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Old 09-23-2011, 03:36 AM   #1
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One of those "DUH" moments

You would think it would have taken me less time than 4.5 months fulltiming to figure out that if you lift UP on the RV toilet foot pedal you will add extra water to the bowl.

I only mention this in case someone else missed this handy factoid.
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Old 09-23-2011, 03:54 AM   #2
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Keep the factoids coming. Knew this one, but you never know.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:36 AM   #3
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Like I've said before, you seem to learn something new almost everyday. Never be afraid to share anything.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:06 AM   #4
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Yes that same thing happened to me. When a guy told me it was like I had a brand new toy. Thats sad isn't it.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:20 AM   #5
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:31 AM   #6
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Don't feel bad - took me a year!
Mine don't!
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:34 AM   #7
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Don't know if mine does or not but will find out tomorrow
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:18 AM   #8
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That is why it is so cool having a place like this to get info like that. The dealer walk through is sometimes lacking. We have had a good one and one where we knew more about the rig than the guy doing it. Manuals are sometimes good, sometimes bad and sometimes missing.

Not sure how we figured out the pedal but if we had not I would sure be glad I read it here. That is why no matter how trivial the info might seem it is never a bad thing to post it.
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These little "nuggets" are always appreciated. Some add water by pulling up on foot pedal, some by slightly pressing down, just before drop valve opens, and on my Thetford with side handle, just pulling a little but, again before drop valve opens. And like dumping black water before grey water, so that grey water cleans hose. And a walk around the camp site before departure to see what is left loose. And another walk around after pulling away from site far enough that you can look where you were parked, to see what was left under camper out of sight. And the special way you have to make sure you stow the TV antenna before departure. Most of these gems are for me the result of experience...................that is just part of the "memories"................ronspradley
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About seven years ago some initiates were on their maiden voyage in the new (used) RV and parked next to us for about two weeks. I noticed much consternation one morning so walked over and stood around long enough for the guy to ask me a question. "I can't get my black tank to drain"???

After a trip to CW together and the succesful flushing of the tank that followed I was invited in to "look" at the toilet. The two, husband and wife, were looking over my shoulder, one on each side, when I raised that foot pedal and filled the bowl---it was like I had handed them a million bucks----big smiles all around---giddy with laughter.

Before they left they gave me a small ceramic pendant as a thank you---it hangs in the RV today as a reminder of a brief pleasant episode and memory---I get a little giddy myself when on occassion I notice it hanging there.

Also a reminder to thank those who have helped us along the way---to do so properly I would need a gross of those ceramic pendants.

Thanks for sharing.
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I did not know that. I'll have to try it.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:11 AM   #14
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Our Thedtford does not have a foot peddle but it is activated by a slide handle. Inside the dark brown 'flush' slide there is a grey handle that if pulled will fill up the toilet the same way as lifting the foot peddle does.

A friend with the same toilet did not know about the handle within a handle thing with the Thetford.
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