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Old 08-05-2014, 10:05 AM   #1
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Help! Think I have the dreaded POOP mountain

I have read and read some more about this issue, and we are always careful making sure there is water in the black tank, only dumping when almost full. We bought a 33RLDS in April used (2012) the previous owners used it for 1 season. I am really starting to think we bought it with this issue. I noticed about 3 weeks ago that even after adding the right amount of chemicals there would start to be an odour after a few days. we would empty the tank fill it again and empty again a few times ,add the right amount of water and chemical and go home for the week. Upon returning everything would be fine then day 2 a smell, even checked pipe on roof not blocked.(of course our sensors are showing 2/3 full) This past weekend I had hubby turn the water off and I stuck a flash light down hmmm appeared the tank had not emptied completely, so I stuck a toilet brush as far as my hand would reach and started brushing what I think is the bottom and whatever I could reach. the brush was full of little bits of toilet paper (we use the rv type) at one point some more liquid started to drain.

So my main question is since we are on a seasonal site and there is no way of taking the trailer for a little spin around the block what should I do to solve this issue. I just bought a king flush but the water pressure at the park is not great. I do plan on hooking it up and giving it a try. I honestly think I need to add some type of safe chemical and let it sit to break up the crud that seems to have formed!

I told hubby once this problem is solved NO MORE TP in the toilet!

Not a happy camper at this moment. (never had this problem at all with our previous trailer)
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:13 AM   #2
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Open the valve and dump hot water from a 5 gallon pail right through the open toilet valve. This should get things going. Then flush the tank with regular water if equipped with the flush. Close the valve, dump 2 more pails of hot water in there and let it sit for an hour or two with a cup of pinesol then fill to the top and pull the dump valve. Flush again and treat as you would normally to start a week. This should get you back to a good tank that will require less flushing overall.

The hot water will aid in breaking down the TP mountain and paper faster than cold and the 5 gallon dump will hit the pile with some force.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:14 AM   #3
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Thank you so much I was just asking hubby if he thought hot water might do the trick! Thanks again will try this ASAP!
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Our 33rlds has a flush from the factory. I guess yours does not? I notice I always have troubles getting a complete flush without using it. Maybe that's why they come with it now.
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Our 33rlds has a flush from the factory. I guess yours does not? I notice I always have troubles getting a complete flush without using it. Maybe that's why they come with it now.
If we had one from the factory we would know its not hiding in some compartment???
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N,o our fitting for the flush is right above the gravity water fill hole which I thought was a dumb place for it. lol
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Along with the other suggestions, I would use a little more water with each toilet usage..... helps the chemicals control odor and break down solids.

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According to my wife, Calgon. See said to put some in with clear water, let set, then drain. Repeat as necessary, your results may vary.
We seriously limit the TP put into our tank. Any solids for that matter.
Once you do get ready to move yours, I would give the black tank a good amount of fresh water then stop and drain that after sloshing for many miles.
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Along with the other suggestions, I would use a little more water with each toilet usage..... helps the chemicals control odor and break down solids.

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And if you can don't dump until the tank is full. The extra water will help loosen things up. Also Rid-X now has a RV product on the market and it does help liquify the solids.
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Thanks for all the replies!
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