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Old 05-28-2014, 11:32 AM   #1
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Black water tank problems

Second trip with this new 2014 sandstorm toy hauler
only 3 night 2 adults in trailer the black tank was getting full but not by indicator light, but looking down the drain of toilet into the tank paper and water level was about floor level and light was only showing 1/3 full, so at the end of trip at home I would do some testing on why we had full tank? so ran water from flush valve on toilet and took less than a minute to be filling bowl and showing there was no more room in tank! then looking at indicator light again it showed only 2/3 full and not showing a full tank which on this model should be 40 gals. so drained tank and found out soilds was causing the problem in pipe dropping in to tank apparently the the bottom of pipe is only 3 inches from bottom of tank, so that means once tank level gets to bottom of drain pipe from toilet solids start to build up at this point.
So any ideas if this the way it was designed or is the drian pipe should be shorter that drops into the tank so allowing solids not to build up?
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:36 AM   #2
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I'm new to this but you didn't make any mention of using chemicals which help break the waste and paper down. Just checking.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:47 AM   #3
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Only thing add to the tank is odorizer, never had this problem with any other RV I have owned
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:59 AM   #4
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We always use tank chemicals. It breaks down the soil waste and paper. It also prevents odors in the heat of summer. Not using chemicals is probably causing the problem you are having. Also, don't depend on the tank level sensors. they are rarely accurate.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:03 PM   #5
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Take it back to the dealer like you said the pipe is too long, poor workmanship so the dealer needs to fix it, I'm sure it's not a hard job but why should you be doing a sh?.:y job like that when you have warranty.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:04 PM   #6
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Dont think chemials would work that fast? mostly once level gets to drop pipe from toilet it would be just anything comes from toilet any chemials put in tank would be blocked by level of tank
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:05 PM   #7
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That was I was thinking, but wanted to find out of any other RVers had this problem?
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:47 PM   #8
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That was I was thinking, but wanted to find out of any other RVers had this problem?
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Most Members have issues with the (Vent pipe) falling to the bottom of the tanks,your Main soil pipe issue is not to common. Make sure Dealer removes (ALL) pieces of the Soil pipe they cut off. If left in tank it starts a whole (New) problem for You! Some time they leave (Drill Slugs) fall into the Tanks at the Factory,later to be found by the (UNHAPPY) owner! Youroo!!
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:00 PM   #9
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Sorry if I misunderstood your problem. Like I said this is all new to me.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:23 PM   #10
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It does sound like the down pipe is too long, it should only extend into the tank between 1/2-1" at most. Take it to the dealer and have them fix it but do your service tech a favor, dump it, fill it, rinse it, repeat then tow it there bone dry. They'll appreciate it.
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