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Old 02-08-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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Ever change toilets?

I have a travel trailer with an opportunity to change from a plastic thetford toilet that works perfectly good to a porcelain dometic.

Anyone have any experience w/changing out an rv head? I am familiar with the home versions but have no idea what I am up against on the RV version.
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If you can change a home toilet, you can change the RV toilet. RV toilets use a rubber gasket instead of wax is the main difference.

Also, if you happen to be in Quartzite, decide you don't want to fool with it yourself and hire the mobile RV repairman to do it. He will forget to take the cardboard off the gasket and the end result will be a nice new floor due to the leak! Go ahead, ask me how I know!
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We have changed ours and the are remarkably like a toilet in a house.
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MAYBE, depending on your current toilet and bolt pattern. If the old toilet uses a four corner bolt pattern, it won't work with the new two bolt pattern, unless you can turn your floor flange 45*.
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MAYBE, depending on your current toilet and bolt pattern. If the old toilet uses a four corner bolt pattern, it won't work with the new two bolt pattern, unless you can turn your floor flange 45*.
If it is a 4 bolt to a two bolt they make adapters for that. No worry.
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Thank goodness you are changing to a Dometic porcelain toilet and not the Thetford Aria II.

I removed the Aria II toilet as it was going through new seal/motor units like water plus the thing sounded like a farmers thrashing machine when operated. That didn't go over well at night. That thing is only good for a boat anchor if I had a boat.

I switched to a Dometic Sealand Magnum Opus which is all porcelain and is as close to a home unit that you will find. They offer some different models now.

Since the floor flange was completely different I had to cut out the old one with a Dremel and glue in a new flange that fit the Magnum Opus.

A days job but well worth the work and sweat.

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If it is a 4 bolt to a two bolt they make adapters for that. No worry.
I forgot that, and you are right. They want something like $40 for that sucker
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