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Old 01-18-2021, 10:13 PM   #1
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I am considering replacing the toilet. The toilet doesnít seal very well and the small amount of water in the bowl drains out. Not sure how to fix this. Any suggestions for replacement? Iíve noticed in the pics Iíve found online all the pedals on the pedestals are on the right side but mine is on the left side if facing the toilet. Also mine has a hose to wash the bowl with. Suggestions are appreciated.
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I am considering replacing the toilet. The toilet doesn’t seal very well and the small amount of water in the bowl drains out. Not sure how to fix this. Any suggestions for replacement? I’ve noticed in the pics I’ve found online all the pedals on the pedestals are on the right side but mine is on the left side if facing the toilet. Also mine has a hose to wash the bowl with. Suggestions are appreciated.
Got lots of choices. If you like your current toilet, replace the seal on it to stop the leak. The hose isn't for you to just wash the bowl. It is also for any females that wish to clean themselves after. Personally, I like a real porcelain toilet opposed to plastic and I have had both.
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Old 01-18-2021, 10:24 PM   #3
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Sure..........
Clean and lube the toilet bowl seal

Turn off water to RV
Open/Hold Open toilet flush ball
Then Using your hand/fingers rub/flex the bowl seal o remove any crud
Then soap up and thoroughly clean the seal & ball
RInse with a bottle of water to remove soap
Pat dry with paper towels then lube the seal (olive oil works GREAT) using you hand/fingers....all over the seal and ball

Open/Close Ball the check that it fully closes
Turn water back on and flush toilet.
Then water should stay in bowl

If it still leaks you can REPLACE the seal vs new toilet
Course that would require Brand/Model of toilet to get correct parts


With flush pedal on Left side you probably have a Sealand/Dometic Toilet ---- 2000 series, 900 series or Traveler Lite model

Look at the Chart in Link to ID which toilet is yours (I'm guessing Traveler)
https://www.thetford.com/wp-content/...t_22x32_OL.pdf


That sprayer is FOR Cleaning the bowl....it has FULL water pressure when you FLUSH the Toilet and hold pedal down
FULL Water Pressure......
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Then Using your hand/fingers rub/flex the bowl seal o remove any crud
Then soap up and thoroughly clean the seal & ball
That sprayer is FOR Cleaning the bowl....it has FULL water pressure when you FLUSH the Toilet and hold pedal down
FULL Water Pressure......
You are obviously not married to an Asian woman. I know how it works and so does my Asian wife, and she doesn't use it to clean the bowl:-) Thank you for that.
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Sure..........
Clean and lube the toilet bowl seal

Turn off water to RV
Open/Hold Open toilet flush ball
Then Using your hand/fingers rub/flex the bowl seal o remove any crud
Then soap up and thoroughly clean the seal & ball
RInse with a bottle of water to remove soap
Pat dry with paper towels then lube the seal (olive oil works GREAT) using you hand/fingers....all over the seal and ball

Open/Close Ball the check that it fully closes
Turn water back on and flush toilet.
Then water should stay in bowl

If it still leaks you can REPLACE the seal vs new toilet
Course that would require Brand/Model of toilet to get correct parts


With flush pedal on Left side you probably have a Sealand/Dometic Toilet ---- 2000 series, 900 series or Traveler Lite model

Look at the Chart in Link to ID which toilet is yours (I'm guessing Traveler)
https://www.thetford.com/wp-content/...t_22x32_OL.pdf


That sprayer is FOR Cleaning the bowl....it has FULL water pressure when you FLUSH the Toilet and hold pedal down
FULL Water Pressure......
The owners manual doesnít give me the model number but your chart did! The traveler lite it is porcelain. I will definitely try your tips with the olive oil and cleaning/ lubing the seal. The owners manual also states the sprayer is for bowl cleaning😂😂 definitely has a lot of pressure but hey to each their own maybe the sprayer has multiple uses. Thanks for the help!
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If you opt to replace it, be aware some Thetford models are mounted with the mounted studs positioned at the 5 o'clock and 11 o'clock position, while others and all Dometic toilets have the studs at the 9 and 3 o'clock positions.
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If you opt to replace it, be aware some Thetford models are mounted with the mounted studs positioned at the 5 o'clock and 11 o'clock position, while others and all Dometic toilets have the studs at the 9 and 3 o'clock positions.
I'm going to try and follow the tips given in an earlier post to see if the toilet I have will work a bit better. If not I'm considering a Dometic 320. I have yet to reach out to Dometic to see if there is anything extra needed to do the install or if it will be a direct replacement. thanks for the stud location info, I would never have guessed that.
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RwBrown3, I just pulled my 8 year old Thetford and put in a Dometic 320. It does not have enough water flow to sweep the bowl. After several hours on the phone talking to mobile techs and Dometic, they finally agreed to send out a mobile tech to check it. Diagnosis was a faulty water valve and he was out of stock. He had to get approval from Dometic and have them send a new valve.

So far as best I can tell, the 320 is a piece of JUNK.

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On the other hand I replaced my older Thetford Aurora toilet with a Dometic 320 a couple of years ago and could not be happier. As to fitment, it was a close fit in my coach, the Dometic 320 being a residential size toilet needed a little more space at the back than the old Thetford, also the water inlet was on the opposite side so required a new flex hose to reach the connection point. Otherwise I was lucky as my mounting studs lined up, but again as I said it was close on the back spacing, as I now have maybe 1/2 inch of clearance, and the toilet lid hits the wall before hitting the built in back stop, just far enough back to stay open when up.
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On the other hand I replaced my older Thetford Aurora toilet with a Dometic 320 a couple of years ago and could not be happier. As to fitment, it was a close fit in my coach, the Dometic 320 being a residential size toilet needed a little more space at the back than the old Thetford, also the water inlet was on the opposite side so required a new flex hose to reach the connection point. Otherwise I was lucky as my mounting studs lined up, but again as I said it was close on the back spacing, as I now have maybe 1/2 inch of clearance, and the toilet lid hits the wall before hitting the built in back stop, just far enough back to stay open when up.

Space at the back of the toilet is something I haven't considered. My current toilet is a close fit already. I guess I'll wait til spring break, (I"m an elementary school teacher), to take it to a rv supply store, so I can get a better idea of what will fit and what will not if I have to replace the current toilet. Thanks for making that point.
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The back space measurements are in the installation manuals which you can download as a pdf for most toilets
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Space at the back of the toilet is something I haven't considered. My current toilet is a close fit already. I guess I'll wait til spring break, (I"m an elementary school teacher), to take it to a rv supply store, so I can get a better idea of what will fit and what will not if I have to replace the current toilet. Thanks for making that point.
Dometic Traveler Dimensions on pg 13
https://www.caravansplus.com.au/pdf/...1PS-manual.pdf

Front to Back ---- 19 1/2" or 20 1/2" (depending on model)


Dometic 320 Dimensions
Pg 3 Fig 2
Pg 5 Numbers for Fig 2
https://olivertraveltrailers.com/wp-...ies_manual.pdf

Front to Back --- 22"
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