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Posted: 07/09/12 03:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am thinking about replacing the toilet, off and on leaks from the valve. Several people have told me that I need the Bravura model for a direct replacement. I really like the looks of the high mount Aqua Magic V with a hand flush. What problems would I have with the bolt holes lining up with the V model?


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Posted: 07/09/12 05:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will never have another plastic toilet. Porcelain and or china bowl is the only way for me.


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Posted: 07/10/12 07:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The thetford bravura is the closest to what you have all holes line up etc... like the above poster said porcelain toilet is the better choice and price in not much different.


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Posted: 07/10/12 11:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you go to this SITE
you can download a chart that shows which Thetford and Sealand toilets replace the one you have. It gives some dimensions of the various models and indicates which ones are direct replacements. Of course the water line might have to lengthened or shortened.


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I replaced the Aquamagic V with a Style II. The Aquamagic V is a piece of junk. It has almost no replaceable parts, so if something not on that very short parts list fails, you throw out the whole thing. On mine the seal for the shaft that linked the flush handle to the blade dried up and was allowing black tank odor into my TT. The seal was not replaceable. Also, the Aquamagic V has a molded base, not a tube, and thus a large "splash chamber" directly below the bowl. There are nooks and crannies that stuff gets into that is almost impossible to clean. I would not reccomend the Aquamagic V as a replacement. The style II only needs a little bit more distance to wall than the Aquamagic V, and can be completely rebuilt. I did have to alter the PEX water line a little. That was more difficult than replacing the toilet.


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Posted: 07/10/12 12:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PUCampin wrote:

I replaced the Aquamagic V with a Style II. The Aquamagic V is a piece of junk. It has almost no replaceable parts, so if something not on that very short parts list fails, you throw out the whole thing. On mine the seal for the shaft that linked the flush handle to the blade dried up and was allowing black tank odor into my TT. The seal was not replaceable. Also, the Aquamagic V has a molded base, not a tube, and thus a large "splash chamber" directly below the bowl. There are nooks and crannies that stuff gets into that is almost impossible to clean. I would not reccomend the Aquamagic V as a replacement. The style II only needs a little bit more distance to wall than the Aquamagic V, and can be completely rebuilt. I did have to alter the PEX water line a little. That was more difficult than replacing the toilet.


I agree with your comments on the Aquamagic V.
After the second set of cables broke on mine I replaced it with a Bravura. It has worked well for about 7 years and does not have that dumb splash chamber you spoke of that can't be cleaned.

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Posted: 07/10/12 03:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone !! Looks like I will order a Bravura

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We really like our porcelain bowl Style Plus. The installation took less than 30 minutes, including adding an inline shut off in the water line.


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If you have to extend the water line use a Shark Bite with a built in shut off.

Available at most any hardware store $8 to $10 not only will you have a shutoff to the toilet but no clamps required.

If the bolt holes do not match up the flange screws off so taping it around 1/4 turn with a screwdriver and a hammer to line up or as in my last install I had to cut new holes in the flange since it would NOT move.


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