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Old 06-24-2014, 04:21 PM   #31
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Coot, I don't disagree or agree (honestly don't have an opinion either way). Just wanted to share the tiny bit of knowledge that I have on this one- the toilet valve can be located lower than the water heater's hot water line.
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:32 PM   #32
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Coot, I don't disagree or agree (honestly don't have an opinion either way). Just wanted to share the tiny bit of knowledge that I have on this one- the toilet valve can be located lower than the water heater's hot water line.
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:34 PM   #33
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Picture please.
Here we go again, probably will need a laser level to make sure...
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:37 PM   #34
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Actually thinking about it.
My flagstaff travel trailer could have been close to even "same" height.

With that being said.
In a Sabre 5th wheel the tank is mounted in the basement and with a rear 1/2 bath toilet would in fact be lower then the wh.

The basement floor is higher than the main level rear bathroom foot valve.

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Yours would be this way ? No?
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:40 PM   #35
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Dometic 300-series toilet. About 6" off of the floor. It's the water valve- is replaced one on both toilets now due to botched winterizations.

In my case, the water heater is lower than the front toilet as a whole. As turbo indicated, our rear toilet is on the same level as the water heater and in a travel trailer (which the OP has) where everything is on the same level, it could be a few inches lower than the water heater.

Again, semantics as I am not saying this is or isn't the person's problem.

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Old 06-24-2014, 04:43 PM   #36
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Tank fills while in storage

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Coot, I don't disagree or agree (honestly don't have an opinion either way). Just wanted to share the tiny bit of knowledge that I have on this one- the toilet valve can be located lower than the water heater's hot water line.

It could be lower than the hot water line, but the hot water line doesn't feed the toilet. For this to happen it would have to feed back through the hot water inlet and I think there is a check valve there.

Edit: unless the winterizing valves were open
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:13 AM   #37
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Thanks for all the suggestions/advice. We'll check the valves both at the toilet and in the water heater (just in case). I'm planning on going to check on it tonight after work and, hopefully, won't find any more water in the bowl.

Thanks again - I knew this was the place for ideas!!
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Was the vent in the bathroom left open? Did you have rain while in storage? Water could have entered through the vent and filled the bowl.
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If you mean the fan vent in the bathroom, no it wasn't left open. But, yes, we did get a lot of rain. Are you saying there is a toilet vent that goes directly into the bowl??
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Was the vent in the bathroom left open? Did you have rain while in storage? Water could have entered through the vent and filled the bowl.
The whole camper would have been flooded to get that much water in the bowl.
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