Tuesday, March 3, 2020

"Holy Shit" Had to Change the Crapper

Where Are We Today
Lake Havasu RV Resort
Lake Havasu City, Az.

Yes, I'm still around, not hiding in the basement or buried in the desert. I am sure that by reading Pat's blog, you all know what we have been up to.
As the title says, we had to replace the toilet in "the Suite". Now the actual replacement, taking the old one out and putting in the new one, is quite easy to do and takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
My rant with this is why we had to replace it, the foot pedal, which is how you flush it, broke. No problem you would think, just get a new foot pedal, after all, it is held on with one screw.
Broken foot pedal
After going to two RV parts stores and final checking with Dometic web site, I got the same answer at all three, no replacement parts, buy a new toilet. Oh, ours is a Dometic Model 320.
This is where the foot pedal goes in at the base of the toilet. Notice the screw that holds it to the ball flap. 

Checking prices at the parts store and online, the cost was just over $300.00. Fortunately, I found one at Camping World, and with our Good Sam Membership, we were able to purchase one for $188.00, taxes and shipping included. Placing the order on Feb 17th, it was shipped out of Bakersfield California, and we received it on Feb. 21st.
Here is the ball flap with the screw still in it.

This what it should look like when not broken

 Within an hour of its arrival , I had it installed which made two happy campers, after almost a week of having to use it with the broke pedal, I won't go in to details on how we had to flush, use your imagination.
The old toilet out, clean up the flange and install new one. The new toilet comes with new floor seal, bolts, washers and nuts.

The new one installed. One difference between the old and new, is the hand sprayer. The old one had a hand sprayer, the new one doesn't, I could have got it, but they don't work that great so opted to not have it.
This was the last of many upsets this winter and hopefully the last. There are always issues with RV's, especially when you live in them full time and travel great distances with them, you just don't want to see them all at once.
I will have more on our issues coming soon, so stay tuned , I promise not  be away for as long. Thanks for stopping in, comments are welcome and read, until the next time, take care.



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Stew, I think I just got lazy, will try to do better.

  2. Well Bill you sure are great at fixing things, so that's a big help.

    1. Thanks Loree, happy that I can fix some things, especially when we are on the road.

  3. Glad you got it so quickly once ordered. Nice savings by shopping around too. Now I'm ready with the knowledge of how to change out a toilet if ever I need to. Thanks for the information Bill.

    1. Yes it was quick service and a great price. Feel free to use the information anytime and you're welcome.

  4. You are right it is a pain when things in your home start to break and need to be repaired yesterday. Nice to be able to fix or replace things on your own.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the rest of your adventure.

    It's about time.

  5. Yes it is nice when you can fix them ourselves. Wait to you read the next post.

  6. If mine ever breaks, I’m calling you!!!

  7. Cute title...very catchy...lol
    Good to know it was an easy fix, Tom will be remembering were to buy one if we ever need to replace ours. Crazy that you just couldn't get a replacement for the foot peddle.

    1. Thanks guys, yes pays to check around. Yes it's crazy that we can't buy replacement parts.