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Old 10-18-2006, 10:33 PM   #1
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Question Sealand Traveler??

Well the plumbing on my 79 Excella is nearing completion thanks to the efforts of my Father-in-law and I need to think about repairing the Thetford toilet or replacing it. I think replacing the almost 30 year old Thetford is probably the best way to go. I like the Sealand toilets but don't know which one to get - Traveler Lite or 500+. What is the difference between the two? Any comments about either?

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Old 10-18-2006, 10:57 PM   #2
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Check out PPL http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...nitation-1.htm

They have specs online for each toilet.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:14 PM   #3
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Janet,

I have looked at the sight you recommend and I did find the dimensions but what I would like to know is what make one worth more money and does the lite version use cheaper components or is it more susceptible to damage because it is thinner material, etc. Does the 500+ work better or not. Basically, I want to know what isn't spelled out in the website.

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Old 10-18-2006, 11:18 PM   #4
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DOn't know - maybe some one else does. We have the taveler lite and it's great!
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:57 AM   #5
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"Lite" is a misnomer

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...what I would like to know is what make one worth more money and does the lite version use cheaper components or is it more susceptible to damage because it is thinner material, etc...
I went with the Sealand Traveller Lite simply because it was the only toilet that would fit my available space. Thetford had resized all their toilets since making my original Aquamagic Deluxe.

I don't know why Sealand calls my toilet "Lite". The thing has a porcelain bowl and is probably one of the heaviest toilets one can buy. This is an observation though & not a complaint. We are coming up on 8000 miles of camping trips and the toilet has given us no problems (and the porcelain is easier to clean than plastic).

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Old 10-19-2006, 07:41 AM   #6
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I bought the 511 model based solely on the 2" additional length. Nothing I like less than a toilet that is too small. I haven't seen it next to the Lite model, so I can't give you actual user feedback.

Please, no comments about my big a$$ needing a larger seat.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:36 AM   #7
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I bought the 511 model based solely on the 2" additional length. Nothing I like less than a toilet that is too small. I haven't seen it next to the Lite model, so I can't give you actual user feedback.
The Sealand Traveler has a standard size seat. It comes with a really cheap plastic seat, something I really dislike so I replaced it with a seat from Lowes.
Great replacement toilet and the Low profile is the only one that will fit an Argosy without modification.
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:34 AM   #8
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I bought a Sealand Traveler Lite and it works great. It was an easy install and it is not uncomfortable like most RV toilets I've had in the past. It also has a bit of a vintage look to it more along the lines of the porcelain units used in the older trailers which also suited my needs nicely. It was well worth the price and we've had it almost three years without any problems.

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Seems that the Traveler Lite has the biggest percentage of users based on you that have posted. Thanks for the info. Since it is cheaper and from what I read, lighter, I think it is what I'll use too.

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Dan - one of the main reasons, the model mentioned has such a fan (ny) base is that many vintage units have very limited space for the pot. The original pots were very tiny. This is one of the few that fits in really tight spaces. That it happens to be a great product is a bonus.
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Hi Dan,

I put the Sealand in my 54 Flying Cloud and really like it! BUT!!!! Sealand makes all their money off replacement parts for the water valve that FREEZES up every winter regardless of how well I winterize!!!! I've replace it twice and when I called again this past spring I asked the guy what I was doing wrong. He said, nothing, that it's impossible to get the small amount of water out of that valve with an aircompresser. His advise was to take it OFF the toilet every winter which for me means removing the entire toilet as the valve assembly is right up against the trailer wall!

Despite having to do this, I highly recommend the toilet!

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Hi Dan,

I put the Sealand in my 54 Flying Cloud and really like it! BUT!!!! Sealand makes all their money off replacement parts for the water valve that FREEZES up every winter regardless of how well I winterize!!!! I've replace it twice and when I called again this past spring I asked the guy what I was doing wrong. He said, nothing, that it's impossible to get the small amount of water out of that valve with an aircompresser. His advise was to take it OFF the toilet every winter which for me means removing the entire toilet as the valve assembly is right up against the trailer wall!

Despite having to do this, I highly recommend the toilet!

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Patti - I've not had that problem but I also run RV antifreeze through my unit. Having had the misfortune of replacing the water lines in an SOB we had a bunch of years ago I realized that for the extra 10 minutes of flushing in the spring it was well worth using the antifreeze. It's non-toxicl and has saved my having to do any line or toilet replacement.

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I've got the low profile Traveler Lite in my Argosy MH. The Aqua Magic was too big and stuck out over the built in step. 2 inches of unuseable space in that tiny bathroom just wouldn't work.
The traveler lite fits perfect and looks good. Works good too.
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Patti - I've not had that problem but I also run RV antifreeze through my unit...
Patti,

"Me too" No problems in three years.

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