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Old 07-09-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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'68 globetrotter toilet water pedal

Hello,

I have a 68 globetrotter with a thetford aqua magic toilet moder sl sh.
The water pedal is stuck in the down position... Wondering if this something I can fix without replacing the toilet??

Any advice much appreciated.

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Old 07-10-2011, 12:11 AM   #2
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Toilet Troubles 101

Kirk, I would carefully remove the toilet from the black tank & disassemble the porcelain bowl from the pedestal. At the bottom of the bowl (if it is the same as my toilet) you will find the valve and foot pedal linkage. If the flapper is jammed or stuck it can the be cleaned/lubed and the proper operation checked before re-installing the commode onto the black tank. Be sure to inspect/replace any worn gasket. Hint: (The gasket could be what has the flapper stuck causing the pedal to be inoperable.) Also check the return spring that allows the pedal to return to its upright position. Again clean and lube all moving parts and check for proper operation B4 you re-install it! Please keep in mind that the stuff you are dealing with could be 43 year old poop and other nasty items that someone has tried to send to the black tank. This would also allow you to see the condition of the flange connection to the black tank. Inspecting the insde of the black tank for leftover sludge would be a good idea at this time! You may not want to do this again. make sure the tank is as clean as you can get it and flush it out thoroughly. Also make sure that the waste valve is in good working order and has no leaking gasket and gate operates smoothly. Hope this tutorial gets you where you wanted to Go! Pun Intended! Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Big Ed! Is there a good tutorial/instructions/video on the web or elsewhere that you could refer me to for toilet removal etc.
I am a newbie to the Airstream world. Thanks for your time and reply!

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Old 07-11-2011, 01:28 AM   #4
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Kirk, All I can say is... it really is a hands on deal. There are a lot of threads/posts here that discuss the removal but you must be comparing apples to apples. When you do research make sure the info you study up on is for your model & year trailer. Read over several times to make sure it applies to your model/brand of toilet. Most here post lots of pictures. You will want to take before, during, and after pics to be sure that everything looks right after the job is done. Labeling parts/locations and screw/bolt & hardware fittings will help to insure you feel good about their re-installation later. Just go to the search function on the tool bar (blue) above and type in a few keywords such as toilet removal/ bathroom remodel/ blacktank flange etc. and all kinds of threads/posts will be available to look at. You can go to your specific trailers model and year forum threads to find post related to your trailer. Click on the forums tab above and scroll down to plumbing / toilet threads or first scroll down to trailers threads and click on Globetrotter then 1968 to find posts related specifically to your trailers posts! Ed
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