Now RV toilets all have a secure closing device in the bottom of the toilet to prevent gases or worse from sloshing up as you bump down the road. Some have horizontal plates that slide in and out and some like ours have a half ball that rotates to open and close the bottom of the toilet. One area of maintenance that affects RV toilets is the water holding integrity of that closure. It needs to be kept clean and even then with the wear of the valve going back and forth, every 2-4 years the ball and the seals need to be replaced. No big deal. We have a porcelain stool, in fact until you raise the lid on ours you'd never know it was any different from a residential toilet. So ours was losing water, therefore telling us we needed to do the maintenance, no big deal, we'd done it before, the hardest part was picking it up from the floor and rolling it on its side to get at the mechanism.
So Jan and I pick a day to do it and start into the process by dumping the waste or black tank, helps keep any unwanted aromas from seeping up through the hole in the floor:) We pop the toilet off, roll it over, and remove the faulty seals and half ball. Then clean everything up and install the new half ball and then the seals.
|Rolled over, getting things replaced|
|A good view of the half ball|
|Trim ring back on|
|And the seals going on|
|The arrow points to one of the holes in the flange|
Another fun day in the life of full-timing motorhome nomads!