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Old 04-01-2024, 01:00 PM   #1
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Suggestion for a new toilet

My mechanic recommended that since the valve on the toilet needs to be replaced and the toilet has to be removed to replace it, I may as well get a new toilet. (My Int'l is 2006)


He suggested porcelain, high profile and mentioned Dometic or Thetford.


Looking online, there are MANY to choose from.


Do any of you experienced travelers out there have advice or experience to offer as I make this important decision! When I order, will they come with whatever hardware he needs to install the new one?



Thanks!
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Old 04-03-2024, 03:47 PM   #2
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I replaced a Dometic 310 with another Dometic 310. Ceramic. Nice eno;ugh toilet. Installation is easy. Ordered it from Amazon. It was damaged upon delivery. Open it up as soon as it arrives. If it is damaged, order a replacement but keep the damaged one in case you need to cannibalize it for parts. That was my situation. Between the delivery of two damaged units I had one set of undamaged parts. I shipped the remaining mess back to Amazon.

Check the specs to make sure you have room. The cut-out specs seem to be accurate.

One more thing...the top and bottom cannot be reconnected. So, don't separate them.
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Old 04-03-2024, 07:34 PM   #3
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I put in a Tetford Aqua Magic high profile with a riser. Ordered from Amazon . The toilet came with the seal and bolts in the package. I doubt if it has any porcelain in it.
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My mechanic recommended that since the valve on the toilet needs to be replaced and the toilet has to be removed to replace it, I may as well get a new toilet. (My Int'l is 2006)

He suggested porcelain, high profile and mentioned Dometic or Thetford.

Looking online, there are MANY to choose from.

Do any of you experienced travelers out there have advice or experience to offer as I make this important decision! When I order, will they come with whatever hardware he needs to install the new one?

Thanks!
Not sure why the need to replace the whole toilet rather than just fixing it, unless you're unhappy with what you have. It's more expensive and seems wasteful, so I usually opt to repair things if possible.

Our 1994 Excella still has the original toilet, still looks good, and with a new flush valve works like new. The whole project took me a couple of hours and wasn't horrible.

If you have to replace it, you're correct that there are options out there. While porcelain has advantages, it also has extra weight. If you do go the replacement route consider if the added weight is worth the added benefit. Many things done to 'improve' a trailer also add weight, and there are only so many improvements possible before there's not enough capacity for all the stuff we like to schlepp along with us when traveling.
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Old 04-03-2024, 10:09 PM   #5
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My mechanic recommended that since the valve on the toilet needs to be replaced and the toilet has to be removed to replace it, I may as well get a new toilet. (My Int'l is 2006)


He suggested porcelain, high profile and mentioned Dometic or Thetford.


Looking online, there are MANY to choose from.


Do any of you experienced travelers out there have advice or experience to offer as I make this important decision! When I order, will they come with whatever hardware he needs to install the new one?



Thanks!
Hi, out of memory, it's been a few years, I replaced my Thetford plastic toilet with a ceramic toilet. I believe that I bought a Thetford Aqua Magic Style II. I wanted ceramic because the plastic toilet is disgusting. I won't go into details about that. My toilet sits on a raised platform so I had to buy the low profile one. But here is the biggy; My toilet spacing was only about 9"s from the wall and most are 12"s from the wall. So most RV toilets won't fit my trailer. Since your trailer is only one year model newer than mine, you might have the same concern. And yes, I had to relocate my water supply hose too.
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Hi, do a search for "Impossible Toilet" dated 10-17-2015. This will show you everything that I went through changing toilets.
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"Not sure why the need to replace the whole toilet rather than just fixing it, unless you're unhappy with what you have. It's more expensive and seems wasteful, so I usually opt to repair things if possible. "

Your analysis is good, But,,,I replaced the whoie thing anyway. Cost over replacing just the seal was about $150. But just changing out the toilet saved a lot of time and effort and all the parts are new, hopefully assuring me I am only going to have to do this job once, We are living in the trailer so any shortcut to a job makes life easier for us. I installed the toilet I just replace about 13 years ago. I used the same model because we were satisfied with that one. Actually I went to one with a spray attachment so it is an "improvement".
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We've been using one of these for years and never had a problem. Not only are they inexpensive, but the parts never wear out!
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Old 04-07-2024, 11:03 AM   #10
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Not sure why the need to replace the whole toilet rather than just fixing it, unless you're unhappy with what you have. It's more expensive and seems wasteful, so I usually opt to repair things if possible.

I agree. Toilet parts are inexpensive and repairing one only takes a few more minutes than removing/replacing it does.
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Dometic 320.
Yes, I upgraded years ago to a Domestic ceramic 320 elongated bowl toilet with sprayer and have been very happy with that upgrade. Not sure if you have room in a 16' trailer bathroom though.
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Rubygal,


We replaced our toilet a long time ago. It was a great improvement. I think we went with a Dometic 310. Fixing your current toilet is an option but you will still have a plastic, old, likely yellowed unit. Ours has a ceramic bowl and it is a huge improvement. My only advice is to look carefully at the dimensions. You can get these from the manufacturer and it will give you minimum distances from the back wall as well as other critical measurements. Pay attention to these. It is hard to move a wall.
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Thank you everyone!

I so appreciate getting your various suggestions and opinions. I am grateful for this Forum.


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Hi, do a search for "Impossible Toilet" dated 10-17-2015. This will show you everything that I went through changing toilets.
That MAY be something which is believed to be a simple search…but it’s NOT.

Can’t you please simply provide a “link” to the discussion?
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That MAY be something which is believed to be a simple search…but it’s NOT.

Can’t you please simply provide a “link” to the discussion?
Hi, I don't know how to post links, but I just typed Impossible Toilet in a search window and it showed up on page 2. Also mentions Air Forums.
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So we have a 2022 Globetrotter and like our last Airstream we are tired of the kiddy style Dometic 310 toilet, looked at replacing with a Dometic 320, but we need an additional 0.5" clearance to the wall. It amazes me that Dometic would not produce a drop in replacement in the same footprint, but they say they don't. Has anyone had any luck replacing the 310 with a 320 or other? Offset flange? We also looked at the Lippert flow max elongated that has a china bowl. not sure if it fits. Any help would be appreciated, 310 has to go!
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