How to Clear an RV Toilet Clog

As an RV owner, you don’t want your RV-fun to get killed by a disgusting, clogged toilet. But whether you like it or not, RV toilet clogs happen. Not only that, they also happen often. (Yikes!)

A clogged RV toilet usually comes off when you least expect it, so it is important to know how to unclog it and keep it functioning.

Read on to learn some quick and easy tips on how to clear an RV toilet clog.

What causes an RV toilet clog?

For most RVs, the main cause of clogged toilets is called a “pyramid plug” or a pile of waste and toilet paper that has built up from the bottom of your holding tank. For some, the case may be as simple as getting their waste water tank full but for most people, the pyramid plug is the culprit.

Steps in Unclogging an RV Toilet

In the previous blog, we mentioned the things that you will be needing in order to get rid of the clog. Now here are the steps that you need to follow:

  1. Once you and your helper have put on your protective clothing, position him near the black water tank valve.
  2. Place your large bucket beneath the sewer tank opening then open the valve. Have your helper open the sewer tank and let the waste fall into the bucket until there is nothing left.

If there’s no flow, here’s what you should do:

  1. Take the plumber’s snake and push it up until you hit the clog. Work it up and down and see if you can get some movement. Let the waste exit the hose and enter the bucket.
  2. If you get no further movement after some attempts, you may consider calling for professional help.

There are some things you can do to prevent clogs from happening in the future and to properly care for your RV toilet system:

  1. Use septic safe toilet paper
  2. Flush often, use more water
  3. Use natural holding tank treatment
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