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Old 06-20-2020, 07:00 PM   #1
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Question Dometic Traveler Toilet Manitenance

This RV ownership thing is starting to be more like a full contact sport. I know it comes w/ the territory, and certainly as good as our 1999 National Tradewinds is, I suspect the maintenance I've been addressing over the last couple months is as much about routine as it is about its age. Arrrgghhhhh!

Well today's challenge is a minor black water leak into one of the holding bays which got me thinking about toilet routine maintenance. Aside from the MH having been winterized and recently de-winterized, and the black water tank being cared for as required, along w/ adding the anti-smell solution (I'm sure there's a real name, but can't think of it at the moment). plus adding some other lubricant solution, we haven't done anything else with it.

Not sure where the leak is coming from yet, even after removing panels, etc..., but I suspect we'll figure this out soon.

But what I'm curious about specifically is routine maintenance to the toilet. Are there other recommendations we should be following beyond what we're already doing?

We took ownership of the RV last summer, and know w/ certainty that the prior owners (in-laws) took excellent care of MH. However, my learning curve still remains pretty steep at the moment.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations!
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Old 06-23-2020, 11:25 AM   #2
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Best to drain your black tank when almost full. I always back flush the black tank after draining and drain again. Keep water in the toilet bowl at all times. It keeps the rubber seal from drying out.

Fresh water and gray tanks need to be cleaned too.
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Best to drain your black tank when almost full. I always back flush the black tank after draining and drain again. Keep water in the toilet bowl at all times. It keeps the rubber seal from drying out.

Fresh water and gray tanks need to be cleaned too.

Although we had a pretty good seal throughout the winter as the winterized solution stayed in the bowl. I noticed however that the water started to slowly drain out of the bowl over the last month. So I just replaced the seals and as long as I was down there, I replaced the rubber gasket below the pedestal and added the lubricant, so I suspect we're good to go .

I don't yet know or even believe this was the cause of the leak. Nothing seemed out of place or showing signs either from within the cabin or underneath it. Off for a 4-5 night boondocking stay today, so I suspect we'll see if the issue has been resolved.

Thanks for your help,
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