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Old 06-15-2015, 02:07 PM   #1
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Rear black tank on 36QBOK

Does the toilet in the rear bathroom drain straight down into the tank?

The reason I ask is because there have been a couple of times we thought it was clogged up because we could see a pile of TP just sitting there underneath the toilet. I tried using a long pole to see if I could move it but I just hit the bottom of what I assume is the tank.

Are we possibly not using enough water when flushing?
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:49 PM   #2
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I have a columbus 365rl and had the same problem- I had to remove the toilet and the pipe, come to find out the pipe sticking into the black tanks was to long- cut 6" off it and now everything is good.


Not a fun job though


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Old 06-15-2015, 06:28 PM   #3
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Yes, it is a straight drop into the tank. If you empty the tank and shut off the water, you can shine a light down and see.

I had one clog back there and it was a bad combination of camping with a bunch of non-campers, not enough water, and way too long of a sewer hose. I can tell you definitely that the distance for toilet to the tank is right about the length of my arm.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:25 PM   #4
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Keep in mind these tanks are very shallow, they are long and wide.
You must use a near full bowl of water when flushing!

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Old 06-16-2015, 11:12 AM   #5
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I can tell you definitely that the distance for toilet to the tank is right about the length of my arm.
I'm not sure I want to know how you determined that. I bought one of those 3 foot "grabber" arm things for a couple of bucks for that very reason.

I had the front toilet clog twice last weekend. Had to borrow a flexible toilet wand and a plunger from the CG. They are on my list of things to buy in the next day or two.


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Keep in mind these tanks are very shallow, they are long and wide.
You must use a near full bowl of water when flushing!
I think that's probably most of my problem. Wife and kids aren't using enough water when flushing. Problem is that the ball valve doesn't shut completely so the bowl doesn't hold water. Need to get that fixed.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:05 PM   #6
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I leave my black valves closed until it's full or until I travel...I add a few gal that swished around to help soften the piles while traveling . Also the afternoon before I leave I close the gray valves and use that water to rinse the dump hoses.
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