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Old 06-07-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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Standard toilet

can a standard toilet be installed in a 2007 forest river rockwood 8241 5th wheel?
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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You mean like one you'd find in a sticks and bricks? I suppose it *could* be done with some replumbing, but why would you want to?

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Old 06-07-2009, 01:36 PM   #3
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I'm willing to Guess... the sitting height on the RV Toilet is a challenge for some folks. besides the additional weight of a porcelain god, you would have issues with Sewer gasses. The RV toilet provides a mechanical Block from the gasses below, as well as the wrap around lid which provides a second level of protection. if your concern is the LOW sitting position you could build a box to mount on the floor to give you the lift you require. I understand that some handicapped or Sr. individuals may have an issue with the current RV unit. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:36 PM   #4
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You mean like one you'd find in a sticks and bricks?
Not if it has a tank of water on the back, it'll slosh all over the place. So will the water in the toilet bowl itself, that water level is far too high to stay in place over bumps and turns as well.

Also, at 2-6 gallons per flush (GPF) (that's the current range of "old" standard toilets with about 4.1GPF the average) that could make for another set of challenges.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:06 PM   #5
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standard toilet

Thank you for answers! Yes, I am concern with the hight of the toilet in our RV. The toilet in our RV is short and was wondering about standard hight.
Thank you for clarification to my post.
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My wife had both knees replaced, and I had Camping World install a "handicap" height RV toilet in our fiver. I even think its much better than the old lower unit.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:08 PM   #8
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You may want to consider this one, it is a full china toilet like your home toilet but with no tank or bowl water to spill. This is an installation manual for it, that gives you a better idea than the sales ads. Runs about $450.

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My new camper came with the porcelain bowl. After 3 low profile toilets, this one is awesome. It's still a plastic base, but the bowl is porcelain. Works in every respect like a "normal" RV foot-flush toilet. I've noticed it seems to stay cleaner looking than my plastic ones. It's made by Thetford.

Changing out an RV toilet is actually pretty easy. It's two bolts and a seal. There's also some smells, and you'll want a big trash bag to put the old one into quickly. Don't forget to turn off the water first (don't ask how I know).

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