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Old 11-01-2015, 05:17 PM   #61
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Hi: All... I don't know if it was because of the foot flush or not but while in Florida a couple from Manitoba had visitors to their 5th wheel. They left to go shopping for the day and the toilet flap stuck open with a wad of TP. in it. Flooded the trailer before someone alerted me and I could get to shut off the water. Filled the furnace duct via the floor register then the entire area under the bedroom. Good thing I knew where they had a spare key and could start mop up operations!!! Lucky their coffee pods were sealed... the box was toast!!! Alf
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:21 PM   #62
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Who should I be to tell someone how to flush a toilet.. foot or hand. Just FLUSH the dang thing
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:14 PM   #63
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Hi: All... I don't know if it was because of the foot flush or not but while in Florida a couple from Manitoba had visitors to their 5th wheel. They left to go shopping for the day and the toilet flap stuck open with a wad of TP. in it. Flooded the trailer before someone alerted me and I could get to shut off the water. Filled the furnace duct via the floor register then the entire area under the bedroom. Good thing I knew where they had a spare key and could start mop up operations!!! Lucky their coffee pods were sealed... the box was toast!!! Alf
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We try to remember to turn off anything like that when we leave the trailer. Outside water or inside pump, water heater, furnace, box and hatches and door locked. Sometimes we leave something undone but the main thing is to get used to looking before leaving. Pets have turned on water faucets. We tend to think such things, as happened to them, cannot happen!
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:17 PM   #64
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I've had the foot flush in RV's we've delivered. Prefer it to bending over, with face close to toilet bowl, to move the lever to flush.
Ditto. Had the hand flush on our Starcraft, I didn't like bending over the toilet to flush. Might be cause I'm 6'2", at 5'4" it did not bother my wife. Now having the foot flush I find it a bit awkward when you try to hold open the valve for cleaning as the raised toilet means the foot pedal is several inches above the floor. Still, I prefer the foot pedal over the Starcrafts handle flush, but it's really not a big deal either way. If you are used to the handle and have no issues with it, why change?
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:27 PM   #65
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I've had the foot flush in RV's we've delivered. Prefer it to bending over, with face close to toilet bowl, to move the lever to flush.
You must have really short arms, 'cause I never got my face that close with the hand flush.

I do see if you have issues bending over though, that it might be easier. Right now we are a long ways from having these issues.

This may sound silly, but how does the foot flush work? Is it like the hand flush where a partial push is water in the bowl, and a full push is draining? Plus to you have to be soft toed (as opposed to heavy footed) to flush it properly.

I might just have to check one out at Escape, as we plan a trip there (and a nice extended weekend in Vancouver, a few weeks before our build sheet is due.
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:38 PM   #66
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I had a foot flush in a prior SOB and the grandkids broke the lever, they "stomped" on it.
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:03 PM   #67
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Who should I be to tell someone how to flush a toilet.. foot or hand. Just FLUSH the dang thing
We are just glad to have our own toilet ! Pat
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This may sound silly, but how does the foot flush work? Is it like the hand flush where a partial push is water in the bowl, and a full push is draining? Plus to you have to be soft toed (as opposed to heavy footed) to flush it properly.
Correct, the normal position is maybe 10 degrees above horizontal, flush is roughly 45 degrees below that. As the other Jim mentions, one could over do the push and break the pedal, there is nothing stopping it.
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I had a foot flush in a prior SOB and the grandkids broke the lever, they "stomped" on it.
That was actually one thing that occurred to me that might happen eventually. So it does! I take it you could just get a replacement for that part. I suppose the hand ones can break, too.
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