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Old 03-06-2016, 12:37 AM   #1
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Thetford Aria Tall Classic in 96LY?

The stinky low profile head has to go... so wifey has decreed.
Looking at a Thetford Aria Classic, tall, with porcelain bowl, elongated seat, non-electric.

Anybody done this? I foresee a problem, in that the heating duct runs in a horizontal shaft at the floor, behind the toilet, and sticks out 6". The current toilet only has a 9" distance between outlet center and the back; the Aria requires 11" per dimension "A" below, less maybe the 3" difference between the toilet base and the back "higher" part. It appears it will be close.

Another problem appears to be that lid (when raised) may impact some previous owners shelf installed behind the toilet; but I can easily mod the shelf.

It appears I'd have to either take 2" off the heating duct shaft... or raise the heating duct, heck, all the way to the bottom of the mirror if needed.

Jeeze; 5 big ones for a crapper... Land Yacht indeed...

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Old 03-10-2016, 11:47 PM   #2
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On My previous MH (Revcon) the toilet was low. I purchased a thetford riser that raised it up about 4 inches. That may be an easy fix if the riser is still available.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:56 PM   #3
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I just looked on Amazon and they have Thetford risers in stock.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:26 AM   #4
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Thetford Riser

Any Land Yacht Motorhome owners have experience using this Thetford Riser
with the Airstream porcelain toilet? Good? Bad? Problems? Reviews?
Sounds like a good solution except for short people.
Possible problem is the higher toilet blocking the vanity drawers.
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Old 03-16-2016, 06:23 PM   #5
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I installed it on my 2005 Skydeck which basically a Landyacht.
Works fine the waterline has to be extended. I am not sure if the porcelain toilet was original or the previous owner upgraded.
The back of the toilet is touching the wall and with the raiser it touches it 4" higher and will leave the same mark.
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Old 03-16-2016, 06:42 PM   #6
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We installed one in our old 30 classic it was fine I like the dometic in our 31'
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:20 PM   #7
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Good News and Bad news:

Good news: It fits; do not need to mod either the heater duct cover at the floor behind the toilet, or the vent cover in the left wall. I pulled them off just to see what was under them; and the fact they were not secured real well to the wall...

The box:


Little QC problem: all three screws are too big por the plastic they are inserted into; let alone what they thread into. Not that it is important: it just hold the whole dump tube to the bowl...


In place:


Need to mod the water line:


And now the bad news...


And the same bad news, around the corner:


The crack appears to originate at the hole when they were casting/firing it. When assembling, it then looks like the worker just pressed in the access plug, prolly propogated the crack, and then taped it up and sent it out the door. Maybe no one will notice...

Dang. When I ordered this a few weeks ago from PPL Motor Homes, they said to be sure to inspect it. Unfortunately, when it came to my work the driver just dropped it off in our front office, and later in the day I was told I had a big package. Opened up the outer box, all looked well. Opened up the inner box, and all looked well. From the top, and as far as I could see down the sides. No damage to any part of the boxes.

I have had this sitting in the coach for the past two weeks, trying to get some time to work on it. Dang it. Not looking forward to the hassle of dealing with this. But IMHO, it sure does NOT look like damage from handling. The lack of QC on the screws securing the crap tube is a bit disconcerting, but at least new screws would have solved that. The cracked porcelain is un-fixable...

If PPL Motor Homes digs in their heels, guess I'll get to try out my credit card company: "I paid for a new crapper; a cracked crapper is useless. Please deal with this."

Dangit!
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:57 PM   #8
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Good news again!
PPL is going to take the return. I have another one on order.
Sent them pics and they agreed that it did not look like handling damage.
+1 on excellent customer service!

Got the cracked crapper re-boxed up and in the car to take to work for UPS to pickup. Now I'll just wait for the new one.

While I'm waiting, can anybody with a 95-96-97-98 LY30 confirm if the water piping is poly or old school PEX? Looks like I'm gonna need to do some mods for the connection. I'm thinking I would also like to add a sprayer.
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I find that having the sprayer is very useful.
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:33 PM   #10
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Ditto, the sprayer is a good thing. In our DP Land Yacht the vanity drawers may be blocked by the higher throne.
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