Join us as we travel North America in our
Holiday Rambler Vacationer, since August 2006
Sunny and hot today, but we have a shady site so its really almost cool, in the sun very hot. But it is nice to be here with the sound of the waves on the shore at the bottom of the cliffs. Today we are thinking maybe a lazy day until I got to thinking that this would be a good day to take a look at the toilet in our rv. Being a marine style toilet ours has a sliding seal that opens and closes to flush, the problem being lately is that it sometimes does not want to close tight and this allows sewer gas into our house.
So I proceeded to shut off the water and unbolt the toilet and take it outside, I know this could be a messy job. I found a nice shady spot on the grass and proceeded to wash everything down and dismantle the complete toilet and mechanism cleaning things up as I go (kind of a messy job). After cleaning everything up, I lubricated the mechanism, and replaced the rubber seals then put everything back together, some 3 hours later. Its nice to be retired I can take all the time it needs. Well all back together now and it does work much better than before but still not perfect. At least we have a toilet again and I know what parts I need to fix the problem, the challenge now is to find an affordable source for the parts. I sent out some emails to local suppliers and hopefully get some replies, no rush thou.
After completing this "shitty" job and all cleaned up we can now relax outside in the shade and sun, (get hot, cool off etc..) enjoying our books and more summer weather. Soon time once again to fire up the barbie to grill a couple of juicy pork chops with potatoes, onions and carrots for a wonderfully tasty supper.