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Old 10-06-2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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Toilet plugged

we are on our first trip. Been out for 9 days. Today, the toilet got plugged. Seems to be on the toilet side, before the black tank.
so far, we have tried pushing the mess down, which didn't work. We tried a plunger as well. We are out for a few more days, and currently near Reno. Suggestions on how to fix while on the road? I have been reading other threads, but still....ahem...stuck.
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1. Is the black tank full?
2. Is the toilet drain straight down into the tank or is there a curve.
3. It could be jammed by the vent pipe if the vent pipe has slipped
down into the tank.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:28 PM   #3
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1. No, emptied this morning.
2. Curve.
3. Will have to check that. How do I check that? Guess I need to get my manual out!
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Old 10-06-2014, 03:44 PM   #4
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Boy, the manual is useless.
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My Bounders mid half bath had an angled tube towards the rear holding tank. If you don't use sufficent water and or ( someone ) uses a lot of paper , it would clog. I used a garden hose to easily unclog it and then eliminated the above two reasons and never had that issue again.
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If you were able to "completly" empty the tank
with full force then the vent pipe is not plugged.
If you only got partial flow and force then you need
to clear the pipe.

Garden hose up top and ram down into the tank
until it flows free.
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Yeah, the dump was normal, force wise. We will try the hose. Hubby just asked.....if we need to turn the hose on.
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Yeah, the dump was normal, force wise. We will try the hose. Hubby just asked.....if we need to turn the hose on.

Yes
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That was my thought, lol, otherwise the hose would get plugged, and, well, not do its job. Just had to share hubby's thoughts from the drivers seat though.
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Sounds like too much tp not enough water. Try pouring a pail of water down the toilet fast the force may push it thru, if it doesn't push it with a hose. Put lots of water in the tank and find another dump station.
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Try the plunger again but make sure there is water between the toilet and the clog. A plunger requires a hydraulic effect to work. The hose will work also but it's a little messier.

If you have a bend in your system it is best to do your thing, then flush with lots of water, then bring on the paper after the first round if flushed down.
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I have never tried the garden hose route but that just screams Mr Hanky all over the place to me Mr hankey first appears! Southpark - YouTube

My coach has the curved toilet drain and it clogs easily if I do not fill up the tank before use at least 1/4. When it did clog the easiest method for clearing out the drain was to get a small fiberglass 4" chimney sweeper. I used the fiberglass rod to poke holes in the clog and push most of it down and then used the sweeper to clean the drain. Oh, and don't forget gloves and bleach wipes.
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Hanky! Lol

cheap WalMart snake for the win. Hubby used it in the parking lot, to make sure it would work. It did, so we didn't go back in for the hose.
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Toilet plugged

Delete post. See you fixed it. Good!
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