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Old 07-26-2011, 08:35 AM   #1
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Question Kitchen sink and toilet trouble.

First the toilet. Our little niece used the potty once and now it mysteriously doesn't work properly. The water either comes out EXTREMELY slow or not at all. So we've just been putting in cups of water from the bathroom sink.

Second issue is the kitchen sink. Pressure is very low. Like I can turn the faucet on all the way and barely a trickle comes out.

Pressure in shower and bathroom sink are fine.

Wondering what we can do about it? Could it be the water filter on the trailer? If so, where is the water filter so we can change it? The little book they gave us with the trailer is useless! :/

Plus, we're out on the road, not at home where these issues would be easier to deal with.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:48 AM   #2
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As far as the kitchen sink, remove the faucet aerator and clean out all of the junk that collects there.

Don't have the foggiest on the toilet flow.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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Many folks have corrected very similar issues (specially with low flow in faucets) by taking the fixture apart and removing any construction debris that may be blocking the water flow. This may be the case with the toilet as well.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:53 AM   #4
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yup, that was the trick with ours.. took out the little piece and there was a bunch of caulking in there.. toilet, not sure... maybe there was low pressure at the campground?
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:32 AM   #5
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OK. Thanks guys! The kitchen sink thing worked!

The toilet is not not flowing at all. No big deal, water from the sink in a cup is working fine. We'll have it looked at when we get back home.

Also, we found the water filter, now just to find a replacement.

Thanks again!!!
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:31 AM   #6
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we never bothered putting our water filter in- looked too much trouble.. we're going to get one of those filters that attaches to the outside hose and a drinking water hose made for camping.. all th little things we learn as we camp, each time we go, we think of something else we need!! LOL
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:34 AM   #7
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You can buy a standard "whole house" water filter cartridge at
WalMart or Lowes or Home Depot or any big dept store.
Just get one that says "sediment and taste" and it should have
(activated) charcoal in the description somewhere.
Usually can find these in a 2 pack for around $10-12.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:46 AM   #8
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As far as the toilet not getting water. The pedal operating the value has to be jammed, is my guess. Just take the cover off the foot flush & take a look. A screwdiver is all you need for a tool. Depends on the model of toilet you have but the pedal could be blocked by the hose behind it?
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:28 PM   #9
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It should not be that the filter is clogged, unless you have low pressure at all places on the camper. Chances are, that same construction debris got into the toilet flush valve, and jammed it up. Randy
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Hi just stripped the toilet foot operated water release valve (Lexington) and there is a small mesh filter that could be the culprit, take care when refitting, mine was a brass nut onto a plastic component, easy to cross thread when reassembling then its leaks until a new component is found
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