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I am installing a full MSD system on my new boat (has a porta-pottie currently). I am looking at getting a Raritan PHII manual toilet and would like to hear what others think good/bad about this unit and other brands/models they think would be better.
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Thoughts on the Raritan PH11

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I am installing a full MSD system on my new boat (has a porta-pottie currently). I am looking at getting a Raritan PHII manual toilet and would like to hear what others think good/bad about this unit and other brands/models they think would be better.
Steve, My H37.5 came from the manufacturer with a Jabsco. After 10 years and 3 new units and nothing but trouble I finally made the move to the PH11. Like night and day. Best addition I have made thus far.
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Steve, My H37.5 came from the manufacturer with a Jabsco unit installed. After 3 new units and nothing but trouble I finally made the switch to the PH11. What a difference. Best addition to the boat I've made so far.
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Steve...we have 2 PHII's onn our boat which is full time livaboard and I am happy with them. They do need to be rebuilt occassionally and the usual routine of monthly vinegar rinses followed by mineral oil to keep things lubed up helps delay the inevitable. The good thing about them is that they are reliable and parts are available almost everywhere if you are cruising.
The other head that gets rave review from full time cruisers is the Lavac which uses a pump to create a vacuum to draw in water and eveacuate the bowl which depends on the seat seal to create the vacuum and thus no worries about joker valves etc.
If you DO get the PHII...they have it here and the rebuild kit (get one before you need it!) for a LOT less than your local West Marine!
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Might also want to look at the Lavac heads. They seem to have less maintenance problems compared to many other heads. Also, Lavacs tend to use less water per flush, and may allow you to go longer between pumpouts.
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