Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2015, 08:08 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: South Mills, NC
Posts: 118
No problems till now

We have a 2015 Roo 21Dk. Only got to use it a couple times last summer then had to winterize it. This year it has had lots of use ( 6 outings so far) with no trouble. Till 2 days ago. We were in the Boston area for a week with friends when the toilet stopped holding water after my DH emptied the black tank. He used the long handled wand thru the toilet to clean out the tank as the sensor still said 1/3 full. We had to make trips to the bathhouse. Then the handle on the screen door broke off and we had to force it open with a screwdriver and put duct tape over it so the piece that goes in the hole to keep it closed wouldn't work. So now of course the screen won't stay close. Then when we were setting up at a campground in PA on the way home the over over the cable/satellite hookup on the outside broke off. None of the problems except the toilet are big but all happening at once is strange. As far as the toilet goes we're not sure if it the gasket or something more. As my husband was emptying the tank he saw a piece of white plastic go thru the clear elbow. Anyone have a similar problem with the toilet?


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
Ncgrandma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 11:31 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 210
What do you mean, "the toilet won't hold water"? The bowl or the holding tank won't hold water. I never have standing water in the bowl. Is this supposed to have water in it? My old trailer never had standing water either.
2015 ikss
__________________

__________________
syogerst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 11:34 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
karrun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Chicago Western Burbs
Posts: 462
I thought you should have a bit of water in the bowl to help seal out odors. Mine always has some water in it, at least a couple of inches.
__________________
2016 Roo 21SS
2005 Ford Excursion-Sherman
Mods so far:
PI hardwired EMC, Wire Shelving in wardrobe
Plexiglass screen door protector, Blue LED Wine nook
stairs, and counting...
karrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 11:37 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by syogerst View Post
What do you mean, "the toilet won't hold water"? The bowl or the holding tank won't hold water. I never have standing water in the bowl. Is this supposed to have water in it? My old trailer never had standing water either.
2015 ikss
Yes there should be a small amount of water in the toilet. RV toilets (most) do not have a "P" trap like your house that uses water as a gas/odor block from the plumbing, the water does the same for the black water tank. My toilet even has a sticker telling you to pull the handle part way to allow water to enter without opening the dump valve.
__________________
limblips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 11:39 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 210
I'll give that a try. Never knew anything about this and I've several trailers over the last 12 years. Thanks!
__________________
syogerst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 11:52 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wilmot Twp, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,602
I think the OP is speaking of the dump valve in the toilet itself. That was the white piece of plastic dumped along with waste. Either buy a new toilet or if under warranty they supply a new toilet.
__________________
B and B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 12:39 PM   #7
Member
 
WatkinsGlenCamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pennsy
Posts: 85
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.
__________________
2013 Micro-Lite 23LB
2016 Ford 4X4 F150
...and 4 Old Wooden Boats (Penn Yans)
https://www.glenphotos.com
WatkinsGlenCamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 01:05 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
DK-in-SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Posts: 522
Here's the replacement screen door handle. A friend snapped ours off this summer. Fortunately, it is a quick and inexpensive fix. I actually ordered two so I have a spare. I can see it happening again.

Amazon.com: RV Designer E285 Black Screen Door Latch: Automotive
__________________
I live with fear every day, and sometimes she lets me go fishing.

2015 Shamrock 23IKSS
2008 Ford Expedition EL
DH-DW-D3K-DMTTSAP
DK-in-SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 01:20 PM   #9
Georgia Frog Rally 2018
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 10,643
Yes there should be a small amount of water in the bowel after flushing. Later RJD
__________________
2015 35 FT V-Lite 30WRLIKS Diamond Package
2015 Chevy 2500 6.0 4:10 gearing.
Days camped in 2016 58
Days camped so far 2017 62
aceinspp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 03:04 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 306
Always keep a small amount of water in the toilet bowl even when in storage.
This keeps the seals from drying out. When I winterize, I put about a cup of RV antifreeze in the toilet bowl. Sometimes, I have had the water seep out. When this happens, I will clean the seals using an old tooth brush. I tie a string to the handle of the tooth brush so that if I have an oops moment and drop the toothbrush, I can retrieve it.
__________________

__________________
2015 Flagstaff 26VFKS
TV - 2014 F150 Crew Cab 5.0L
WDH - 1,200 Equalizer
txredfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 PM.