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Old 03-04-2011, 02:39 PM   #57
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Sorry Rob...that's a bummer! I wonder how that would have cracked...that's kinda odd.

I would certainly try to piece together some HD parts before you yank the whole thing & give up on it!!! Unfortunately, the alternative is not good (IMO) - the foot pedal lever "slot" won't work with any of the new toilets we found. So if you do replace it, you'll have to modify the fiberglass bench face (and possibly seat hight) to make it work. That's why we were so thrilled about being able to get ours to work...we spent a huge amount of time to do so, but are so pleased with how it came out - it was worth it, no regrets!

You may want to see if you can find another "dead" Swirl-O-Matic to scab parts from...that would have been our next step if what we did didn't work. Good luck!

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:57 PM   #58
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Where did you order the new pan for the tank? We just got a 65 Safari with the under-floor tank like yours and are replacing it all. Actually, the PO took it all out and now we're trying to figure out what was there. We ordered tank and parts from Inland RV today, but I guess we'll need some kind of pan too. Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:23 PM   #59
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Where did you order the new pan for the tank?
We had a local HVAC shop make our pan out of galvanized metal to our dimensions. It helps to be in the business we are (arch/interiors/construction)...we know lots of those sort of folks...it does come in handy! But any HVAC shop should be able to help you out...

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Old 04-09-2011, 04:14 PM   #60
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Wow, its great to see how a project on a trailer like mind COULD be done.. you've answered a few questions. Did you redo the base of your swirlomatic? Mine was shot and I got a Nature's Head to replace it. The pictures and explanation on how to fix the tank and surrounding sheetmetal is a HUGE help. Thanks
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:18 PM   #61
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Did you redo the base of your swirlomatic?
We did clean it up and re-paint it - it was pretty cruddy cosmetically. We also rebuilt the valve and replaced the gaskets with new ones we made. They don't make replacement parts...but we were able to work with what we had. It now works better than ever since we've owned it.

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I agree! We keep coming back to your pics too see what it's supposed to look like. Our toilet bench was cut out was by the PO and all the tank space stuffed with wood. We're slowly pulling it all out to get the underside back to the way it was at least. We'll just have to make the toilet look as good as we can.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:08 PM   #63
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True confession: I cut the toilet surround to accept the Nature's Head. The fiberglass had cracked and was a little gross.. truth be told, it was fine, I just feel guilty for cutting it. I do want to replace the existing black tank to use as a gray tank, but that part of the trailer (behind the bellypan under the tank) is uncharted territory. Your pictures are like a map.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:16 PM   #64
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It a beautiful day to show off Maxwell's freshly polished shine! Check out his newly updated website for more details ~

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Wow. Looking at the details on Maxwell, hot water heater etc, its great to see that you were able to get to old HW heater to work, I'm inspired to try mine- remove it, pressure test it, I imagine the controls can be replaced if necessary.

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Is there hope for mine to look that shiny after next week's maintenance rally? Sure hope so! Your trailer's are awesome!
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Wow Maxwell is giving Birdy a run for her money with that shine!
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Wow. Looking at the details on Maxwell, hot water heater etc, its great to see that you were able to get to old HW heater to work, I'm inspired to try mine- remove it, pressure test it, I imagine the controls can be replaced if necessary.

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Yep, it's been running strong ever since we've had it - it probably worked before, but we didn't trust it until we fully tested it - as with all the propane appliances. No problems!

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Is there hope for mine to look that shiny after next week's maintenance rally? Sure hope so! Your trailer's are awesome!
Thanks Liz! Rob will give you all the "tools" and one-on-one he can - then it's up to you!

Yes, your trailer should be able to get that shiny too...we'll prove it with a small patch on Saturday - if you're still up for being this year's "demo-trailer". Oh yeah, you'll also need some elbow grease and Advil...oh, and a Jacuzzi doesn't hurt!

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Wow Maxwell is giving Birdy a run for her money with that shine!


There's nothing like a fresh polish job after a long winter...now it's Birdy's turn. But with outings planned for four of the next five weekends, I doubt she will get her touch-up before the Resto Rally ~

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