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Old 06-30-2011, 11:42 AM   #15
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Not to be too personal but what is the advantage of the china toilet over the plastic one? I don't find much of a problem with ours.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:09 PM   #16
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Not to be too personal but what is the advantage of the china toilet over the plastic one? I don't find much of a problem with ours.
I've been to China and seen the toilets...I wasn't very impressed...
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:38 PM   #17
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why china over plastic?

They are:
  • harder to scratch
  • easier to clean
  • won't yellow with age

Mebbe there's other stuff, like they are shiny, but I believe that those three reasons are the Main Jazz.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:05 PM   #18
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I noticed that the website for these china bowls have an adapter from a 4 bolt to a 2 bolt pattern. Are the new(er) Airstreams the 2 bolt pattern? Also, has anyone purchased the 'sprayer' option and is it worth the few extra dollars? I presume the sprayer is for cleaning the bowl....
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:22 AM   #19
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Not to be too personal but what is the advantage of the china toilet over the plastic one? I don't find much of a problem with ours.
Size does matter. The china toilet is closer to the size of a normal home toilet. Plus as before mentioned, durability and ease of cleaning. Plastic vs china you make the call if given a choice, I would pick china!
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We had our 2010 25'FB Serenity at the Mothership in September to change out the toilet to a china one. The one they had ordered for us would not fit, but they offered us a Thetford "Bravura" toilet - still a plastic bowl, but an elongated style, and it came with a spray. It takes up a little more space, but it's far more comfortable than the cheesy plastic one that came with the trailer. We're quite happy with it.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:41 AM   #21
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....... but it's far more comfortable than the cheesy plastic one that came with the trailer. We're quite happy with it.
If the BUM fits....ware It.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:51 AM   #22
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Ah, the Thetford "Bravura": probably the most comfortable one I've found so far on my long and frustrating quest for a satisfactory RV toilet. Unfortunately, I think the Bravura is too big for the lav arrangement on the 28' FC, (although I haven't actually tried to cram one in there).......
I'm currently using a Dometic (SeaLand) "Traveler Lite", which is far from perfect, but it sure beats the Thetford "Aqua Torture Five" that came with the trailer. Here's what I've learned about this one:

Advantages:
1) porcelain bowl
2) accepts "residential" seat
3) "base" portion is black, so discoloration in that area is less noticeable
4) bowl separates from base for easier servicing (without removing base from floor)
5) bowl can be offset a few degrees either side of center (for tight situations, like mine)

Disadvantages:
1) comes with a ridiculously flimsy seat (which deserves to go out in the trash along with the packaging)
2) must lift UP on the pedal to add water to bowl (disconcerting and uncomfortable for bare feet)
3) the "100 percent" bowl coverage they brag about is a pathetic exaggeration, to say the least
4) the design of the flush ball and seals is such that without periodic cleaning the bowl will not hold water (they graciously include a special "tool" to help with that)
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I noticed that the website for these china bowls have an adapter from a 4 bolt to a 2 bolt pattern. Are the new(er) Airstreams the 2 bolt pattern? Also, has anyone purchased the 'sprayer' option and is it worth the few extra dollars? I presume the sprayer is for cleaning the bowl....
I bought the Dometic 310 about 3 weeks ago on line from Tweeties. They had good prices and fast delivery. Yes, the spray is to help wash the inside walls of the bowl. I paid the extra and got the sprayer. Beware, some sites include a free sprayer, but you get killed on shipping or price.
Since the temps are hovering the 100+ degree mark I'm waiting for cool weather before installing it. That will probably be sometime in Sept.
I also like the height of the 310, it's a few inches higher than the Bravera that came with my trailer.
The toilet package says it installs in minutes. They wouldn't lie would they?
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In the above post I used the word "wash". I should have said, "rinse". It's too late to change it.
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Advantage of the "sprayer" option: more efficient rinsing of bowl
Disadvantage: another source of potential water leaks
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Flexo-bidet? O'ya wash the bowl.....
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:54 PM   #27
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Toilet "poll"

I have a '69 safari that did not have a toilet when I purchased it. Can I do a quick poll on which toilet ya'll like the best? Please be specific i.e., there are 2 kinds of Sealand Travelers. Also, can anyone tell me what this gizmo is? I assume it is a toilet surround, but I can't tell what is up/down, right, left
Does anyone have this configuration?Thanks!
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The toilet package says it installs in minutes. They wouldn't lie would they?
There are 60 minutes in an hour. There are 525600 minutes in a year. So, it WILL install in "minutes", it is only a matter of how many.
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