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Old 04-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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I would say some abnormality in the pipe causing a hangup. I would ditch the aquakem packs for liquid and flush with lots of water. And when able to, use the campground facilities.

BTW, welcome to the Forum.
Maybe try longer flushes each time its used to help keep paper moving along.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:52 PM   #12
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Our Rockwood 5W also has 2- 45 elbows in the piping to the black tank and never had an issue with blockage. As suggested use lots of water for flushing.

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Old 04-28-2013, 05:31 PM   #13
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Another first-poster. Ah well.

If a person had to snake a line four times on their first outing, they obviously have their black water drain open all the time, as they should not. I don't even have my trailer yet, and I know this.

Amelio, you need to leave the black water tank shut until you either go to leave, or it's mostly full. There are several good videos you can search for to show you how to do this.
My first post indicated that I have had many fifth wheel trailers and I know how to use the toilets which includes black water tank valves. I am not a novis and I am trying to politely follow the Forum rules, So please emulate.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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Thanks. That is exactly what I have done. I will be at the lake for two more weeks . Enough time to evaluate further.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #15
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Thanks. That is exactly what I have done. I will be at the lake for two more weeks . Enough time to evaluate further.
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You are doing fine. Folks just want to help and sometimes you need to ask the obvious, like "Is your battery charged" etc. to make sure all bases are covered.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:01 AM   #16
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My first post indicated that I have had many fifth wheel trailers and I know how to use the toilets which includes black water tank valves. I am not a novis and I am trying to politely follow the Forum rules, So please emulate.
I'm not trying to be rude, but, math is math. You didn't fill a 38 gallon black tank four times in a single weekend. You stated you had to snake it four times in a weekend. That means you are draining too frequently.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:11 AM   #17
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I'm not trying to be rude, but, math is math. You didn't fill a 38 gallon black tank four times in a single weekend. You stated you had to snake it four times in a weekend. That means you are draining too frequently.

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The OP is having blockages ABOVE the tank, and not at the drain valve.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:13 AM   #18
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With this configuration I think the stool bowl must be full of water at each flush .



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The OP is having blockages ABOVE the tank, and not at the drain valve.
Oh. I did not see that. My apologies.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:50 AM   #20
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OK,

1) Pump out services do not flush the tank, they just suck out any liquid waste that flows out the mast.

2) If there is not enough liquid EVERY TIME; solids remain in a pile (Pyramid of doom) at the base of the soil pipe.

3) If they charge per pump out, it is human nature to try and stretch the time between pump outs. Folks do this by not filling the bowl with water when flushing a #2. This is false economy. It leads to solids caked on walls and a deep layer of packed on sludge that restricts water flow from the dump mast valve making even more solids remain behind.

4) Once the "Pyramid of Doom" gets high enough to block the entrance to the soil pipe, solids start blocking the pipe itself; catching everything that goes down that is not water. (paper, deodorant tablets, poo, etc.)

So, what to do.

You are not going to like your options:

1) STOP using the toilet

2) Add 1 QUART of RV-Digest-It or other enzyme/bacteria based digester and then fill the tank with water until you see water in the bottom of the toilet opening (no higher as you don't want your base seal to leak.

3) Wait AT LEAST 72 hours (3 full days) to allow the "beasties" to turn that sludge/paper/poo into liquid waste.

4) call for a pump out.

5) Repeat AT LEAST once more.

6) Always use a full bowl of water to flush solids and never pump out unless full.

This should do the trick.

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