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Kober

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Posted: 11/10/21 03:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gdetrailer wrote:

Looks good!

I think using the metal repair ring would be better overall, gives you 4 screws into the subfloor spread out over a larger area.

This means each screw sees half of the load when compared to using only two screw/bolts directly at the toilet mounting points. RV subfloors are not known for having a lot of strength and spreading out the load from two screws to four screws may prevent you from needing to do this again.

Would be a different story if you were dealing with a toilet in a home where you could get directly under the toilet from the underside and add extra reinforcements to the sub floor.


Yup, the 6 screws holding the ring down definitely makes it as solid as can be. The original ring only used 4 of the 6 holes.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

So the bolt/lag screw solution I mentioned would have been the golden child as you could have placed the bolts at the proper center to center dimension to match the toilets holes.


Yup, it would have been the fastest easiest solution albeit I would be depending on 2 lags instead of 6.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Not sure why anyone would unscrew their pipe from the tank and risk a potential leak. Simply use the thin plate shown or the bolt/lags I mentioned and get er dun.


Well, I did it for a couple reasons:
1. You're there, it's apart, might as well fix it completely.
2. It's never a bad idea to know how your coach is put together.
3. If you're a reasonably good wrencher, and if it's put together correctly, it can be disassembled and put back together without fear of leakage.
4, If it's not put together correctly, like mine wasn't, now's the time to fix it right and I know what is there and what I'm dealing with...if there is a next time.


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Vintage465 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Not sure why anyone would unscrew their pipe from the tank and risk a potential leak. Simply use the thin plate shown or the bolt/lags I mentioned and get er dun.


Well, I did it for a couple reasons:
1. You're there, it's apart, might as well fix it completely.
2. It's never a bad idea to know how your coach is put together.
3. If you're a reasonably good wrencher, and if it's put together correctly, it can be disassembled and put back together without fear of leakage.
4, If it's not put together correctly, like mine wasn't, now's the time to fix it right and I know what is there and what I'm dealing with...if there is a next time.


Totally understand but there is that risk to have a worse problem. Happy it worked out for you.


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