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Old 04-23-2019, 03:06 PM   #1
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buy a new toilet they said. replace that crappy plastic with a nice porcelain they said. install is easy they said. Sigh, 6 hours later and 4 trips to lowes its in. turns out newmar makes the plumbing to the toilet specific to the rv, which mean you have to cut out the old and replace with something else. guess what, lowes and HD dont sell rv specific stuff. tomorrow replacing the old plastic sink with a stainless one, should be an adventure.
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Best piece of advice I ever received for working on motorhome: drive it to the parking lot of your favorite hardware/parts store and do the work there. Best of luck.
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Note for the future: Buy a real RV toilet from a RV supply place. It would have been much faster and easier. I've done it.

And just like with residential toilets, you can buy flex hose for the fresh water inlet and not have to cut and fit solid PEX pipe and fittings.

But yes, you really should get all the supplies (including a real RV toilet) from a RV supplier. Then you don't have to fiddle and fit.

And one last tip regarding RV toilets -- they come in two heights: short and tall. Since most RV's have the toilet mounted on a riser -- get the short one.
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I agree with Woody. I just replaced the original Dometic dump toilet in the half bath with a Thetford. Much better flush and replaceable parts unlike the original. Took less than 30 min.
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Just had to replace wipe seal and flush spring last winter. Took about an hour for complete job including clean everything up prior to reinstallation. Had Better half sit on it so I could tighten the compression clamp. Works like a pro. You cannot use any residential toilets in an RV, they must be RV toilets, the faucets can be replaced with residential, since most of them now are.
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I really can't imagine a residential toilet with a tank fitting in an RV. What kind of toilet did you try to install?
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I'd like to see pics of the install.
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Sigh, the toilet is in but apparently im like that guy on game of thrones. when i sit on the throne my feet dangle
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