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“Used RV” – Buyer BEWARE!

When buying a used RV it’s hard to know what condition your holding tanks are in.  Don’t let that extra expense fall back on you.  Make sure if you are purchasing from a dealer that the holding tanks have been professionally hydro-flushed.  In my area Camping World of New Braunfels is the only dealer that has all their used units hydro-jet cleaned for their customers. If my papers are not inside the unit or my green sticker is not around the values somewhere then the unit was not cleaned.

If your purchasing from an individual then request that the tanks be professionally cleaned before you purchase.  I have seen newly purchased used RV’s that have cost the new owner excess money due to the previous owner.

Putting a water hose or the sprayers in the tank will not clean the tanks.  Besides calcium build up (which I have seen an inch thick) you also have Struvite growth.

What is struvite?

Struvite is a naturally occurring crystal of magnesium, ammonium and phosphate. Struvite crystallizes in the orthorhombic system as white to yellowish or brownish-white pyramidal crystals or in platey mica-like forms. It can be a problem in sewage and waste water treatment, particularly after anaerobic digesters release ammonium and phosphate from waste material, as it forms a scale on lines and clogs system pipes. In some cases, struvite buildup has been known to have the consistency of concrete.

When needed I use a 100% biodegradable without neutralization, non-hazardous, safe to handle solution to dissolve struvites and finish up with hydro-jetting your tank for a clean new start.

There is no way of knowing any of this without seeing the inside of the tank therefore protect yourself and have the tanks professionally cleaned.  Tanks, like everything else needs maintenance.


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