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Hi All

 

We have an old Thetford bench in our '91 Lunar 460-2. Like this: https://encrypted-tbn0. gstatic. com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQEjkTESyUVpyJo2PUlDQ4RBGMmm8OH3YRy7RvHl00bMxjtZ-xF2w

 

And the casette is one of the old all beige ones.

 

It's been fine, replaced the top seal last year after advice on leakage on here and it was fine.

 

But I've now got another problem :)

 

Rotate the toilet knob to open the slide and it only opens about a third of the aperture. It will move over if persuaded with a finger :(

 

Take the casette out & manually rotate the slide knob on the casette itself and it opens all the way. Rotate the toilet knob without a casette and it appears to have full & free movement - it's only when the two are mated up that it won't open fully.

 

Any ideas? - Dunc

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Just for anyone else who has the same problem. ..

 

Looks like the additional friction of the newish top seal might be to blame.

 

I bought some silicone spray on my way over to the van on Saturday thinking it'd be worth a try.

When we were last away, it just wouldn't open more than a small crescent but I gave it an almighty twist and it did open this time. Heartened, I removed the casette & gave it a really good going over with the spray, it's now a lot easier and seems to open ok. Although I'd lay bets that I still get a call from MrsLL who seems incapable of operating the mechanism! biggrin.gif

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I always give our loo a squirt of silicon when pack up to go home

Paul B

. .......Mondeo Estate & Elddis Avanté 505 (Tobago)

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I always give our loo a squirt of silicon when pack up to go home

Sorry to appear so thick, but I see several applications for silicone spray on caravans (awning rails etc etc).

Can't find any in local shops, so can you please tell me a trade name for some brands and where you buy it.

TIA

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Thetford sell it under their own name.

Enjoy every minute of every day. It doesn't last nearly as long as you'd like, and there's no guarantee of coming this way again.

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Or simply google 'silicon spray'.

Alan

 

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Or most caravan shops

Graham

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In the short term, yes. However, I wouldn't use vegetable oil as a lubricant as it gradually loses lighter oil components and becomes a sticky resin. This will not help next year!

Enjoy every minute of every day. It doesn't last nearly as long as you'd like, and there's no guarantee of coming this way again.

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You should be able to find it in most DIY sheds - I bought it in Taskers in Liverpool (not sure if they're a national chain or not). Similar to B&Q but not as rip-off :)

 

They had two, same size but one was £4. 99, the other £2. 99 with no appreciable difference. The cheaper one did the trick just fine - to the extent that even MrsLL can now manage to operate the mechanism on her own! Success!! :rolleyes:

There's lots online, eBay is full of it - it's handy stuff for many things - http://bit. ly/1vDCQhv

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Sorry to appear so thick, but I see several applications for silicone spray on caravans (awning rails etc etc).

Can't find any in local shops, so can you please tell me a trade name for some brands and where you buy it.

TIA

Thetford do their own spray but I've been using dash dandy or just lately one from specialised aerosols

Paul B

. .......Mondeo Estate & Elddis Avanté 505 (Tobago)

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