Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FORUMS > RV Systems & Appliances
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 06-16-2021, 09:53 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
draboo's Avatar
 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 365
2002 motorhome toilet leak

We had staying in our motorhome for a month. They didn't know how to use the toilet properly. They produced the dreaded "mound" in the blackwater tank and let it get so high that the water was above the flange on the floor. Of course, they kept using it, and every time they flushed, water kept getting higher in the toilet. It leaked out past the seal and destroyed the new flooring in the bathroom. I tore out all of the flooring, dried out the plywood with rags, and have two fans drying it out before replacing the flooring yet again.


My question is: are the seals on the bottom of the toilet, the foam one, supposed to prevent water from leaking out, or is the seal just there to prevent odor from coming into the bathroom? If that seal would have been water proof, I think the outcome would have been different.



It is a 19 year old toilet. i m guessing there must be either a toilet upgrade with a different seal that would prevent leaking, or possibly a flange seal upgrade that would do the same.



thanks for any thoughts on this matter.



2002 Holiday Rambler Neptune 34PDQ
__________________
Brad and Pat, the Dad and Mom-Dawgs with Kiddo and Dinah-Mite, the Dawter-Dawgs full timin' in our 2002 HR Neptune DP with 2017 Grand Caravan toad
draboo 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 06-16-2021, 10:55 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 16,968
Foam/rubber seals are used for a reason
Vibration/bouncing/HEAT....wax rings will not hold up

YES they seal against tank odors AND seal against WATER

19 yrs ---how often have you checked that the toilet hold down bolts were SNUG?
***Vibration/bouncing----should also go thru all electrical connections and insure they are tight----YEARLY

Your 'guests' did you wrong!
By allowing water all the way up the toilet pipe they created a situation that was gonna LEAK no matter what


You did yourself a disservice by NOT making sure they understood how to properly use an RV Gravity Toilet.

They are contributing to the costs of repairs....correct?
__________________
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
leak, motor, motorhome, toilet



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
Toilet leak - How to shut off water to toilet only Sang Froid Class A Motorhome Discussions 13 06-04-2020 06:50 AM
Need replacement toilet for my thetford aqua magic toilet in a itasca 2002 bruce Dixon Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 07-22-2017 03:52 PM
Toilet Paper - What to use RV or Regular household Toilet paper? John Stott Class A Motorhome Discussions 57 10-05-2015 02:40 AM
leak, leak, leak, hit the road Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 12-10-2012 04:03 AM
Modify Small Toilet Room or Toilet Riser? Chiefe9 5th Wheel Discussion 2 09-02-2012 10:19 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.