Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2017, 08:40 PM   #1
GSlone
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Louisville
Posts: 38
Tank Issue

Hey guys, on my last trip out I had two problems at tear down time. When I drove to the dump station I twisted off the cap to the waste lines and was met with a full release of the grey tank, the push pull handle was in the off position. I checked the cable all the way to the handle and there is an issue with it so I think my best bet is to just replace the cable and valve.

But the fun didn't stop there, after wearing part of the grey tank I opened up the black tank and nothing. The value appears to be working fine so I think it is a clog - any suggestions on best way to clear it?

What kind of luck is it to have two separate problems at the same time?
__________________
Gary & Kelly
2016 Chev. 2500 HD
2014 Cherokee Wolf Pac 28WP
2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide
GSlone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2017, 08:42 PM   #2
King of the Road
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 556
Water water and water.
__________________
2016 Crusader Lite
Single slide
2013 Ram 2500 Crew Cab Tow Vehicle

2016 days camped = 91, 2017 days camped = 109
Dano1955 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2017, 09:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
keith52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 446
I would give this a try....https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-F02-...aste+clean+out
__________________
2014 Chevy CC Duramax 4X4 Long Bed
2017 Cedar Creek 36CKTS
MORryde independent suspension with disc brakes
keith52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2017, 05:53 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Idaho
Posts: 15
I used TanktechsRx treatment and cleaning tool. Worked great.
Dryfly46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2017, 06:01 PM   #5
Ret E-9 Anchor-clanker
 
donanddona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Genoa, ILL
Posts: 1,476
Pour buckets of water down the toilet until you see it in the tube. This may give it enough statistic pressure to clear your clog. Be patient, the water pressure may take 5-10 minutes. If not, your could try a manual snake from the discharge (only as a last resort). I find it better to fill if not all ready full prior to dumping in all cases.
__________________
Don & Dona W/yorkies Gizmo, Master Chief, & Tali
2011 Flagstaff 8528 BHSS 2015 Ford 6.7 XLT
2010 Full Timers & Still Going
donanddona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2017, 06:08 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
jeff64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 1,607
Like Keith 52 said. Valterra Flush King
__________________
2016 Flagstaff 27VRL Emerald
14K Equalizer
2020 Silverado 2500HD CC 4X4 6.6L gas 3.73
jeff64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2017, 06:16 PM   #7
Casey & Carolyn
 
Casey r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Las Vegas Nv
Posts: 171
Quote:
Originally Posted by donanddona View Post
Pour buckets of water down the toilet until you see it in the tube. This may give it enough statistic pressure to clear your clog. Be patient, the water pressure may take 5-10 minutes. If not, your could try a manual snake from the discharge (only as a last resort). I find it better to fill if not all ready full prior to dumping in all cases.
Be careful adding water through the toilet. My last trip out had and issue where the tank would not drain. Added water with the tank flush connection next added water through the toilet. Still would not drain. Went and purchased a one of those flush wands you attach to a garden hose and flush down through the toilet the stuff from the black tank was backing up in the toilet bowl. Baled the toilet out into a bucket using a cup. Dump bucket and flushed with wand again bailed some more dump bucket again kept this up for more than and hour and a half. Must have bailed at least 20 gallons out of the toilet before things finally broke loose and drained out the hose connected to the tank drain. Learned from this forum that we probably don't use enough water. Was not fun at all. But will make for good camping story some time down the road but not yet.
Casey r is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:07 AM.