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Old 07-30-2017, 10:22 PM   #1
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Toilet in 22í Sport: Is plastic the only option?

How easy is the maintenance and cleanliness of the plastic toilet included in the 22í Sport? Doesnít the 16í Sport come with porcelain toilet? If so, how come it isnít offered on the 22í?

Is the plastic replaceable with a porcelain one? Will an AS dealer do that as part of deal? Have any of you had that upgrade completed?
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:42 AM   #2
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According to Airstream website, porcelain is standard on the sport lineup

https://www.airstream.com/travel-tra...port/features/
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Hi, I had Colonial look into changing it out to porcelain and it wasn't possible. They couldn't find one short enough that had the right depth. On the 22, the toilet sits on top of the tank on a pedestal. I was upset about it being plastic, but since using it, it works fine, cleans easily and is a non issue. You might find you need a small plastic folding step stool (my wife does) to put your feet on when on the toilet, as it is taller than the tall 'comfort height' residential toilets due to the tank pedestal it sits on.
Online, the brochures have a tiny asterisk next to porcelain that says 'not on 22'. On Colonial's website they didn't, and that is why they tried for me. They actually ordered and attempted to install a couple options but it wouldn't work.
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According to Airstream website, porcelain is standard on the sport lineup

https://www.airstream.com/travel-tra...port/features/


Strange... it does say it is standard. I could swear I saw there was a difference between the two Sport models.
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Hi, I had Colonial look into changing it out to porcelain and it wasn't possible. They couldn't find one short enough that had the right depth. On the 22, the toilet sits on top of the tank on a pedestal. I was upset about it being plastic, but since using it, it works fine, cleans easily and is a non issue. You might find you need a small plastic folding step stool (my wife does) to put your feet on when on the toilet, as it is taller than the tall 'comfort height' residential toilets due to the tank pedestal it sits on.
Online, the brochures have a tiny asterisk next to porcelain that says 'not on 22'. On Colonial's website they didn't, and that is why they tried for me. They actually ordered and attempted to install a couple options but it wouldn't work.
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It isnít clear as the AS website shows it as standard, but the brochure does not. Iím going to contact a dealer for confirmation on what is standard for the 2018 22í Sport.

Iím glad to hear the plastic toilet cleans easily though, so it wonít be a major issue to be concerned about.
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I had the dealer contact Airstream directly due to the inconsistency and tried to have it upgraded. Airstream agreed there was an error online but told my dealer that they reserve the right to make changes. The plastic toilet is what is standard now on the 22' Sport. Here's a screenshot from the online brochure showing that the 22' doesn't have porcelain. Again, I was upset but it turned out to be a non issue. There are other things that bother me a lot more. Ha!
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I had the dealer contact Airstream directly due to the inconsistency and tried to have it upgraded. Airstream agreed there was an error online but told my dealer that they reserve the right to make changes. The plastic toilet is what is standard now on the 22' Sport. Here's a screenshot from the online brochure showing that the 22' doesn't have porcelain. Again, I was upset but it turned out to be a non issue. There are other things that bother me a lot more. Ha!
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Thanks for the added info. I wonder if over time the plastic toilet will look worse than the porcelain. Iím thinking 5+ years or more.
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We have had a plastic toilet in our 19' Bambi since it was new in 2002. Its appearance has not changed in 15 years. It is easy to keep clean (Happy Bowl helps), but, because it is plastic, abrasive cleansers are not a good idea. When our trailer is not in use, I wax the toilet inside and out with automotive wax. Helps keep it clean and shines the outside.

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We decided to replace our original plastic toilet with a china one after about 8 years because even though it still worked fine, it was beginning to look its age and getting harder to keep clean. The waxing idea is a good thing to do ... I suspect that would keep it fresh looking longer. Porcelain toilets ae not that expensive nor are they all that difficult to replace...you just have to make sure you get one that fits the space...and apparently (based on wha't been said here) that is an issue on the 22 Sports.
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We decided to replace our original plastic toilet with a china one after about 8 years because even though it still worked fine, it was beginning to look its age and getting harder to keep clean. The waxing idea is a good thing to do ... I suspect that would keep it fresh looking longer. Porcelain toilets ae not that expensive nor are they all that difficult to replace...you just have to make sure you get one that fits the space...and apparently (based on wha't been said here) that is an issue on the 22 Sports.


What brand/model porcelain toilet did you use?
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What brand/model porcelain toilet did you use?


Also, since others here have mentioned porcelain toilets donít seem to fit correctly due to the black box height, would you be willing to share a photo of your setup?
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What brand/model porcelain toilet did you use?
Hey Joe... We got a Dometic Low Profile 310 Series Gravity Discharge Toilet - White from Camping World, no shipping. It's 13.75" tall. They are on sale at the moment... $212. Regular price is $237. Watch prices and check sales ... they vary quite often. The bolts holding the toilet to the platform fit the original positions so we didn't need an adaptor plate. The only thing we needed to get in addition to the toilet was a wire-inforced hose (like the ones you use to connect the pluming to your household toilet) ... this made it possible to connect the toilet to the RV's plumbing without replacing any hoses ... this was needed because the water line connects to the top in the back of this toilet... and the old one connected to the bottom .... so the new hose served as an extension to connect the two ... just make sure you have the right couplings at both ends of the hose.The new toilet sits pretty close to the back wall of the bathroom, but it dos not touch the wall.

I'm not sure what the bathrooms in a 22' looks like but in our 19' the toilet sits on a platform...we built a platform and covered it in vinyl to fit in the space on the floor in front of the toilet for better "toilet comfort" (for lack of better way to say it). The toilet in the picture off the floor platform is the old toilet.)

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Hey Joe... We got a Dometic Low Profile 310 Series Gravity Discharge Toilet - White from Camping World, no shipping. It's 13.75" tall. They are on sale at the moment... $212. Regular price is $237. Watch prices and check sales ... they vary quite often. The bolts holding the toilet to the platform fit the original positions so we didn't need an adaptor plate. The only thing we needed to get in addition to the toilet was a wire-inforced hose (like the ones you use to connect the pluming to your household toilet) ... this made it possible to connect the toilet to the RV's plumbing without replacing any hoses ... this was needed because the water line connects to the top in the back of this toilet... and the old one connected to the bottom .... so the new hose served as an extension to connect the two ... just make sure you have the right couplings at both ends of the hose.The new toilet sits pretty close to the back wall of the bathroom, but it dos not touch the wall.

I'm not sure what the bathrooms in a 22' looks like but in our 19' the toilet sits on a platform...we built a platform and covered it in vinyl to fit in the space on the floor in front of the toilet for better "toilet comfort" (for lack of better way to say it). The toilet in the picture off the floor platform is the old toilet.)

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Great info and photos. Thanks very much!
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