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Old 08-02-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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New China Toilet in Old Argosy

To continue a previous thread on whether or not a china replacement toilet will fit in in our 24" Argosy, we did it! We bought a Sealand Traveler Lite low profile (with the extra spray nozzle) and it was a straight forward surgical procedure to make the toilet fit into the small storage compartment, and then figure out how to make the storage door fit back on so you can lift the toilet lid all the way so it will stay up. After removing the old toilet, and the padded storage compartment door, the new toilet was placed on the mounting hole properly oriented as far back as it would go until it touched the the lower lip of the compartment. A mark was made on either side of the toilet cap with a ruler to guide the cutting. Click image for larger version

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ID:	136550A coping saw was used to cut a peep hole to see where the plumbing was located, and a pencil was also inserted to probe the depth of the pipe inside the compartment. Click image for larger version

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ID:	136552Luckily the pipe was towards the back wall, and out of the way. In the finished cut you can see the intact pipe inside the opening. Click image for larger version

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ID:	136553Now you can see the toilet set back in place. Click image for larger version

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ID:	136554The padded compartment door was too thick to re-attach it and allow the toilet lid to open properly. But luckily, the padding was held in place with 4 screws, and once removed, Click image for larger version

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ID:	136555the door could be reattached properly without the padding. The protruding screws on the bare door from the hinges and latch were replaced with rivets. Here is the closed door, without padding. Click image for larger version

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ID:	136557We will recover the door with fabric to match the rest of the camper.

This is my first try at pictures- I need to learn how to wrap the text!

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Old 08-02-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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Nice job!
I have a similar situation, where I'd like to replace the toilet, but that darn compartment is in the way. My plan is to just remove it. its useless, anyway. too small to put anything in there except a toothbrush....and I ain't puttin' my toothbrush in there!

Mine is a little different, though...the back panel isn't part of the molded abs; its just a flat laminate panel, with a cutout to accept the compartment, which is made of a couple of pieces of aluminum bent into a box. I should be able to just fabricate a new panel (flat, square) without the cutout, and make pretend it never existed.

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Old 08-02-2011, 09:19 PM   #3
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This must be prime time to replace toilets! Last week I installed a Sealand Traveler 511 low pro in my '86 Sovereign. Those china toilets are sure sharp. Off to the dump goes my Thetford Bravura.

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Old 08-23-2011, 04:12 PM   #4
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I'm torn between the Sealand Traveler 510 or 511. I can fit either one. Not sure I want a toilet that low. It seems like the low profile is almost too low. For those of you who've installed this, what's your opinion?
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:31 AM   #5
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Taller vs shorter Sealand Traveler toilet

In the Argosy we had no choice. The toilet sits up high on top of the black water tank, and the black water tank is above the floor level. We bought the taller Sealand traveler model by mistake and could not return it. If you are in Central VA for any reason to pick it up we would be happy to sell it to you cheap. I haven't gotten around to listing it on the classifieds...

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