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Sewer problems Larry 1-2-13  
We are having problems with our 1989 ATS Vagabond. The toilet keeps getting plugged and the snake does not reach far enough to clean it, we need a diagram of the pipe linesand or tank. We do not have a manual for it, we bought it used. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Where can we get parts for the trailer?

Re: Sewer problems BUBBA THE BUS TECH 1-3-13  
I have never worked on a Vagabond, the photos sugest it is a high end trailer but not built by Winibago thank god.

There is no plumbing diagram.

So 1st thing is does the pipe from the toilet go straight into the black tank? If it curves or bends into the tank, this is something that can only be fought by lots and lots of water used every flush. I know several people that keep a bucket of water to put enough flow into the pipe to rinse it properly.
In tanks that the toilet drops directly into the tank problems like yours are usually caused by long term use with the black valve left open so the liquid runs off and the solids pile up.

2nd water and a good enzime chemical are your friend. In extream cases we recomend filling the black system with water, puting an extream chemical smell supresant and biology enhancer in the tank like "SHACTIVATE" and allow to sit for a week for the natural biology in the tank to break down the solids. Then dump and repeat.

3rd Back flushing can be a productive way to clean a system but comes with risk. Done wrong it can split the black tank open or flood a trailer with sewage. A back flusher that ataches to your black outlet and a 3 inch clip on gate valve will be available from your local RV supply store.

PARTS: For 90% of what you need any RV supply store or dealer will be able to get you parts as long as you provide appliance make and model #s

Good Luck
Re: Sewer problems PAT 2-12-13  
Re do water lines in amerigo 1989 camper?
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