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Old 10-31-2020, 12:58 PM   #1
2018 Sunseeker 2400W MBS
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Best Seat Upgrade for Thetford Aqua Magic Style?

Just upgraded my OEM plastic Thetford toilet to a nicer porcelain bowl model (Thetford Aqua Magic Style II) and now trying to find a better seat/lid combo than the original cheap plastic it came with. Ideally, I'd like to find a nice painted wood (or at least SOLID plastic) slow-close model if available. Biggest problem I'm finding is locating something in the correct color, as I elected to go with the original "bone" color of the original unit.

I checked around at Home Depot and saw quite a few that might work, but they were only available in white. Only found two in the matching bone color I need, but neither were ideal replacements. Test-fitted them with the following results:

Bemis Richfield - Round Enameled Wood (OK, only $20, but not slow-close & nonadjustable hinge design forces it to sit a little too far forward than desired)

Bemis Affinity - Round Plastic (OK, priced at $38 for slow-close feature, plus adjustable hinge design allows better fore-and-aft centering, but overall shape doesn't conform to bowl as well as I'd like)

Wondering if anyone else has had better luck finding a seat/lid combo in BONE color for the Aqua Magic Style II? If so, please share make & model if you would be so kind. THANKS!

PS - I know many are likely to suggest just switching to the Dometic 320 which comes with a slow close sea/lid already, but space limitations don't allow for the footprint & different water hookups that would require. Besides, the Thetford line has served me well so far and the new one is already in place - so a NICER and easier to clean seat/lid combo is what I need at this point. Anxious to hear if others have already solved this dilemma?
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Old 10-31-2020, 04:15 PM   #2
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Update: Found some Possible candidates...

Well, after several more hours of research, I finally found a couple of leads on some potentially better-fitting candidates in the BONE color I need:

The Bath Royale BR620-02 seems to have the most positive reviews associated with actual RV use. It's a much heavier-duty plastic seat with smooth underside that features the soft-close I want and also a hinge design that allows for better fore-and-aft adjustment to better fit the Thetford's bowl design. It's available at Amazon for about $50 (see link below):


The Mayfair 847SLOW 006 Kendall appears to be another possible option and is less expensive despite featuring an even stronger enameled wood seat AND the soft-close option. It too offers fore-and-aft hinge adjustment and is avail at Amazon for only $35 (see link below):


I'm providing these links for others who might be in the same dilemma I'm in, and would be VERY interested to hear from anyone out there that's actually installed one of the above seats on a Thetford Aqua Magic Style II so they can share their opinions with us (good OR bad) about the quality & fitment of these seats.
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