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Old 06-28-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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Where would this be done?
It is illegal to dump raw sewage. It is also waaay waaay uncool.
Maybe a dump station for the bulk of it and then buckets?
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:41 PM   #12
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Do you have a clear elbow on your dump hose?
Do you have a Turbo Flush?

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Needs to be done several times for OLD crud on walls.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:47 PM   #13
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I'm making a list of everyone I don't like and I plan to drive my RV quietly at night and dump a little of my tank at each house where they live. This would be one way of getting rid of what's left in my sewer tank. Of course I won't do it. Just joking! Back to the real story, I poured another four gallons of water down the toilet and it backed up to the flapper valve. I figure there's about five gallons of water in the sewer tank now with solid stuff taking up the rest of the space in my tank. If the tank has 50 gallon capacity, I have a lot of stuff left to get out. By the way my fresh water tank holds 40 gallons. I'm going to dump tomorrow at a legal dump site, drop another enzyme treatment down the toilet and fill the toilet with as much water as it'll take. Then on Monday I'll take the RV to the dealer and have them finish off the job. I talked to them today and they said there's a chance we may not have to change out the tank.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #14
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You could try back flushing the tank with a Flush King. Here's a link... FlushKing.com

I'd suspect that the plug up is directly under the toilet not a tank full of solids.

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Old 06-29-2013, 12:56 AM   #15
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We tried this type flushing device and we ran it for four hours straight. It made no difference in our sewer tank problem. My wife is now pushing for me to have the tank replaced instead of just trying to clean it out. She thinks this is the only way we can be certain that the tank will be 100% clean. I'm beginning to agree with her because even if the dealer is able to clean the tank it'll still cost couple of hundred dollars at $100 per hour labor rate and we will never be certain if the tank is completely empty. It may make sense to spent $200-$300 extra and be 100% sure of the sewer tank condition.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:22 AM   #16
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We tried this type flushing device and we ran it for four hours straight. It made no difference in our sewer tank problem. My wife is now pushing for me to have the tank replaced instead of just trying to clean it out. She thinks this is the only way we can be certain that the tank will be 100% clean. I'm beginning to agree with her because even if the dealer is able to clean the tank it'll still cost couple of hundred dollars at $100 per hour labor rate and we will never be certain if the tank is completely empty. It may make sense to spent $200-$300 extra and be 100% sure of the sewer tank condition.
My experience with this device is the same as yours. It is junk. No way to get enough pressure to the black tank. Water fills the sewer pipe and you are trying to push against the clog with a rope.

Have you tried a flush wand? The one that snakes down the toilet and used water full force? This may not work because of the "tower of doom" right under the toilet spud.

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Old 06-29-2013, 02:07 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone for your comments & suggestions. It really helps when you know you're not tackling this nasty problem by yourself. My wife & I decided what we're going to do:

1. I'm going to get the flexible swivel stick suggested by Herk7769. Reviews on this product is very favorable and I think it's worth keeping for regular maintenance on the toilet system.

2. I'm going to take RV to the dealer I've been talking to and have them change out the tank with a new one. Then we'll be starting fresh and if any new problem comes up with the sewer tank we'll have no one to blame but ourselves.
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Thanks everyone for your comments & suggestions. It really helps when you know you're not tackling this nasty problem by yourself. My wife & I decided what we're going to do:

1. I'm going to get the flexible swivel stick suggested by Herk7769. Reviews on this product is very favorable and I think it's worth keeping for regular maintenance on the toilet system.

2. I'm going to take RV to the dealer I've been talking to and have them change out the tank with a new one. Then we'll be starting fresh and if any new problem comes up with the sewer tank we'll have no one to blame but ourselves.
If you are going to have them put a new tank in then forget the stick and have them install a turboflush system in the tank.

Use a CLEAR elbow to make sure it flushes clean before you close the valves.
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