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Old 04-26-2015, 03:02 PM   #1
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Weird RV Toilet Clog Question/Problem

Thank you for checking my post. I have searched with no posts detailing my current situation. I have a 2008 Monaco Monarch with a previous owner who I believe did not take very good care of the unit. I have just recently been able to use the black tank flush valve. Sadly, I do not think the previous owner had ever used it. It is equipped with a sanicon system. (I am wondering if the buildup cleared from that valve is the culprit of my current situation)

The tank reads empty even though you can clearly see the tank is almost to the top of the black water tank. When flushing with the sanicon the grey water empties completely (it reads that anyway and plenty of "grey" water comes out) but the black water does not. I have tried shooting water into the system thinking the sanicon may have been clogged up. I do this by using a female to female attachment with a hose and turn it on. With the grey water I can hear the bubbles it creates in that line/tank. When I try it with the black tank the contents in the black tank begins to swirl. However, when I try and drain the black tank it once again will not empty!

It is harder for us because we are on the road now and finding dump stations is a bit harder and I can/will not sit and try to figure this out while a line of other RV's line up behind me. Has anyone experienced this? Would a plunger do the trick? I have added a few of the cleaning/deodorant packets as we drive today to see if it clears anything down there. I am trying my very best to keep from dropping the sanicon but its looking like it is in my future...
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We had a neighbor at the winter rv park and he had the problem also.. after removing the valve that dumps the tank he found a toilet cleaning brush, less the handle. from the previous owner.. put on some gloves, reached up in there and removed the brush, put in a new valve and all was good.
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Old 04-26-2015, 04:41 PM   #3
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How hard would it be to drop the Sanicon? At least that way you should be able to "see" what the problem is. On my coach, when we brought her home, there was a "mountain of poo" in the black tank that took several attempts with a the awning hook to break up and drag it out.

Just to add to the toilet brush comment, I found a hearing aid and several small batteries in the black tank poo! I guess the former owner was changing the batteries and dropped the thing into the toilet. Why he flushed it down the drain is anyones guess.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:27 AM   #4
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Chris,
I have been watching your blog on YouTube. I believe your problem
with the sewer is the Sanicon system itself. You should be able to disconnect the pump from the tank outlet and install a regular 3" sewer hose and then dump your tank through the 3"hose while parked at a hook up site. You will have to run a lot of water through a water hose into the toilet as you are dumping and thereby rinse out the black tank completely. I have a Monaco Cayman with a similar setup and that is how I resolved the problem.
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Chris,
I have been watching your blog on YouTube. I believe your problem
with the sewer is the Sanicon system itself. You should be able to disconnect the pump from the tank outlet and install a regular 3" sewer hose and then dump your tank through the 3"hose while parked at a hook up site. You will have to run a lot of water through a water hose into the toilet as you are dumping and thereby rinse out the black tank completely. I have a Monaco Cayman with a similar setup and that is how I resolved the problem.
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With our rig I can do just as is said above. Just pick whichever drain system is easiest to use at the time.
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