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Old 06-13-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Toilet removal for 78 Sovereign - help!

Ok, my husband & I can usually figure out how to fix anything. We seem to have a slow leak behind our toilet in our newly acquired 78 Sovereign...on of the few problems we have found.

However, we are only guessing because we are feeling behind it because we can't seem to see how to get the silly thing out. We feel like idiots but we have looked all around and there must be a trick we are missing.

And, from old threads I have read we need to replace the seal when we put it back in...much like a home john.

Can someone tell us how to get the darn thing out?

Lady K
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:10 PM   #2
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I should have included the image of our toilet.

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Old 06-13-2010, 08:13 PM   #3
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I am having some trouble posting a photo of our toilet but I am trying. Jeez.

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Old 06-13-2010, 09:05 PM   #4
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Is it like the one in this link

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Here's a link to Thetford information and manuals.

http://www.thetford.com/HOME/CUSTOME...ult.aspx#floor
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:47 PM   #5
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Lift the seat and there is a round plug top left.

Remove the plug and there is a 7/16 bolt (I think) straight down you will have to remove it and it takes a long extension or many short ones.

Under the flush pedal there is another bolt once you have removed the 2 bolts the toilet will tilt forward to remove the water line.

Remove the water line and the toilet comes right out.

I think the seal is the same as a home toilet but don't remember for sure.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:53 PM   #6
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Lift the seat and there is a round plug top left.

Remove the plug and there is a 7/16 bolt (I think) straight down you will have to remove it and it takes a long extension or many short ones.

Under the flush pedal there is another bolt once you have removed the 2 bolts the toilet will tilt forward to remove the water line.

Remove the water line and the toilet comes right out.

I think the seal is the same as a home toilet but don't remember for sure.
Correct info on the bolts if your is like the one in Gary's link. I removed one like that from my Excella recently. Hard to locate if you don't know where.

The seals for RVs are different from home ones, but any RV shop will have them.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:14 AM   #7
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Thank you all SO much for the helpful info. We did find that plug on top left side of toilet seat. There was a hose right in the way so we will have to dig around and see if we can see the bolt down in there but now we know the others are under the pedal.

We appreciate all of you sharing your experience and I am ordering the 1978 Service (not owners) Manual today - kind of pricey at $60 but I am hoping it will have a lot of this info to help us.

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Old 06-14-2010, 11:38 AM   #8
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Personally - I prefer one of these wrenches for removing the rear bolt to a socket on a long extension. Use the plug hole to see what your doing....

Shop Kobalt 7-Piece Locking Flex Head SAE Wrench Set at Lowes.com
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