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Old 02-23-2022, 06:02 PM   #11
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Stephene -

The usual hints for properly using the toilet. They will apply to any toilet, and are mostly pretty obvious:
1. Use a good deodorant. I use Thetford Campa-Chem Original liquid. Other Forum members are partial to others, but some have not been pleased with their choice. The powdered ones seem to cause the most problems, since they sometimes don't dissolve as you expect.
2. Use an adequate dose. We use a half bottle for an overnight stop, a full bottle for longer (until we dump). Don't skimp.
3. Keep the toilet lid down.
4. Keep the bathroom door closed.
5. If needed, turn on the bathroom vent fan.
6. If weather permits, open the bathroom window a bit.

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Old 02-24-2022, 07:33 AM   #12
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Thank you

I have already purchased the Thetford deodorant

I have made no modifications to the toilet so the flange that closes the bowl from the water should be in place.

SO , I do not need to add the full 3 gallons of water to prine the toilet?
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Old 02-24-2022, 07:50 AM   #13
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SO , I do not need to add the full 3 gallons of water to prine the toilet?
No - nowhere near. A commonly-used method is to add deodorant, and then water just until the pump works, then quit. It will take a few quarts of water to reach the pump, but nowhere near 3 gallons. I have read that some folks who have a real water or capacity limit start with deodorant, but no water at all. Then they limit use to #1 for a while. Either works, but the first is less fussy.

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Old 06-05-2022, 06:20 PM   #14
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I just got back from a 10 day trip along the far eastern coast of Maine. I loved everything about the TM. I knew the first place I was staying did not have water so I filled the fresh water, the hot water heater, and added some water to the toilet. Had no issue at all. When I moved after 5 days, I emptied the toilet and added a some water again. When I got to the new campground, flushing would not work. Push the button and nothing. Since in general I only used the toilet for pee not a big issue but would love to figure it out before I head out again the end of this month for 15 days.
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Our pump will start picking up water with 1 3/4G in it. (3 1/2 - half gallon juice bottles).

Just be sure that the handle in the bottom of the toilet is pushed it first. If the handle is pulled out, it probably will require 3 gallons.
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I just got back from a 10 day trip along the far eastern coast of Maine. I loved everything about the TM. I knew the first place I was staying did not have water so I filled the fresh water, the hot water heater, and added some water to the toilet. Had no issue at all. When I moved after 5 days, I emptied the toilet and added a some water again. When I got to the new campground, flushing would not work. Push the button and nothing. Since in general I only used the toilet for pee not a big issue but would love to figure it out before I head out again the end of this month for 15 days.
There is also an inline fuse under the push-button cover. This video link may help:

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I had plenty of liquid in the tank. I check the main fuse and it is good. Di not know about the small in line fuse. Will check tomorrow and hope that it.
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If the fuse is blown, Thetford suggests replacing the original 5 amp fuse with a 7 amp unit.

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Old 06-13-2022, 06:05 PM   #19
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The secondary fuse was blown. I picked up 3 7.5 amp fuse from the marine supply store

Thanks everyone for pointing me in the right direction
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