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TMT 12-19-2013 01:54 PM

Replacement toilet for '66 Overlander
Hi Everyone, and Merry Christmas!
I'm working on my new love, Amelia Airstream, a '66 Overlander.
She was lived in full time by PO, and when they put her in storage before I purchased, they disconnected and disposed of all the bathroom plumbing - toilet, blackwater tank, fittings, etc. Really don't know why…..
The good news is the interior bathroom surround is in good condition.
The hole is there for the toilet, just no toilet!
What toilet should I be looking for to replace the old one?
It looks like it fit up under the bottom of the surround, and the seat was on top.
Can someone please tell me which toilet to purchase?
I ordered the blackwater tank from Inland RV. Didn't know toilet was so special.
Thanks so much!

TMT 12-20-2013 06:55 AM

Okay, spoke to Michelle at Inland RV. She gave me the fateful news that there is no such replacement. How sad. My surround looks great. Hate to lose part of the originality to put in a new commode.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
If you've had this dilemma can you please tell me what you did?

robwok 12-20-2013 08:16 AM

I ordered the short toilet from Vintage Trailer supply, and the threaded floor flange. This allowed me to "dial in" the height for my toilet. You thread in what you need, then put spacer boards screwed to the floor to keep the height and weight off the toilet.

However, in mine, a rear bath 64 Overlander, the new toilet bowl was a little bigger (thankfully) however, that meant to keep it in the bench, I had to cut a little of the back of the bench, and move the toilet hole back about an inch. That's a real hassle. I will also have to modify the flush pedal.

It just depends on how original you want to keep it. One option on the flush pedal was to reverse it. I thought about mounting a pulley to the floor, then a ring in the original pedal. Run a rope/cord from the pedal, through the pulley in the floor, up through a hole next to the toilet seat, then a ring. Pull on the ring to fill, pull further to flush. Very minimal impact to the surrounding. I have my original pedal, so I'm trying to figure out how to mount that to the new toilet so everything still looks as original as possible.

TMT 12-20-2013 11:44 AM

Thank you so much. I now know there is hope! I'll now measure the hole, measure some toilets, and get going! Thanks again.

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