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Old 05-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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What to look for in purchasing a new toilet

I will need to buy a new toilet and was wondering what the difference is between a $200 or $500 toilet . They look pretty much the same. I need a low profile model. Does not matter to me if it is plastic.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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What to look for in purchasing a new toilet

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I will need to buy a new toilet and was wondering what the difference is between a $200 or $500 toilet . They look pretty much the same. I need a low profile model. Does not matter to me if it is plastic.
Some of the issues to consider when looking at new RV toilets include:
  • Offset from nearest wall for the mounting plate. This issue can cause pbroblems with a number of Vintage Airstream and Argosy installation. Some of the new toilets need to mount closer to the wall than can be accommodated utilizing the original mounting location.
  • Toilet height. RV toilets are basically available in standard profile and low profile. A Low Profile toilet is nearly always required when it is mounted on top of an above floor blackwater tank. A Standard Profile toilet is usually required when it is mounted to a below-floor blackwater tank.
  • The flush controls are typically found in one of two places . . . along the top face of the toilet or at the base in front. With some coaches you are limited to top controls due to cabinetry and built-in; while others may require foot controls at the base. Both types of controls can be found, but not all retailers will carry both types.
  • Physical dimmension. Each manufacturer designs to a unique standard as far as some standards such as wider bowls, elongated bowls; and again measuring these available dimensions will assist in avoiding the purchase of a new toilet that won't fit in the available opening in your coach's bathroom.
  • As the one who has done all of the cleaning of the Airstream toilets since 1995 . . . I would certainly recommend a china bowl as the cleaning is so much easier and staining is much less of a problem.
Goog luck with your investigation!

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I will need to buy a new toilet and was wondering what the difference is between a $200 or $500 toilet . They look pretty much the same. I need a low profile model. Does not matter to me if it is plastic.
Thetford has replacement chart that you can find here:http://www.thetford.com/HOME/CUSTOME...2/Default.aspx
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The porcelan is so much easier to keep clean. I'd go for that one.
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Thanks for the help , sounds like porcelain is the way to go just have to find one in a low profile.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #6
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I thew my old one out 3 years ago ,anyone know what the original toilet was in a Trade wind Land Yacht 74?
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Most likely the same as my 75 TW. It is a Thetford Aqua Magic Galaxy.
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