The Unique Method is a proven holding tank treatment process that we have meticulously developed over the years through in-depth conversations with campers of all types, both highly experienced and brand new. Our process is easy to follow and will virtually eliminate all problematic tank odors, prevent clogs and pyramid plugs, and ensure that your tank sensors continue to read properly. With The Unique Method, we've taken the confusion out of tank maintenance for RVers of every type by developing a simple yet robust program that is hands-down the most effective process available today!
Ask ten RV owners how to properly care for your black and gray water holding tanks, and you’ll get ten different opinions on the “best way” to treat them! Certainly, each of these recommendations and home remedies have their pros and cons. For example, some home remedies are great for eliminating toilet odors, but they do very little for waste digestion. As a result, clogged tanks and misreading sensors are all too common. Still other recommendations are helpful for solid waste digestion inside the tanks, but they do not help with odors. You see the dilemma? The issue is that none of these remedies completely solve tank problems all at once!
Many of these treatment styles and home remedies require you to follow strange rules, often involving use of ice, laundry detergents, water softeners, or expensive chemical treatments. Then, after a whole lot of headache and expense, you're still left with troublesome tanks! It can be enough to make you consider hanging up your keys and calling it quits, especially if you're a new RVer!
Fortunately, The Unique Method doesn’t over-promise success based on a certain product or a home remedy based on old wives' tales; instead, we offer a well calculated mix of mechanical processes (physically doing the right things) coupled with the right kinds of tank treatments. In this way, you’ll easily be able to achieve an odor-free, clog-free, and problem-free holding tank!
In fact, we’ve successfully helped thousands of RVers using The Unique Method. The techniques we use can be successful with any type of camping (including full hook-ups, dry camping, or full time) in any temperature—as long as you follow the rules. Like anything else, failure to reasonably follow The Unique Method's rules will ultimately limit its success. That's just the simple truth.
We want to be upfront about this: nothing is a magic bullet, and if you insist upon pushing your RV past its reasonable limits, you will have problems. For example, if you dry camp for two straight weeks in excessively hot temperatures, use virtually no water in your toilet, and never dump your tanks, odors are going to show up. Sure, you can use a chemical deodorizer to help cover up those nasty toilet smells with strong fragrances, but then it’s likely that your sensor probes will misread, and waste will build up inside your tank! Of course, it’s entirely your prerogative if you want to camp this way! Enjoy your RV however you wish, but also understand that you will have tank issues.
All that we’re trying to say is this: like it or not, there are certain unchangeable “rules of holding tanks.” Refuse to abide by the rules, and you will likely end up paying the price: odors and/or clogs. But don’t worry! Like we said before, The Unique Method’s “rules” are actually quite straightforward, so you don't have to completely change how you use your RV if you want to avoid holding tank trouble!
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The Unique Method speaks to some universal concepts that are true for all RVers, no matter their experience level. This is why The Unique Method is so applicable to the RVing community: it actually addresses and fixes the common problems that RVers run into! If you know these universal concepts, you’ll better understand why we developed The Unique Method like we did and, more importantly, how and why it works!
As you can see, The Unique Method addresses many of the universal problems that RVers run into; therefore, it is a highly effective and applicable method of RV maintenance. In short, The Unique Method matters because it works!
Now that you know a little bit about The Unique Method, let’s get on to how it actually works! To do this, we will revisit the Key Rules of The Unique Method. If you follow the rules below as closely as you can, clogs, odors, and misreading sensors will be a thing of the past! In each number below, the first sentence contains the basic idea of each rule. After this, we give more detail to help you to fully understand how to make The Unique Method work best for you!
The Unique Method can be used in a variety of different camping situations and styles. While much of the information is the same, certain elements are different. Follow the instructions below for the best results with your camping style.
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By now, you've read loads of information on The Unique Method. We hope it’s been helpful! Though tank maintenance can seem daunting at times, when you really boil The Unique Method down, it’s pretty simple and straightforward:
By doing the right things and treating your tanks with the right products, you can virtually eliminate all tank troubles in your RV! As we've shown you, there are slight variations for how you use The Unique Method depending on if you camp on full hook-ups or if you dry camp.
Because The Unique Method is so successful, simply employing it will take your holding tank practices to all new heights. Achieving odor-free, clog-free holding tanks doesn’t require any one specific product, it just requires you follow the rules outlined by The Unique Method. Of course, using the wrong products can negatively impact your success with The Unique Method, so we recommend using Unique Camping + Marine products in conjunction with The Unique Method to get the maximum benefits. You can use The Unique Method with other brands treatments, as long as they meet the requirements defined by The Unique Method.
The Unique Method will help prevent many of the common issues in your holding tanks (clogs, odors, etc.) but if you want to learn more about this process, you can read our in depth article on how to prevent clogs here.
As a maintenance guide that has proven itself effective and easy for thousands of RVers of every experience level, the simple fact is that the Unique Method works. If you follow the guidelines given above, you will all but guarantee that your holding tanks remain in perfect operating condition! Use The Unique Method, and you won't believe how comfortable, clean, and easy-traveling an RV can be! In fact, we put together a pack that includes all the products we recommend here as well as a guide you can take with you!
Of course, there are always hiccups and unexpected hang-ups which can occur, so don't get discouraged! That's what we're here for! If you run into problems after following The Unique Method, and you need a little help, don't hesitate reaching out to us. We're happy to help you get back on track!
Don’t deal with RV tank problems anymore; start using a method that works!