After saying farewell to our traveling buddies, Barb & I smoke into the toilet replacement. Yes, that’s correct, we decided to replace rather than repair it!
Now that it is out of the box and sort of in place, we see that the water line did not line up so we had to buy more parts to rebuild it! Next, the flange bolts did not line up either! The floor flange should be adjustable but after ten years of service, it was not very cooperative but we got it to move enough to install the new toilet! So, the toilet is bolted down and the water is connected and all seems to be good! Wrong, there is water seeping out between the floor and the new toilet! The floor gasket must not be sealing 100%, we need a thicker floor gasket. Unfortunately or maybe fortunately, Camping World did not have a thicker gasket so we’re off to Home Depot!
I have this ability to look lost and when we stood in the plumbing isle at Home Depot and could not find rubber floor gaskets, only the wax ones, a sales associate approached and asked how he could help. After explaining the floor gasket problem, he suggested we use a floor flange extender! Wow, how easy is this? It worked perfectly, a little caulking to seal between the two flanges and the toilet gasket now seals!
After lunch, we finally get back on the road after 2PM. Our campground check in rule is that we do not want to check in after 3 PM and pay for a full day so our plan is to stay at the WalMart in Sarnia!
The border crossing was uneventful and soon we are at WalMart, settling in for the night. We’re on our way to Goderich by 9AM Sunday morning and arrive at the campground before noon! After setting up, Larry & Judy invite us over for dinner which is perfect after a couple of days of travel!