Hey gang, it has been a while..we're getting after the back end of the Overlander, trying to resurrect the original toilet and black tank, and I've come upon a couple hitches.
What is the sequence for removing this pedestal/platform section above the black tank? I've unscrewed all the screws from the black "outer" ring at the toilet junction, removed all of the trim from the platform area, and pulled up some, but it appears the black tank iron is connected to the black plastic somehow. Is the plastic tubing just "set in" to the black, or is there probably some strong sealer or glue there too? Upon lifting, it appears that the tank is getting pulled up too. I'm not 100% sure I want to get the tank out, but the main project is rebuilding the plywood on the underside, as I've cut out all of the rotted wood down there. The metal bracket that goes across the very rear frame brace to the heavy main frame is gone, but I can rebuild that, I'm sure.
I also am not sure about the gray/black valve on the tank. It's brass inner screw part (with the shaft that gets pulled up/down to control the black flow) comes out but the shaft itself is rusted off. So I'm stuck now knowing if black water from the tank would go out or not!
What do you think? Should I simply start just cutting all this apart and start from scratch and get a new tank and build a new platform, or do I have a snowball's chance at salvaging what I"ve got, here?
Tanks for any tips