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Old 03-29-2011, 10:01 PM   #11
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Well, I went to the RV today, dressed for battle. Used the flush king, back flushed it, still would not drain from the toilet. I used a plumbers snake down the toilet, and it drained right away. There is a 4 foot long pipe that goes down to an elbow, there must have been a clog at the elbow. The black tank was empty, it was just clogged from the toilet to that darn elbow. My wife does not run enough water thru it after she uses it, i guess. Anyway, all is well, and we are once again happy campers.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:53 PM   #12
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Nice --- pretty impressive if you can clog that 4" pipe....lol.....

Well I am glad it all came out well in the end...

(ok...better stop before I get in trouble)
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:33 AM   #13
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...There is a 4 foot long pipe that goes down to an elbow, there must have been a clog at the elbow. ...
This is a problem that I've seen posted on other forums- clogging because the toilet drain has some bend in the pipe and does not empty straight into the holding tank. I have some camping friends complain about this same issue too; and it's happened to them enough times that it's become an annoyance.

At least you know what to watch for now. Don't be surprised if this problem raises its ugly head again.

You're right, though, the answer is to use more water. I have everyone trained that if they know they're to do more than a "number 1", to fill the bowl with extra water before they go. When finished, we only leave about an inch of water in the bowl so that the seal stays wet. The reason for doing this is so it's easier to see if the seal's leaking. With a lot of water in the bowl, it's harder to tell; especially if it's a slow leak.
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Come-N-Go - what brand of TP were you using? I am curious because it sounds like it may be part of the problem.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:41 AM   #15
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This is why I really like the TST "Orange Power Granular" it really eats the TP.
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Try to siphon it out? ROFL!!! Good luck!
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Come-N-Go - what brand of TP were you using? I am curious because it sounds like it may be part of the problem.
We use RV toilet paper from an rv store.......
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If you use plenty of water then the TP really dosen't matter.
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We use RV toilet paper from an rv store.......
That is the worst stuff you can use.. very expensive and dont break down .. we did some tests at an RV class I was taking and the costco Kirkland brand broke down the best..
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:52 AM   #20
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Lotsa water before the business of # 2 is done, lotsa water in your tank when you dump your tank and you will be happy camper from now on.
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