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Old 03-15-2010, 08:17 AM   #721
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Right, totally understand. Before renovating my Olander, I had zero experience with RVs at all. The only reason I knew that my toilet sat on top of the black tank was from reading the threads and blogs of others, like Uwe's and Frank's.

Otherwise, I might have thought that the toilet was just set up on a non-functioning box for no apparent reason.
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:59 PM   #722
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Thanks Marcus, I just confirmed via PM with Steve that a low profile is comfortable, which is great. Don't want to feel like I'm on a bar stool, but also didn't want to have to figure out how to sit indian style while on the thinking chair.
I"ll just put this out there, and you can do with it what you want.

Sometimes what works for a man doesn't work well for a woman.

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Old 03-16-2010, 08:05 PM   #723
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That's fair enough Carol, but I'm not sure specifically what you're implying?

Since in general, men are taller than women, if a toilet seat is too tall for a man to sit on comfortably, then it is probably MUCH too tall for a woman to sit on comfortably. In this case, the toilet sits on top of a tank which rests on the floor, so the low-profile is really the only way to go.

Unless you're implying that women like to teeter at the top of a very tall pedestal with their feet dangling far above the floor, in which case I'd agree, the preferences of men and women are definitely different in this area...
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That's fair enough Carol, but I'm not sure specifically what you're implying?

Since in general, men are taller than women, if a toilet seat is too tall for a man to sit on comfortably, then it is probably MUCH too tall for a woman to sit on comfortably. In this case, the toilet sits on top of a tank which rests on the floor, so the low-profile is really the only way to go.

Unless you're implying that women like to teeter at the top of a very tall pedestal with their feet dangling far above the floor, in which case I'd agree, the preferences of men and women are definitely different in this area...
Looks to me like my feet would fit nicely on that pedestal which would make the low profile fixture just too short ... To be sure, the lady of the house might want to examine the situation before the throne is ordered.

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Old 03-19-2010, 08:35 PM   #725
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The toilet will have to wait a bit for a test run, my wife's 7 1/2 months pregnant so nothing is comfortable...
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:39 PM   #726
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Congrats, Scott and Megan! And since we had #2 just 6 months ago, I know how that goes!

Carol, unless you're 6'2" or taller with very long legs, the low-profile, on top of the black tank, is the correct toilet. That's the way they were built in 1963. For trailers with black tanks slung under the floorboards, the taller toilet is the correct fixture. But that is not the stock configuration for a 1963 trailer.


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Old 03-19-2010, 10:50 PM   #727
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Thanks Marcus, its good to know that work still can be done!! Should be a fun summer off, son is just old enough he communicates well, has lots of fun in the yard and loves his trailer. No pool construction this spring, and a little girl on its way has my wife even more excited (I am too, but she's real excited to have a girl).

Monday should be fun though, the carrier low profile arrives and will go on, so some roof polishing tomorrow. Its going in the center vent, much like what you did so that if anyone down the road, ourselves included wants to make it look identical to the caravan photos it can be unbolted and the hehr vent riveted back in place and back to normal.
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Well it has been awhile since I've worked on it, but for good reason. I'll get photos of the air unit on top one of these days, but just got back after 2 days camping at the hospital, but came home with our daughter, Abigail Rose.
April 18, 12:16 PM, 19.5" 8lbs 7oz.
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Well it has been awhile since I've worked on it, but for good reason. I'll get photos of the air unit on top one of these days, but just got back after 2 days camping at the hospital, but came home with our daughter, Abigail Rose.
April 18, 12:16 PM, 19.5" 8lbs 7oz.
Congratulations on your newest family member!!!

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Old 04-19-2010, 09:33 PM   #730
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EXCELLENT MANUFACTURING!
On your's and the wifes part. She's beautiful, Congratulations Scott & Megan.

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Nice work there! Congrats Scott and Megan.

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She is beautiful.. and thats one happy BIG brother!

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Scott & Megan, Congratulation on your newest little camper. She is beautiful, brother and Dad look pretty happy.

Trailer can wait, hold your babies.
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:41 PM   #734
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Congratulations, fantastic news! Pass our best to your wife, son, and beautiful baby girl.

Now stay off the computer and get some sleep!
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Congrats! Glad you have your priorities right!
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:29 PM   #736
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I saw the sign

I have watched a few on ebay over the years and never had the big bucks to pick one up. Ran across this one a week ago and even though it has a chunk missing (I'm just finishing up painting a little filler piece that from a distance will make it look complete) it would make a great addition to the garage (once I finish repainting that wall tomorrow).

Just waiting on a valve to arrive and I'll have the black tank in for good, and as soon as the Northwest's dang wind stops blowing (we've had 3 weeks of wind) I can finish prepping and painting the tub.

Our 63 license plate is due back soon from restoration and it will be legal to move as necessary again, and in the next few weeks now that things are getting back to normal the final underlayment for the tile can go down.

Feels good to get back to work.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:52 AM   #737
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Dang Scott, it was you I was bidding against? I almost sent it through the roof with the last bid I placed, but decided the missing piece was not worth possibly spending $500 on. Glad you got it. In the old days you knew who you were bidding against and a few of us had a pact not to bid against each other. First to bid on an item was the person that would see it to the end. Regardless, glad it was you who won. I apologize for you having to spend so much. I own this one...
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But have wanted that one because I service trailers and am not a dealer. I would offer to trade you, but I got such a good deal and promised the guy I got it from that I would not turn around and sell it.
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Lol no problem Frank. I saw it, decided how much I liked it/versus how much I was willing to spend and it came in under that mark ($200.00) so I don't feel bad. Most of the ones on ebay I've watched are in the $350-$550 price range so I think despite bidding against you that I did ok!

Yours looks great up there, looks brand new!
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It was a virgin sign when I got it. It can from a RV dealer that we selling their land off to a developer. They had stopped selling Airstreams in 1990 and had a ton of cool stuff issued by Airstream. I offered him $750 for the neon clock. It was the same clock they have in Jackson Center. He was not willing to sell that item.
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front of the garage repainted, sign officially up. I like it, now back to the real work.
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