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Old 05-06-2019, 05:15 PM   #1
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Paper clogs in front toilet of Bounder

Was wondering if anyone else has had issues with their gravity toilet clogging at the pipe. We have a 2018 Bounder and the front toilet seems to coog at the pipes?? We use plenty of water to flush the paper down but every so often it clogs?

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What brandmof TP? I suspect your not filling the bowl prior to use, or your not holding the pedan down long enough to completely move everything down. My last trailer had a 45 degree in the down pipe and we never had a problem.
I guess its possible there is a burr in the pipe. Reach in and feel around to make sure its smooth
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:30 PM   #3
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2018 Bounder has a Vacuflush system. It is not a gravity type toilet. Can't have gravity when there is a bath and a half with one black tank.
Too much TP means clogs. Lots of water is also needed.
Lots of fun getting it unclogged. Good luck!
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Look under one of the toilets and you should find a plastic bag with the manual for the Vacuflush. Give it a good read and follow it's recommendations . Make sure you follow the maintenance instructions in the manual. As I recall it also has a pretty good troubleshooting section. We had a good experience with the Vacuflush after we understood it and followed the manual instructions. Here is a hint for you not in the manual. If the circuit breaker for it ever trips it is self resetting. Turn the power to the system off and then back on and the breaker should reset. At least that is how my 2016 Bounder was, my 2014 Bounder had a button on the breaker to reset it. The breaker should be in the inverter compartment next to the entry door. It's mounted on the left side wall of the compartment.
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All our TP goes in the basket NOT down the toilet. No problems ever....
Use lots of water in the bowl prior and when flushing.
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Here is some reading about your Vacuflush that will keep you busy for a week. https://www.google.com/search?q=vacu...earch=irv2.com

I also have a thread going http://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/vacuf...ed-441781.html

There is several here that know way more than me and have had years of practice with them, listen and follow their advice.

First of all if you didn't eat it or wipe your butt with it don't put it in the toilet. No feminine hygiene products. Half bowel of water when depositing solids. I generally use the two flush method when large deposits. The DW should use some more water when peeing. If your concerned about filling black tank fast I would rather dump sooner than deal with the clog.

Sometimes the clog will be right at the throat of the toilet. A 1/2" dowel or stick is your friend to get it moving.

What I have done for a serious clog is use a plunger-very carefully. Turn off water, hold down foot valve, put plunger in place and use, one downstroke only, break suction and repeat.

Now I have read lately that plunging away works, I don't know.







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Here is some reading about your Vacuflush that will keep you busy for a week. https://www.google.com/search?q=vacu...earch=irv2.com

I also have a thread going http://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/vacuf...ed-441781.html

There is several here that know way more than me and have had years of practice with them, listen and follow their advice.

First of all if you didn't eat it or wipe your butt with it don't put it in the toilet. No feminine hygiene products. Half bowel of water when depositing solids. I generally use the two flush method when large deposits. The DW should use some more water when peeing. If your concerned about filling black tank fast I would rather dump sooner than deal with the clog.

Sometimes the clog will be right at the throat of the toilet. A 1/2" dowel or stick is your friend to get it moving.

What I have done for a serious clog is use a plunger-very carefully. Turn off water, hold down foot valve, put plunger in place and use, one downstroke only, break suction and repeat.

Now I have read lately that plunging away works, I don't know.







I have plunged mine a couple times and it seems to work. Lots of water usually will keep it from plugging.
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