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MENU Podcast #8, May 22, 2021

Host Scott Linden is back with another dose of RV news, information and entertainment. Listen to the podcast below.

May 22, 2021 edition

Program lineup: #8

RV Travel podcast, the “odor episode”: propane primer, a black tank that doesn’t stink, that new-trailer smell

Your Host Scott Linden

Episode 8 is our “odor episode”! Our noses go from propane, to black water, to that new trailer smell! We’re solving your problems, keeping you safe, and getting an in-depth look at a cool little trailer – tour conducted by the company founder!

Starting at 5:10 in the podcast, Bryan Cordill of the Propane Education & Research Council takes us to school on the stuff, from safety, do’s and don’ts, and best practices, to why it stinks … including do you really need to shut off your fridge when you’re traveling or refueling your rig? …

At 25:05 on the time code, YouTuber TR Bowlin shares his horror stories, experiments and solutions to rid your black tank of odor and residue. He contends there’s a better way than the one you’re likely using, and it will probably make your tank sensors more accurate. He offers a simple, step-by-step method to eliminate the problems caused by a “poo pyramid.” Hint: It’s all about oxygen and water.


The RV Travel podcast is brought to you by SoftStartRV, Clear20 water filters and Teardrop Shop, which offers many great accessories for smaller trailers.

At 44:10, founder of Little Guy trailers Joe Kicos conducts a personal audio tour of their “Mini Max” unit from tongue to bumper, inside and out. He answers the questions you’d have about this innovative unit, shares their design philosophy … plus a little history of teardrop-style trailers.

Mini Max

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Stewart Mann (@guest_127689)
2 years ago

I can’t find your podcast on either of my podcast players, Apple Podcasts or Pocket-cast???

Dan Varcoe (@guest_127532)
2 years ago

I really enjoyed the podcast, Scott. I was glad to find you on the RV Travel site. Its been a long time. Best wishes. Dan Varcoe

Don (@guest_127508)
2 years ago

TR Bowlin’s “oxygen” solution to black tank smell is interesting. And his basic physics of water and poop are fine. But his discussion completely ignores the fact that a properly plumbed and vented black tank DOES NOT SMELL. If your black tank is stinking up the inside of your RV, then you have a leaking fitting or a blocked vent. It’s as simple as that.

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