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Old 02-28-2014, 12:19 PM   #11
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Wow bclemens, a toilet in your office!

You must be really moving up in the organization.

Weight is very important in a Solera and gaining an inch would be an improvement, but I would be more concerned about longevity. What's the history on the Thetford?

Porcelain looks good from an advertising perspective but I doubt if it really adds much from a performance standpoint.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:36 PM   #12
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Longevity, the only thing I have to go on is a large rental account. They have requested the Thetford models because their techs say they never require any work. They seem to hold a seal better. Take that with a grain of salt.
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:57 PM   #13
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I'd say go for the Plastic model. With the close rough-in, it would be nice to have an inch or so more room. I've had two coaches with plastic toilets. Plastic has not been an issue. One of them I had to replace the flush valve, and that could have happened with porcelain. I'm all for gaining 20 lbs.
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I don't own a Solera but I gotta tell ya, that sprayer would be a strong selling point if I were in the market to buy a motorhome.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:18 PM   #15
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I don't own a Solera but I gotta tell ya, that sprayer would be a strong selling point if I were in the market to buy a motorhome.
Spot on, Oakman... X2
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:42 PM   #16
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I wouldn't be scared of a plastic bowl. The porcelain wouldn't impress me to the point where I would buy it because it had one. I'm sure it will be functional and (no pun intended) if you stayed on top of it, cleaning wise, there should be no problem there. Aren't most of the moving parts plastic anyway? I'd say go for it!
And put residential style faucets in, instead of the cheap plastic ones that we have to replace when the plastic faucet fails.
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Could I replace the one currently in the Solera without modifications ?
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Don't see why not. Rough in is a bit different, but I don't think 1" would make much difference.

Final weight difference was 9.5lbs versus 22.5lbs. The seat opening on the Porcelain was 10" long by 8.5" wide. The seat opening on the Thetford was 10.75" long by 9.5" wide. Definitely a bigger opening.
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Here they are side by side. I like the looks of the one on the left better. Plus it gives you a slot to lift the seat.
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What I like most is the foot flush. I had a plastic toilet with a hand operated flush in an earlier TT. I was very glad to see the foot operated flush like our last MH ( a Georgetown). The china bowl looks more substantial and has the look of quality.I like the china bowl for the easy of cleaning and durability but would accept a plastic unit.
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