Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-16-2008, 07:10 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4
I have a year old Beaver coach with A Thetford tolet. We get a bad odor in the potti room when the room warms up. The smell is like urane odor somthing simular. I have RV'd for 45 years and have not had this problem. I also had Thetford toilets in my last two Motorhomes. This has occured since the coach was new. After lots of cleaning, with no improvement, I belive this oder is from the plastic seat or the plastic cover around the bottom of the bowl. Has any one experienced or heard of this problem?
__________________

__________________
Jorjan is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-16-2008, 07:10 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4
I have a year old Beaver coach with A Thetford tolet. We get a bad odor in the potti room when the room warms up. The smell is like urane odor somthing simular. I have RV'd for 45 years and have not had this problem. I also had Thetford toilets in my last two Motorhomes. This has occured since the coach was new. After lots of cleaning, with no improvement, I belive this oder is from the plastic seat or the plastic cover around the bottom of the bowl. Has any one experienced or heard of this problem?
__________________

__________________
Jorjan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 01:04 AM   #3
Community Moderator
 
RV Wizard's Avatar


 
Country Coach Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Chattanooga, Tn.
Posts: 12,062
Jorjan, first let me welcome you to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Certainly you could have stains under the plastic cowl of the pedastal. You may have to pull the toilet to investigate.
It could also be an open overflow drain that goes around the flap valve. Try this first; to fill the trap back in this drain, just fill the bowl to the top of the inner rim to force water down the over flow.
Do you also have a gray water vent possibly in the same area under a sink? You may have a bad vent valve that is not sealing back also.
Let us know what you find.
__________________
Mike, RVIA & RVSA Certified Master RV Technician
Amy, Dr. Assistant - Roxie & Mei Ling, four legs each
2000 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser 450 hp & 1330# torque
06 Saturn Vue, 06 Chevy Z71 4x4 & 2014 Corvette Z51 M7
RV Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 04:49 AM   #4
paz
Senior Member
 
paz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,716
We ran into the same problem a while back. If you have a china bowl, there will probably be a plastic cowl at the base as RV Wizard says. Ours is held on by velcro and is easy to remove - we just didn't know the cowl was even a separate piece until I took a closer look. Cleaning under the there each week with some disinfecting wipes seems to have solved our problem.

Also, under the cowl on our toilet there is a metal ring that holds the upper and lower halves of the toilet together. Under the ring are the rubber seals that seal against the flush ball. Check to make sure this joint isn't leaking. If it is, tightening the metal ring may solve the problem, but you may need new seals.
__________________
2015 DRV Tradition 375KPS
2015 Chevy Duramax 3500HD LTZ Dually
Full-timers...Home is where we park it.
Check out our blog: Living Our Dream
paz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 06:57 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Every Miles A Memory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 143
We were experiencing somewhat of the same problem, and after reading this, we filled the bowl to the rim to let clean water flow down the overflow channel, and it stopped the odor problem.

THanks for letting us know!

Pat
__________________
www.everymilesamemory.com

Every Miles A Memory is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thetford Aqua Magic 1V Brian Cloke RV Systems & Appliances 4 02-09-2009 04:53 PM
thetford did as they said they would bmanSC Damon 1 10-06-2007 04:41 PM
Thetford toilet leak RocketDork Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 4 09-25-2007 07:20 PM
Thetford BookIIRoadtrash Excel Owner's Forum 4 02-20-2007 06:31 AM
Leaky Thetford Jim 007 MH-General Discussions & Problems 5 05-25-2006 01:58 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.