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Old 07-13-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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Worst RV question ever !?!

Ok,
this is not a show stopper, it's more of a bother....

Way back when, I could walk on a two inch pipe 40 foot up in the air, lately flat ground gives me trouble with TWO feet....

So, having to stand on one foot to step on the rv toilets valve is just not working

Is there a way to lower the lever so it is not 10 inches off the ground ?
On my previous rv's it was MUCH lower and easy to heel and toe it
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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Maybe not. Some ball valve stems are indexed to the pedal. They are usually square so you don't have many options for changing the pedal height.

Now, there may be some newer units that might have a serrated pedal/valve stem that would allow you to change the positon of the pedal many times.

The only consideration is the pedal has to have enough clearance to the floor to allow the ball to fully open.

I don't know, take a look at the shaft end and see if there might be some way to drop pedal.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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Well, the flush peddle is always very near the base of the toilet. Most Rv toilets are on a platform to make space for the plumbing. So I don't see much wiggle room there. Unless someone else has knowledge of a better way, I see a major renovation in your future.

Or, take a seat, relax and use your hand to flush and fill. I was in bad shape for awhile last year and found this worked well. Actually, I haven't entirely given up the practice

The macho crap is gone now and I just don't give a rat's patoot.
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Don't have that problem but a simple fix for the time being would be get a old broom handle or something to that affect and use it to push the lever while standing on both feet. Hope this helps. Smile
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Use the one touch electric walk away, it would solve your problem, [no pedal]
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Or, take a seat, relax and use your hand to flush and fill.
This method also eliminates, or reduces some floor mopping, too.

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There are some models that have a hand flush located on the backrest. Kinda like the S&B style.
Or an electric flush model.
A marine model is called Tecma Easy fit, built in macerator, good water flow, etc.
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How about a ceiling strap as in subway cars, then you could have one hand on it, one on the other and your foot on the pedal …………............................all at the same time.
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I like it !!!!

But doubt the better half will :-)
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The Thetford that came in my 5er had separate handles for fill flush on the right side.
When I get home, I find myself reaching for the flush on the side.

I quit standing over 25 years ago. DW will appreciate it when clean-up time comes.



http://www.thetford.com/HOME/PRODUCT...6/Default.aspx

Here ya go. Wall mounted push button control.

http://www.thetford.com/HOME/PRODUCT...0/Default.aspx

Or

http://www.thetford.com/HOME/Product...2/Default.aspx
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This method also eliminates, or reduces some floor mopping, too.

Wish the guys in my RV life....

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The standing rule in our motorhome is everyone sits down for all functions. Don't like to listen to a waterfall especially knowing my wife cleans that room and should not have to clean up the walls. You don't like our rules, pick a tree.

As for the op. Perhaps installing a small handicap type handle on the wall would provide the necessary balance point.
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Grab a cane from a garage sale.(or buy one) It has a rubber foot to grip the lever. Simple, Small cost. No renovation. Two feet on the floor!
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Won't help with the balance problem but try a target in the toilet to improve the aiming, check em out hereUrinal Fly
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12 pack of flys made in China
Manufacturer cost - 10 cents
Wholesale cost - A buck
Retail price - 10 bucks + shipping

Sorry, think I'll just "sit" this one out.
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