tanks by following this guide.

Sometimes gray tank smells can come from sewer gasses from the campground sewer or septic system backing up into your RV. This will occasionally happen if you leave your gray tank open while camping on hook-ups. To solve this problem, keep a p-trap in your discharge hose. This guide will walk you through the steps to adding a p-trap to your discharge hose.

Using RV Digest-It With The Unique Method

The Unique Method is an easy-to-follow treatment method that is used by thousands of RVers every day to prevent holding tank problems before they happen. Treating your holding tanks with RV Digest-It, and following The Unique Method, will ensure your holding tanks remain free from odors, clogs, and misreading sensors.. The graphic below shows where RV Digest-It fits into The Unique Method treatment process.

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