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Old 11-20-2014, 10:56 PM   #15
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Oh... close the toilet valve as much as possible .... to reduce 'blow back'... DAMHIK...
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:33 AM   #16
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I have a washout device which attaches to a hose. You stick it inside the black tank thru the toilet flush valve... turn on the water and 'spin' the device so that it sprays all around.

Perhaps this will allow you to 'direct' a blast at the pile...oh.. close the toilet valve as much as possible .... to reduce 'blow back'... DAMHIK...
I had one of those with the other trailer. It look like a wand with a pressure nozzle on the business end. Seems like I bought it at Walmart. Now I use the built-in black tank flush.

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Old 11-21-2014, 12:50 PM   #17
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Our Overlander when we first got it the holding tank was about full and had been that way for a long time and frozen when we first got our trailer.. I went ahead and pulled it home that way thinking too myself,, what a jerk..

I worried for weeks about it but once the weather warmed up nothing was broken..

I think if it was mine,, I would go ahead and pour a gallon of RV antifreeze in the holding tank just to make sure nothing freezes hard.. Don't forget to reach your arm inside and get it all mixed up.. ( just kidding,,)

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Old 11-21-2014, 06:21 PM   #18
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:18 AM   #19
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Maybe you could trade the AS for a newer one....
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:06 AM   #20
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So far we have never had the "mounding" problem. And the BW tank looks clean on inspection.
I always try to dump the tanks upon arrival. That way everything has been stirred up from the days travel.

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Old 11-22-2014, 08:40 AM   #21
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Progress! Is it always moving forward?
I just replaced the toilet in my trailer and this discussion has caused me to think about it. The new toilets, by the design of the bowl and the activation assembly, do not use any where as much water. One would consider this as progress until you are faced with the topic of this discussion.

Historically "mounding" was a problem of trailer that had the toilet, mostly SOBs, on the curb side of the trailer, or the high side of the tank. The old adage "Sxxx flowing down hill" is not really true it needs water to get things started and to maintain the trip. So called progress has now given us a chance to share this problem. The water we saved in the usage will now be used to move things along.

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