Do you think anyone will be interested in buying a second hand RV with a broken septic system? Put yourself in the shoes of your customers and think, will you invest your hard-earned money on such a motor home? ‘NO’. So, when you plan to sell your RV,why not take good care of your restroom? In case you are not sure from where to start, this post can help you out. Here are some toilet maintenance tips for your RV.
- Every toilet has a seal and your RV has one too. The purpose of this seal is to keep the water in the toilet all the time and restrict the odor from the black tank. When this seal leaks due to excessive hardness or dryness, foul smell from the black tank comes out because the water that stays inside the toilet bowl falls into the holding tank. For repairing it, you can hire an expert to solve the problem or simply do it on your own. Wear gloves, apply plumber’s grease on the leak spot and seal it. Once the leakage is closed, allow water to return to your bowl.
- Check the reading of the holding tank in your RV. Most of the owners experience false reading, which confuses them about the condition of the tank. If the sensor keeps on giving you the ‘Full’ signal even after emptying it, some residue must be sticking to the sensor. So, reset these sensors by dropping a few trays of ice into the RV toilet. The cubes will move around and remove anything that is left inside the tank. Once the ice melts, your sensor will be free from any residue.
- All the wastes and the toiler papers get accumulated in the tank. If you do not clean it regularly, your tank will stop working. Therefore, treating the tank is vital, when it comes to RV bathroom maintenance. If you are planning to sell off your RV, make sure you have rinsed the entire tank before putting it up for sale. Do not forget to use deodorant to get rid of the stinky smell; clean the tank routinely to extend the life of the system.
- Be careful with the stuffs you use in your toilet. For example, the toilet paper you use should be of great quality; it should melt once flushed. So, when you are buying tissues make sure you get the proper ones that do not stick in the septic system and create chances of clogging. Choosing environment friendly papers for your RV toilet is undoubtedly the best option.
- If you think the nature of your RV toilet is the same as your home toilet, you are making a mistake. The latter is stronger and can take rough usages. Even if you drop paper or plastic, it can flush easily. But, the RV toilet is more delicate and you must avoid putting anything that takes too much time to dissolve or does not dissolve at all. These can block the toilet or you can even face the pathetic experience of a toilet overflow.
Since the vehicle is meant for long journeys and, for fulltime RV-ers it is nothing less than a home, maintaining the toilet is mandatory. After all, no one loves to see or use a filthy bathroom! While you may think that selling your RV is not that easy,it doesn’t have to be that difficult as well. The key to a successful deal is RV maintenance. This is important to make it appealing to the prospective buyers. Plus, a well-maintained RV will also serve you well while you are still using it.
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