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Old 01-18-2016, 04:10 PM   #11
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Black tank design flaw

My Sabre had a 90 elbow to the black tank "technically 2"
5 years never plugged it.
Use more water


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Old 01-19-2016, 01:20 AM   #12
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Pour a little liquid Calgon in the toilet now and then. It's really slippery and might help keep things moving. But I would try to get FR to fix, that's just dumb.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:25 AM   #13
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FWIW there are a lot of other units out there with an elbow into the tank. I doubt anyone is looking at fixing it as the only other option is to locate the toilet over the tank. Moving the tank is not simple.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:27 AM   #14
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It's not a design flaw, it's user error. As most said, use more water. Now, if you have something blocking the pipe(build debris), that would be a manufacture issue and an FR problem to fix.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:33 AM   #15
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It's not a design flaw, it's user error. As most said, use more water. Now, if you have something blocking the pipe(build debris), that would be a manufacture issue and an FR problem to fix.

Totally agree Tim
If I can along just fine for 5 years then it's user error or construction debris in the pipe.


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Old 01-19-2016, 07:54 AM   #16
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When we first camped in our Wildcat MAXX we plugged the toilet. It took a bit of work to get it opened up. I totally agree---MORE WATER is your answer. We have never had another blockage since we started to fill the bowl 2/3"s to 3/4's full of water before flushing solids. As others have said, don't bother "fixing" the toilet, fix your flushing process, or live with a plugged toilet from time to time. As the old saying goes--"it is what it is"!!!
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Only time I had a problem was when my inlaws came to visit us and they used the potty and didn't listen to me when I said "3 to pee, 6 to sh....t". As in hold down the flusher for 3 or 6 full seconds. Mississippi seconds!

If i have full hookups, I hold it down up to maybe 10 seconds.
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