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Old 11-12-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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Extended Storage Toilet question

This may seem like a silly question, but I can't find any reference in my Thetford manual or on their website and this will be the first time we are preparing the RV for an extended storage period. We live in the desert where winters are warm. Is it best to leave water in the bowl while in storage or should we dry it out and lube the seal?

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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It would be best to lube the seal. Since no water will be used chances are the water left would either seep through or evaporate leaving the seal to dry out

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:33 PM   #3
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Here in the rainy Pacific Northwet I always leave water in the bowl. I do check it weekly and add water as necessary.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:06 PM   #4
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If your seal hold water, lube and add a little RV Antifreeze. The RV Antifreeze evapaparates much slower than water and will keep the gases from excapeing. Also but the antifreeze in all the traps and drains.
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I think it's good to lube it but fill the tub, 5 gal bucket, kitchen sink or something. RV' s don't like to get dried out. Vaseline would work well for the seal. Seal up all other drains as the P- traps will evaporate and let tank smell into coach . I live near the So Cal deserts but my coach stores here at home .
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Terrific ideas, we really appreciate the advice and will execute on them tomorrow.

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