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Old 04-09-2011, 07:43 PM   #15
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Hi Joe. Thanks for the info. I have an RV dealer up the road and I will look at the foam ring again. I just did not know to trust him or not. His place is "John's RV and Campers" on hwy #6 & I-20 in Lexington, SC. If anyone knows of him can he be trusted? I see you have a number of A/S. I love older things because the were made in the USE with PRIDE. Which one do you like best?

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Old 04-09-2011, 08:17 PM   #16
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Thanks Joe. I will check to see what the dealer up the road has. How can you tell if a dealer is truthful or not BEFORE dealing with them?
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:04 AM   #17
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Thanks Joe. I will check to see what the dealer up the road has. How can you tell if a dealer is truthful or not BEFORE dealing with them?
Other than asking for others opinions if you can find someone who can offer one, you just have to trust your own instincts.

Regarding the foam ring, I think they are pretty standard, so I suspect that any brand would work, but Thetford and Sealand are the typical brands these days.

A couple of pointers:
  1. When you reinstall the toilet, if the base is plastic and the bowl will not hold water, try loosening the hold down nuts a little. It is OK if the toilet rocks a little. Overtighening the hold down nuts warps the plastic base and can make it leak worse. Loosening the nuts a little may slow or stop the water leaking out of the bowl. This worked for me on my '94.
  2. If you are seeing leaking water on the floor, it is very likely something else, not the foam/wax ring that is leaking. It could be the flush valve that turns the water on when you step on the foot pedal. Or is could be a hose fitting - I've personally dealt with both.
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I see you have a number of A/S. I love older things because the were made in the USE with PRIDE. Which one do you like best?
Hi Mark,
I missed this comment last time. I like them all for different reasons. I really do not have a favorite.

The '55 is my restoration project - 2.5 years into a planned 2 year restoration, with at least 2 years yet to go. The intent is to use it for local rallies when finally finished.

The '63 was going to be the next restoration project but will probably go up for sale soon because at the rate the '55 is going, I won't be able to start on the '63 for years.

The '94 is our "usable" trailer. It has a great floor plan for extended trips for us.
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