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Old 01-11-2018, 04:36 PM   #1
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Well, It Got ME!

Here i was so happy, after the last freeze we have a descent weekend and we decided to come to Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego, LA (suburb of New Orleans)

We set up and everything was going well until I noticed water on the bathroom floor. Hurriedly sopping it up and looking for the leak at the same time I was baffled. DW found it when I went for more towels. The Toilet Flush Valve.

I had blown the entire system free of water using air and even the toilet. Obviously not enough. Fortunately there was an RV Dealer/Parts supply close by, Bent's RV in Boutte, LA who had just what I needed. $59 later DW has a toilet that works without spraying water up her backside. Life is good again!

Will have to remember to unscrew the water line from now on.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:43 PM   #2
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You know, I did that this year (unscrewed the valve) because I'd lost mine TWICE on the previous camper. I thought I was smart.

THEN when I went to put in the antifreeze, I slapped my head. Duh! I can't pump in antifreeze through a line that is disconnected. It'd go all over the bathroom floor. So, I connected it back.

BUT, I have a spare valve, and am quite proficient at putting it in. I'm a bit east of you, come on over and I'll give it to you! LOL
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:52 PM   #3
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Heh, went through 2 of these - 1 each after my first 2 winters. I now carry a plug for the toilet water line so if the toilet leaks, I can have water everywhere else in the camper until I run for 1.

Fortunately, itís an easy replacement.
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:19 PM   #4
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Here i was so happy, after the last freeze we have a descent weekend and we decided to come to Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego, LA (suburb of New Orleans)

We set up and everything was going well until I noticed water on the bathroom floor. Hurriedly sopping it up and looking for the leak at the same time I was baffled. DW found it when I went for more towels. The Toilet Flush Valve.

I had blown the entire system free of water using air and even the toilet. Obviously not enough. Fortunately there was an RV Dealer/Parts supply close by, Bent's RV in Boutte, LA who had just what I needed. $59 later DW has a toilet that works without spraying water up her backside. Life is good again!

Will have to remember to unscrew the water line from now on.


I think they call that a Bidet. :trink 39:
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:21 PM   #5
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Saving this thread as an example when people ask if they should use AF after blowing out their lines with air.
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:44 PM   #6
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Saving this thread as an example when people ask if they should use AF after blowing out their lines with air.
Yep I do both, but we see -40 so it's a no-brainer.
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:55 PM   #7
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Yeah, really.

First time winterizing myself. I blew the lines out. THEN I added antifreeze. The amount of water in a lot of lines after blowing them out was amazing.

Now, after snowbirding (!!!), here I sit with water FINALLY hooked up and danged if another FULL WEEK of subfreezing temps is not supposed to hit! Next year, I am moving further south.
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Next year, I am moving further south.
And that's how I ended up in Venice, FL for Christmas.

We were supposed to be in New Orleans and slowly make our way across the panhandle during the first 2 weeks of January. Instead, we dropped like 4 reservations and ran for southwestern Florida.
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Agree but "Good Luck" on changing anyones mind! Youroo!!
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:04 PM   #10
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Uh oh. I never thought about that. Never had a problem with my old TT, but this is the first really hard freeze since I bought the "new" 5th wheel (7 years ago!). I planned on hooking up the water before I went anywhere anyway. Now I will for sure.
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