Make your own solution

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ave money and make your own soap by adding a cup of powdered laundry detergent to a gallon of fresh water. The powdered soap can also be applied to a wet deck or RV for tougher grime.

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Odors in the boat or RV head

To reduce odors from a head’s holding tank on a vessel or RV, pump it out and then fill it with a 50-50 mixture of household bleach and water. Let it stand. Then empty it again. Pump out at every opportunity.

Mildewed fly rods and tubes

Instead of bleach, which can discolor some materials or worse, create corrosion; spray on white vinegar as a way to kill onboard, RV and fly rod mildew. It works best if cut with two parts vinegar to one part water.

You can spray the inside of a rod tube with this diluted acetic acid solution (white vinegar), and then air-assist dry (fan). Odor will disappear when tube is dry.

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