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Old 09-10-2015, 12:05 PM   #1
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Black Water will not drain

We have a 2000 Keystone Springdale. We can see water down in the tolit, so we go outside, open the Black Water Valve, & nothing comes out of the pipe. Why do you think we can't empty the Black Water Tank.
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Well, let's see. My guess is that it's probably plugged up.

Noticed from your first post that this is a new (used) trailer for you that you didn't check out before bringing home....so be prepared for additional problems.

As for the black tank drain, first determine that the valve is indeed working and opening all the way. If it is, then the tank's drain opening is probably stuffed solid and you'll need to break that obstruction up. Best way is to purchase a "flush King" (or equivalent), attach a garden hose to it, and blow the water back up into the tank. Hopefully that will dislodge the stoppage. If the valve is not opening, it will need to be replaced ..... and with a full tank, the job is gonna be real messy.

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Have you checked from the toilet how full the tank is ? As far as the valve, you should be able to see if the gate is opening when pull the tee handle. Just be ready for what my be inside , alive or not !!!!
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That's a ****** situation
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Our friends just had this problem in their Berkshire and solved the problem the old fashion way with a plunger.

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If there is plenty of water in there you might have a TP clog. You can use a hose from inside or buy a hose converter cap for the outside and force water up through from the outside which should dislodge the clog.
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We have a 2000 Keystone Springdale. We can see water down in the tolit, so we go outside, open the Black Water Valve, & nothing comes out of the pipe. Why do you think we can't empty the Black Water Tank.
I have had that problem mine was the slug they cut out for the intake pipe was left in the tank and us to float to the gate and stop flow, try back flush.
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I would just use a poker and get ready to close that valve.
Do this with the hose connected. If it starts to flow, simply raise up the end of the hose a couple feet. Even poop does not flow uphill.
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Once you get it unplugged, hose it out with a wand. Then make sure you use the right kind of TP and always have 5+ gallons of water in the tank before you poo anything.

You can also dump a 10lbs bag of ice down the toilet and go for a drive. The sloshing ice should break up and pyramids.
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Black water drain

My daughter surprised us with this camper & she didn't check it out because the owners said "everything works". Either the drain was plugged when she bought it or else something was dropped inside the tolit when my 2 yrs old grandson stayed in the camper for a couple of days with his mama.
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My daughter surprised us with this camper & she didn't check it out because the owners said "everything works". Either the drain was plugged when she bought it or else something was dropped inside the tolit when my 2 yrs old grandson stayed in the camper for a couple of days with his mama.
How much water is in the tank???

The back flush with a garden hose attached to the cap "should" break it lose, and then you can close the valve and attach your sewer hose to drain.

If that does not work...

If it is not too full, I suggest you raise the drivers side of the coach as much as possible to prevent "bad stuff" from covering you. Use blocks under the wheels, and the leveling jacks on one side.
We are talking about a 3 or 4 inch opening and one right angle fitting at most. It should not be too difficult to push anything away from the drain opening....and then again close the valve....slant the RV the other way and drain.

You should have a clear fitting so you can inspect what comes out...could be a stuffed teddy bear

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This is an update. I think the tank is empty. THERE SEEMS TO BE A CRACK IN THE TANK UNDERNEATH THE TRAILER> Now what do we do?
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Can you see water leaking out of the crack?? If so, you may have to replace the tank. If it's clogged try the new Oxy stuff for rv's. It's available in Walmart in the RV area.
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