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Old 09-01-2011, 08:23 AM   #1
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Toilet height in the 25's

Morning folks! I have had several 25' Airstreams of various years and our current (2003) seems to be a keeper. BUT, I have noticed that in all of them, the toilet height seems to be about an inch or two too high. It is very uncomfortable for me and I am sure shorter folks find their feet danglin' in a very inconvenient manner.

I thought about just dropping the stub down in the box, but alas it has a bend in it and that might not be as easy as I would have hoped.

Has anyone else noticed this or solved this issue? Wondering before I start designing to "re-design the wheel."


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Old 09-01-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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What about a footrest? I'm not being flippant, I think it would serve 2 purposes. 1: immediate relief from the problem and 2: allowing you to figure out exactly how much you'd need to move the base of the toilet if/when you choose to do so. It would be REALLY frustrating if you lowered it an inch and found out that you really needed 1 3/4, after all.

For quick testing you could use lynx blocks, designed for getting things to the right level, right? They're also waterproof, though not nice for bare feet. Some other modular plastic thing that would let you stack for different heights and not have a problem with a potentially-wet environment (I don't know offhand if you have a separate toilet or it's in one space with the shower.)

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Old 09-04-2011, 06:52 PM   #3
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It is something I thought of, even just raising the floor in that area, but the trip factor was one I would like to avoid (level floor all around). Even thougth of a foldable footrest and if i have to I will but I can't imagine I am the only one who noticed.

Also, since the hook up is to a curved pipe to go to the tank, it is a bit more involved than just lowering the stool base. However it is a separate toilet, not in the shower.

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Old 09-04-2011, 07:47 PM   #4
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We built a platform for our bath floor because we felt the toilet was too high for comfort... If your 25' is the rear bed next to the bath, your bathroom is just like ours. We just cut a piece of 3/4" plywood to the right shape and used 2x4s under it to support and create the lift we needed. We covered the top with heavy vinyl to make it easy to keep clean...then we added snaps to the corners of the top ...and snap a rug cut to shape to the platform so it stays in place (not shown here) great and gives us the comfortable height we need... Just unsnap the rug, throw it in the laundry, and clean it as you would any other rug. And no structural changes required. Violá!
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:41 PM   #5
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I guess it is time to invent a toilet that cranks up and down. A motorized crank will be the next model.

I think a lot of toilets are too low, so there's no standard leg.

TB's modification looks very nice, or you could wear high heels or cowboy boots.

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Old 09-05-2011, 01:09 AM   #6
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Hahaha...just got that image of Laugh In and the giant rocking chair stuck in my mind from this post.

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Old 09-05-2011, 06:50 AM   #7
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The footrest to me is a good solution. Alternatively, you could always wear high heels into the bathroom... ;-)
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:31 AM   #8
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Or, you could use the facilities at the campground.
We have a standard height toilet in our 25 Safari and I am 6'5" and my feet dangle.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:35 AM   #9
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When my Thetford Bravura developed a leak and the bowl would not hold water due to a leaking valve, I started looking for a slightly lower toilet. Since my feet would dangle when sitting down, I found that a Sealand Traveler 511 low profile was an inch lower than the low profile Bravura. Even though I had to add an adapter before bolting the Traveler, The heigth is just about right now.
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