I know Peggy really hates the Jabsco electric
toilets but for the money
, they aren't bad. You should get several years service
out of it if you follow the rule
about eating anything you put in it first. You can even use toilet paper that you haven't eaten first! When it does fail you can replace the whole motor
pump assembly for about $160.00 ( Jabsco 37041-0010 Toilet Motor / Pump Assembly 12 v.
) or you can rebuild
it even cheaper. Raritan
makes fine toilets and you can't go wrong with any of their products. Eric, I've never heard anyone call a Raritan
PHII a "Cheapo" toilet! Throwing one away every year is just silly. Have them throw them my way! If hoses are clogging, it's because people don't flush enough water
through the toilet to get the poop all the way through the hose. This applies to the Levac as well. The old Wilcox Skipper
was the toilet all marine
toilets should be compared to. It had a piston at least 3 inches in diameter and a shaft about an inch in diameter. It was way overbuilt. The only manual toilet in production today that comes close is the Groco model K. This toilet has been in production for over thirty years. The price
has gone up but the quality hasn't gone down. I've had my Groco K for over twenty years. I suppose I'll have to put a second repair kit into it pretty soon. A rebuild
every ten years or so isn't bad. If I were shopping
for a toilet today, I'd probably buy a Raritan PHII Manual or a SeaEra Electric
, best bang for the buck. What ever toilet you have, don't go putting any type of oil
in it. The toilets are designed to not need lubrication and oil
just causes trouble in the long run. Acid including vinegar won't help either, dilute vinegar probably won't hurt if you feel you must put something in there. The best thing you can do for your sanitation system is to flush long enough to get clean water
through the whole system after every use. An occasional fresh water flush is a very good thing as well. If you look for toilet threads on this forum you will find a description of a very easy way to flush with fresh water by using the sink drain as a source of fresh water. I think Peggy invented the method and I'm sure she would be glad to answer any questions.
If anyone is in the market for a new Jabsco
, Raritan, or Groco toilet, I'd love the chance to quote you on it.