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Old 08-19-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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woke up to flood in our rv...heads up...

Well this happened during the fourth of July vacation. Husband and I had a few drinks...went to bed...woke up to the toilet overflowing and the water was pooled up in the back of our trailer...We couldn't figure out why or what happened...it was obvious that somehow the water valve stuck open letting the toilet fill but how? For the next few weeks we were shutting off the water everytime we left the trailer and at night...Well this weekend I finally figured out what happened. One of us (I blamed him but it was me..LOL) got up to use the bathroom in the night and when I went to flush the paper didn't clear the trap..it actually acted like a plug and since the trap didn't shut all the way the water inlet kept trickling-filling the bowl...Just a heads up to all to make sure when ya flush that the paper clears the bottom of the bowl...It was a mess to clean up...we had to open the enclosed underbelly to let the water escape...but I am so glad I now know how it happened...
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Here is the way we do it. We use regular toilet paper and keep a container near by to dispose of the soiled paper. The container is lined with a plastic bag for easy disposal. Don't have to worry about the drain and/or valve clogging. Been doing it that way for 13 years now.
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Here is the way we do it. We use regular toilet paper and keep a container near by to dispose of the soiled paper. The container is lined with a plastic bag for easy disposal. Don't have to worry about the drain and/or valve clogging. Been doing it that way for 13 years now.
I'd rather take my chances on it never happening again...lol
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I'd rather take my chances on it never happening again...lol

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:17 PM   #6
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woke up to flood in our rv...heads up...

We just don't do #2 in the camper. That's what the campground facilities are for. For the small amount of paper used for #1, that goes in a small container with a bag.

The biggest downside with this approach is that you don't get to see the parade when you open your tank valves at the dump station. Some would say that's a good thing, but I have always enjoyed a good parade.
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Have a houseboat and there is a firm "no paper" rule for marine toilets. Just carry the habit over to the RV. Small flip lid, bag lined waste bin always handy.
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No paper down our commode either.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #9
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We also have the "NO PAPER IN THE TOILET" rule. A small trash can with a Walmart bag and a lid that closes very nicely. Oder has never been a problem.
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We have used regular toilet paper in our boat head for the last 35 years. No problems. Now doing the same thing in our Jayco.
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