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Dometic toilet to a Thetford toilet


We have a Dometic toilet in our van and have had nothing but problems with it.  Now the switch at the top has broken and costs $204 to replace.  With all the other problems we have had decided to change to a Thetford C200 CW toilet.  We like the idea of having it owns water supply rather than using your good drinking water. Has anyone had problems installing a new toilet in their van?  We would appreciate any help thanks



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Welcome to the gang robjoe, enjoy here and out in the playground.

I recently had a problem with my Thetford canister but it was really my fault I think cos I was a little heavy handed forsing the slide open. A little research and a couple of hours late, all good. I have one that uses the vans water tank water though, no problem as I sort of don't flush it anyway. All works well for me. OH! No smells either.

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Rather than asking USERS here.
Go on Google and You Tube.
Get maint tips and actual video's of someone installing
emoving\changing
with all details and tips.

I do that for everything
Recently my Laptop keyboard went to god.

Comp tech's wanted $280 for the job.
I got new Genuine board from NSW for $32 del in 4 days.

5 min's out and 2 mins back with new one.
Following instructions on You Tube.
Brilliant.
Same with changing up an LED for one of my Torches.

Next size up. 200% more light and cooler.
Cost. $7.40 del from China.((23 del from Sydney. Same one)
3 1\2 weeks wait.
and 10 mins with instruction from Y.Tube to install

Oh. when buying new LD lamps or torches.
Make sure they XM-L2 L6. NOT XM=L L6
Much more power and waaaay cooler running
Usually around same price.

Al the XM-L's are just being sold of as L2's in a lot of cases,
to dump them.
Get to see what they look like and check.

I'm in process of exchanging 3 so far. sold as L2 but not.

They just appologise and swap mainly.
one changed 2 for me. and said bin the others.

So i gave to kids.
Nice torches. L2's better.

PLUS. Do NOT buy Chinese battery's. Rubbish Proven multiple times.

 

Panasonic and derivatives (Japan) only

 

They'll cost you, for 3400's 18650's. around $23ish a pr. unprotected.

and $28\32 a pr Protected.

Unprotected fine for singles. ONLY Protected for multiple in a torch.

With a good charger to protect them.

I use XTAR VC4 $47 del from Ebay.

$70 to 110 Aust sold.  Same unit.



-- Edited by macka17 on Monday 1st of May 2017 02:01:18 PM

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Macca, Computer techs are only trying to earn a living why not support them and keep them in work? Why are you supporting Chinese. Surely there must be deserving Australians who need a job?

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just read and reread the original post,can not find anywhere that relates to battery's or led's etc....soooo what ever macka's on i want some as well



-- Edited by warhorse on Monday 1st of May 2017 02:44:46 PM

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warhorse wrote:

...soooo what ever macka's on i want some as well


 Various things, just seem to change his suppliers regularly. Haven't you learnt to ignore his posts yet? He seems to post very little on topic.



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We had a troublesome Dometic toilet too, it drove us nuts for 4 years including one replacement under warranty ! still leaked so finally ripped it out and fitted a Thetford ceramic bowl model, like chalk and cheese in comparison.

Even the plastic lid on the thetford was better, only issue I had was I had to fit the thetford hatch longways instead of vertical like the dometic was.

Had to think outside the square a little and make an infill panel to disguise the gap left by the old hatch, sorted with a piece of aluminium angle which I had powder coated to match the van side, then glued in place with Sikkaflex 252.

A bit of a fiddly job but well worth the effort. Would never have a Dometic "anything" in a van again.

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Thanks Dougwe and Banjo for your advise. Interesting reading about the different shape hatch needed. As we also want a tank will need to fit a filler for that. Thanks

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macka17 wrote:

Rather than asking USERS here.
Go on Google and You Tube.
Get maint tips and actual video's of someone installing
emoving\changing
with all details and tips.

I do that for everything
Recently my Laptop keyboard went to god.

Comp tech's wanted $280 for the job.
I got new Genuine board from NSW for $32 del in 4 days.

5 min's out and 2 mins back with new one.
Following instructions on You Tube.
Brilliant.
Same with changing up an LED for one of my Torches.

Next size up. 200% more light and cooler.
Cost. $7.40 del from China.((23 del from Sydney. Same one)
3 1\2 weeks wait.
and 10 mins with instruction from Y.Tube to install

Oh. when buying new LD lamps or torches.
Make sure they XM-L2 L6. NOT XM=L L6
Much more power and waaaay cooler running
Usually around same price.

Al the XM-L's are just being sold of as L2's in a lot of cases,
to dump them.
Get to see what they look like and check.

I'm in process of exchanging 3 so far. sold as L2 but not.

They just appologise and swap mainly.
one changed 2 for me. and said bin the others.

So i gave to kids.
Nice torches. L2's better.

PLUS. Do NOT buy Chinese battery's. Rubbish Proven multiple times.

 

Panasonic and derivatives (Japan) only

 

They'll cost you, for 3400's 18650's. around $23ish a pr. unprotected.

and $28\32 a pr Protected.

Unprotected fine for singles. ONLY Protected for multiple in a torch.

With a good charger to protect them.

I use XTAR VC4 $47 del from Ebay.

$70 to 110 Aust sold.  Same unit.



-- Edited by macka17 on Monday 1st of May 2017 02:01:18 PM


Gotta smile at Macka's latest missive, he mentions keyboards, LED's, torches and batteries, not a sign of the subject matter "Dometic toilet to a Thetford toilet" I sometimes wonder if he hearing the same music as the rest of us?



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Santa wrote:



-- Edited by macka17 on Monday 1st of May 2017 02:01:18 PM


Gotta smile at Macka's latest missive, he mentions keyboards, LED's, torches and batteries, not a sign of the subject matter "Dometic toilet to a Thetford toilet" I sometimes wonder if he hearing the same music as the rest of us?


 Definately a different set of ears!!!! biggrin

Aussie Paul. smile



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Or he must be deafbiggrinbiggrin



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Or perhaps he is on topic and his toilet lights up when he flushes it!!

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OFF TOPIC alert!!!!

Gee macka is good... his middle name is off topic macka..

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Thanks everyone - sorry being out of range - now have a Thetford installed with only a small alteration to a pipe. Works perfectly.

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Good outcome robjoe. Glad you got it sorted.

Cheers, John.



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