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« on: December 23, 2012, 08:05:22 AM »

ok, i checked for recent comments and didn't find any.
our toilet seal does not seem to be holding water in the bowl, and we got it about 6 years ago at the elkhart salvage shops-new.  so i'm thinking about replacing the sealand model with a thetford style ii.  any pros or cons? suggestions on what works and what doesn't? bad experiences?  

yes, i'm sure we could "fix" it, but i don't think the new toilet ever worked well after the first 6 months, so i'm looking for better engineered "new".

No comments needed about requiring "hi-capacity" models since i'm full of it ;-)
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 09:12:44 AM »

We have friends who just replaced theirs, haven't seen it yet but will in a few days. I think that it is the same one that we are thinking about getting if it will fit in the space available.  It is the Dometic  Revolution 310.  They love theirs.
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 09:51:36 AM »

We've had our 310 for two years, and no problems so far. Very happy with it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 10:34:36 AM »

The Sealand 510 is one of the best out there..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dometic-Sealand-302851003-Traveler-510H-Bone-China-/321030281445?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BUA%252BFICS%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D261092266801%26ps%3D54
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 10:54:49 AM »

Tom living full time in your bus buy something that will last just bite the bullet and buy Fran a Microphor to me if it has a foot peddle nothing but problems BTDT
 
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2012, 01:47:47 PM »

I like the Thetford Aria Classic in my bus.  Not cheap at around $450, but it basically replicates a home toilet other than the foot pedal.  They make an electronic flush version too, but I can't see that being reliable long term.  I would hate not being able to flush due to an electronics failure.  (Maybe they have a manual override?)
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012, 03:24:02 PM »

Clifford, you are way too classy and out of my budget  Smiley.  Belfert, you might be out of my budget also.  But at least i'll look at it.  Sealand for those of you that suggested it, is Dometic and doesn't even have the info that Thetford does on the website.  Thetford's videos look like they cover the bowl better and the ball looks protected better.  My rubber seal just doesn't hold water, so i end up using the spray way more than i should need to (i know, tmi).  Seems to me even a replacement will just wear out again.  We boondock enough that i don't want to wasted water more than i need to.  But i appreciate the comments and suggestions.
i just want a bowl that holds water until i flush, then drops it all and lets some water stay in the bowl for next time.

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2012, 04:08:15 PM »

You can't beat a regular house toilet.  I've been using one for 12 years.  It works for me.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2012, 04:24:02 PM »

Tom talked to a guy today who has 2 Electric toilets new in boxes, for sale, don't have any other info, but hi Phone #, I was talking to him about something else, when talked turned to RV and bus conversions Of course.  Just think  electric, you could put a light bulb on top so you would know if the seat was up or down at night.  sorry couldn't help myself................
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2012, 04:45:12 PM »

Electric flush he can install the switch to flush at the entry door so he can flush when leaving lol
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 05:34:26 PM »

We have the Sealand 510 and it is VERY easy to rebuild the ball valve for just a few bucks. Why buy a new toilet? The 510 is the same as it has been for years. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2012, 05:54:37 PM »

It's best to sit on it before you buy it. Some RV toilets just don't "sit right", if you know what I mean. Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2012, 06:03:57 PM »

I'm tempted to go with a conventional toilet too someday. Our dometic porcelain is nice, but still creaky, has seal trouble and its only a year and a half old, and also the whole lever flush concept is annoying. Makes a loud banging when let go...even if gently. Just annoying. Going to try a house toilet next time around


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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2012, 06:12:16 PM »

This topic,
posted by this esteemed member,
has so many opportunities for merriment,
my comedic effluent is thoroughly and completely constipated...

Does Fran know you asked the whole world for an opinion?

happy coaching!
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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 05:39:51 AM »

Beings the house toilet has been mentioned a couple of times, it got me thinking, how would this work? Would it not use a tremendous amount of water?
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