We had an issue recently where the ball on the toilet wouldn’t completely close without pushing upward on the pedal. Even then, sometimes there would be a tiny leak.
Those of you with RV’s know how important the water barrier in the toilet is. Without a water barrier things can get pretty stinky.
I did some googling on the topic and found that people use silicon grease or even vaseline to lube up the underside of the seal, so the ball can glide into place.
Prior to this past weekend, I’ve only cleaned the visible parts to the toilet. Before we got the toilet with the sprayer, Brian once took a hose to the pipe between the toilet and the tank (which made me totally nervous, I had visions of our waste back-splashing all over the bathroom) but I personally never cleaned anything past the seal.
So Saturday after we dumped, I gloved up, cleaned the underside of the seal and applied some grease. Even though it was kind of gross, it was also somewhat enlightening (I’ll spare the details) and best of all, it solved our problem.
So, am I late to the ballgame on this? Should I be regularly cleaning under the seal and/or down the pipe or just as needed? Does anyone have any methods to make the job easier?
Dinner Last Night:
Dan cooked us a yummy salmon dinner with pasta salad and string beans.
2014 Cost of Camping:
0 nights paid camping
41 nights free camping
41 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $0
Daily average cost of camping: $0