Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Industry Towables - Travel Trailers & Fifth Wheels > DRV Luxury Suites
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-14-2018, 02:58 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Brand: DRV
Model: 39TKSB3 "Modified"
State: South Dakota
Posts: 1,556
THOR #1661
Another Mod!

Ever wish you could turn off the water supply at the toilet? I did and finally cured MY problem. I added a 1/4 turn ball valve at the back of the toilet.

Reason for the mod is you can dump the water from the toilet and not have it try t fill it back up. By not having water in the toilet you can get a good scrubbing of the ball and seal.

Be sure to use automotive gasket maker on the threads and let it set for several hours before turning water back on. Don't over tighten as they are plastic threads.

Dernord 1/2" Stainless Steel (304) Mini Ball Valve NPT FxM Thread With Stainless Handle $14.95 AMAZON


__________________

__________________
Cummins12V98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 03:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
rynosback's Avatar
 
Brand: DRV
Model: 38 RSB3
State: South Dakota
Posts: 2,014
THOR #1658
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cummins12V98 View Post
Ever wish you could turn off the water supply at the toilet? I did and finally cured MY problem. I added a 1/4 turn ball valve at the back of the toilet.

Reason for the mod is you can dump the water from the toilet and not have it try t fill it back up. By not having water in the toilet you can get a good scrubbing of the ball and seal.

Be sure to use automotive gasket maker on the threads and let it set for several hours before turning water back on. Don't over tighten as they are plastic threads.

Dernord 1/2" Stainless Steel (304) Mini Ball Valve NPT FxM Thread With Stainless Handle $14.95 AMAZON


I was thinking about this last month. Your connections even look straighter with the ball valve. Good tip.
__________________

__________________
2016 DRV38RSB3
2015 Ram 3500 Regular Cab DRW CTD Asian trans 410 rear
rynosback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 03:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brand: DRV
State: Texas
Posts: 102
THOR #11383
Looking at you pictures I have to ask does your hand sprayer work without the foot operated valve being push down or does the hand sprayer work with no other action? Mine is the first type
Clay 2016 MS 38PS3/Dallas bathroom.
__________________
MS60ocb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 03:19 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
rynosback's Avatar
 
Brand: DRV
Model: 38 RSB3
State: South Dakota
Posts: 2,014
THOR #1658
Quote:
Originally Posted by MS60ocb View Post
Looking at you pictures I have to ask does your hand sprayer work without the foot operated valve being push down or does the hand sprayer work with no other action? Mine is the first type
Clay 2016 MS 38PS3/Dallas bathroom.
You have to push the foot valve to get water at the sprayer.
__________________
2016 DRV38RSB3
2015 Ram 3500 Regular Cab DRW CTD Asian trans 410 rear
rynosback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 03:37 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brand: DRV
Model: 2019 MS 39DBRS3
State: Delaware
Posts: 452
THOR #9431
Our RV did not come with sprayers.

I just added them to both toilets.
Not real pleased with the way the macerator toilets leave the bowl after certain evolutions

I tapped off the hot water lines. PEX 1/2 x 1/2 x 3/8 tees using sink sprayers.

And I found out after the fact, some sprayers allow the the spray head to rotate on the hose, and others you have to orientate the head in the direction you want when making the connector tight (o-ring versus gasket seal).

While I was at it - our water heater is under the 1/2 bath sink. Took too long to get hot water from such a close location. So when I teed the sprayer in, I teed the sink right off the water heater. Almost instant hot water now.

And since it is kind of related and has come up before. The tank washout lines. Since we have the forward bath my lines must be 30' long between the docking station and tank ports, because of the vacuum breakers.
__________________
Thanks,
Duane

2019 DRV MS 39DBRS3
2020 F-450
Porthole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 07:18 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
mtntrek's Avatar
 
Brand: DRV
Model: ES 38RSSA
State: Montana
Posts: 134
THOR #5034
Good tip, great write-up, you always present great pics!
__________________
J&J
DRV Suites ES-38RSSA #9679
GM Denali 3500HD-Max 4x, CC, 8' DRW
EZGo-TXT, Yamaha-G22E, CC Precedent
mtntrek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 07:47 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
juicesqueezer's Avatar
 
Brand: DRV
Model: 39RESB3
State: Florida
Posts: 240
THOR #5499
Nice tip and thanks for the photos documenting the change!
__________________
Joe & Dottie Allen
2014 Mobile Suites Estates 39RESB3
2014 Ford F-450 DRW
juicesqueezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2018, 03:14 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Brand: DRV
Model: Select Suites
State: Florida
Posts: 8
THOR #12914
We replaced our toilet & the new one didn’t have a sprayer. Good thing my wife pointed out that the shower hose works just fine to spray out the toilet n
__________________
USAinaChevrolet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2018, 03:43 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
juicesqueezer's Avatar
 
Brand: DRV
Model: 39RESB3
State: Florida
Posts: 240
THOR #5499
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAinaChevrolet View Post
We replaced our toilet & the new one didnít have a sprayer. Good thing my wife pointed out that the shower hose works just fine to spray out the toilet n
__________________

__________________
Joe & Dottie Allen
2014 Mobile Suites Estates 39RESB3
2014 Ford F-450 DRW
juicesqueezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 02:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×