Upgrading a '73 Boler with a toilet - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-27-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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Here are some pics of my '73 Boler during its restoration. I have it rigged up for several camping modes, most of which allow for flush toilet.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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Toilet and modified front bed/dinette/storage unit, rigged up at full-hookup RV park

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Old 04-28-2010, 08:16 AM   #3
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Mike, nice job on the toilet. Do you have a clearer picture what it looks like in situ? As well do you have any privacy curtains?
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:23 AM   #4
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Very nice, indeed! Love your slip covers, too!
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:43 AM   #5
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Wow! Love that toilet modification. Best mod ever.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:16 PM   #6
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Mike, nice job on the toilet. Do you have a clearer picture what it looks like in situ? As well do you have any privacy curtains?
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Thanks for the compliments, all.

As this is a personal trailer, I didn't make provision for privacy curtains, although one could easily rig up a curved rod supported by the curbside closet.

I put a gate pull on the inside of the door which doubles as a handhold for the toilet.

Originally I considered facing the low-profile toilet sideways into the 'dinette well', but I figured it would be awkward. One could redo it that way; the flange was installed using an adjustable residential flange. Here is a picture of the installation in dinette mode, before the laminate floor was put into the well. The table merely cantilevers on a 'leg' of 1/2" birch ply, employing the original bunk hinge bracket.
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Wow! Love that toilet modification. Best mod ever.
I agree!
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Nifty! And I like that you rigged it up for how you want it, and not for the theoretical family of four who may someday buy the trailer (you know, living for re-sale).

I feel as though I am missing something obvious, but where does the toilet flush to?

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Nifty! And I like that you rigged it up for how you want it, and not for the theoretical family of four who may someday buy the trailer (you know, living for re-sale).

I feel as though I am missing something obvious, but where does the toilet flush to?

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In one of the above photos you can see the setup for an RV park with full hookup, there is no holding tank, only a Thetford Smartdrain sewer hose and a Sidewinder hose support. Basically, I plumbed it like a house, using the greywater line as a vent. Below is a closeup of the full hookup configuration, and one of the options: A SmartTote sewer tank connected to the drain stub. Either system works great. The SmartTote can be disconnected and towed to the sanitary dump in a park with no sewer hookup. The vent stinkpipe doubles as a flagpole....seen in regalia in the service-side view below.
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