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Old 10-16-2007, 09:50 AM   #1
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OK...my 4 year old Hitchhiker Aqua Magic Aurora toilet needs a new seal. Before I put in the new lower seal mechanism ($80 +/-) I want to be sure I know a good way to keep it lubed so it doesn't dry out again. (Yes, I already cleaned the seal groove. The rubber is very hard now.)

So what are you guys doing to lube your toilet seal before you put your rig in storage for 6-8 months.

Thanks for all advice and experiences.
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OK...my 4 year old Hitchhiker Aqua Magic Aurora toilet needs a new seal. Before I put in the new lower seal mechanism ($80 +/-) I want to be sure I know a good way to keep it lubed so it doesn't dry out again. (Yes, I already cleaned the seal groove. The rubber is very hard now.)

So what are you guys doing to lube your toilet seal before you put your rig in storage for 6-8 months.

Thanks for all advice and experiences.
Joe
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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good question ! thats one thing I have never done for winter storage. I just Replaced my aquamagic with a dometic 510+ , WOW I wish I did this years ago ! takes up the same amount of floor space but I dont have that feeling like I am sitting on a 5 pound can of coffee on the floor.
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Right or wrong all I have ever done is added about 2" of RV anti freeze to the toilet and left it sit.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:15 PM   #5
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Thetford makes a product called Toilet Seal Lubricant and Conditioner.

Toilet Seal Lube & Conditioner
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:23 PM   #6
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Good timing with that recommendation Mrs Mik.
Just bought some today at CWorld.
Think I'll put some on my old seal over the winter and see what happens next spring before I replace the whole lower mechanism.

I see Thetford has discontinued my toilet. Seals may be the reason? It did work great while it worked (4 years). Can't really complain, considering the abuse (non-use) we give these RVs, I guess.

Thanks all for your input.
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Every commerical product I've read the back label on, uses coconut oil for the lubricant. I'd find the brand with the highest percentage.
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