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Old 06-01-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Help. I have a 185 jayco and I am having some issues. At the dump station I am having problems with the toilet paper "pyramiding" up just below the toilet. We are adding plenty of water whenever we flush. It takes me a couple ours and sometimes sticking a stick down the toilet to push the clump to the hose.

Do any of you guys have a attachment that works or helps clean this out that will make this task easier.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:54 PM   #2
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Before a trip, start with more fresh water in the tank. I typically start with 5 - 6 gallons. Then continue to use plenty of water with each flush. Make sure you are using appropriate TP too.

There wands available to stick down the toilet to help clean the tank. I have a quickie flush installed on mine. But neither of those will really break up the TP mound, only more water will take care of that.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:29 PM   #3
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Are you dumping with the tank almost full? Make sure it is to get a good flow moving down the pipe.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:44 PM   #4
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That is usually a symptom of insufficient water to start with and or dumping the tank too soon. Like another poster said you must have several gallons of water in the tank and prevent the tank from drying out in between uses. For really stubborn cases you may need to clean the tank by putting two - four giant bags of ice down the toilet with a gallon of bleach. Drive around for 1/2 hour fill the tank and dump. When I say fill the tank look through the toilet and when the water is at the bottom of the toilet base then it is full. Use your black flush system every time you dump. Keep flushing until the water comes out clear.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:22 PM   #5
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I always put 5 gallons of clean water and a dose of chemicals in my tank when I return from a trip. That way there is treated water in the tank the whole time it's waiting for another campout and it's ready to go.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:25 PM   #6
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Yeah. My normal routine is when i get ready to dump to fill it up completely then dump. I may try a wand next trip. I think part of the problem is the small tank.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:37 PM   #7
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And leave it closed while camping and until it fills and you are ready to dump.
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I always put 5 gallons of clean water and a dose of chemicals in my tank when I return from a trip. That way there is treated water in the tank the whole time it's waiting for another campout and it's ready to go.
x2 this exactly what I do.
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:01 AM   #9
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As mentioned, plenty of water in the tank before you use it and then add some if needed before dumping. Our current trailer has a tank flush/rinse hose and I use it several times a month. (we stay in a park all winter and another all summer)
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It's all been said. Bottom line is you need to flush with a full tank and then refill and flush until it runs clear after each camp outing. A clear plastic flush extension helps with monitoring the fluid to make sure all is running clear. I continue to refill the tank and empty until I reach that state. It's easy if you have a black water tank flush accessory, otherwise my routine was to use a hose and fill the tank from the top of the toilet. Usually only one extra top off.
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