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Old 09-09-2015, 03:06 PM   #11
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I also use a wand, through the toilet bowl, to clean the black tank while emptying it. The last time I did this, I noticed when I got home there wasn't any water in the toilet bowl (as there should be to prevent odors and to help flush waste). I then lifted the flapper and took a look at the black rubber seal, that the flapper sits against, in the toilet bowl and found it wasn't completely seated for a good seal. I reached in and worked the seal back where it belonged. I then added some water to the bowl and the seal now works once again. The seal must have dislodged when hit by the wand while I was cleaning the black tank.
I had the same thing happen last weekend myself at my park model.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:12 PM   #12
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Wow. I've had my trailer for a year and didn't know to leave a bit of water in the toilet while in storage. I'll have to remember to pour a bit in tonight when I get home.
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:35 AM   #13
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Water in Toilet Bowl Use Silicone

A little spray of silicone on the rubber gasket from time to time helps keep the seal fresh. The seal on our houseboat toilet always seems to leak, but the one in our Roo is still holding water after 6 years. Oxidation is what kills rubber, and the water in the bowl and/or silicone help prevent that.
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:36 AM   #14
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One more question. Whose toothbrush do you use, your DWs or yours?
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:49 AM   #15
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Before storing the RV for the cold weather of January and February a good cleaning of the toilet seal and a coat of faucet silicone grease seems to do well. Did this for several years on our previous 5r and never a problem holding water.
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:24 PM   #16
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Brand new Roo, and the toilet never holds water. Do I have a warranty issue, or can it be fixed? We don't like the TV bathroom smells. Thought we were using the wrong chemical.


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Old 09-10-2015, 11:10 PM   #17
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Brand new Roo, and the toilet never holds water. Do I have a warranty issue, or can it be fixed? We don't like the TV bathroom smells. Thought we were using the wrong chemical.


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Old 09-11-2015, 07:31 AM   #18
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I think the smells are from the lack of a seal from the toilet. The toilet should hold a few inches of water. New trailer, warranty issue I would think. Yes it can and should be fixed.
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:19 PM   #19
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I can tell you what I did and it worked great for the toilet seal. I just used a standard toilet brush, I opened the valve and worked the seal up and down with the brush while the water was running through it. There should be some standing water in the bowl at all times, Obviously winter calls for the rv anti freeze but something should always be there. If not chances are good your seal will dry out and not hold any water at all. this can also be corrected using the brush. Happy camping.
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I bought a new toilet after mine stopped working. After having it for a couple of months the water started leaking out of the bowl, so I took it back to the dealer I bought the toilet from, they took it in to look at it and charged me $65 to fix it they said it just needed maintenance they gave me a sheet that says( open flash valve stick your finger down the hole and wipe the seal with your finger, to clean it, then take some vaseline and smear it on the seal) Now when I clean the toilet I open the valve and use the brush to clean it and I have not had any problems since.
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