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Old 12-16-2018, 05:14 AM   #1
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Sewer Issues

Any help would be appreciated.
It seems that no matter what there are back-up issues.
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:24 AM   #2
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:05 AM   #3
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More fiber??

We need a little more to go on. Start with RV, then describe problem, along with what you have alway tried. Plenty of people on here love to answer questions and help.
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:42 AM   #4
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Use more water.....
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Are the TOILETS backing up?
or is it the SINK or SHOWER that is backing up?
or is it the sewer you have the stinky slinky hooked to on the outside of the RV?

Hooked up to SEWER, or SEPTIC SYSTEM? Residential or Commercial system? Full time usage? Part time usage?

Lots of experience here, but as stated, we need more information in order to offer informed advice
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Agree with use more water. Not using enough water will cause a back-up.
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Sorry for the confusion. RV hooked up to septic.
Toilet continually backs up. Have plenty of water flowing.
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Are you leaving the black tank valve open? Don't.....and make sure the hose has a downward angle...
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The black tank valve should be closed until the black tank is full. Remember using plenty of water. If you are hooked to an RV park city water and sewage then using plenty of water should not be a problem.

When the black tank is full, pull the black tank valve. Everything should dump and not back up. Now use your black tank flush. Let it run 15 minutes. This helps keep the black tank cleaner and helps the sensors work accurately. I never had trouble with my black tank sensors like a lot of other people because I have run the black tank flush up to 30 minutes or until the sensors show empty. I also use the black tank flush after every time I dump the black tank.

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Also use the green or blue toss ins as they help deodorize and to break down solids.
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R U saying that nothing will go down the toilet drop?
R U saying that water will go down the toilet drop?
What R U doing to clear the backup?

Don't know for sure but it sounds like you are on a somewhat permanent hookup to the septic and you don't move much. From that premise, you need a slinky hose that rides in a cradle with a continuous down slope to the sewer line hole into the septic.

Secondly, you do not want to leave the RV dump valve open while you sit there. You only open the valve when the black tank in nearly full with "stuff" and water. Then everything will flow out into the septic system.

If you have the valve open all the time all the water will drain leaving the solid stuff to dry out right under the toilet so that more "stuff" gets clogged right under the toilet drop. It's called the "Poo pyramid" Suspect you may have that.

Lots of threads here on it and how to get rid of it. Basically you'll need to fill the black tank with water (valve closed) and let it sit and soak for a couple days then take a stick through the toilet hole and try to break up the pile then dump the tank.

Is there a black tank flush system installed? Use it to try to clean the tank out also. You have some work ahead of you if I am on the correct path here with what you have for a problem.

Still more information needed from you. Describe what you mean by "back up". How are you operating your toilet system? What do you have for a slinky tube system? Have you left the dump valve open or closed? Please add more info.
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:03 AM   #12
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Thank you all for your help. Hoping for the best. 🤞🏼
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If you have the dreaded pyramid of poo, shut your black tank valve, get a container of Happy Camper, fill the back tank with water and the whole Happy Camper, all the way up let sit for a few hours, then flush. Might have to finish up with the garden hose but this usually works.

This is what the technicians do at Guaranty in oregon.
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If you have the dreaded pyramid of poo, shut your black tank valve, get a container of Happy Camper, fill the back tank with water and the whole Happy Camper, all the way up let sit for a few hours, then flush. Might have to finish up with the garden hose but this usually works.

This is what the technicians do at Guaranty in oregon.


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