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Old 05-29-2015, 09:55 AM   #1
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I've got an Apex 300BHS. Paper seems to be getting stuck just below the flapper. Flushing water does not push the paper through. Any suggestions? Also last night a toothbrush fell straight through as I had the flapper open trying to get the paper through. Is this plumbing a straight shot to the black tank or is the toothbrush now lodged somewhere? I can't see it.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:25 AM   #2
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I had a similar episode last weeked on our 320BHDS and I resolved the "issue" with a long stick we found in the woods. With a little poking and pushing I was able to move the "stuff" to the back and right, once the clog was gone it hasn't happened since. It does not appear to be a straight shot to the tank, it would make too much sense to have it that way.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:31 AM   #3
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Need to use more water in bowl before and at flushing time............on mine, if you slightly step on flush petal, you can add water and not open valve to flush...suggest not re-using toothbrush.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:33 AM   #4
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I agree with the need for more water.
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:17 PM   #5
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Lots of water required in the bowl, mine is always getting stopped up just below the flapper. Grandkids just can't seem to understand to use less TP!


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Old 06-01-2015, 09:09 AM   #6
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I agree with the "not re-using the toothbrush"

and the lots of water advice as well
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:36 AM   #7
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A little aggravating, but we put NO paper in the toilet. Eliminates most all black tank issues.
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A little aggravating, but we put NO paper in the toilet. Eliminates most all black tank issues.
Why not.....with the additives that are out there, paper disappears in short order if there's enough water to activate the chemicals.... using a clear elbow and a tank flush, I've not seen any paper problems..... besides, gives you something to watch while the boring drain process is going on.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:25 AM   #9
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More Water more water more water!

If your doing number two the bowl should be half full or better before flushing.

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More Water more water more water!

If your doing number two the bowl should be half full or better before flushing.

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Old 06-01-2015, 10:49 AM   #11
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Yup, more water. And toilet paper dissolves in water quite rapidly, no matter WHAT kind of paper you use. Even with the GEO method, paper dissolves. You don't need chemicals for this to happen. No flushable wipes, though! I did an experiment and put a wipe in a bowl of water for 30 days and it didn't break down at ALL. Even though they say they're flushable, they'll clog your RV toilet in a heartbeat!
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Yup, more water. And toilet paper dissolves in water quite rapidly, no matter WHAT kind of paper you use. Even with the GEO method, paper dissolves. You don't need chemicals for this to happen. No flushable wipes, though! I did an experiment and put a wipe in a bowl of water for 30 days and it didn't break down at ALL. Even though they say they're flushable, they'll clog your RV toilet in a heartbeat!
Must of been a re-cycled product......from a plastic bag!
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Our rule for flushing time is:

3 for pee, 6 for shyts..

Count to 3 or 6 with the flush valve open accordingly.
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Yep we fill up the bowl with water for #2 and only use RV TP...never had any issues. (And always fill the black tank full before draining.)


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Try using more water with each flush. We also use a powder substance at the beginning of each trip to help break down paper. Also, one trick is to use the leftover ice from your cooler in the toilet to help push substances through the black tank upon emptying. Good luck.
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:54 PM   #16
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I just noticed this last trip that water won't stay in the bowl (it used to). It drains out after a few minutes. I always made sure water was in the bowl (3 girls and lots of TP). The flapper seems to be closed all the way. Any ideas?
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Yes with water off, clean the flap and gasket throughly with soft cloth and detergent. Lubricate the gasket with rubber/neoprene friendly grease. I use silicone. Not a permanent fix but should last awhile. Keep a seal of water in the bowl when possible.
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