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Old 08-21-2016, 07:04 AM   #1
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Toilet Valve Leak

Yesterday, when I turned on the water pump the valve on the back of the toilet started spraying water. It ran down into the kitchen before we noticed it. Later I saw that water had dripped out through the plastic attached to the underside of the camper onto the ground. I replaced the valve on the toilet, cleaned up the water that I could see and have been running a dehumidifier to hompefully dry up anything else that might remain. Is there anything else I should do to prevent water damage to my camper?
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:48 AM   #2
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Sounds like you've done everything you should have to mitigate any damages.

Did you drain the underbelly at the low point?
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:58 AM   #3
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Your problem is the reason I have started turning the pump/city water off when ever I leave the rig for any length of time. Keep air moving in there.
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no, do you mean puncture the plastic on the lowest corner?
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no, do you mean puncture the plastic on the lowest corner?
I would go to the lowest spot which on my rig is in the center portion and make a small hole to see if any water comes out.
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It looks like it is just around the bolt where it leaked out. Yesterday I pressed all of the water that I could out of the hole. The rest of the underbelly is still tightly glued to the wood.

It is now a little soft around a small area where it came out. Hopefully there is not too much damage.
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I would go to the lowest spot which on my rig is in the center portion and make a small hole to see if any water comes out.
Or are you saying I should drill a small hole in the wood?
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NO I have been assuming you have a travel trailer with the plastic underbelly covering like mine.
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Seems like a piece of particle board with the plastic underbelly glued to it.
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Take a pic of what you are talking about. If its like mine the wood runs around along the frame and the plastic is attached to that the wood is only about as wide as the frame, once you are away from the frame it is just the plastic material.
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I assumed your RV had the coroplast underbelly covering, but it doesn't sound like it does.

It sounds like you have the black 'burlap' material attached to the wood flooring. If that's the case, just keep the dehumidifier on until everything is dried out.

There's not much else you can do.
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Well, here are some pictures, not that you can tell much from them. Bama, you are right, I have the black burlap type material. It appears that it has come loose in numerous places around the edge. I poked a few holes and didn't get any water out but it kind of soft and the material is hanging down a bit. Could there still be water trapped in there? ...maybe it shifted on the way home? I can't imagine it would get mushy that quickly.
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The covering being soft and hanging down in a few spots isn't a problem. If the wood above it is soft that could be.

The good news is that you didn't get any water out of it so it's not holding water.
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