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Old 04-28-2016, 05:26 PM   #15
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The manual for our 5er actually says to run the water for at least 10 seconds after each flush of solids. Will have to teach the family.
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:17 AM   #16
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When I drained the tanks today a thin plastic disk got stuck in the the elbow of the clear plastic flush section I put on. It looks roughly cut or punched out of a larger piece of plastic. Not sure where it came from but I'm sure it contributed to my problem.
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Old 05-03-2016, 05:36 AM   #17
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Probably where the worker cut out a hole in one of the tanks for inlet, outlet or vent. There are similar stories from new RV owners on iRV2.

It's great you got it out so soon, rather than having it clog things up (on and off) for months.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:23 AM   #18
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After emptying black tank always fill as others have with 20-25% water prior to reusing. If you have to dump a day sooner who cares ? Test different toilet papers in a glass of water and see which brand breaks down the quickest.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:48 AM   #19
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Most people do not use enough water to flush. When I dump the black tank I close the valve and allow the tank to fill to about 20% before I shut off the flusher, just be sure your vent is operational and do not forget the flusher is running, otherwise you will overfill the tank.
I go for 75% full before dumping and always add 3 or 4 gallons of water and chemicals to the black tank before using. Been doing that for many, many years and have never had a black tank backup.
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Exactly right on the water use: when we're at hookups: always run 60 seconds of water from flush pedal into black tank, am & pm., pull the flush pin, with a chock in the toilet every few days., with tank water running. Keeps things juiced & flowing....
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Glad you got it fixed. Here's an idea not tried before. Hook up your drain hose to the drain and attach a cap with a fill connection. Attach a hose to the cap and slowly fill the drain hose and put back pressure on the clog. Shouldn't take long. Turn off the hose, raise the end of the tank drain hose, remove the cap and drop the hose into the drain.

I suppose you could also attach the hose with cap, open the valve and drive if you are worried that the drain hose could over pressure.
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After emptying black tank always fill as others have with 20-25% water prior to reusing. If you have to dump a day sooner who cares ? Test different toilet papers in a glass of water and see which brand breaks down the quickest.
Agree. When I drain the tank before a trip I add fresh water to the tank (10-20%) with a cup of laundry soap. When I get to the new site I drain it. Also, Walmart sells quick dissolving toilet paper by Scott in the RV section. It's soft, quilted, does the job and does quickly dissolve. The biggest problem we had with our tanks was using a "septic safe" paper that didn't dissolve in the tank.
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