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Old 04-03-2016, 12:53 PM   #11
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If I can't bend down to flush the toilet, I'd imagine I'd have an even harder time with hooking up to the tow, extending the jacks and almost everything else involved with setup at the site.
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:01 PM   #12
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If I can't bend down to flush the toilet, I'd imagine I'd have an even harder time with hooking up to the tow, extending the jacks and almost everything else involved with setup at the site.
'bout time to brush up on the yoga if it came to be you couldn't reach the hand flush, eh?

Not sure which way I will go with the flush, but the access of the hand flush would not be the deciding factor. I have never even tried the foot flush yet.
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:09 PM   #13
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The foot flush is nice for cleaning out the tank - both hands available. You could always use Glenn's solution though and wedge a wet wipes container to hold the trap open.
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I didn't care about the flush, wife did and wanted the foot flush. Now, we both love the foot flush. Go figure.
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:16 PM   #15
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Hi: jennykatz... #6... Go for the "King Jack" antenna. Satellite TV Antennas | KING You won't regret it. At Salt Springs CG. Ocala Nat. Forest. we got at least 30 OTA channels. 6 PBS so were sure of one with Downton Abbey on Sun. eve. Alf
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:22 PM   #16
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I didn't care about the flush, wife did and wanted the foot flush. Now, we both love the foot flush. Go figure.
I haven't considered the wife factor in yet, but don't think she would care. Have you used both, and what makes the foot flush preferable.
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Like the power cords, I've had both of the flush styles. For everyday use we like the foot flush, for cleaning, prefer the hand flush. Everyday ase of use for the foot flush but find it hard to hold it down while cleaning. Really no big winner for the flushers or the power cords, toss a coin.
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I haven't considered the wife factor in yet, but don't think she would care. Have you used both, and what makes the foot flush preferable.
We have had both, Jim, always the hand flush prior. She has discovered that she can conveniently use her heel to flush while still seated or on the rise and doesn't have to turn around bend over and reach. Maybe, TMI, but that's what she has reported. I've really become a fan of it now as well, it's a nice addition and one of those upgrades that cost so little it wasn't going to save the day on our build sheet if we left it off, so why not.
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Great, thanks for the input Greg.
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I bought one of these from Amazon, so it doesn't matter which style you have when cleaning out the tank:

http://www.amazon.com/Prime-Products...s=johnny+flush
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