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Finally fixed toilet odor problem.

About a year ago we started noting a bad odor from the toilet. No amount of additives or cleaning would help. The bowl was holding water so I knew that the seal on the ball flush valve was okay. I even did multiple flushes of the black tank but the odor would still come back. I also checked the vent stack to make sure that it was open and it was okay. Yesterday, I pulled the toilet up off of the floor and replaced the seal where the toilet bolts to the mounting flange. The old seal had a grove that fit onto the toilet and the seal was still attached to the bottom of the toilet when I lifted it from the flange. The new seal didn't have the groove and was flat on both sides. I added sealant to both sides of the gasket and to the mounting flange and the toilet. I also replaced the mounting bolts and nuts. Before tightening the nuts, the toilet was sitting about 3/8" above the floor because of the thickness of the gasket. I tightened both sides a little at a time to compress the gasket. We now have absolutely no odor in the bathroom! It appears that the original grooved gasket had lost its seal and was allowing sewer gases to leak out of the tank.
whjco 02/11/23 03:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Extended trip planning

Posted on another forum also want to get thoughts here. I planned a trip out to Yellowstone from New Hampshire and going to take about six weeks to get out and back. I felt that I needed to secure reservations for the entire trip because of the increased popularity of RVing and campgrounds being mostly if not totally filled most nights and especially on weekends in the more popular areas. This is so contrary to the way I used to travel pre pandemic when I wouldn't plan more than a couple of days out. One of the problems with this sort of travel is that if I find an area that I really like and want to spend an extra day or two I can't because of the ripple effects of all the reservations I have going forward. Even worse would be if I had a mechanical issue and got delayed a day or two then every reservation would need to be canceled or rescheduled and I'd probably be out of luck with some of them if not most. Wondering how others have handled this and curious how many of you have run into these sort of issues or have you not changed the way you do things since the pandemic hit? Love to get your thoughts. Thanks for reading. We plot our trip route using Garmin Basecamp so that we can upload trip segments directly into our Garmin. By early afternoon we have a good idea how far we want to drive. We'll use Google Maps or Orbitz to find a hotel/motel near the day's projected destination and then make a reservation. This has worked well for us.
whjco 04/11/22 06:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Protection/Maintenance Packages

I paid about $2500 for an extended factory warranty on my 2015 Ram. It was a total waste of money as the warranty aged out and the only warranty repair was one axle seal. The truck now has 120k on the odometer and has been the most reliable truck I've ever owned.
whjco 04/06/22 07:33pm Tow Vehicles
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