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Old 04-25-2015, 01:02 PM   #1
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Leaking around toilet

We just de-winterized our trailer and checked everywhere for leaks. We bought this trailer in January and we were not able to test the plumbing system until now. We found that there is a leak behind the toilet only when it's flushed. The leak seems to be around the area where the Phillips head screw and the black part is. I'm not sure what that part is for. The area behind the toilet is so tight, I'm afraid I'll have to take up the toilet to find out where the leak is and how to fix it. Can anyone help?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-25-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
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Vacuum breaker was a known problem at that time & causes leaking only when flushed. If you bought it from a dealer you might want to challenge him to make it right. Otherwise buy a new vacuum breaker & hire a contortionist to wiggle behind the toilet to do the replacement.
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:46 PM   #3
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So if I am not able to reach back there to fix it, that means taking the whole toilet out?
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So if I am not able to reach back there to fix it, that means taking the whole toilet out?
Easy to do, just 2 bolts and the water supply line to remove.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:16 PM   #5
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Water line should be hand tight and 2 bolts hold it to the floor. Also, there is just a rubber gasket, not a wax ring like you'd have on a home toilet so nothing to replace. We had a similar issue and its a lot easier to work on outside. I'd also hose it up outside and test everything before you put it back In the camper.
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:48 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help. Does it sound like its the vacuum breaker or could something else be causing problems like this? Is there any way to know for sure its the vacuum breaker by looking at it or would I just have to buy the part and re-install the toilet to see if that fixes it? Where would I buy one?
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:51 AM   #7
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I would just take it out and inspect it. Might just be some debris is causing the leak or something simple.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:50 PM   #8
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Toilet leak

We had the same problem. We unscrewed the plastic cap, put plumbers tape on it, refastened it and didn't have the leak anymore.
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:10 PM   #9
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What plastic cap? This is our first TT so everything is all new to us.
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:17 PM   #10
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I've taken the toilet off my floor several times. It's easier than the house toilet and lighter to boot..
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