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Old 05-14-2016, 06:01 PM   #15
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Call All Pro Water-Flow @ 719-651-5213.. He has a liquid formula that Ive been using and never have had an issue since...He loves to help people out and will tell you the best way to keep up your black water tank. He cleans out tanks at International.. Give him a shout..
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:10 PM   #16
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Tilt the trailer slightly away from the toilet if it is on the wrong side.
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:28 PM   #17
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:11 PM   #18
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Ice cubes really do nothing.
Fill the BW tank about 2/3 full.
A full tank leaves no room for sloshing.
Take it for a drive.
Empty the tank.
Check the results. If there is still a problem.
Thetford makes chemicals for treating the tanks.
Add a good dose to a tank that is half full.
Take it for a drive. Let it sit.
Take it for another drive.
Empty upon returning.
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:47 AM   #19
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Ice cubes really do nothing.
Fill the BW tank about 2/3 full.
A full tank leaves no room for sloshing.
Take it for a drive.
Empty the tank.
Check the results. If there is still a problem.
Thetford makes chemicals for treating the tanks.
Add a good dose to a tank that is half full.
Take it for a drive. Let it sit.
Take it for another drive.
Empty upon returning.
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I second that and woul add one or two of those dishwasher packets to the black tank as you're adding water to it. When you drive around and it's a'sloshing, it helps clean. The additive that gives your glasses that **spot free rinse**, also helps...
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:41 PM   #20
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Nothing will ruin your day like a black water tank clog. Over the course of 18 yrs, I've had only one, and it was a mess beyond belief. As a result of that one clog, I go to great lengths to prevent another one.

1) I drain my tank when it's 2/3's to 3/4's full. That way, I have some wiggle room to run a (high pressure, city water) hose down my toilet to break things up.

I also have an assortment of 1/2" PVC pipe caps that I've drilled 1/8" holes in (different configurations). I use these as "nozzles" on the end of my hose. I use brass fittings to adapt hose thread to pipe thread.

2) Each time I drain my tank, I flush it out twice with fresh water; some times three times.

3) Once drained, I fill the tank with one inch of water; enough to cover the bottom of the tank. That helps prevent solids from sticking to bottom of tank.

I realize this sounds like a lot. But it's all about "prevention."

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Old 05-15-2016, 12:49 PM   #21
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One TP mound was enough!! We switched to the "use and throw away" approach to TP. We keep a small trash can with a foot operated lid, lined with a plastic trash bag to dispose of TP. We haven't put TP in the black tank for over 25 years, and thus have not had a clog.
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:53 PM   #22
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One TP mound was enough!! We switched to the "use and throw away" approach to TP. We keep a small trash can with a foot operated lid, lined with a plastic trash bag to dispose of TP. We haven't put TP in the black tank for over 25 years, and thus have not had a clog.
This is the same strategy I used on my boat toilet for 15 years. Plan on doing the same on the AS.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:31 PM   #23
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Back in the 60s I maintained a laundromat in Princeton frequented by students from the College and the Institute For Advanced Study. I have often thought about writing a book about those years and the complete lack of common sense demonstrated by the clientele. The woman who used a Full box of Tide in one washer, the one that put a frozen wash basket of clothing in the dryer, the one that pushed a grocery cart over my legs as I was removing a motor from a washer and question why I was in her way, and those, and there were many, who washed feather pillows in a machine. I will give a little insight to my book in that is a pillow may survives the washer, and that is unlikely, but it did not survive the dryer. I may laugh now but not then.

Now getting closer to the topic at hand. Those were the days of reusable diapers. All too many thought the washer would do the job so why rinse them before putting them in the washer. I now see that some of my old clientele are still out there. Now I don't want to bust anyone bubble but there is no way you are ever going to get the inside of your black water tank "streak free". You are not even going to get it clean so drain it and forget it.

For those that have not replaced one of both of their tanks let me caution you to this fact. The gray tank is much worst than the black tank, so be forewarned.
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:15 PM   #24
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The OP states that "it never used to happen" so I suspect he changed brands of TP or the manufacturer changed the TP's characteristics.

Try any of the single ply toilet papers -- Charmin Basic, Scott ... Pretty much anything other than what you have been using and see what happens.

It isn't rocket science.

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Has no one else noticed that the OP didn't have a problem with dumping, but rather that the TP was stuck in the tube leading from the toilet to the black tank? He stated he was using a stick to push it down. I suspect not enough water, or the valve is not opening all the way.

Interesting how these threads veer off topic so quickly.
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:38 PM   #26
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Has no one else noticed that the OP didn't have a problem with dumping, but rather that the TP was stuck in the tube leading from the toilet to the black tank? He stated he was using a stick to push it down. I suspect not enough water, or the valve is not opening all the way.

Interesting how these threads veer off topic so quickly.
The original post is below. It does not say anything about TP stuck in the tube.

As you say, "Interesting . . . "

And we wonder how things go off-topic . . .





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Why does the black water tank on my 2007 25fb jam up with tp directly below the toilet? Always plenty of water. I have to use a stick to clear it out. Never used to happen.
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I read the OP's first post to mean his toilet paper was clogging up before it got to the tank, which meant to me either he wasn't using enough water or maybe should try a courtesy flush mid dump.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:46 PM   #28
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Use more water, buy a bag of ice, put it in and drive to next campground. Also use septic safe or RV TP.
COSTCO's 'Kirkland' works fine for me.
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