When nature calls, having a comfortable place to, well, go on the road can make all the difference. A few decades ago, RV owners had one toilet option: plastic with a flush pedal. Now, there are several types of RV toilets with countless accoutrements and accessories that allow you to completely customize your bathroom experience. If you want a taller bowl that requires little upkeep, you can have it, as long as you’re willing to pay for it. If you don’t plan to use it much and feel fine sticking with the standard plastic and pedal, that’s your prerogative.
In this quick lesson, RV expert Dave Solberg talks about some of the options available to those looking to upgrade their RV toilet. He explains why you might opt for one type of toilet over another, and shows you an example of a popular modern model. Once you know what’s out there, you can tailor your toilet selection to your needs!
If your toilet appears to be broken, watch our video on RV toilet repair.
Why on earth would you film a video showing a dirty (moldy?) toilet? It was gross looking with lots of black inside. Yuk. SHOOT A NEW VIDEO!
I have a 2000 Monaco Diplomat and while trying to change toilet I found the old base plate has 4 screws and new toilet has 2 screws that do not line up with old base plate. I am not able to realign toilet to make them match. What can I do to install this toilet?
Hi Kathy. They actually make an adapter for this. It was common around the late 90’s to see toilets that needed to be replaced with a 2 bolt pattern and there are ways to get around it but really getting this adapter kit is the best way of doing it. I will share the link below.
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I need to replace the seal at the bottom of the bowl, how do you determine who manufactured your toilet. I have a 2008 Keystone Raptor with a porcelain toilet, but I can’t find any identifying info on it.
There will be an small identification tag on the back of the toilet. A lot of times you have to remove the toilet to gain access to this tag. It can be in the center or on the lower edge but they are always on the back side. If you take a phone and have the front camera on (selfie mode) you can sometimes get a picture of the tag when moving your phone around the back side of the toilet. Most of the time this works without having to remove the toilet. It will have to be remove to replace the seal though.
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I’m replacing my toilet with a taller one but the water line is short, how do I extend the water line to fit the new taller toilet?
Our Expert, Dan has some tips for you:
The only thing that can be done is to add more water line. You will need two couplers and the fittings for the type of water line used. Flex water lines can use the screw clamps to hold the fittings in place but if you have PEX tubing you will have to use PEX clamps, commonly known as Shark Bites, to secure the fittings together. The most common size is 1/2″ diameter but it is best to measure or take a piece into the hardware store with you to get the correct fittings and tubing needed. The PEX clamps need a special tool but there is a PEXLock clamp that can be used with pliers that make it very easy to do. All of these parts can be found at local hardware stores.
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