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Old 05-20-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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21 - Toilet upgrade option?

Searched everywhere I can think of - anyone upgraded their plastic toilet to a porcelain/china one? If so, what model fits? In the 19 the mounting is too close to the rear wall to make one fit. Sent Escape an email but haven't heard back yet....
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:51 AM   #2
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Why would anyone want to do that?
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Why would anyone want to do that?
RV toilets vary in seat sizes and porcelain is much easier to clean. Definitely more comfortable to use.


Not referring to a big unit as found in a house.
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Never thought of that!
I just thought of it as adding weight to a light weight trailer.
Would you change out the sinks as well?
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No on the sinks. The Aqua Magic RV china toilet is 5 1/2 inches higher as well. Total weight is 26 lbs vs 10 for the plastic model, so doesn't add a lot of weight.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:31 PM   #6
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In my 17b the thought of a larger toilet is....no. ;-)
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Escape just emailed they can't offer a different toilet. Sounds goofy to me, I can't believe they designed a bathroom mold around one particular toilet. I've offered to supply my own if I can find out what make and model of toilet is their standard for the 21. Can one of you owners advise me?

Not like this is rocket science!
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As mentioned above it may depend on the "back" wall of the bathroom. On the 19 the wall is too close to the toilet for anything bigger to fit. That may be what a Escape is referring to.

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When pressed further, Escape said the toilets have to make CSA standards, their bolt pattern, and that it is on a riser to produce a 20 inch seat height. Good enough for now. Can always change it later, but they did not respond with the make and model. I'd still like to know that just for curious.
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When pressed further, Escape said the toilets have to make CSA standards, their bolt pattern, and that it is on a riser to produce a 20 inch seat height. Good enough for now. Can always change it later, but they did not respond with the make and model. I'd still like to know that just for curious.
Hi: tractors1... Our 5.0 was built with a Thetford Aqua-Magic V Hand flush model.
It has served us well and not had any issues. It would appear from the images in the owners manual the Thetford China bowl model is longer from back to front and wouldn't fit the bathroom measurements or the top of the black tank.
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