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Old 04-12-2016, 12:09 PM   #61
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I had this same part fail on my 19'. FWIW, my 2014 model 19' has flexible line here, making the replacement much easier.

I believe there is some design flaw by Thetford here, I ran antifreeze through my system, had full pink fluid coming out of the toilet. The bottom fitting of the assembly had cracked. Perhaps water is trapped in the fitting and not easily cleared; I'm wondering if blowing out all the lines during winterizing might be a better solution.

Luckily, Amazon had the part and was able to get it to me within 2 days, as we needed it just before a trip.

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Same here. Cracked on bottom of valve, happened on day three of our first trip out last spring. Been using the pink stuff for years with no problems on previous RV's. Had to pull the toilet on the 5.0 TA, ten - fifteen minute job to replace flush valve. When winterizing this last winter I double checked the toilet valve, lots of pink. Hopefully it was just a bad batch of valves. (We also carry a spare). Scott

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Old 04-12-2016, 12:18 PM   #62
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Cracked valves in the toilet is pretty common. Has to do with water not clearing in the valve during winterizing. Pumping RV antifreeze through the system should help... if you open the valve so it can get in there. I wonder if wrapping the valve in syrofoam, would help during the coldest part of winter? Think "Mae West."
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:20 PM   #63
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Good price, I think I paid around $30 for it at RV parts store. I did find I was able to change mine on the 17b without removing the toilet. Took about 30 min. The 19 looks like it has even more room to be able to change it out without removing the toilet. Hope I don't find out.
Wasn't possible for me. Or maybe it'd be possible but it'd take 10x as long and I'd come away bloody and cursing. IIRC, the valve is held in place by a phillips head screw (or two?). Removing the toilet is a couple bolts, and makes it really easy. Just don't drop anything into your black tank

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Old 04-12-2016, 12:26 PM   #64
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Cracked valves in the toilet is pretty common. Has to do with water not clearing in the valve during winterizing. Pumping RV antifreeze through the system should help... if you open the valve so it can get in there. I wonder if wrapping the valve in syrofoam, would help during the coldest part of winter? Think "Mae West."
I was convinced that I was more than generous with the antifreeze through the toilet plumbing.

Not sure if any amount of insulation would work in the midwest when we'll have some periods of 10-20 degrees F below zero. Maybe should use this as more justification to move to a warmer climate

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Wasn't possible for me. Or maybe it'd be possible but it'd take 10x as long and I'd come away bloody and cursing. IIRC, the valve is held in place by a phillips head screw (or two?). Removing the toilet is a couple bolts, and makes it really easy. Just don't drop anything into your black tank

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Yep removing the toilet is sure easier then messing with the one at home . Pat
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:59 PM   #66
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Wasn't possible for me. Or maybe it'd be possible but it'd take 10x as long and I'd come away bloody and cursing. IIRC, the valve is held in place by a phillips head screw (or two?). Removing the toilet is a couple bolts, and makes it really easy. Just don't drop anything into your black tank

Gallery of pics when i fixed it: https://goo.gl/photos/NBJ8xuJUXCEV98BUA
Checked your pictures out . In the first pictures what is the purple ? Pat
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Checked your pictures out . In the first pictures what is the purple ? Pat
Looks like the frame of the hand mirror used to show the valve.
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Looks like the frame of the hand mirror used to show the valve.
Yep that is what it is ? Thanks Pat
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Looks like the frame of the hand mirror used to show the valve.
Correctomundo. That was me realizing "ain't no way I can fix that without removing the toilet". I took some pics dangling my phone behind the toilet then too, but after I unbolted the toilet, I put the phone about 250 feet away, locked in a cabinet, just to make sure it wouldn't magically end up dropped in the tank
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Went out to trailer to check . No leaks everything dry and pump shuts off like it should . Very happy , Pat
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