Originally Posted by edatlanta
My Designer has a similar turn right at the bottom of the drain right at the black tank. I too had a plug one time early on. I full time and in year 5 and never a plug since:
I use zero chemicals in the tank
Only empty when tank "burps" and I know it is full
I use Northern Quilted multi ply TP
I use the tank flush most every time I dump the tank but not every time (I didn't use the flush at all for 3 months early this year since the park had such low water pressure I just didn't bother)
I do not put TP in a trash can or other device - it all goes in the black tank
What I do to prevent clogs is:
When ready to flush I fill the bowl up enough to cover whatever is in the tank and wet all of the TP. I then flush and fill the tank again up to at least the same level and flush again.
Never a problem in 5 years.
I agree completely. Never had chemicals in our Pinnacle in 4 years of fulltiming. Paper goes down the tube. I allow tank to fill until it burps, then drain, fill completely with water through flush connection, then drain again.
Never any tank odors, and the money saved on chemicals can be spent on more pleasurable pursuits.
David and Denise, fulltiming since 2011.
Pinnacle 36RETS, Samsung RF197 refer, 17.5 wheels/H-rated tires, Mor-Ryde pinbox, wet bolts and X-Factor, Monroe shocks, TireMinder TPMS.
2013 GMC 3500HD DRW 2wd, AirLift rear airbags, Curt Q20, 46 gal ATI transfer tank, Yamaha 3000iS in pickup bed