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Old 12-26-2017, 05:42 PM   #1
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Stinky toilet!

I'm following a thread on one of the all-molded towable groups on Facebook. It's about a smell arising from a foot flush toilet. I don't know if anyone is trying to track down a similar issue, but I wanted to capture the information for a future Search. This link actually takes you to a Roadtrek page, but it's all about the toilet

https://roadtreklife.blogspot.com/20...oilet.html?m=1
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Old 12-26-2017, 05:53 PM   #2
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I'm following a thread on one of the all-molded towable groups on Facebook. It's about a smell arising from a foot flush toilet. I don't know if anyone is trying to track down a similar issue, but I wanted to capture the information for a future Search. This link actually takes you to a Roadtrek page, but it's all about the toilet

https://roadtreklife.blogspot.com/20...oilet.html?m=1
That was an interesting read. The guy certainly did his homework, even taking a saw to the Thetford and making detailed drawings. I suppose if I ever have odor issues with the Thetford, I can swap it out with a Dometic low profile one.
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Was it here or FiberglassRV where someone was having major issues? Fan on/fan off, many different black water odor control treatments, even going so far as plugging the overflow hole? I have to wonder if THIS might be/have been the issue...
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:20 PM   #4
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The article is 100% correct. Whenever I buy a trailer with a Thetford 5 I replace the toilet with a Dometic. The article suggests a 300 but that is an all plastic toilet but without the issues of the Thetford. I spend about $40 more and go with the Dometic 310 Series or higher ceramic bowl toilet. It is much easier to clean and I think it comes with a solid wood seat or it is at least an option.
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If you have a 19 or the 5.0 TA that uses the same size wet bath you are limited in what can replace the toilet. From the center of the flange mounting bolts to the rear wall is right at 7 5/8 inch. Our toilets fit flush with the rear wall. So the upgraded toilets will not fit. I'm not sure on the 17 as far as how far it is from the wall. I ran into this when we wanted to replace the toilet with a elongated bowl toilet like the Dometic 310. I debated seeing if an offset flange or heating and dishing the rear wall would give me a little more room and decided the existing toilet is not that bad.
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The 21 seems to have more space and someone was able to fit a different toilet in theirs. Here is the link to the thread where I had to give up on the idea of a larger toilet.

EDIT, and Elongest was who changed theirs out.

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Thanks for the link, I'll check out the Thetford 300 if we ever need to replace the toilet due to the issue they showed. It still is 1 inch to deep and ours was right at the wall but maybe I could heat and dish the rear wall enough to give it room.

Replacing the Theford toilet
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I installed an 320 short/elongated toilet in an E-21. The 310 is a standard round toilet about the same size as the Thetford 5. The 310 comes in short and tall versions. The raised tanks used in the Escape and Casita use the short version toilets. I know the E-19 Thetford toilet is a tight fit but I would think a 310 short would fit. (But can't say for sure.)
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I installed an 320 short/elongated toilet in an E-21. The 310 is a standard round toilet about the same size as the Thetford 5. The 310 comes in short and tall versions. The raised tanks used in the Escape and Casita use the short version toilets. I know the E-19 Thetford toilet is a tight fit but I would think a 310 short would fit. (But can't say for sure.)
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Here is a quick edited screenshot of the Dometic rough in specifications. The 300 and the 301 are the only ones that might be able to be forced IF we can dish the rear wall. I have not checked what is behind it . I do know that adding an offset flange would take a lot of work to fit and may be beyond what I would ever want to try.
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:21 PM   #9
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I think I need to sit down and think about it.
Actually, my Thetford had never done me wrong.
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:33 PM   #10
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I think I need to sit down and think about it.
Actually, my Thetford had never done me wrong.
So far neither has ours. We wanted to replace it in the beginning as the Dometic 320 we had in a previous trailer is nicer.
But I decided it was to much work for the small benefit. However if ours does do what was described then I will want to replace it. We had a class c that had a bad ball valve type flusher and let fumes in.
That was the one we installed the Dometic 320 in.
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