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Old 05-06-2019, 10:36 AM   #1
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Toilet Foot Pedal Not Working

We have a 2013 Montana Highlander. When we step on the toilet foot pedal, nothing happens. I'm wondering if there is a way to repair the problem or do I need to buy a new toilet?


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Old 05-06-2019, 10:58 AM   #2
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I'd call and RV Tech - better yet - get a new Dometic 320
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:14 PM   #3
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Your problems have only begun, shocked it took so long. As above ~~ a new 320 is in your future.
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:15 PM   #4
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I will be checking into a 320.....but is that a 320 ____?
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:29 PM   #5
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I will be checking into a 320.....but is that a 320 ____?
Just a Dometic 320. You will find best price at eTrailer or PPL. I put one in my last 2 fivers and with the new Montana I need 2 but my wife wanted a 1/2 bath.....
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:48 PM   #6
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https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/...ilet_302320081
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If you don't want the elongated bowl of the Dometic 320, the Dometic 310 is also an excellent toilet to replace the junk Thetford toilet.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:24 AM   #8
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If you go back a number of years you'll find threads on how to fix Tetford toilets. Since then most of us have given up and just changed it to a Dometic.
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:42 AM   #9
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Through the Tetford in the garage and get a Dometic 310 or 320 best upgrade you can do.
you will be happy!
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1 hours work and you are done. This includes adding a shutoff valve.
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:45 PM   #11
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There are two "bicycle" type brake cables that go from the foot pedals to the valve assembly. One opens the drop door and the other operates the water valve. Eventually the cables rust through and break, thus no flushing.

I've replaced both of our cables using parts from a bike store since both have rusted through at different times. Total parts cost $12. New ones are already rusting, so I definitely will be upgrading to Dometic next time the Thetford fails.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:39 PM   #12
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Has anybody tried installing a toilet seat bidet on these new RV porcelain toilets?
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