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    I borrowed a large camping trailer for my up coming hunting trip this weekend. It is my grandfather in laws and the toilet is not working.

    When it flushes the water keeps running and you have to go outside and turn the water off to stop it.

    I am thinking there is some sort of regulator that is broken but I don't know much about camper toilets.

    There is a plastic threaded fitting that has a copper connection to it under the toilet that is connected to the water line I think that is what my problem is.

    I even called my dad over who has been doing plumbing for over 30 yrs he didn't know for sure but thought I was right.

    Does any one have any ideas?


    I pulled the toilet with much effort involved, big guy + little space = not much fun. So any help would be a big help.

  • #2
    Re: Camper Plumbing Problems

    Dan,

    If you have pictures it might be easier. Typically the RV water closets are pretty easy as all they have is an on-off valve. Most are only made to work on 25-50 psi so if you are hooked up to your house pressure you need to have an RV regulator which is just a simple inline unit that hooks up in the hose connection. If pressure is not the problem you likely need to change the flush valve.

    Mark
    Last edited by ToUtahNow; 08-25-2009, 10:28 AM.
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    • #3
      Re: Camper Plumbing Problems

      dan, invite me and i'll do the dirty work

      post a picture and i'm sure it's a matter of just picking the parts up at an rv store.

      our jet skiing buddy is pretty good at tinkering with this kind of stuff.
      i'm sure he can be of help too

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: Camper Plumbing Problems

        Wow, I figured it out.

        Have any of you every had a day that you thought nothing can be simple. That was yesterday for me.

        The toilet has a foot pedal for water and one for the flush well the pedal spring had gunk in it and caused it catch so the water would just keep running.

        Such a simple thing and here I was thinking it was something so complicated.

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        • #5
          Re: Camper Plumbing Problems

          Good news Dan. Now, in case you didn't know, fill the tank then dump it. Don't leave it hooked up to the sewer connection and the dump valve open. You don't want the mound of doom!
          www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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          • #6
            Re: Camper Plumbing Problems

            Could you still post pics? Never worked on a camper toilet before.
            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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            • #7
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              there you go ben

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: Camper Plumbing Problems

                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post


                there you go ben


                rick.
                Those are only legal in Cal.

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                • #9
                  Re: Camper Plumbing Problems

                  Hey I could have delivered a portable toilet to camp, but I'd have stayed and you'd have had to feed me.
                  www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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                  • #10
                    Re: Camper Plumbing Problems

                    I get service calls once in awhile for RV toilets and I used to turn them down and tell the people to call a RV repair person. But after a while I broke down and started working on them. It all pays the same. The parts are quite common at the RV stores even for the older units.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Camper Plumbing Problems

                      I sometimes use my jetter to unplug them when the plug is at the drain. I put a tub to catch the waste under the valve and pump it out as it comes out with my pumper truck.

                      I opened up the holes in the jetter tip quite a bit to cut down on the pressure. I don't want to be responsible for replacing a tank or sending unit.
                      www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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                      • #12
                        Re: Camper Plumbing Problems

                        the foot pedal type is an old type
                        the mewer ons are like a regular toilet
                        Charlie

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