Best Seat/Lid Combo for Thetford Toilet?
Okay folks, I just upgraded the OEM plastic Thetford toilet in my Sunseeker MBS 2400W 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. Initially posted this in the plumbing forum, but nobody answering me there, so starting a new abbreviated thread here for fellow MBS owners.
Ideally, I'd like to find a nice enameled wood (or at least solid surface 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 in my coach. Neither Thetford or Camping World were of much help, and after checking around at the big box stores I could find nothing in BONE color that fit acceptably.
After many hours of internet research, finally got some leads on two 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.
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.
I'm sure there are others here who might have been (or are?) in the same situation I'm in, so would be VERY interested to hear from anyone who's actually installed one of the above seats (or others?) on a Thetford Aqua Magic Style II, so they can share their opinions with us (good OR bad) about the quality & fitment of their selection. 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 problem?
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