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Old 02-08-2016, 07:17 AM   #1
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Toilet Paper Clog

I have a Thor Challenger 2015. when you flush the toilet there appears to be a ledge that stops the toilet paper and clogs it up. What can be done to stop this. Running excess water when flushing doesn't help. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:40 AM   #2
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I have a Thor Challenger 2015. when you flush the toilet there appears to be a ledge that stops the toilet paper and clogs it up. What can be done to stop this. Running excess water when flushing doesn't help. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Try filling the toilet with water and dumping it onto the tp several times. That works for me. You can also replace the toilet spray nozzle with a simple on off valve that will squirt a stream of water into the tank. Usually, just using enough water when flushing will keep things clear.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:20 AM   #3
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"there appears to be a ledge"

Just wondering, can you actually SEE a ledge of any sort/type? Can you see T/P being held at any point? If so, then you'll need to find a tool or, some sort of mechanism that will alleviate that ridge.
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"Double R".....If it's like the tank that Fleetwood used on several coaches, the main part of the tank didn't fit under the toilet, so they created a tank with an additional chamber that had a sloped ledge that allowed the waste to drop onto the ledge and slide into the main tank. It's a terrible design and caused my Fleetwood Terra to clog all the time.

It was compounded by the fact that if you held the toilet valve open to clear the clog, the water ran so you had to go outside and turn the water off.

Sometimes in this design, they didn't cut the pipe that goes into the tank short enough. Consequently, the pipe is too long and too close to the shelf and causes the clog. I tried many things to fix mine, including enlarging the hole in the floor with a home type seal. All the changes I made helped a little, but it stilled clogged.

I complained to Fleetwood and they denied ever hearing of the issue, yet it was online and many were complaining. I later sold the coach because of this and the Workhorse brake issue. A year later, Fleetwood admitted there was a problem with the tank. I was so aggravated, I swore I would never buy another Fleetwood product, not because their products were bad, but because they lied about the issue.

If you like the coach and want to fix the issue, I would bite the bullet and install a macerator toilet. It will grind the waste before it hits the shelf.
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Our 2014.5 Challenger had the same problem, but the problem was us. We were new RVers and trying to save water (tank space). Once a tech drew me a picture of how the pipe (no ridge) dumped into the tank I understood. Always use more water during the time between black tank being empty and 1/3. After that you don't have to worry.

As someone said, the pipe drops into the tank at its uphill side. My understanding is that this is done on purpose to facilitate the solids sliding down toward the drain hole. Some people squirt in a shot or two of dishwasher soap after dumping to make it slipperier. We found that just understanding the design and working with it solved the problem.
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I'd also look at your toilet paper choice….. My DW adores the extra soft stuff, but we learned that it simply won't dissolve. Switched to the Scott Rapid Dissolve product, and we've never had the problem since. As others have mentioned, however…it's important to use lots of water and wait until the tank is 3/4 full before emptying as much as you can.
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Hi Double R: What is the make and model of your toilet ?
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To keep for clogging the toilet pipe with TP and / or poo, make sure you have plenty of water in TOILET bowl to start with (before sitting down)........ 1/2 bowl at least.

That water in the bowl is what sucks the tp/poo down the drain, then keep "flushing"with plenty of water which cleans out the toilet drain and also helps keep your black tank from getting the poo pile.

Not sure that filling the bowl with plenty of water first was clear in the other posts.
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To keep for clogging the toilet pipe with TP and / or poo, make sure you have plenty of water in TOILET bowl to start with (before sitting down)........ 1/2 bowl at least.

That water in the bowl is what sucks the tp/poo down the drain, then keep "flushing"with plenty of water which cleans out the toilet drain and also helps keep your black tank from getting the poo pile.

Not sure that filling the bowl with plenty of water first was clear in the other posts.
The OP talks about "running excess water" but that won't help. The key is having a lot of water in the bowl when you flush.
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yes, it's the gravity and weight 'rush' of the water down the tube that flushes the solids and paper down the tank - with that said, and even with the best technique, it will still happen to the best of us - find a good 3' straight tree limb for those 'just in case' moments : )
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Sound advice. I'd only suggest the following addition to your description: "a good 3' straight SINGLE USE tree limb."
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