Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-17-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
New Member
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Bremerton , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1
Toilet removal.

How do you uninstall a toilet in a 1975.
__________________

__________________
Von Randoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
1. Disconnect the water. be careful, the plastic valve is not super strong.
2. There are two bolts
3. Reach the first bolt through the foot pedal opening and over the top of the foot pedal while you are holding it down with your third hand. You can see it (with suitable body contorsion) through that same opening.
4. The second bolt is reached through the back, but you can't see it. You have to remove the 1" diameter plastic plug in the left side of the top of the toilet and peer through with one eye.

Fun, hunh?

This photo shows the location of the bolts when viewed from the bottom. If you have broken valve, I have a post with details on how to replace it with the currently available valve assembly. The new assembly doesn't have a prong for hooking the foot pedal spring.

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0071 toilet bolts-s.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	99.6 KB
ID:	170680

Zep
__________________

Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:07 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
In the above post, change "bolts" to "nuts." The nuts are on standard toilet hold down T-bolts.
Z
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 07:53 AM   #4
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,428
Ok, ok, ok, Zep, I have a follow-up question. The clean slide valve in our Aqua Magic (same model as yours, I think) started leaking, so I've removed the toilet and have the slide valve repair kit ("Thetford 09872 ABS SVC Repair Package") ordered. Here's the problem: I have no documentation and can't find anything on the dinosaur Aqua Magic online. And I have the feeling that the repair kit doesn't have any instructions, either. So have you redone your slide valve? Any advice?


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 09:24 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
Hope these photos help a bit. The gasket that I've pointed to only seals the valve/slider unit to the throat of the toilet. I haven't gotten inside that unit to see how the slide valve works.

The first step is getting the valve unit off the bottom of the toilet. From the photo in my post above, it looks like there are 4 stainless screws--that doesn't look right, since they aren't symmetrical around the throat. I don't recall if there are others.

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0072 slider 2.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	179.6 KB
ID:	170685

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0074 slider 1.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	127.9 KB
ID:	170686

Good luck,
Zep
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 09:42 AM   #6
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,428
Ah, ok, it does look like you can remove the four screws without having the mechanisms fly apart from the spring load. That's pretty good news! Thank you for posting those pics, Zep!

The repair kit I ordered appears to include a set of four gaskets, though those may be for slightly different models. I'm not going to tackle this until the parts arrive, presumably next Tuesday. (Yep, I ordered a new flange seal, too.)


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #7
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,127
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
I had the flappers seal leaking on mine after the water evaporated in the bowl and the seals dried out. I used some O ring lube that I bought for my pool filter to coat the seal area and it has not leaked in two years. I also check the water level in the bowl more frequently when the trailer is stored.
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #8
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,428
I think mine crapped out (what a pun!) when there was a small amount of ice around the slide valve. I stepped on the pedal, and the ice caused the rubber to rip. Cute trick, eh?

Lynn
__________________

__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.