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Old 05-27-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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Cool Let's talk toilets! (may be TMI, so use caution)

So, third outing in our new '13 Starcraft 266RKS (which we still consider the perfect "couple's trailer"). Sierra foothills, California Gold country, hot with a breeze, NorCal Starcraft club campout, so all near perfect.

However, a certain reality of the toilet in the trailer has become apparent and I am wondering if anyone else has noticed this: There is a rather limited amount of room in the toilet between one's physical presence and the newly risen level of material recently deposited in the toilet bowel. The limited amount of room being the area one has to perform certain required manual activities.

In other words, there are clearance problems.

Not only with my size XL+ paw (which I had more or less excused as a result) but with my wife's far more delicate hand, as she pointed out to me in a post campout chat. "The toilet is kinda wierd", she said, and then went on to elaborate. I nodded, wondering if I needed to start measuring clearance room in candidate replacement toilets...

So, has anyone else noticed this? What have you done as a result? Is there a reasonable way to raise the seat assembly? Did you replace the toilet? Is the best solution simply to "be careful"? I donít think this will seriously impair matrimonial bliss (weíve been at it for nearly 32 years!), but I would like to make it a problem solved rather than a problem lived with.

Thanks!
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I'm new to RV living with full accommodations. I also noticed having a few technical difficulties that I first did not understand. It would appear as thought a clearance issue was the culprit for myself making unwanted contact to what was way down below. To make matters worse, I find I often need a little extra water in the bowl for a clean get away after I do the deed. I guess practice will make perfect. I know this is another topic all together, but RV TP leaves a bit to be desired.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:54 PM   #3
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We don't do the "deed" in the camper... Mostly because i don't want to deal with draining it. Most every cg we go to has a bath house with flush toilets in the summer and at minimum a port-o-potty in the off season. Really we only use the toilet at night if needing to "drain the main vain"...
By looking at your sig, is this the only camper you have had this problem with? Might look at what the others had that this one doesnt.
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By looking at your sig, is this the only camper you have had this problem with? Might look at what the others had that this one doesnt.
Yes...this is the first unit we've had since 1996 with this particular problem. Even out first trailer, a Starcraft tent trailer with a cassette toilet had more bowl clearance! I need to look at the docs for our current trailer and see which toilet we have now and then see what the manufacturer says, if anything, about this parameter.
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I'm new to RV living with full accommodations. I also noticed having a few technical difficulties that I first did not understand. It would appear as thought a clearance issue was the culprit for myself making unwanted contact to what was way down below. To make matters worse, I find I often need a little extra water in the bowl for a clean get away after I do the deed. I guess practice will make perfect. I know this is another topic all together, but RV TP leaves a bit to be desired.
Well Mark, if all it takes is practice, we just need to go camping more, and that is never a bad thing!
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Let's talk toilets! (may be TMI, so use caution)

I have the problem also. Must be a " man" thing. I have determined what beginning water level I need for starters. Then there is the oft used "courtesy flush " with the left foot.
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Can you do a dual flush -- Do your thing, flush the solids, then do the paperwork, and then flush the paper?

Also, I would recommend staying away from Chipolte unless there is a shower house near by, I find this aggravates the situation.
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Here we go down the hill............
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I'm not going to lie..this thread has been subb'd.
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