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Old 05-27-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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Thinking about 'upgrading' toilet ...

This one has a "china" bowl (which seems more upscale) and a taller seated height and depending on how you interpret their specs, a more enlongated bowl.
Thetford Aqua-Magic Style Plus
Aqua Magic Style Plus

If fitment is an issue, I would at least upgrade to the tall version of our model: (adds about 4-4.5" to the seated height)
Aqua MagicŪ V Foot Pedal Flus
Aqua Magic V Foot Pedal Flush

As long as I don't have any fitment issues the first option seems like a great upgrade to me. I have done a lot of home remodeling and always go with the taller ADA height toilets (aka "comfort" height) with the enlongated bowl. Seems like a logical upgrade to the RV as well.

Any thoughts?
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:41 PM   #2
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I upgraded to this one> I believe it is now standard in the new Classics. It is a china bowl, but plastic elsewhere. (lighter than all china) I like it a lot and is definitely more comfortable than the OE Thetford Bravura. is is cheaper than all the Thetford models as well. Have had it for almost a year and works well.

https://www.dometic.com/enus/America...ctdataid=91878
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:53 PM   #3
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I upgraded to this one> I believe it is now standard in the new Classics. It is a china bowl, but plastic elsewhere. (lighter than all china) I like it a lot and is definitely more comfortable than the OE Thetford Bravura. is is cheaper than all the Thetford models as well. Have had it for almost a year and works well.

https://www.dometic.com/enus/America...ctdataid=91878
We are thinking about this as well with the sprayer attachment. How easy is the install? (We have a 2007 27FB)
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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Very easy. It came with the floor gasket. You will need a flexible hose connector for the water supply. About a 30 minute job. I got the model with the hand sprayer as well.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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I put a new elongated china bowl toilet in my 34 footer a few years ago and have been very happy with it. Mine is a different brand; a Sealand Traveler, but it's about the same thing.

Big advantage I've seen with Thetford is their parts availability is better than Sealand's (a division of Dometic). The flush valve on the Traveler is prone to cracking from freezing if you don't get all the water out of it when you winterize, and it's hard to get all the water out. Ask me how I know

But Camping World has the valves and I bought two of them (one to replace the busted one and one to keep for a spare) as every big campground seems to have Thetford parts but nobody has Dometic parts in the clubhouse.

That being said, I've never busted another one because I now run the RV Antifreeze through the coach instead of just blowing the lines out with compressed air (I do that first, then run the red "edible" antifreeze through the whole thing).

Two things that are nice to have: A good bed, and a good toilet. If you don't, might as well sell the silver tube and stay in a tent

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Old 05-27-2013, 01:30 PM   #6
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So, our 99 has a leaking valve. By the time I pull to repair I can replace.... Hmmm
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This one has a "china" bowl (which seems more upscale) and a taller seated height and depending on how you interpret their specs, a more enlongated bowl.
Thetford Aqua-Magic Style Plus
Aqua Magic Style Plus

If fitment is an issue, I would at least upgrade to the tall version of our model: (adds about 4-4.5" to the seated height)
Aqua MagicŪ V Foot Pedal Flus
Aqua Magic V Foot Pedal Flush

As long as I don't have any fitment issues the first option seems like a great upgrade to me. I have done a lot of home remodeling and always go with the taller ADA height toilets (aka "comfort" height) with the enlongated bowl. Seems like a logical upgrade to the RV as well.

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Watch out on taller seated heights; your black tank in a late-model Interstate is above floor level, so the height of the seat has to be measured from the top of the black tank when ordering a new bowl.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #8
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hmmm. the dometic literature says Full-size, residential style seat ... I wonder if that means it is compatible with residential seats. We have this seat for our little one at home, it would be great to put one in the RV:
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:10 PM   #9
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hmmm. the dometic literature says Full-size, residential style seat ... I wonder if that means it is compatible with residential seats. We have this seat for our little one at home, it would be great to put one in the RV:
KOHLER | K-4732 | Transitions Elongated Toilet Seat with Q3 Advantage
Although I have not changed the original out, it is my understanding that you can go to the hardware and get the residential elongated set of your choice and it will fit.
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When we switched, plastic to porcelain was one criteria, lower height another but was amazed at the extra comfort of the seat flat rather than angled, more like home seat.
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Read once where the human body is constructed such that waste elimination works best in a squatting position, ie, lower toilet seat.
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This one has a "china" bowl (which seems more upscale) and a taller seated height and depending on how you interpret their specs, a more enlongated bowl.
Thetford Aqua-Magic Style Plus
Aqua Magic Style Plus

If fitment is an issue, I would at least upgrade to the tall version of our model: (adds about 4-4.5" to the seated height)
Aqua MagicŪ V Foot Pedal Flus
Aqua Magic V Foot Pedal Flush

As long as I don't have any fitment issues the first option seems like a great upgrade to me. I have done a lot of home remodeling and always go with the taller ADA height toilets (aka "comfort" height) with the enlongated bowl. Seems like a logical upgrade to the RV as well.

Any thoughts?
As others have noted the factory seems to have gone to the Dometic toilets. For a variety of reasons I switched to the (Dometic) Sealand Traveler in mine, although those are now discontinued. There's a new replacement model that is similar but has the flush pedal on the other side and a better (IMO) bowl design; I have that one in my truck camper.

Installation is straightforward although you will have to repipe the water supply. I added a couple of PEX elbows and reused the pipe to move the supply from one side to the other. Flex hose gets the job done too but not as neat.

The Dometic toilets generally can be repaired in place while the Thetford toilets, at least in my experience, have to be removed for repair. I suppose it depends a little on clearance.
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