By Nanci Dixon
This tip seemed so simple I hesitated to write about it, but since it has saved us a lot of work and quickened the toilet fill I thought you should know about it too. RV toilets, unlike home toilets, require a manual fill with water. Holding down a lever to get sufficient water into the bowl requires some patience and time.
On our toilet, the screws would loosen on the fill mechanism and start to leak. It was such a hassle to remove the shroud, lay down on the floor and tighten the screws every few weeks. It leaked enough that I had ordered a spare mechanism to replace it but hesitated when the instructions read, “Remove toilet from floor.” Ummm…
We now simply keep a plastic cup in the bathroom to fill the toilet bowl with water from the sink. The sink water pressure is much higher than the toilet fill pressure was – and the best part, no more leaking!