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Old 02-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Two Things......

Ok like the post said this is about 2 things.....First one was stupidity....Can't even believe that i'm going to admit this but,As I was hooking up our Crusader 260RLD I lifted the rear jacks and had lifted the front and had the turck under it........No big deal ....done it a few times before as I was just about to push the lever in on the hitch the trailer slid about 2 feet! Yep I didn't have the chocks under the tires. I had the front up and the back down and it was parked on a slope........Everything was O.K. so got lucky and no damage done.2nd....We found out that the flush valve on the toilet (dometic 310) has a crack in it. I dont think there was any water and we have only had a couple of really cold nights. Would this be covered by warranty as we have not had it a year yet? Or would i be best off to replace it myself. They arent that expensive. And I have never done one before.......Seems pretty straight forward.....
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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I broke my flush valve last year. My fault, used air to winterize and forgot the toilet. Fixed it myself. It was easy.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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Does the valve just pop out?
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #4
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If I recall correctly there's a screw that holds it in. I took the toilet out to make it easier. Just a rubber donut that seals it to the floor, it's reusable.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:10 PM   #5
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Just a note about your chocks:

Met a 5w'er in AK who had 6" - V's in his brand new 3500. Seems he drove out without the 5w. After quizzing him about why he didn't fix it after $10,000 was paid via the insurance company, he admitted this was the second time.

My lesson number 1-- after putting the 5w in it's proper location the first thing we do is place our wheel chocks, tight!

Lesson 2-- after the walk-around and we're ready to leave-- all cords, antennas, lines, hoses, junk picked up, and the rig is "PROPERLY" connected, the last thing disconnected or removed is the wheel chocks.

BTW, we put chocks on even when flat, and even if we stay connected. Habits are hard to break. If you don't have a routine, write it down, then follow it every time.

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IMPORTANT:
Toilet warranty does not cover freeze-damaged water valve
The Dometic 310 and 320 series toilet warranty expressly excludes coverage for any damages to
the toilet or vehicle that may occur as a result of improper winterization of the toilet.


An indicator of
improper winterization is freeze damage to the water valve which results in leaks.
Dometic 310 and 320 series toilet water valves
exceed maximum water pressure as defined by
North American plumbing code agencies. However,
if trapped water freezes in piping that supplies water
to the toilet, it expands and creates extremely high
pressure that can damage the valve (see photo).
To avoid this, winterize the toilet as described in
this manual. If freeze-damage occurs as a result of
improper winterization, replace the water valve with
a 300/310/320 toilet water valve kit, part number
385311641.


IF WATER VALVE IS RETURNED FOR
WARRANTY CLAIM, DOMETIC RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO DENY CLAIM IF PROBLEM IS CAUSED
BY FREEZE DAMAGE.
Fig.


6 A – Freeze Damage Indicator Window: white stress marks indicate freeze damage
B – Water valve damage due to severe exposure to below-freezing temperature

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