RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2020, 08:07 PM   #1
2018 Sunseeker 2400W MBS
 
Iceman from McMurdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 43
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?
__________________
Life is hard... but it's even harder if you're stupid!
Iceman from McMurdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2020, 12:46 PM   #2
2018 Sunseeker 2400W MBS
 
Iceman from McMurdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 43
Problem Solved

Well, surprisingly, I've received ZERO input on this topic - kind of unusual given the number of folks who have previously expressed so much interest in upgrading the cheap plastic toilets most RVs come with from the factory.

So, I went ahead and took a risk by ordering the Bath Royale model mentioned above (found it for an even lower price of $32 as an open box return item). Good news - it turned out to be a perfect color match for Thetford "bone" and the installation was super easy!

All-in-all, the new porcelain bowl toilet & upgraded soft-close seat make for a SIGNIFICANTLY enhanced bathroom experience. No more flexing & squeaking noises like the whole thing is about to fall apart underneath you, ha!

For those in the market, I HIGHLY recommend it!
__________________
Life is hard... but it's even harder if you're stupid!
Iceman from McMurdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2020, 01:24 PM   #3
Just as confused as you
 
Scrapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: south central Wisconsin
Posts: 4,502
Adding pictures might increase interest. As had been said many times on this forum, "Without pictures it didn't happen".
__________________
Richard & Jill
2014 Flagstaff 832IKBS Classic Super Lite
2018 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Z71 4WD All Star Edition
Camping since 1989
Car Shredder Op/Tech, Scrap Metal Recycling - retired
I deserve hazard pay when camping with my relatives.
Scrapper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2020, 12:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
TowPro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 825
I would like to find one that is 6" shorter. Wife's feet can't even touch floor sitting on the can because FR mounted so high off floor
__________________
2019 Forest River Forester MBS 2401R
TowPro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2020, 12:43 PM   #5
2018 Sunseeker 2400W MBS
 
Iceman from McMurdo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 43
Shorter "Low Profile" Version Also Available

Thetford DOES make a shorter "Low Profile" version of the Aqua Magic Style II that is lower by about 5 and a half inches. You might want to check that one out.
__________________
Life is hard... but it's even harder if you're stupid!
Iceman from McMurdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2020, 08:34 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 812
I just built a little platform for the floor of the bathroom.
__________________
2015 Solera 24R
2014 Mercedes Chassis
DaveJordan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2020, 04:14 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
TowPro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 825
That's an idea. And it could be tall enough to put a hinged lid on it and store TP and bottles of blue stuff under it.
__________________
2019 Forest River Forester MBS 2401R
TowPro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2020, 04:23 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
bubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 5,335
Dometic's 311 and 321 are low profile versions of the 310 and 320 respectively.
bubbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ford

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:50 AM.