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Old 08-02-2015, 10:43 AM   #1
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Toilet seat height problem

We have a new RV and the toilet seat is very high. It sits on a 10" platform and is 5" higher than our "comfort height" toilets at home. It is quite uncomfortable, as neither my wife (who is 5'3") or my (average height) feet reach the floor. Would love to hear what other people do about this problem.
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:50 AM   #2
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plywood, 2x4 and rug platform. Thinking about a new unit. This would be a deal breaker on the next one.
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:40 AM   #3
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Typically they're on a platform to provide room for plumbing or other equipment running underneath. You might find a toilet that is shorter, but would be costly to replace. Your best bet would be to make a nice looking step/box or continuation of the platform that raises the floor height.


Maybe even a fold down platform in front of the toilet if you don't have floor space for a platform.
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:32 AM   #4
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Same issue, but satisfactorily solved with a small folding step stool that is stored behind the toilet when not needed. Perfect height "adjustment" for us.
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:36 AM   #5
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Assuming yours looks similar to the one on the Axis website, a plywood box faced/covered in a complementary premium vinyl flooring. HD or Lowes will cut your plywood to your dimensions. Vinyl flooring can be cut with a utility knife.
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:39 AM   #6
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They make 2 heights of toilets. Measure yours to see if you have the " Hi at 18 inch " or " Low at 14 inch " one. I just replaced mine and I needed a " Low ".
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Old 08-03-2015, 03:01 PM   #7
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Thanks so much.
Good ideas.. I will ponder.
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:50 AM   #8
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FWIW there are a couple of designs that use a short toilet on a raised floor to provide space for plumbing and heating through the bathroom. Those seem to be the foot danglers.
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:07 AM   #9
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.... again, if that toilet is the standard height, then a low version at 2-300 bucks is pretty reasonably priced when you consider the overall value of that RV. If you buy the same brand toilet, and there are only a couple normally used in an RV, then it should be a simple bolt-in and minor plumbing move. Then that homemade box is pretty simple too --- but either way if you aren't handy or have the tools, can be a challenge.
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:58 PM   #10
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If you have the high toilet, it would not be a difficult or expensive proposition to change out the unit. If you are mechanically inclined at all, you could do it easily in a couple of hours.
You many even find someone who would want you 'tall' toilet because it seems more people are complaining about their low toilet seat height.
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The point is some designs start with the low toilet. BTDT.
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:51 PM   #12
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We've also have a too tall toilet! Added a foldable step stool to the room. The stool caused my legs to actually be almost too high! Now I'm in the perfect position for #2!
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Old 09-04-2015, 03:01 PM   #13
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I too am vertically challenged. I picked up a step at Bed bath and Beyond, it is actually designed to be used for your feet at the base of the bowl. But building a platform sounds better. hmmmmmm, that's what I get for being lazy. lol
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We have a new RV and the toilet seat is very high. It sits on a 10" platform and is 5" higher than our "comfort height" toilets at home. It is quite uncomfortable, as neither my wife (who is 5'3") or my (average height) feet reach the floor. Would love to hear what other people do about this problem.
Thanks,
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