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Old 09-19-2010, 05:21 PM   #1
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leak near toilet

1985 28' Center bath. Found water on carpet right in front of the toilet. Don't know where to look for the leak, it is coming from underneath somewhere, not the roof. Can you just turn the water off to the flushing part of the toilet? Please help

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Old 09-19-2010, 05:39 PM   #2
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Check the Plumbing Forum and Use Search

There are lots of possible places for water to leak. It may or may not be the plumbing. By now you've probably found the valve to turn off the water supply to the toilet. If you haven't found the valve... look behind the toilet - you should find something there.

It may be one of the various fittings or valve associated with the toilet. Look on line to find your manufacturer and then look for customer service, manuals, etc. If yours is a Thetford I know you can find information about them online.

It's not uncommon for the flush valve to crack and leak water but that's usually at the rear of the toilet. Did the water migrate via the carpet and underlayment so you found it at the front of the toilet? Or is it clearly a separate wet spot in front of (and away from) the toilet.

Hmmm... don't know if that helps you. Take some time to look on the plumbing portion of AirForums and also use the seach feature to look for your specific brand/model.

Good luck and welcome to the forums.


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Old 09-19-2010, 08:13 PM   #3
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I agree with Lucius, as we had the same experience. While camping at the Washington coast this summer, we noticed a sudden leak around the loo. We first thought it was from the floor, but once we peered under the loo, we noticed it dripping down the flush valve. We quickly located the manual online, found which part it likely was, and found a local RV store with the parts. It took a while to disassemble and replace, but it was done by the end of the day and the leak stopped.

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Old 09-20-2010, 09:06 AM   #4
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We had a wet floor in the bathroom on our Run to the Sun last November, and it turned out to be our aged water heater's last gasp. I suppose all the movement encountered during the first 3,000 km opened up a rusted spot.

Dunno where your WH is, but ours is right next to the toilet.

When I considered what else might have been leaking in that area, I was glad it was the water heater.
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