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Old 05-22-2005, 02:48 PM   #1
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We have just purchased a 17" SeaLand 510 toilet as an upgrade to the plastic 12" Thetford stock toilet in our Tahoe toyhauler. I was going to just replace the toilet where it sat, but there is a mostly unused hamper behind the existing toilet. We have talked about removing hte hamper and moving the toilet 10" back to allow more room (knees against the door while sitting...)

My question is if I do this, will having a couple 45degree bends in the waste pipe going down to the tank be an issue? I sure don't want it to plug up but not too excited about having to drop the tank, patch the old hole and drill a new one, etc.

Any comments about this would be most welcome!

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We have just purchased a 17" SeaLand 510 toilet as an upgrade to the plastic 12" Thetford stock toilet in our Tahoe toyhauler. I was going to just replace the toilet where it sat, but there is a mostly unused hamper behind the existing toilet. We have talked about removing hte hamper and moving the toilet 10" back to allow more room (knees against the door while sitting...)

My question is if I do this, will having a couple 45degree bends in the waste pipe going down to the tank be an issue? I sure don't want it to plug up but not too excited about having to drop the tank, patch the old hole and drill a new one, etc.

Any comments about this would be most welcome!

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Old 05-22-2005, 05:26 PM   #3
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I think if you use a good bit of water when flushing tissue and the such you should be ok, provided you are careful to use a small amount of tp and plenty of water. I would also recommend you use enzimes in the drains and tanks. Make sure there are no burrs on the plumbing you install. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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One of our previous 5th wheels had a couple of 45s in the toilet line to the black tank. As RVWizard said, it will work, but it definitely IS more "touchy" insofar as blockage is concerned than a line with a straight drop. Use lots of water and keep a plumber's friend (plunger) that will fit your new toilet handy.

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Our toilet has a couple of offsets in the line and it works just fine. Only real downside in my opinion is that you can't use the wands for cleaning the black tank, but we installed a quickie flush that does that just fine. You can also get 22.5* offsets. If you have enough vertical space to use them, they would be better than the 45* offsets.

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OK, I will have to try it and see how it works. If its a big issue I guess I could always re-drill the tank - I hadn't thought about hte wands or the 22.5 degree elbows either- Don't think I have enough drop for the latter and I seldom use a wand, just fill and dump with water a couple times until the water comes out clean once or twice a year.

Since I have to rip out the toilet and floor covering, patch the hole and recover the floor I may have to put in a tile floor too, not much space there and it'd sure look trick! I bet my wife would hate the cold floor though heh..
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:47 AM   #7
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Jay, the solution to the cold tile floor is to install NuHeat under the tile. It is a thin mat with electric wires...much like a heating pad. This will heat the floor surface and the bathroom via radiant heat. We had it installed in our motorhome when the floorcovering was upgraded. Country Coach uses it under their tile flooring as an option too. Countryside Interiors in Junctionl City, Or. can help you with this item.
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