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Old 03-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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What new thing I learned today...

Today I learned something new, experiencing one of those "duh!" moments.

When on the road, a minimal amount of water should be kept in the commode.

In the event of a sudden need to stop (along with all those vehicles in front of you), you can just as suddenly put most of the water from the commode onto the bathroom floor. Surprise...!

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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Be just as glad that you flushed too !
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #3
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Most RV toilets only put enough in the bowl to cover the seal, which prevents odor leak-back. If you've been adding more ahead of use, don't. You can always add water if needed when ready to flush.
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We've always put about three or so inches into the bowl after flushing. Three reasons. The dealer strongly urged it. It makes the bowl rinse a lot more easily. And more water in the black tank is a good thing for dumping. In fact, our bathroom sink drains into the black tank.

As always, just my opinion.

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sinks into black tank ?

never heard of that and not sure I want to brush my teeth over the black tank
hope your p trap never dries out !
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sinks into black tank ?

never heard of that and not sure I want to brush my teeth over the black tank
hope your p trap never dries out !
In the very old days there was only one tank and no one seemed to mind.
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We've always put about three or so inches into the bowl after flushing. Three reasons. The dealer strongly urged it. It makes the bowl rinse a lot more easily. And more water in the black tank is a good thing for dumping. In fact, our bathroom sink drains into the black tank.

As always, just my opinion.

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"The dealer strongly urged....."
A salesman.
Lips were moving.

As long as enough water hits the tank, all is good.
Is flushing without adding more on your preflight checklist now?
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GL, don't miss this lesson: Leave more space between you and the traffic in front so you can minimize or eliminalte the need for those "sudden stops".
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We've always put about three or so inches into the bowl after flushing. Three reasons. The dealer strongly urged it. It makes the bowl rinse a lot more easily.
Our dealer told us to add that three inches of water just before using it.
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I use the commode, lift up on the foot flush as it lets water into the bowl, as much as I feel is needed for a proper rinse, then flush.

The commode puts an adequate amount of water to seal the bowl for gases otherwise and would likely not overflow even in the case of a panic stop.
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Our dealer told us to add that three inches of water just before using it.

That's what we do also!
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