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Old 07-05-2016, 05:36 PM   #1
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Black water tank....paper pile up

So I just got back from my first long trip with my Jay Feather 25BH and after 5 nights in the trailer and multiple people using the head I have encountered a problem.

The toilet paper piling up right under the toilet in the tank. To the point where I had to take a stick and shove it down and move it out of the way so other "stuff" could make it down.

Emptying the black tank did not remove the paper. I think it just didn't have time to break down. Yes it is RV paper.

How do you guys deal with this? Is there a stronger break down chemical I can use?
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:40 PM   #2
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Lots of water... The bowl should be filled part way with water when doing #2...?
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:41 PM   #3
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Fill it with water and drive around, dump. Repeat as necessary.

In the future, use more water with every flush and start out with several gallons.
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Prohibit women from using that room.

Other than late at night we use the campground facilities.
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:14 PM   #5
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Yeah I figured water, or lack of it, was the problem. We do fill the bowl half way before each use. Maybe I'll put some water in it before getting started.
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:20 PM   #6
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We always add a few gallons of water right after we dump.
You need some liquid in there so the solid stuff doesn't just go plop and stay right where it goes down.
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You weren't hooked up to sewer and left your black tank valve open the whole time did you?
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Ideally you add enough water after emptying the tank to cover the bottom of the black tank. In my unit that takes 5 gallons or so of water to be added before anyone "does their business". I had the dreaded "poopcano" one time in my first RV and learned my lesson quickly!
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One more suggestion is to test your TP. Yes, you said that you are using an RV paper, but that might not mean much. There are some really good demos on YouTube (search RV Toilet Paper Test) of how to test. "The Fit RV"'s is a favorite. What these tend to demonstrate is that some RV papers fail to break down much in water, and some regular commercial papers disintegrate to pulp in no time. We went back to our usual home brand because it disintegrates to nothing in a matter of minutes in water, is softer, and about a quarter the price of RV paper.
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One more suggestion is to test your TP. Yes, you said that you are using an RV paper, but that might not mean much. There are some really good demos on YouTube (search RV Toilet Paper Test) of how to test. "The Fit RV"'s is a favorite. What these tend to demonstrate is that some RV papers fail to break down much in water, and some regular commercial papers disintegrate to pulp in no time. We went back to our usual home brand because it disintegrates to nothing in a matter of minutes in water, is softer, and about a quarter the price of RV paper.


What was your home brand that disintegrated well ?
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