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Old 09-21-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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Replacement Toilet?

Hello fellow streamers. Just got back from a trip and I finally found the slow leak in the fresh water system. It is the water valve in the toilet. It is a 1988 excella so I thought instead repairing it I would install a new toilet, so people who have installed a new toilet in older TT lets hear any suggestions on what brand and style you would recommend.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:04 PM   #2
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My spouse agrees with me - 18" height is a whole better than 14." We chose a Dometic 310 porcelain and wished we had done it sooner. That style might not match the 'original' look of your unit but it sure is an improvement when cleaning and fits taller people.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:40 AM   #3
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Hey, just bought a Dometic 320 and plan to use it to replace the factory thetford in our 2008 27FB this weekend. Does anyone have pictures of this procedure or a list of any "gotcha's"? I'll only have limited time for the replacement so I wanted to read up on the procedure. Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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I did the swap to a 310 two weeks ago. Very easy.

The toilet is mounted with two bolts (1/2" nut). The water pipe length will need to be adjusted because the connecting inlet on the Thetford is at bowl height and the Dometic lower near the base.

In my case, I removed the pipe at the 90 elbow next to the wall and used the removed section for parts. Once the pipe is removed, it will resemble an 'L.' I cut the shorter end off the L, leaving a section the proper length (with toilet connector and on/off valve still attached) for final assembly.

Re-attach the pipe section to the 90 elbow and you are ready to complete mounting the toilet. Don't drop the toilet bolts down the hole in the floor!

It took about 45 minutes.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:16 PM   #5
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My EB came with a 310, I looked at the rough draft of installation specs that came with it. It includes specs for the 320 which needs an extra inch (from 10" to 11") to clear the back edge of the toilet vs wall. I measured it looking for the room to swing a 320, I, and the dealer couldn't find the room needed.
But, neither of us actually removed the 310 to measure or try to fit a 320.
Good luck, and post your results, , ,
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:51 PM   #6
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My EB came with a 310, I looked at the rough draft of installation specs that came with it. It includes specs for the 320 which needs an extra inch (from 10" to 11") to clear the back edge of the toilet vs wall. I measured it looking for the room to swing a 320, I, and the dealer couldn't find the room needed.
But, neither of us actually removed the 310 to measure or try to fit a 320.
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Uh oh. Looks like I might need some vaseline or a wall bender. We'll let you know what happens.

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Old 11-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #7
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No go on the 320 in a 2008 27FB. 320 is about an inch too deep as someone smarter than me pointed out. Off to camping world to exchange with a 310.
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Yay! 310 installed!
CW exchanged the 320 for a 310 and refunded the difference. The 310 was a tight fit as the ring is installed a little askew but I think that it's done intentionally for left knee preservation as a straight install forces the left knee into the sink fixture rounded molding.
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"Missed it by that much"

Is there a capped fitting that will take the wand on the stock 310?

Thanks for the info, I can classify that mod as "busted"
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Is there a capped fitting that will take the wand on the stock 310?

Thanks for the info, I can classify that mod as "busted"
Do you mean the sprayer?
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The hand held wand, sprayer, rinser. It didn't come with stock, but my 5er has one, kinda handy to have.
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Nice installation. Treat yourself to a real seat. Throw out the cheesy plastic one and swap it out for the real deal. A standard household seat will fit and be much sturdier ....
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Nice installation. Treat yourself to a real seat. Throw out the cheesy plastic one and swap it out for the real deal. A standard household seat will fit and be much sturdier ....
Thanks Janet. That was my next move. I've installed "slow closers" on all the toilets in the house and will do the same for this one.
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