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Old 12-14-2015, 01:59 PM   #11
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???I wanna know!

Papa, can you PM me with your idea? I am somewhat new, and I like to hear ideas to try, if I get into that situation!

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Old 12-14-2015, 02:12 PM   #12
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Here's another suggestion we use to help clean the holding tank. Drop an entire bag of ice cubes into the toilet and flush. Drive on to your next stop then empty. Works like a mini scrub.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:17 PM   #13
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reverse flush valve...

http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-F02-4...rra+flush+king

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Old 12-14-2015, 02:20 PM   #14
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Used another kind of TP and it clogged our black tank. The TP from wally world said RV safe . It felt more like paper than the normal stuff we have been using. Well my toilet started to bubble when flushed. I have been loading the tank with the little bags of breakdown product. It still seems to be clogged with a lot of the paper TP. My unit is an 832ikbs. We love it and want to fix it ASAP. Any thoughts would be very very welcome. My plans tonight are to fish out all the paper I can and go from there. Any thoughts ? Thanks. Chris.
Before you get all dirty I'd consider one other thing. You might not have a clog. RV toilets bubble up when they're full or in some cases think they're full. The flush headed down has to displace the air between the toilet and the top of the tank so it comes up as a big bubble. When I say the tank thinks it's full it's because toilet paper and stuff piles up under the drain until it finally blocks it. The waste to water balance is screwed up. Try pouring water down the toilet and if needed get a rod of some sort (I use the awning pull down rod) and stick it down thru the toilet and push the pile toward the tank drain (actually just any way away from under the toilet drain). Personally I use normal TP, that camping TP is like newspaper but designed to dissolve and it is uncomfortable and isn't going to dissolve before I leave a camp site anyhow.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:25 PM   #15
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Papa, can you PM me with your idea? I am somewhat new, and I like to hear ideas to try, if I get into that situation!

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Sure Paul
We do not put T/P in the black tank. NO clogs. Ever!
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:29 PM   #16
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Before you get all dirty I'd consider one other thing. You might not have a clog. RV toilets bubble up when they're full or in some cases think they're full. The flush headed down has to displace the air between the toilet and the top of the tank so it comes up as a big bubble. When I say the tank thinks it's full it's because toilet paper and stuff piles up under the drain until it finally blocks it. The waste to water balance is screwed up. Try pouring water down the toilet and if needed get a rod of some sort (I use the awning pull down rod) and stick it down thru the toilet and push the pile toward the tank drain (actually just any way away from under the toilet drain). Personally I use normal TP, that camping TP is like newspaper but designed to dissolve and it is uncomfortable and isn't going to dissolve before I leave a camp site anyhow.
This happened to us for the first time on a long trip. I wondered how our 40 gallon black tank got full so quickly with 2 people. I used the method described above.


I don't think TP dissolves in your black tank. Other posters are right - lots of water is good! Think of this as a learning experience! Best of luck!
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:29 PM   #17
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As others have said before...maybe your not using enough water.
Water is a black tanks best friend.
Chemicals sold by rv centers is useless...puire waste of money.
As for breaking the clog...I would try driving around a bit, possibly the sloshing motion will break it, if not, a hose wand from inside with the valve gate open outside ?
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Poop chute, aka black tank valve

We use household TP, add the water softner and commercial tank product. We dump at home (farm). The trip home sloshes and mixes everything. TP looks like little pieces of fuzz. Flush and drain two or three more times till clear, fill tank and drive some more and dump. Never store with less than 2/3full. Drain and prep fr next trip on day of departure. Two gal water, chemicals.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:44 PM   #19
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There are two different designs of tools for back flushing the black tank. One, if you have a travel trailer, where the dump valve goes straight into the tank, shoots a stream of water into the tank from the outside, the other design, for motor homes or 5th wheels, has a gate that you close, then back fill the tank. This may help clear your TP blockage. I've carried one for years, I had a similar backup and a fellow camper loaned me his. It works wonders.


As to toilet paper, I recommend Angel Soft, I did a quart jar dissolving test, and it seemed to work the best.


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Old 12-14-2015, 02:45 PM   #20
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This may not sound nice, but we haven't put paper down the toilet in over ten years (twenty as FT). Keep a small covered trash can by the toilet and put all paper in there (obviously have a plastic bag in there!). No odor and no problem.
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