Originally Posted by garbosdeer
Plan to order a 2014 40CCK in January from a local dealer and have it delivered to our RV lot in Alexandria, MN in the spring. I am having the dealer remove the black tank and replace the rv toilet with a household toilet because we are on a permanent lot with full utility hook-ups. Have any of you Cottage Creek owners or owners of other makes and models done this???
We have a 2013 40CFK and have done what you're planning to do. The unit was already on the dealer's lot and we needed to get a park model fast, so we had the black water tank removed and the sewer line modified straight in. The dealer had a recommended Home Depot toilet; however, we discovered that the Rough In distance of the old RV toilet was 10" and the proposed HD toilet was 12". The HD unit had an elongated bowl. I checked the specs and determined that the elongated bowl and the extra 2 inches of rough in were going to add almost a foot to the toilet footprint. Since our toilet is located along the entry door and between a wall and the sink, the proposed installation would have made for a cramped bathroom. Plus, the hole for the outlet flange would have been elongated and potentially result in a poor mechanical fit at the floor.
We did some searching and found an American Standard round bowl with 10" Rough In which only added 2 inches to the footprint. The installer also added an inline petcock in the water line. The toilet we selected was obtained from a local plumbing/bath/kitchen wholesaler. It's the American Standard Colony FitRight, Round Front 10" Rough-In Toilet Model # 2486.010. A seat kit must be acquired separately. Just so you know: this model is about 4 times the cost of the inexpensive Home Depot low cost toilet. BUT, it fits properly and looks great.
Whatever you decide to do, I highly recommend simulating the installation to see how it will fit before you make a decision. If you purchase the toilet yourself, you won't be stuck with a last minute substitution by the dealer. Space is limited in these trailers and you can't afford to waste it (no pun intended).
We've also had water petcocks added in the kitchen and bathroom sinks. This way the entire water source doesn't have to be shut down in order to do any work on one particular valve.
Hope this helps. Frank