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Old 07-29-2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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High Toilet?

So this may sound wierd, but the previous owner said he replaced the toilet in my safari. It works great, but we have discovered its too high!

When in use, our feet are off the ground! This is not very comfortable! Kinda brings back childhood memories

Anyone else have this problem? Short of replacement, any creative solutions?
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:56 PM   #2
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A low wooden box or stepstool would work. zz
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:57 PM   #3
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How about a small collapsible bench?

I too have been in a Safari Bunkhouse, I think it was, and being vertically challenged, I too found it uncomfortable.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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Similar problem with vintage wet bath

Even after replacing mine with a low-rise Sealand Traveler Lite, we still had issues. I had a portable shower deck from Camping World in the pan but it wasn't quite enough. Then I got a good quality teak mat, one of my favorite things I've bought for the Airstream. You can custom spec them from some online sellers. It stays in the pan in front of the toilet. I keep the portable deck on top of it covered by a bath rug unless showering. We have plenty of boost now.

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Old 07-29-2008, 03:09 PM   #5
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We put in a Sealand traveller lite and it is high too in our 73 Safari.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
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We had the same issue in our 19' Bambi SE...we built a platform from wood (it's not attached to the floor) and covered it with a neutral pretty well.
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:16 PM   #7
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You could replace it with the standard 13" model but it is smaller in all dimensions. The one you have is probably very close to a standard toilet for the seat.

I vote for raising the floor with something to make it more comfortable.

We changed the short one out, which was essentially brand new, after my wife had knee surgery.

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Old 08-03-2008, 11:16 AM   #8
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Bringing down a high toilet

Originally Posted by DanB View Post
So this may sound wierd, but the previous owner said he replaced the toilet in my safari. It works great, but we have discovered its too high! Short of replacement, any creative solutions?
Dan, High toilets are usually caused by flushing controlled substances down them.

Once you stop flushing these substances, it will take anywhere from a few hours to a few days for the toilet to come down.

Try pumping out the tank or adding some activated charcoal, that should speed up the process.

Hope this helps.


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Old 08-03-2008, 02:02 PM   #9
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Yeah, the first time in our '04 19' CCD throne brought back really unpleasant toilet training memories. Even at 6 foot, I still feel like a ballerina with just the tips of my toes making contact with the squeeky floor.

One other odd effect: Somehow I feel like I'm actually putting more weight on the torlet, and that it might go crashing through the floor and that I might disappear into the void they call the black tank!

A few more years of therapy oughta straighten out that issue...


BTW- the above suggestions should help.
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