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Old 08-09-2006, 02:12 PM   #1
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The toilet that came with my 2004 Minnie Winnie began to stick in the open position so I bought and installed a new one. It is the Aqua Magic by Thetford. It works great but is designed to sit on the floor, not on a riser like the original did. I would like to remove the riser but noticed the pipe leading to the black tank jogs at an angle about three inches below the top of the riser. How can I remove the riser and still match up the pipe to the toilet?

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Old 08-09-2006, 02:12 PM   #2
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The toilet that came with my 2004 Minnie Winnie began to stick in the open position so I bought and installed a new one. It is the Aqua Magic by Thetford. It works great but is designed to sit on the floor, not on a riser like the original did. I would like to remove the riser but noticed the pipe leading to the black tank jogs at an angle about three inches below the top of the riser. How can I remove the riser and still match up the pipe to the toilet?

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Old 08-09-2006, 02:55 PM   #3
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Pat, we too have the Aqua Magic by Thetford and we also are on a riser. I have not done it yet, by my thinking is to put in a false floor to match up to the riser. If I do I will put it in in 2 sections butting up against each other and then use a one piece carpet to cover it. This way if need be the 2 sections should be able to pop out fairly easily--they do not have to be the same depth or width-just the same height. Good luck however you elect to proceed, Ken,'04 DSDP....
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:15 PM   #4
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I have thought of the false floor too but I'm reluctant due to the high floor next to the lavatory. My riser is six inches high and that would make the sink really low in relation to the floor.

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A low profile toilet would be what you needed to replace the old one with.
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The right toilet is easily obtained. If you have not installed it yet then return the high profile and get a low profile. For those that already installed it, lubricate the valve on the two year old toilet that you already had and put it back then put the high profile one out in the Want Adds or Ebay. These toilets usually last 10 years or so if you keep some water or RV antifreeze in the bowl so the seal won't dry out so a bit of regular care should keep them going for many years.

If you didn't install the wrong toilet yet then return it.

Either way the easiest solution is the Low Profile Aqua Magics for $134.25 at Camping World right now for the Lite and 209.97 for the Plus if you want the porcelain bowls. You won't have to mess around with fixing the flush valve on the old one this route.

On my previous coach I went the replacement route so my wife wouldn't have to deal with cleaning the mess the previous owner had left behind even though the ten year old SeaLand was in good working order.

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