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Old 05-21-2020, 08:33 AM   #1
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Toilet change

Putting build sheet together for a 5.0. Has anyone been able to get ETI to put in a toilet that has a standard house type seat?
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:07 AM   #2
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I have never heard this request before. You would be best to just talk with your sales person to see if they would install an RV toilet you supply. Their sales staff is very helpful with letting you know what the can and will do, and will ask if it is a special request. Plus, they know better what they can or will do better than the bunch of us. Do let the forum know what you find out.

Is there a particular RV toilet you are interested in? I don't have much issue with the one installed, but am always keen to learn other folks thoughts.
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:14 PM   #3
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Thetford came out with a new residential rv toilet with a residence type seat and high profile. 18” ADA height spec. Example: https://amzn.to/2WQPdgr
I am considering swapping out to this if mount lines up, which it probably will. I’d think if you called ETI and shipped in the toilet, they’d probably do it if it’s standard RV setup and clearances are OK.
First thing our friends do with a new RV is swap out to high profile unit with the elongated seat, makes a big difference.
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Thetford came out with a new residential rv toilet with a residence type seat and high profile. 18”
An 18" seat height is the height of the comfort models in regular toilets becoming popular now. Given the raised height of where the Escape toilet mounts I would confirm this height will work. A couple short legged people I have installed them for found 18" too high for them, though most really like it.
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I was just looking at that and will ask about it, but in a 17b would that make the sink be in the way? How high is the sink? (Doing a video tour in minutes so will ask.) Edit: asked, he doesn't know, decided there was room for it, though, so he is going to ask and get back to me.
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I was just looking at that and will ask about it, but in a 17b would that make the sink be in the way? How high is the sink? (Doing a video tour in minutes so will ask.) Edit: asked, he doesn't know, decided there was room for it, though, so he is going to ask and get back to me.
I asked about it, was told, yes, they could probably put it in. Definitely something I'll go for if they can. Specs on the toilets suggest height is the only difference.
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Old 06-03-2020, 07:01 PM   #7
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i hate all the tall toilets! i feel like a little kid with my feet hanging down.
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Old 06-03-2020, 07:17 PM   #8
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i hate all the tall toilets! i feel like a little kid with my feet hanging down.
I love them. Shouldn't need a grab bar if I can do the taller toilet. Though for the record, Escape says they can put one in the bathroom.
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i hate all the tall toilets! i feel like a little kid with my feet hanging down.
😂🤣😂 Just fell outa my chair...
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With the high rise toilet and assist bar, you could hang one of these on the door..........
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Old 06-03-2020, 09:02 PM   #11
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With the high rise toilet and assist bar, you could hang one of these on the door..........
I figure if I can get the high rise I don't need the assist bar. And there are still those step(s) to get in.
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i hate all the tall toilets! i feel like a little kid with my feet hanging down.
While most like a comfort height toilet at 18" to the seat (same as a kitchen chair), I have seen a few people with shorter legs that did not like them. But, by far most favour the higher seat.

Maybe wear a pair of pumps to the bathroom.
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:31 AM   #13
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While most like a comfort height toilet at 18" to the seat (same as a kitchen chair), I have seen a few people with shorter legs that did not like them. But, by far most favour the higher seat.

Maybe wear a pair of pumps to the bathroom.
Comfort height varies so if you shop for one (other than a Thetford!) you can get anything from about 15-18. The Thetford is 17.5 to the seat which is just over 4 1/2 inches more than the low profile (I'm looking at the foot flush model.). The Curve is 17.6 inches so just about the same as the high profile RV toilet (for comparison, the Thetford Portapotti that fits Escape As is 12".)
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Sure is a big difference in the controlled fall to the toilet seat with the 18” height. I like the more elongated seat rather than the the stock round one.
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............ (for comparison, the Thetford Portapotti that fits Escape As is 12".)

Well, that parenthetical remark made me laugh. We have one of those 12" Thetford portapottys in our 2015-17A. The Thetford sits on a plywood base that has furniture glides under it, so it slides out easily, so 13"± high.

Just in time for our last camping trip, I made a 1x2 rectangular frame for under the plywood, so at night, the portapotty is raised 1½" higher, to accommodate my 4 year older not-quite-so-flexible lower back and knees. Just saying: we're all headed that way!
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