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Old 11-05-2006, 06:58 PM   #21
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That looks a million times better and more appropriate for these vintage trailers .Id also mention sugarfoot that if you polyurethane the wooden slat
in the shower pan ,the wood will stay as new longer .I like that idea .We have the different bath layout as you know so I don't have the pan .

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Old 11-05-2006, 08:09 PM   #22
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Thanks Scott, that's a great idea! I'll pick up some polyurethane this week. The wood slat mat is an item called "Shower Deck" from Camping World. It gives my mother an extra 1" boost so she has an easier time of it. At about 4'10" even the Lo Profile is a bit much for her. And the deck doubles for use in a campground shower if we ever needed it.
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:15 PM   #23
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IMO, the water base urathane is the one to use. Seals great with a nice finish, easy clean-up.
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:45 PM   #24
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I installing a Sealand unit my question is do I use a wax ring like I would in the house or I see this rubber ring.

What the best way to seal the toilet to the floor fitting?
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:54 PM   #25
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China toilets.

China toilets love to come loose from the floor, since they are considerably heavier than plastic toilets. Rear bath or center bath makes no difference.

Add to that lack of proper running gear balance and "no" shock absorbers, will clearly show separation at a early stage of travel.

No amount of any kind of gasket, will stop it from leaking, in very short order.

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According to my user manual, apply a 1/4" thick by 3/4" wide bead of glazing compound around the circumference of the floor flange if it is being installed in a wet bath or shower stall. That is how mine was installed. Other than that, there should be a bowl seal included with the toilet. If not, check the link in post #10 of this thread for additional parts and such. Don't do the wax ring thing.

As for leaks, I haven't had any yet, but I've only traveled around 500 miles. I'm sure Andy is right, it makes sense with weight differences and imbalance. However, I'm willing to take that risk for the luxury of having "the real thing". Good luck, Bob. I know you're busting your hump right now to get ready for the Can Opener.
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Add to that lack of proper running gear balance and "no" shock absorbers, will clearly show separation at a early stage of travel.

No amount of any kind of gasket, will stop it from leaking, in very short order.

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Andy my running gear is perfectly balanced and I have new shocks why would you assume otherwise, now the question is how is it mounted in your 40 years of AS's can you help?
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According to my user manual, apply a 1/4" thick by 3/4" wide bead of glazing compound around the circumference of the floor flange if it is being installed in a wet bath or shower stall. That is how mine was installed. Other than that, there should be a bowl seal included with the toilet. If not, check the link in post #10 of this thread for additional parts and such. Don't do the wax ring thing.

As for leaks, I haven't had any yet, but I've only traveled around 500 miles. I'm sure Andy is right, it makes sense with weight differences and imbalance. However, I'm willing to take that risk for the luxury of having "the real thing". Good luck, Bob. I know you're busting your hump right now to get ready for the Can Opener.
Thanks, yes tomorrow I'm doing the whole PEX thing and installing this toilet. I see a rubber gasket about 3/4" thick and 1" wide all round is that sound like the seal?

So you suggest a glazing compound......not sure what you mean there?
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My comments were directed to Airstream owners in general, as an FYI.

They were not directed to any specific individual.

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Andy, I thank you for your comments and don't think anyone took them as being directed towards anybody. Since my experience is limited, I'm glad for the heads-up on the possibility of leaks. I wanted to let folks know I hadn't had any so far. But now I'll be watching for unwanted water in the water closet, so to speak.

Bob, a local RV shop installed mine. They tell me they went by the installations instructions, but I don't know what glazing material was used. The illustration in the manual showed application with what looks like a caulking gun. The gasket you have probably is the seal. You can find the manuals at Sealand Sanitation. Sorry I'm not more help than that.
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I installing a Sealand unit my question is do I use a wax ring like I would in the house or I see this rubber ring.

What the best way to seal the toilet to the floor fitting?
Lipets,
every RV toilet that was factory installed that I have ever removed had the rubber ring. Dunno why they don't use a wax...maybe exposure to heat? Cost too much?

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