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Old 06-23-2019, 07:55 AM   #1
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Cracked toilet valve

Getting the trailer out yesterday and getting ready to dewinterize. Accidently cycled the pump and later discovered a puddle of antifreeze on bathroom floor. Found toilet valve cracked at black fitting. In researching a replacement, discovered that this is a typical failure for this valve. Glad to have the optional shutoff ahead of toilet. I ordered two valves, one for spare parts. Valves $22 USD on Amazon.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:41 AM   #2
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Do you happen to have a link? I'm bookmarking tips like yours.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:09 AM   #3
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That's an excellent price!! I bought mine through a local RV parts department.
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Carl, for the benefit of the group would you mind sharing the particulars of how you winterized and conditions the trailer was subjected to while winterized, or any other thoughts or info about how the failure occurred?
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:39 AM   #5
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The picture reveals the valve is full of antifreeze? wonder what happened?
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:17 PM   #6
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The picture reveals the valve is full of antifreeze? wonder what happened?
Looking at Amazon reviews it sounds like the plastic at the fitting is prone to cracking, combination of stiff supply line and the usual bouncing around like everything else in a trailer, it is apparently a weak point. There is another valve also on Amazon that claims to be a more durable plastic that holds up better than the original....who knows? https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07F2SKL...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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Looking at Amazon reviews it sounds like the plastic at the fitting is prone to cracking, combination of stiff supply line and the usual bouncing around like everything else in a trailer, it is apparently a weak point. There is another valve also on Amazon that claims to be a more durable plastic that holds up better than the original....who knows? https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07F2SKL...v_ov_lig_dp_it

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I had a showed control break over the winter with anti freeze in it on my last trailer, the goop isn't perfect.
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Looking at Amazon reviews it sounds like the plastic at the fitting is prone to cracking, combination of stiff supply line and the usual bouncing around like everything else in a trailer, it is apparently a weak point. There is another valve also on Amazon that claims to be a more durable plastic that holds up better than the original....who knows? https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07F2SKL...v_ov_lig_dp_it
Saved the linked product in my Amazon wish list!
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Looking at Amazon reviews it sounds like the plastic at the fitting is prone to cracking, combination of stiff supply line and the usual bouncing around like everything else in a trailer, it is apparently a weak point. There is another valve also on Amazon that claims to be a more durable plastic that holds up better than the original....who knows? https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07F2SKL...v_ov_lig_dp_it
Same info I found. Didn't see the new improved. I will stick with the factory valves for now. Point of info, trailer was heavily winterized. I go through about 6 gallons of antifreeze with heavy flushing.
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