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Old 11-06-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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New to RV world and my toilet doesn't work....HELP!

Hi All,
Just bought my first RV so my wife and I can finally take a vacation.
Bought a 2011 Forest River Class C 31' Sunseeker and just connected water to it yesterday and everything works except the toilet. When you touch the peddle a little bit for the bowl to fill, one tiny stream of water drizzles out. Not enough to fill a dixie cup. I called Colton RV where I purchased the coach and the guy told me it "should work fine" and to follow the water line to make sure there is no valve. Followed the line as best I could and found no valve.
Totally new to RV's so not sure what the problem could be.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I have to winterize very soon here in Buffalo NY.
Thanks in advance.
Carl
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:17 AM   #2
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Is the water running OK at the faucets ??
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:18 AM   #3
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There is no valve that I know of. Sounds like trash is in the toilet flush valve.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:24 AM   #4
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MtnGuy, faucets and all other plumbing working fine.
MrJoe, I will try to locate the flush valve and check it. Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:31 AM   #5
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My guess is it's a pinched or blocked line. Try following the line as best you can and see if there's any obvious issues. As mentioned my guess is if there's a blockage it would be near/at the valve on the toilet.

Good news is if you need to winterize and worry about it in the spring you should be ok to do so as long as there's some water coming out.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:35 AM   #6
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mTn biKer65, Thank you, I will check for a pinched line. If the water supply line is not pinched is it possible for the line to develop a blockage inside the line?
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:43 AM   #7
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Follow the line up to the valve on the toilet. Shut off water and bleed off pressure. Remove line at valve and look for a screen going into the valve. I have scene a screen get plugged up with trash. If possible while line is off valve, get a container and try flushing out the line. If you have good flow and pressure. Problem must be in the flush valve.

The answer from Colton RV sound normal for them. They could not spot the problems in a brand new unit either. PDI was very poor to say the least.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:51 AM   #8
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rgmiller32, Thank you! This makes sense. I will flush that line and find the culprit. Much appreciated!
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:32 PM   #9
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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Thank you all for your help and suggestions. Just as you all suggested it turned out that the screen on the flush valve was totally blocked with grit.
It appears the previous owner had well water or a very gritty water supply.
I removed and cleaned the flush valve and flushed the supply line which was full of dirty water.
The toilet works like a champ now.
All your replies and help is greatly appreciated !!!!
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Make sure you clean the screens in the facets also. Might have to clean the filter screens a couple times when you start using it.
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