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Old 08-13-2016, 01:36 AM   #1
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Cleaning the toilet, help

So our new to us, 2009 Rockwood trailer, has a stinky toilet. The toilet bowl is clean, but under the ball, its disgusting. The water does not flush out all around under it, and I am trying to figure out the best way to clean it. We had an Outback trailer previous to this one, and it had a porcelain toilet that had a pipe straight down, but this stupid plastic toilet doesn't. Its wider under the ball, and if whatever you flush doesn't drop straight down, it can hang around under there. I am soo grossed out by this. Any ideas how to clean all the poop out of there? Coat hanger and wadded t.p. sprayed with bleach solution, or?? Help!!!
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Old 08-13-2016, 02:47 AM   #2
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welcome to the world of camping where the crap drops straight down in to the black water tank.

Before using toiled ADD a couple inches of water to the tank and some toilet toilet chemicals.

Before each use, add a couple inches of water to the toilet, take your crap, flush the toilet and let a bit more water run into the tank, slowly close the ball and allow an inch of water to remain in the toilet

Problem SOLVED

or you could use th outhouse instead
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Old 08-13-2016, 04:04 AM   #3
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You can try one of these to clean the space under the ball.
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:43 AM   #4
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So our new to us, 2009 Rockwood trailer, has a stinky toilet. The toilet bowl is clean, but under the ball, its disgusting. The water does not flush out all around under it, and I am trying to figure out the best way to clean it. We had an Outback trailer previous to this one, and it had a porcelain toilet that had a pipe straight down, but this stupid plastic toilet doesn't. Its wider under the ball, and if whatever you flush doesn't drop straight down, it can hang around under there. I am soo grossed out by this. Any ideas how to clean all the poop out of there? Coat hanger and wadded t.p. sprayed with bleach solution, or?? Help!!!
This is just one version of this idea ( I saw a different one 1st time but can't find it now) http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...let-24552.html
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:59 AM   #5
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I saw a sprayer in a 2017 Forester 3011, I think you can get the kit to add one , from any RV parts site

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Old 08-13-2016, 12:12 PM   #6
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I read your post as poo under the loo...as in the shaft running down TO the black water tank. I had that problem with a used 2008 Starcraft. I used a cheap big lots toilet brush and started digging. It cleaned up with some cleaner and hose sprayer. I threw away the brush after I was done. It's a crappy job but not the worse thing you will ever need to do in your life.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:27 PM   #7
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You can buy a toilet wand at any RV parts store. Just make sure you close the ball as far as you can so it doesn't spray off the underside of the toilet and hit you in the face. Not that I would know anything about that mind you.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:30 PM   #8
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Is it a Dometic 300? I know Domectic was replacing 300's with 310's with ceramic bowl. Not sure if that is still the case. You could replace the toilet.
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YES...I forgot that part...keep your mouth closed during the operation.
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To do it right I would replace the toilet. There was a recall at one point so you might get help from Dometic. In the process of replacing the toilet you can analyze the situation below, clean it, and maybe modify it so it stays cleaner.
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You can try one of these to clean the space under the ball.
RIGHT ON !!! Great Tool !!!
I have never had to use this in our Sunseeker,,, but had to use it in out old Flagstaff TT all the time !!! Most RVs will tell you Water is your friend & a must have first in your black tank !!! You may want to try the GEO method,,, you can Google it here on the FROG site !!!
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Just replace the toilet with a new porcelain bowl one.
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:59 AM   #13
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Just replace the toilet with a new porcelain bowl one.
I agree, you will spend way more time cleaning a bad design plastic toilet than replacing it with a new one.

Just go to Camping World or any RV store and pick out the porcelain toilet that you like best. It's only two bolts to hold it to the floor and the water connection. Instead of a wax ring like in a house, it uses a foam ring. Pay the extra to get one with a sprayer hose for easy cleanup.

If you still get a smell from the toilet, consider replacing the black tank roof top vent cap with the new "360 Siphon RV Fume Extractor". They are on our REV and they work.

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Old 08-14-2016, 06:02 PM   #14
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poopy situation

Thank you all for your responses.

The toilet is a Thetford Aqua Magic V. We will be replacing the toilet in the spring. For now I need to clean the #$%^&*@ thing. I'm not sure anyone is understanding my issue. Best I can explain is, under the ball, the pipe is about 6 or so inches down. So between the ball and the pipe, there is space. An area where poop gets hung up. Its beyond disgusting. I cannot for the life of me, understand WHY this toilet is like this. I emailed Thetford and asked them WTH is up with this toilet. Can't wait to hear back from them. :/

Not sure yet how I am going to tackle this job. I was hoping some other poor schmuck had the same toilet/issue, and could offer some cleaning advice.

Thanks again, you are a great bunch of awesome peeps!!
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Sounds like a possibly bad installation. There should be not corners, places, gaps, where anything could get stuck. Maybe a pipe or sleeve is missing or has fallen or slipped down. Still think at the very least you will find out a whole lot more if you were to take off the toilet. Maybe you can get a photo and post it. Doesn't sound like anyone else has this toilet and has this problem, at least that reads this forum
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Here is something to try. Take a very strong piece of wire or double up a hanger and put a small hook in one end. Hold the ball open and see if you can hook the bottom of the pipe and pull up. Lots of reports of all kinds of pipes slipping in RVs and maybe that is just what happened. Pull up on the pipe and maybe you can pull it up to where it is suppose to be.
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I found the following posted on another forum when googling this toilet.

"The best solution is to upgrade the toilet. Aqua Magic Vs do not have a "tube" to direct waste into the tank. Instead, it splashes all around the toilet body. IMHO get rid of the cheap V and replace with one that does direct waste to the tank. Much cleaner. VK"
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I found the following posted on another forum when googling this toilet.

"The best solution is to upgrade the toilet. Aqua Magic Vs do not have a "tube" to direct waste into the tank. Instead, it splashes all around the toilet body. IMHO get rid of the cheap V and replace with one that does direct waste to the tank. Much cleaner. VK"
Excellent find, good job. Bad design, not a loose tube. OP said it will be replaced in spring. Just have to wait.
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Thank you all for your responses.

The toilet is a Thetford Aqua Magic V. We will be replacing the toilet in the spring. For now I need to clean the #$%^&*@ thing. I'm not sure anyone is understanding my issue. Best I can explain is, under the ball, the pipe is about 6 or so inches down. So between the ball and the pipe, there is space. An area where poop gets hung up. Its beyond disgusting. I cannot for the life of me, understand WHY this toilet is like this. I emailed Thetford and asked them WTH is up with this toilet. Can't wait to hear back from them. :/

Not sure yet how I am going to tackle this job. I was hoping some other poor schmuck had the same toilet/issue, and could offer some cleaning advice.

Thanks again, you are a great bunch of awesome peeps!!
Sounds to me like you have two choices.

Hire a plumber to come out, remove the toilet and clean the area or

do the job yourself

Actually there is a third choice man up and live with it
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I do not understand why someone would not want to try a $700 Toilet Wand first ???
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