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Old 09-17-2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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toilet question 66 tradewind

According to the manuel that came with our 'new' 66 tradewind the original toilet was a Thetford Slide-O-Matic. The replacement does not fit correctly. Is a reproduction available or what can we substitute that will look and function correctly? This is my first 'restoration' question so you can see where my priorities are! Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:26 PM   #2
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"Slide-O-Matic"? As a product name, it does sort of conjure up some interesting meanings, doesn't it?
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:41 PM   #3
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Take a look at the conversion chart - do any of the old ones come close to yours:

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Old 09-18-2010, 09:23 PM   #4
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hey hippiechick
First welcome and congrats on a beautiful find. The original I think was a Swirl-o-matic and unfortunately no new replacement exists that will fit under the bench(if you find one please let me know) I believe the aqua magic v would fit with some modification but production on that has stopped. Some members have done a great job by removing the portion of the bench that goes over the toilet, than w/out the height restriction a number of thrones will fit.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:18 PM   #5
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Thanks all.

Hi Kevinb, Must have been more than one model, we have an original guarantee card that came with the owner's manuel that calls it a 'Genuine Thetford Slide-O-Matic, The Finest Mechanical Seal Water Closet' from the Thetford Engineering Corporation, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Unfortunately we are 42 years out of warranty. Thanks again for the info, we will keep looking for a good solution.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:31 PM   #6
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well I guess I am 0 for 2 Because I just got on the Thetford web site and they still carry the Aqua Magic V. In the low profile the dimensions look close, might want to check that one out.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:27 PM   #7
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Thanks, Kevin, will do.
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