We are fixing up our '64 Tradewind and now have time to address less pressing items (i.e., the fridge is in and we have ice cubes
Somehow, when I look beneath the toilet, I wonder why it hasn't dropped out. Initially I was so concerned about it I half expected to see the toilet in my mirrors bouncing down the highway. After two western tours I'm simply in awe that it stays in place and works as it does. I'm wondering how extensive a repair this is.
From the bottom up:
The pan beneath the blackwater tank has numerous rust spots. What is it's purpose? Does it protect the tank or does it support? Some of this rust goes up around the valve area.
I'm unsure the tank is original. There are numerous indications that it has been repaired.
On top of the tank, the floor board in the back is rotten. None of it is supporting material, i.e., the rot does not extend forward of the toilet. Clean up, patch, or replace?
The toilet appears suspended. It sits on 2 1x4s but it is separated from the tank by <1 inch. Those boards are obviously not in the best shape. I'm not sure they were meant to support it. What supports the toilet? I can't believe its the fiberglass. I've gone down some rough roads that would have fully tested it's strength.
The toilet is a swirl-o-matic porcelain. Presumably original? It's fully functional. Is it possible to get a new gasket for the flapper? Or should I improvise one? Also, it's a heavy piece - if not original should I replace it?
I'm curious to hear what others think of this situation and what ideas you might offer for repair.