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Old 11-29-2021, 08:41 AM   #1
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Possible toilet leak?

I purchased a 2022 Alpha Wolf 26 DBH-L. Recent I found it looks damp around the base of the toilet where it meets the floor. Now it’s only intermittent as in I can pass a paper towel dry it (and you can tell the paper towel is wet I can) in the morning and check it periodically thru the day and it’s appears to be dry well then the next day I check it may or may not be wet. It happens this morning when it was 57 Degrees in the camper and 47 degrees outside. My windows were also fogged/wet. So could I have a actual leak or may it just be condensation?

To clarify the wetness is not puddling, just moist
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:48 AM   #2
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Anywhere cold can get to something that is heated inside can cause condensation.
If your windows have that much condensation, so could cold drain pipes, etc. that come up through the floor.

With that said, does this happen after flushing the toilet or can you find the moisture not even using the toilet?

Toilets are not that hard to remove to check/replace the flange gasket.
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along with what 5picker said think about controlling the condemnation by keeping airflow throughout the rig this may stop the problem. JMHO
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:16 AM   #4
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I had a similar intermittent issue with my Thetford toilet. Turns out the flush valve was leaking but not all the time. I replaced it, along with the backflow preventer, for less than $40. I did both because the toilet needs to be removed for either repair.
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:39 AM   #5
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Anywhere cold can get to something that is heated inside can cause condensation.
If your windows have that much condensation, so could cold drain pipes, etc. that come up through the floor.

With that said, does this happen after flushing the toilet or can you find the moisture not even using the toilet?

Toilets are not that hard to remove to check/replace the flange gasket.
… you could flush it multiple times and it not leak
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:43 AM   #6
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I had a similar intermittent issue with my Thetford toilet. Turns out the flush valve was leaking but not all the time. I replaced it, along with the backflow preventer, for less than $40. I did both because the toilet needs to be removed for either repair.
Is the valve just on the outside the toilet or do I have to unbolt the entire toilet to get inside of it?
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:46 AM   #7
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along with what 5picker said think about controlling the condemnation by keeping airflow throughout the rig this may stop the problem. JMHO
Would running just the a/c unit fan suffice good enough airflow?
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Old 12-02-2021, 07:48 PM   #8
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Is the valve just on the outside the toilet or do I have to unbolt the entire toilet to get inside of it?
On our toilet it is outside the toilet - in the back. Two screws and a clamp to remove and replace.
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Old 12-02-2021, 07:55 PM   #9
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I have no idea where you are (fill out your profile stuff, at least general location, and put your rig in your signature for future questions), but I run a dehumidifier in mine if it is indeed that humid in your camper. If you have that much condensation, you have a humidity problem which will cause mold/corrosion problems if left unchecked.


Search the forum for 'dehumidifier' to learn more.
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I had this issue on a recent trip and remembered that I forgot to put my water pressure regulator on. Since then I haven't had an issue.
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Old 12-02-2021, 08:02 PM   #11
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I had this issue on a recent trip and remembered that I forgot to put my water pressure regulator on. Since then I haven't had an issue.
Hmmmmm. Something to consider with my suddenly out of the blue leaking flush valve. The only thing different was I cranked up the pressure on water pressure regulator to 50 psi. Maybe coincidence, maybe not.
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