My old Thetford
Aqua Magic Galaxy/Starlite toilet finally gave up, almost. It's hard flushing symptom was caused by a rusted through metal hinge supporting the foot pedal. And it wasn't going to keep working for much longer. So, began the arduous process of trying to find a replacement toilet that would fit on the pedestal made for it. So I need a short toilet if I want to avoid woodworking and plumbing.
Ran across a Thetford chart
that showed the Bravura as an exact replacement. I called them and asked, and they verified the Bravura was the right one.
But, just for kicks, (it's the engineer in me) I thought I would make sure and soon found a PDF online which gave dim's, let's compare:
1: My old Galaxy - 11 1/4" H X 15 1/2" W X 19" D
2: The Bravura - 17 7/8" H X 16 9/16"W X 20 3/16"D
Wow, they could not be further off! In my case, height is the critical dim and the Bravura is 6 & 5/8" TALLER than my old toilet. Yikes, over 6" taller! I would need a step stool. And it's off in the other two dims a tad too. That is NOT what I call an exact replacement.
I figured I was missing something and checked the docs, but there's no explanation I can find for that huge discrepancy.
Back to the PDF
and I find that the Aqua V is much closer to my old toilet:
3: The Aqua V: 14" H X 15 1/8" W X 17 1/8" D.
Much closer. Only 2 & 3/4" taller. The other dims are almost exactly like, or better then, my old toilet. After installing, one issue I've found is that the mounting bolts are at 90° to the long axis of the toilet where in the old Aqua Magic they were at a 45° angle. Don't see an easy way to turn the interface, so I just drilled a couple holes in the new toilet and wood screwed it in place. Works nice now.
Another issue is that with the lid closed (or open), the vanity drawer won't open all the way. I can still get stuff out of there, but I can't get the drawer all the way out.
But, at least I have a brand new working toilet now.