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Old 07-21-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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Changing a toilet to a standard toilet

I am on a permanent site and would like to change my rv toilet to a standard toilet. Can I simply set the new toilet in as I would at a house or do I need special plumbing supplies besides the standard wax ring etc...

I am a single mother trying to make this life in a campground work for me and my two boys....all help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:02 AM   #2
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You would need to remove the black tank, and install pipes direct to the toilet. If you do that, you will need to at the very least plumb in the grey tank to the pipe as well.
If you do remove the black tank, save it for the next person to use your trailer. You can remove any contents, of course.
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What trailer do you have? Make, year, model?
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Can you...Yes is it practical.....no

It can be done if you plan to be there for several years it may be worth it.
Also if you have a rear bath it would be easer.

Why is it a problem? With out removing the black tank it would eventually clog up.

Park models come without tanks and use standard plumbing but I don't think Airstream builds park models.
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What trailer do you have? Make, year, model?

Or is it even a trailer?





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Can you...Yes is it practical.....no
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...Why is it a problem? With out removing the black tank it would eventually clog up...
I can't see where clogging would be an issue. The standard house toilet uses around a gallon per flush, most slightly more. What the real problem is going to be is that the black tank will fill up fast and you will have to go out and empty it daily if not sooner. If you leave the black tank open then you will have other issues and clogging might be a big one. Aside from that, unless you have a very large bathroom, getting a regular toilet to fit might be another challenge. Just my $.02 worth.
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With a standard toilet sitting above the black tank. How will you know when the tank is full?
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With a standard toilet sitting above the black tank. How will you know when the tank is full?

You will know.
The more appropriate question would be "how will you know when the black tank is almost full."

I can't think of any good reason to replace a marine toilet with a home toilet
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