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Old 04-14-2006, 05:46 PM   #1
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Replacing rv toilet with regular one

Hi all, We will be living in our newly aquired 31' 1975 sovereign. Can we replace the old rv toilet (ugly plastic) with a regular house one?

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Old 04-14-2006, 05:53 PM   #2
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There are RV toilets made of china. Sealand is one manufacturer.

You only want to use a regular toilet if you are permanently connected to a sewer line. They use a lot of water and would fill up a RV black water tank pretty quickly.

If you have a permanent sewer connection, you need to protect it from frost in northern latitudes.

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Old 04-14-2006, 08:12 PM   #3
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Hi Kora ,

check out the sealand traveler lite models . they are high quality ,made of porcelin ,come in different shades ,white and bone ,maybe more , best of all they look like a regular toilet .Not cheap ,not plastic ,my choice for our tradewind.They are available in high or low .

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Old 04-14-2006, 08:37 PM   #4
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Sealand Traveler is a very popular RV throne. You might also look at the Thetford Aria II. Nice porcelain and electric push button flush........very chic! .
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:43 PM   #5
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We have the Sealand china toilet and love it. I even had my restoration guy make a new blue vinyl covered seat to close over and hide the toilet, when not in use. Since the Sealand sits higher than the original Starlite toilet, you can't reuse the original (in my case) avocado vinyl cover.

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Old 01-16-2011, 11:29 PM   #6
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400 bucks not ill get one at home depot there not gold they are posilin
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:29 PM   #7
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:27 AM   #8
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It will not work and will uses way tooooo much water! Not to mention the weight and sheer size...

Happy flushing...

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Old 01-17-2011, 07:54 AM   #9
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I'm redoing my 1976 and have done everything to stay away from the high cost of RV parts store. I got a standard very nice one with all accessory for $99 at Costco. it has the two buttons and one will use a lot less water. You will have to pore antifreeze in the tank and plunger the excess water out to keep from coming out when you yank and bank your AS.
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" . . . yank and bank your AS."
Hahahaha!!!! That's funny!
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:48 AM   #11
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You either need to delete your black tank,or be ready to dump it very often,if your leave the dump handle open you will be building up a large collection of poo in your tank.
Before you run out and buy a residential toilet,measure from bolt holes to wall,most rvs are 10",so you will have to order a 10" rough toilet,if you are 12" you can pick that up about anywhere. Dave
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:02 AM   #12
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If you camp ever anywhere other than full hook up sites I would not even consider this change due to the water useage.. There is also the issue of would it even physically fit.
When we boondock, which is most of the time, our total water use is about 5 gallons per day for everything. That is only a couple flushes on a modern household toilet
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:25 AM   #13
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Thetford, not Dometic - from a Dometic user

Kora, others thinking of a ceramic toilet:

These are shots of the Dometic/Sealand ceramic toilet model called the CONCERTO taken during my renovation about 4 years ago.

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The ceramic toilets developed for use in RV’s are certainly a lot nicer than the cheap looking plastic models. (Household toilets sold at Home Depot and other places aren’t made for the realities of mobile life.)

As an experienced user I would recommend the THETFORD Aria II, sight unseen, not the Dometic.

The main reason is that you can deal direct with Thetford. They will ship you a spare or replacement part the next day.

Dometic won’t even talk to you. You have to call “authorized dealers” who usually don’t stock the parts for these less common ceramic toilets. Calling around, you will find delivery times ranging in the weeks, not days, and pricing will be all over the map.

What good is that when you don’t have a toilet?

Companies that do business like Dometic are set up to please their distributors, not their end users. They see the distributor as their important customer, not you.

The flush handle on the Concerto also has a design fault. The main shaft, which operates under spring-loaded stress, is made of PLASTIC when it should have been metal. Plastic is subject to shearing where metal won’t.

Mine has sheared off I my hand. That’s why I can tell you everything I’m telling you from actual user experience.


(1) The Thetford model uses more sensible push buttons in place of the force-operated handle.

(2) They offer technical service and sell fairly priced parts direct, over the phone. They recognize that the user is their real customer.

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Old 01-17-2011, 03:20 PM   #14
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If you pull the trailer down the road and the toilet tank is full. It won't be that way for long. Use a toilet designed for RV's, there are plenty out there to choose from.

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