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Old 08-17-2015, 08:10 AM   #1
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Toilet Clogs

We just moved from a fifth wheel to our Georgetown Motorhome. One thing we have noticed is that the toilet seems to be clogging more often. In the 5er, the toilet was mounted directly over the black tank. When you flushed, it dropped directly into the tank. Correct me if I am wrong, but it seems as if the toilet in the Georgetown is plumbed into the black tank. Things probably drop into a 90 degree elbow, run through a short length of pipe, then empty into the black tank.

Since we have been trained on the direct drop version in the 5er, we are probably not using enough water to do a complete and proper flush. We will work on that!

Our problem is most likely that the paper is not getting completely flushed out of the pipe, the next flush hits it and builds up until there is a clog.

Assuming our guess at how it all works is correct, what do others use to break up clogs in their systems?
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We don't flush paper down the toilet as our 5er also has (2) 45 turns in it to get to the black tank. Use more water.
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Once there is a clog, what do you use to break it up and flush it through?
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Once there is a clog, what do you use to break it up and flush it through?
I have had this issue in the past with other 5er's and had to purchase a flexible wand that my black tank hose will attach to. This is about three feet long with a shutoff valve. This is than drag through the camper and to the toilet. You turn the wand on when it is in the toilet and the seal is opened. You than push this down into the pipe to the clog working slowly so as not to make a mess. This works similar to a plunger but uses water in stead of air pressure to clear the clog.

Camping stores and RV centers sell them.
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Once upon a time (prior to our Georgetown) we had a blockage and my DH used a regular snake. Worked great.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:23 PM   #8
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Never really had that problem in my 2013 Class C sunseeker 3020DS. My dealer recommended that I flush left over ice cubes from the freezer down the drain before I dump the tank. Seems to clean out a lot. Then refill the tank with a good quantity of water and tablet.
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We don't flush paper down the toilet as our 5er also has (2) 45 turns in it to get to the black tank. Use more water.
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Oh, what you said!! Here come the flamers!!!
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I am always amazed when these topic of "clogs" , "paper vs no paper",
"what kind of paper"....etc comes ups.

The advice that makes me buckle over with laughter the most is "no paper" down the toilet...and save it in a pail.

Gives a whole new meaning to "potpourri"...yikes !

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Gives a whole new meaning to "potpourri"...
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Hot (boiling?) water is supposed to work well.


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On our 5r there are 2 - 45 bends and a short piece of 3" pipe before it hits the tank. We run about 1/2 bowl of water with each flush that contains solids and TP. Coming up on two years with this RV, no black tank trouble. On our previous Cougar 5th wheel the drop from the toilet was straight into the tank.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:43 PM   #15
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Costco sell an 'add on' Bidet, called the "BIO- Bidet Elite 3". i have been trying to redesign my Thetford Aqua magic to accept the add on bidet, of course this would only work on city water as water pump doesn't have enough pressure. I have spoken to the engineers at Bio Bidet, but the market is to small
with a bidet you would use alot less paper; and baby wipes, which will kill a macerator pump
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We don't flush paper down the toilet as our 5er also has (2) 45 turns in it to get to the black tank. Use more water.
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