Question about Toilet 'Trap' - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-01-2014, 11:13 PM   #1
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Question about Toilet 'Trap'

(at least that is what I think it's called)

We noticed that the 'Toilet trap' seems to have a small leak. I'm talking about the little device that opens in the toilet and empties 'things' into the black tank. After emptying the toilet, and you stop flushing, the trap closes and you can start filling the toilet bowl with water. At that point the water stays in the bowl but you can hear a slow 'drip' into the black tank. It takes about 20 min and all water will have leaked into the black tank

We have a 2009 Casita 17ft Liberty Deluxe. So my question is, how to fix this leak?????




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Old 01-02-2014, 12:12 AM   #2
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The gate that closes to hold liquid or the lip or flange the gate seals against might have some " substance " stuck to it. I would try cleaning the lip and gate first. I'm not sure mine makes a seal that holds water for a long period of time . I'll check it tomorrow. I think the main function is to keep odors away.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:27 AM   #3
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Sealand actually provides a little device to clean this seal with new toilets. But gloves, a Q-tip, cleaner and plumbers silicone paste applied to the seal after cleaning should do the trick. As Jack said the seal is there to prevent odors from entering the living area but is also prevents the bowl from getting excessively soiled.
I have added a shut off valve at the toilet to ensure the bowl is dry before towing to keep the water from splashing out the bowl so a dry bowl is not always a bad thing. If you do have a dry bowl issue a quick flush before using helps with excessive soiling. Or you can just replace the seal.
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Jack, thanks for your help. I printed out your reply to give to Hubby.

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Eddie, thanks for your help. Bill had a chnace to read your helpful suggestion.

Will let everyone know what we ended up doing to resolve this issue

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Folks often think a marine toilet works the same as their home toilet. It does not. You don't fill the bowl with the amount of water you'd see in the home pot. If you did that, you'd run through water and fill the black water tank in short order. There's nothing wrong with having just enough water to cover the trap and when get ready to use thinking... solids or liquids? Add water if needed depending on THAT. When you flush, if liquids... it will clean the bowl (some).
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After adding some water, it helps to lay some TP in the bottom of the bowl prior to.
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