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Old 07-11-2015, 11:42 AM   #1
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Toilet troubles

Hello, I seem to have a buildup of toilet paper that is getting bigger. Any tips on how to get this toilet paper pyramid down to the black tank?
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:52 AM   #2
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id say use something like this

Flexible Tank Wand - Valterra A01-0187VP - Sewer Flushing - Camping World

to clean the pipe to the black tank and if you dont have a tank flush.

when i dump my tank i spend the few extra mins to run my tank flush to get rid of any residual that didnt leave the tank upon dumping. i may close the black valve for a min or 2 to let some water build up in the tank but be careful with this as if you get distracted you'll have a bigger mess on your hands
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:11 PM   #3
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I would more interested in fishing it back out with a coat hanger than trying to get it down in the black tank.
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:20 PM   #4
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if you got a fifth wheel with one of those blasted serpentine lines to the tank, id just send it down as long as its just the neck thats clogged. once clear, inform all the heavy tissue users, we know who they are, that they are to use lots of water before they flush for a good "Gashoosh" to the tank below...these systems are not napkin friendly as well..
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:26 PM   #5
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Oh...Oh....
The movie "RV" comes to mind again.


X2 Lots of Water when flushing !!!


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Old 07-11-2015, 12:38 PM   #6
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Get stick - Stir

Bad placement of pipe to tank our is a joke too.
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We put NO paper in ours. A little inconvenient, but sure does eliminate some problems. I know there will be some here that will disagree with this method, but it works for us & not that difficult to do. Good luck on a yucky clean-up.
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:07 PM   #8
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A thick branch will do the job. Happens every time we take our trailer out.
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:21 PM   #9
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Add water to the tank BEFORE using, a tank treatment product will help stuff dissolve.
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Bad placement of pipe to tank our is a joke too.
has anyone ever seen a straight shot on a basement model fifth? they always got to look like a stovepipe on a shotgun shack!...
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Old 07-11-2015, 05:50 PM   #11
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We put NO paper in ours. A little inconvenient, but sure does eliminate some problems. I know there will be some here that will disagree with this method, but it works for us & not that difficult to do. Good luck on a yucky clean-up.
We tend to put toilet paper used from urination in a trash can next to the toilet, but we flush down that used for BM's. Seems to have worked well so far. We use RV toilet paper though.
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:29 PM   #12
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What type paper are you using. If using regular toilet paper and not the degradable kind. Regular clumps like a rock.
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Try filling the tank about 1/4 full (or a bit less)of water before BM, then flush with plenty of water. I know it fills the black tank a bit quicker, however, it sure beats poking around in the toilet down tube with a stick!
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Old 07-12-2015, 06:45 AM   #15
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Maybe a (Potty Training for RVers) class is in order? Remember (WATER) is your best Friend! Youroo!!
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Maybe a (Potty Training for RVers) class is in order? Remember (WATER) is your best Friend! Youroo!!
True the more water the better when flushing!


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I thought this was going to ignite the black tank open v.s. the black tank closed all the time debate.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:38 PM   #18
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X2 on what Turbs said, sounds like you aren't using enough water with each flush and now you have the "Cone of Death". I guess the toilet paper is better than the corn cobs we used when I was growing up.
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