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Old 04-16-2015, 06:29 AM   #11
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We try to keep it simple like edatlanta.

No chemicals, lots of water and dump when it sounds full. With practice, you will know when it's time. We use Angel soft to be consistent with home. Any works as long as it is septic safe.

As to saving the paper in a can, I would not be camping if that was the only option. To each his own!

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Old 04-16-2015, 10:24 PM   #12
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Toilet option . . .

We have a 2011 Pinnacle we enjoy it very much. Our toilet connection to the black tank is straight down, so no problem for us. I would like to share however, an option that can solve a number of "potty" problems - including when water is an issue. Take a peek at this great video on composting toilets. If you search YouTube a bit, you will find the couple that did the video, has others on this subject. Not saying this is for me, or anyone else, but it is an option. I found it interesting, especially the no water and no odor parts. The actual toilets are expensive, nearly $1,000 or more. If you do not know anything about composting toilets, you will be well educated once you have seen this video and the others the couple have done. Enjoy.



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Old 04-17-2015, 12:35 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by edatlanta View Post
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.

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Old 04-17-2015, 05:58 PM   #14
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So far, we changed to Scott's 1 ply. It's been 3 days and so far, I don't think there's a clog. We've been using lots of water.....lots! We haven't used any chemicals harsher than our Environment friendly 'green' although we purchased RidX just in case. We want to put a camera down the tank to see if there's any rough surface that tp would get hung up on. I hate the 1 ply tp!

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