How to Replace an RV Toilet Water Valve

by Catherine Lugo
RV toilet water valves are easy to replace.

RV toilet water valves are easy to replace.

An RV trailer toilet water valve is easy to replace; you'll see the valve is located under the toilet on the water supply side. Since a toilet is such an essential part of a pleasant RV experience, make sure this valve gets replaced as soon as you see signs of a wet floor near the toilet, or when your toilet begins continually flushing.

Unplug all of the water and sewer hookups to your RV and drive it to a designated waste water dump site to safely drain your water tank. Make sure your emergency brake is on and your RV is parked on a flat surface before beginning.

Remove the plastic toilet base cover with your screwdriver; the cover is held on with only one screw so it's easy to take off. Next, take out the two screws that hold the toilet handle in place.

Find the water valve and unscrew the two screws holding it in place and throw them away. The old screws may be corroded and won't work in the new valve.

Clean the little wire mesh screen filter on the incoming water supply side. The filter can get clogged and restrict water flow to the toilet.

Attach the new water valve with the new screws and then turn on the water to the toilet so you can make sure there are no leaks.

Items you will need

  • Screwdriver
  • Protective gloves
  • Toilet water valve
  • Extra screws

About the Author

Catherine Lugo has been a freelance writer since 1990 and has been published in her local paper, "County Line," "Poetry Gems 2000" and online at Storiesthatlift.com. Lugo earned her Bachelor of Arts in literature from the University of Texas, Dallas.

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