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Old 02-10-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Suggestions for a good toilet to replace original in '64 Overlander?

I'm afraid I've given up on the original but I'd like something suitable and practical. My Airstream sits permanently on a site with a septic system and well. I don't use the tanks.
Am also needing to replace the shower head and hose.
Any suggestions?
PS Still looking for the right lockset/knob for my gal...
Thanks loads.

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:00 PM   #2
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If you're not going to be towing it much, and are going to be hooked up to shore water permanently, I'd put a house toilet in it.

Of these, I like the Toto Drake with the 3" diameter flush valve. Those things could flush a poodle without clogging.

Get the elongated bowl for added comfort and room

If you're gonna tow, I like the Sealand Traveler (by Dometic) with the porcelain bowl. Also in elongated. I have the Sealand in my 34 footer. If you do go with that one, get yourself a backup flush valve to keep on hand. It's easy to damage that valve if you don't winterize properly, and you don't find them in every campground store like you can Thetford parts.

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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I would like a new toilet but to stay on topic I would put a word in for the shower head - I recommend a Oxygenics. They now make a shut off valve which they did not have before. One is a twist off which is hard to do with soapy hands and the other is a lever toggle type which works well.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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ID:	178737Thanks to you both. Will check em out. I hate to do this, as everything is in original shape! Here's a pic...
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On great house type toilets, the Niagra is one I can recommend. It uses half the water of the now normal 1.6 gal per flush. That is it uses only 0.8 Gal per flush and it is not a dual flush toilet, that is all it uses max. No, push one button for liquid, one for solid. I was very skeptical about it, but I have no reservations after almost a year of use.

You can find it on line buy Googling it, and also order them from ACE hardware stores, through their warehouse.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:12 PM   #6
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Jim... on the Sealand... high or low profile? I'd like to be able to install it without the lid, if possible, and still make use of the original bench cover.
Thanks again.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:17 PM   #7
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I should also explain that I spend 10 months of the year about 1000 miles from my trailer, so never know the measurements of anything! Very frustrating, especially since most of my "literature" is inside... have to do something about that.
Also, my sweetheart sits on the edge of the Atlantic in northern Nova Scotia... harsh conditions, poor thing. I never know what I'll find when I arrive in the summer...

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