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Old 06-11-2015, 02:32 PM   #1
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I'm having trouble removing my 68 overlander toilet....when I go to remove the flange bolts they just spin. Should I saw saw the bolts under the toilet? Thx in advance for all the help.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:36 AM   #2
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Chances are the ears on the flange bolts have rusted, or the flange itself has rusted. Taking apart one of our old trailers can be a real chore. And the tight spaces make it even more of a chore. I don't know how your 68 was built. I do know the bathroom was significantly redesigned compared to my 66.

Some of us disassemble our old trailers with the idea of replacing the major appliances. If that is the intent, then more demolition of the old toilet may be in order.

If you are trying to save the old toilet, you may have to spend a lot of time carefully grinding the nut off the old bolt if you can get any kind of tool in there. I had access to the old toilet from the rear "one stop set up" compartment. My 66 was very rusty. I had to destroy the bolts to get the toilet out. My trailer had a heavy porclein toilet with a heavy iron connection pipe toilet to flange. See the photo below.

My trailer had this tiny, shallow black tank that was cracked on top. The toilet flange was molded into the tank. I don't believe this design would ever work very well for draining sewage. A 3" high black water tank is no good. See photo.

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Old 06-14-2015, 08:11 PM   #3
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Thx for the info. I'm gonna take the sawsall to it...wish me luck
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The recip-saw should do it. I cut the bolts on mine off with a dremel and a cut off wheel. It is a tight space. Note that the plastic insert molding that hides the rivet lines in a 68 bathroom is not available anywhere. I spent a year trying to find some with no luck. Take care with it if you remove parts from the bathroom as you will need to reuse it.

Once the toilet is off, the closet flange unscrews from a short pipe that connects it to the threaded flange on top of the black tank.
If I remember I used a big punch and hammer to get it started. The floor in my 68 was rotten so the screws holding the flange down were gone, if your floor is good then you will need to remove those first.
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