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Old 11-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #11
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I wouldn't disagree with others about leaving it in, but if it was mine I would want it out - just because.

What I would try first is raise the front end with the tongue jack as high as it will go to create a slope toward the rear. Run a steady stream of water through the toilet with a garden hose. Open the dump valve and run a snake up through the discharge pipe while the water is running to move and/or dislodge the TP roller. If you have a wand (easily made from PVC) you can direct the water toward the front so you know you're getting the whole tank.

Something else you could try: When I had my 17Z, I had to get underneath to reconnect a tank monitor wire. If you park the TT on blocks and lower the front there is enough room to work without jacking. In that position, I would snake through the dump valve and try to move / dislodge the TP roller. You might get lucky enough to have it end up where you can get it through the toilet. I don't think you could catch it with a magnet. (Drain first if you try this method.)

Are you handy? It's not THAT big of a job to disconnect the discharge pipe(s). Make sure you have new seals available for reassembly. Your TT is brand new so you might not need them. Good luck.
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:25 PM   #12
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Get it out...or it will become wrapped with toilet paper. Then it will dry and get hard when you store it.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:00 PM   #13
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I agree with TB, get it out or it may end up like a branch in a culvert. It'll collect everything and eventually clog. I would figure out which way the black tank drains, if it drains towards the front [you may have to remove a portion of covered bottom of the trailer, if applicable] have someone raise the front of the camper while you are looking down the toilet with a flashlight, it might just roll backwards and if you see it, get a stick and put a rolled up piece of duct tape, sticky side out and try to remove it that way. Of course, make sure the tank is empty. Wow, that was long winded and actually sounds kind of silly. Or you could just keep filling and dumping the tank until you see it come out.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:04 PM   #14
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Nobody really knows what may happen, including me. I think it unlikely that a light plastic tube will collect a bunch of debris. If it does dry out over winter, it will wet right up as soon as the tank is used again. If it should grow bigger then it will be easier to see.

I think I remember "brand new" in the original post. I'd take a wait and see attitude for a couple reasons. One is that it is such a crappy job. Two is that if an owner starts disassembling things it may cause do-do with any future warranty issues on a brand new RV.

If it should plug something up then that will be the time to no longer just sit there in contemplation, but stand up to hose things down.

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Old 11-02-2013, 05:16 AM   #15
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I watched this thread to learn about clearing an obstruction so when it happens to me, I would no where to start. Please let us know how you resolve your problem. (Even if it's not a problem.)
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...I think it unlikely that a light plastic tube will collect a bunch of debris. ...
...and I never thought a length of quarter-round (which is about the same diameter as the TP holder tube) that a "prankster" shoved down the toilet drain via the mounting flange in our new home before the toilet was attached would cause the toilet to back-up either. What a surprise it was when my father and I removed the toilet to figure out what was causing the clogs and discovered it in the pipe.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:05 PM   #17
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You ever lose something down the toilet?

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I watched this thread to learn about clearing an obstruction so when it happens to me, I would no where to start. Please let us know how you resolve your problem. (Even if it's not a problem.)
I will update in the spring when the trailer comes out of hibernation.
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