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Old 02-23-2014, 12:01 PM   #11
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:24 PM   #12
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any of you folk stay parked up for long periods of time in your van/trailer/5th wheeler?

we've been parked now for 2 1/2 months. I am hooked to a working septic tank where we are. grey water is always open to the septic, but I leave the black tank closed until it needs draining. we are having problems with waste and toilet paper building up enough to block the tank drain and well basically not drain. I've made a pressure pipe set-up to wash out the tank and flush it all out. but...

I feel if I can have some sort of agitator in the tank to 'mush' up all the waste it'll just flow on out and empty with-out any dramas.

so has anyone heard or done something like this?

whilst we are on the move with the blue solution in the tank we find the movement of travelling is enough to 'mush' it all up for good tank emptying.

thinking I will have to make something myself. which I like to do anyways.

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You aren't using enough water when you flush. I know many have already said that but I'm just adding my opinion for emphasis.

Use more water!
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:59 PM   #13
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morning from down under!

we do use plenty of water. sometimes I think the wife is trying to drown the toilet. haha... after I drain the tank before we use it again I put approx. 7-10 liters of water into the tank with the blue fluid I buy at the local rv shop. this fluid is suppose to help break down the waste etc.

while we were on the move there was no issues as it was all getting sloshed around.

I do admit, we are using good quality soft domestic toilet paper, hell it's nice on my piles! haha.. I've never heard of RV dissolving toilet paper, I will have to find out where I can get that from. will probably have to order it in from the city (720k's away).

I've already made a power wand to stick down the loo and flush the tank, will have to use it today as I think I've got a bloody toilet paper blockage at the drain point.


while we are parked up hooked into the town water supply we don't have an issue with using more water, well apart from when the water bill arrives each month. but when on the move there is limited water supply stops, so I wouldn't be as keen to use as much as we do now. so I really do think some sort of in tank agitator would be of benefit to us and plenty of other rv'ers out there. so while I am parked I will still keep thinking of something I can make to work.

thankyou all for your replies. i'll read through them again once the coffee has kicked in some more.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:09 PM   #14
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Before you flush fill the toilet bowl with water then let the toilet flush your hooked up to a septic system the amount of water filling your tank up makes no difference. You just have to empty the tank more often. When you dump your tank back flush every time in this case it won't hurt again your on a septic system don't worry about the water.
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I've looked up water softner on their websites at stores only to get there and not find any. Never seen it on the shelf
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