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Old 03-03-2014, 04:52 PM   #15
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Nochawk, your profile says you have a 32' Fleetwood Southwind.
Based on that, maybe someone knows how your black tank is fed from the toidy.

I had a 96 Fleetwood Southwind Storm, and the black tank was fed tru a pipe that curved over and then down. Perhaps a plumbing "snake" will find a clog in the elbow of that pipe.

Assuming you are near your home location, you have not had freezing weather, so that should not be part of the issue.

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Old 03-03-2014, 06:04 PM   #16
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Good luck with your solution.

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Old 03-04-2014, 05:46 AM   #17
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Welcome and glad to meet you!

This type question would better be posted in the appropriate forum to get more views. This forum is designed to introduce yourself and many of the experts in these type of problems do not frequent this particular forum. Perhaps in the MH General Discussions and problems.

It sounds pretty obvious there is a sludge dam in the system. This is exactly what happens if the Black tank is left open allowing the water to run out. I have read that filling the tank with ice cubes (dumping several bags down the toilet) then driving until the ice is all melted will help break up the plug. Perhaps a plumbing snake up through the black tank outlet might open it enough to drain the water that is present, leaving room to allow the tank to be filled with ice.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:52 AM   #18
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How about an update. Hope you got it resolved.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:58 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by palehorse89 View Post
Reading your post Homeless........how does he investage this
Lots of pressure behind the valve!

It looks to me like you have the right idea.. As for myself I was raises with myself an the cat both played in the sand box!! I am not afraid of cooties....
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Well, it looks like all this great info was for naught...haven't seen hide nor hair of the OP. Oh well, maybe others got something from it.
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Maybe he took the hose off like "homeless" suggested .
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Let's give this new member some space here. It's only been two days. Not everyone logs on everyday.

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Curious about the outcome. Then again maybe not.
May not be RVing any longer.

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