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We have promoted Happy Campers at outdoor markets, RV shows and Rally's for the last 9 years. When at Rally's we give seminars on holding tank maintenance. I explain to people that my expertise comes from being the daughter of a plumber, living in rural Minnesota as a child, on a septic system. I was informed at a very young age what a septic tank would and wouldn't tolerate, and that if my father had to have it pumped because of something stupid I did, the cost would come out of my allowance.

In my 20's, I worked for a small unincorporated city in California through a clean water grant, which was a matching grant program to expand their current sewage treatment plant. Further, I've been involved in the installation of septic tanks in northern Arizona, where alternate systems are the norm because of improper ground percolation.

I can tell you that a holding tank is like none of the above, it has issues of its own. To use a septic treatment in your holding tanks is not the way to treat. Most septic treatments are slow-acting enzyme/bacteria products that are meant to be at peak performance 30-45 days after treatment, and they don't have a lubricant to help stop build-up in the tanks. Happy Campers is water activated, and goes to work immediately.


My name is Paul Beddows, I am the founder and outgoing president of NATCOA. Our members consist of truck camper owners and manufacturers in Canada, the US, and Australia. Most North American manufacturers are members.

Three years ago I first encountered Happy Campers at an RV show. My initial thought was, "This is snake oil". Regardless, I purchased some and tried it out. I will never go back to any other product! I was formerly using an enzyme, but discovered that enzymes stop working at high temperatures.

This summer I used Happy Campers in temperatures exceeding 100F. The product worked as well as it does in lower temperatures. When I empty my black tank there is no smell. Literally NADA. I also use it in my gray tank.

When you purchase a large tub, I estimate this product costs about 1/10th of a liquid enzyme. It is so economical, I no longer worry about waiting until I have a full holding tank before dumping.

We now recommend Happy Campers to all our members based on cost, ease of use, and environmental friendliness.

- Paul Beddows, founder of NATCOA

We switched to Happy Campers, and the odor complaints have ceased. We think Happy Campers is an excellent product and will continue to use and recommend it to everyone

- Mona Fennema, Tri-Lakes Houseboat Rentals