Thetford Aqua Magic V RV Toilet | Toilet Review Guide

Thetford Aqua Magic V RV Toilet

Just because you are not spending time in a residential home does not mean that you need to skimp on some of the fine comforts of home. The Thetford Aqua Magic V RV Toilet offers some of these comforts at a surprisingly affordable price. Whether you need to replace your toilet due to a leakage or failure or have just decided that it was time for an upgrade, the Thetford Aqua Magic is the perfect choice for your RV.

The Aqua Magic is available in both tall and low profile heights, with the tall design offing a more comfortable seating than most other RV toilets. The angled design of the toilet makes it easy to use, especially for individuals that find a standard RV toilet uncomfortable or hard to rise from. This RV toilet is also designed to fit nearly all standard RV installations, including combination units and standard RV bathrooms.

How The Thetford RV Toilet Works

The Thetford Aqua Magic V is an RV toilet that offers users a 17.5-inch seat height on their taller model. Like the Dometic RV toilet, the single pedal offers two separate functions. Depress the pedal halfway to fill the bowl, or depress the pedal completely to flush to toilet.

Choose to pick up the optional hand sprayer and you will easily be able to clean your toilet anytime. Perfect for spot cleaning throughout the season, or use the foot pedal to increase the pressure for a deep end of season cleaning before you get your RV ready for winter storage.

When not in use, the durable lid closes completely, keeping debris from falling into the tank. You can also choose between this model with a foot pedal and another Thetford Aqua Magic V RV Toilet with a handle flush mounted on the back of the toilet.


Installation is easy and all of the instructions are included with your kit. There are no special skills or tools required and the entire process can usually be done in under an hour. Here are the basic steps:

  1. 1
    Turn off the water supply to the toilet.
  2. 2
    Disconnect the old toilet carefully – you will have to disconnect the water supply and remove the nuts from the floor bolts.
  3. 3
    Remove the old toilet and discard properly. The disposal restrictions vary from location to location, check with your local disposal sources to ensure you are following all restriction.
  4. 4
    Replace the flange (included with your new toilet).
  5. 5
    Align the new toilet and set into position.
  6. 6
    Tighten the nuts – be sure not to over tighten.
  7. 7
    Connect the water supply and test the flush and check for leaks.

pros & Cons


  • Easy Installation
  • Lightweight: 9.5 lbs
  • Dual-action Foot Pedal
  • Angled Seatback
  • Price


  • Flush pressure may be low with some water systems.
  • The bowl depth is small, which may be an issue for some.
  • The lid may not sturdy enough to sit on for larger individuals.

Other Thetford Aqua Magic Models

Thetford Aqua Magic does offer two other RV toilet models; the Thetford Aqua Magic V Toilet with Hand Flush and the Thetford Aqua Magic Residence RV Toilet. Each of these offers their own design features that are slightly different from the Thetford Aqua Magic V.

Thetford RV Toilet Hand Flush

The Thetford Aqua Magic V Toilet is an RV toilet is almost identical to the Magic V RV Toilet except instead of the foot pedal, this toilet features a simple hand flush. The operation is very similar, and the installation is the same. Depress the handle halfway and you can add water to the bowl. Depress the handle completely for a full flush. This toilet can also be fitted with an optional hand sprayer for added convenience.

Thetford Aqua Magic Residence 

The Thetford Aqua Magic Residence RV Toilet is a stylish and functional RV toilet. This toilet features a foot pedal with a dual-action system. There is also an antimicrobial seat and optional water-saving hand sprayer. The Thetford Aqua Magic Residence RV features a circular design and comfortable lid that is strong enough to be used as a seat when closed.

Final Words

The Thetford Aqua Magic V RV Toilet allows you to experience nearly all of the comforts of a residential toilet. There are many advantages to upgrading the toilet that comes with your RV, even if you do not currently have an issue or problem with your toilet. The Thetford Aqua Magic V RV toilet is an affordable and economical option to add a little bit of comfort and convenience to your RV lifestyle. Many prefer to go green and switch out their RV flush toilet for a composting toilet. If this interests you, check out our composting toilet reviews.