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Old 12-23-2011, 12:09 AM   #15
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Or do as requested through out Ecuador. Do not flush any TP but place in a can near by

This sign was in a hotel in the Galapagos:

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I had a similar sign on my boat "If it didn't go through you it doesn't go in the head ! I had a can for the TP right beside the head with a cover sure saved a lot of trouble un-clogging the head.
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Bubbling is a symptom of a clog or near full tank. You could possibly have a vent problem, but the fact that you always have a clog after the bubbling start suggests that it is just a clog forming. And a blocked vent does not cause clogs.

Try using less TP, and a a less thicj brand, maybe only one or two plies and something that is rated for septic systems and quick to dissolve. Quilted and colored papers often have added ingredients that slow down the rate at which the TP disintegrates.
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I had a similar situation with one large bubble once this past summer. Problem stopped once i turned the exhaust fan off of high speed....
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What brand of TP are you using? We have switched to Angel Soft, buy it at Wally World, dissolves faster and more complete than the expensive RV kinds. We dump weekly and all you see coming out is brown water, no paper or solids. And ours will "Burp" when it gets full and needs dumping.
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It's basically a solid/liquids ratio issue, Not enough liquid is always a potential for trouble. We always use the "UP" pedal and add a substantial amount of water to the bowl before opening the "down" pedal. We end up dumping more frequently, but we usually stay at CGs with a sewer connection and dump whatever's in the tank before we leave.

Haven't had a problem.

Also, since we have a State Highway Department free dump at a rest area about 20 miles from home, we usually run a significant amount of water into the black tank before we leave our last CG on the trip, so the contents get a good sloshing on the freeway coming home. Then we unload at the rest area.
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I had a similar situation with one large bubble once this past summer. Problem stopped once i turned the exhaust fan off of high speed....
I had to read it twice. But I got it!
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If your travels take you to Yuma, Az. there are several maintence people down here called sewer protologist. They will clean your system out for you at your site. I don't think they are cheap but according to what I hear they do a good job and they are quick.
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If your travels take you to Yuma, Az. there are several maintence people down here called sewer protologist. They will clean your system out for you at your site. I don't think they are cheap but according to what I hear they do a good job and they are quick.
Thanks, Bill2. That may be a good idea right there.
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Ever rented a houseboat? There will be a paper catch can nest to the head. Not a lot of fun.

I am a proponent of lifting the pedal every 5 or so flushes to fill the bowl with clean water for a superflush to clean out the pipes before the paper has a chance to clog. I do the same 3 times when I dump the tank to flush it out.
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Thanks for the advice ALL y'all. For a while there, I was thinking I'd just go visit a friend when it was time to "go", but I don't have enough friends to make it inconspicious ... inspicon ... not noticeable.What I did, however, was to increase the use of water per flush and reduce the amount of TP per poop and that seems to have been the solution because I haven't had a blockage since I started that. All this to say, thank you very much to everybuddy who gave me their ideas.
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Sounds like too much Mexican food to Me !!!
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