Mid lav toilet mount

Since day one the mid lavatory toilet was a little “wobbly”. It was useable, so taking a closer look at it was on the list, although not near the top. There was also, on occasion, a whiff of “you know what”. Then there was a bump and a tight lane change in a construction zone whilst Kay was “in residence” and suddenly the toilet was a lot more wobbly. Kay reported fearing to be launched….. lol. Sooooo, back home apart it came. And what I discovered was another piece of Elkhart Excellence. There’s a flange in the floor which is glued to the pipe into the black tank. The flange is secured to the floor with a whole bunch of stout screws. Then there are two “T” bolts that slide into the flange to secure the toilet to. Except for one thing: The way the flange was positioned the “T” bolts where not secure in the slot with the toilet facing the right direction. So the highly skilled Forest River assembly team had tightened it up, mostly, somewhat, and tried to minimize the movement with some well place pieces of luan. Right. In the pictures I have marked the “T” bolt in red, and then removed the toilet and you can see where it lines up, as well as the shims. You can also see, in the second pic, some “matter” on the flange which worked it’s way by the foam seal that’s in there. This would account for the occasional “whiff”……

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So, with the toilet properly attached to the flange, ie the “T” bolts securely in their slots the thing would sit here:

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I tried it. There was no room for my left knee, and the aesthetics commission said “NO”. There was no way to turn the flange. So in the end I discarded the “T” bolts, positioned the toilet in it’s proper spot and attached it to the floor directly with a pair of stainless lag screws. It is now secure. Hoping it stays that way and we get no more “whiffs”.