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Old 07-13-2019, 07:43 AM   #1
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Toilet argument

Ok, so Iím probably going to open a can of worms...

We got a Flagstaff MicroLite recently. It came with a Dometic 300 toilet. The toilet is high profile (18Ē) and seemingly completely plastic. Itís squeaky as all get out. Itís also situated right under a very large, deep cabinet, which is the (inside) upper area of our outdoor kitchen, if you follow. Itís where we store our clothes and towels.

Hereís the argument: my husband says I shouldnít stand on the toilet to access the cabinet because the toilet isnít meant to hold the entire weight of a person. I say we need a more sturdy toilet (i.e. porcelain with a wood seat) that I can stand on, since the current toilet seat is thin plastic and feels like Iíll break through if Iím not careful to stand on the outside edges. FYI, Iím somewhere between 150 Lbs and 175 Lbs. (closer to 150, but Iím not going to say )

I cannot access most of the cabinet without standing on something and DH is saying that we should bring along a painters stand to put over the toilet when I need to access the cabinet. I say thereís no space to bring one or set it up. You canít leave it over the toilet either because you wouldnít be able to use the toilet with a painters stand over it!

So what do you all think? Whoís right?

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Old 07-13-2019, 07:48 AM   #2
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I think I would simply replace the lid with a more sturdy on.
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I think I would simply replace the lid with a more sturdy on.
Checked with Dometic. They said that there is no replacement lid for the 300 series. I sure would have liked to put the slow close wood they sell on it, but any sturdier lid would have been fine.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:03 AM   #4
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I think I have seen a mod somewhere related to putting a standard seat/lid on those 300 series toilets.

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To be honest, I don't know which model I have. But I know I've replaced the toilet seat twice, with OTC seats from Lowe's.


But I wouldn't stand on the toilet. We have a step stool for all the places we can't reach.
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Here's what you do...
It costs nothing and requires no toilet replacement or mods........
Hey hun, could you get me a towel from above the toilet.....
Sure dear.
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Swap out the toilet. Less expensive than an ER trip.
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To be honest, I don't know which model I have. But I know I've replaced the toilet seat twice, with OTC seats from Lowe's.


But I wouldn't stand on the toilet. We have a step stool for all the places we can't reach.
There is honestly no room for a step stool. Hence the painterís stand suggestion.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:40 AM   #9
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Here's what you do...
It costs nothing and requires no toilet replacement or mods........
Hey hun, could you get me a towel from above the toilet.....
Sure dear.
Um, yeah. He canít reach, either 😆
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I make it a hard and fast policy - never get involved in another couple's "Toilet Argument".
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Is your husband handy, have him build you a stool that fits over the toilet with a hinged lid and the just get a small fold up stool to step up.
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Uh.....toilets weren’t made to be stood on.....duh
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Uh.....toilets werenít made to be stood on.....duh
But so many people refer to them as ďThe stoolĒ.

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But so many people refer to them as ďThe stoolĒ.

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This looks like a simple solution.
Wooden seat install on Dometic 300
The poster didn't solve using the wooden seat lid issue but I don't know why a solution couldn't be macgyver'd together. Just wander around a good hardware store and look to see what might work. May need to cut/trim/add to the seat lid or cobble together some sort of hinge pin.


In reality, just installing a new toilet would probably be easier.
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But so many people refer to them as ďThe stoolĒ.

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Correction: It's "the throne". The stool is what goes into it.
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Ok, so Iím probably going to open a can of worms...

We got a Flagstaff MicroLite recently. It came with a Dometic 300 toilet. The toilet is high profile (18Ē) and seemingly completely plastic. Itís squeaky as all get out. Itís also situated right under a very large, deep cabinet, which is the (inside) upper area of our outdoor kitchen, if you follow. Itís where we store our clothes and towels.

Hereís the argument: my husband says I shouldnít stand on the toilet to access the cabinet because the toilet isnít meant to hold the entire weight of a person. I say we need a more sturdy toilet (i.e. porcelain with a wood seat) that I can stand on, since the current toilet seat is thin plastic and feels like Iíll break through if Iím not careful to stand on the outside edges. FYI, Iím somewhere between 150 Lbs and 175 Lbs. (closer to 150, but Iím not going to say )

I cannot access most of the cabinet without standing on something and DH is saying that we should bring along a painters stand to put over the toilet when I need to access the cabinet. I say thereís no space to bring one or set it up. You canít leave it over the toilet either because you wouldnít be able to use the toilet with a painters stand over it!

So what do you all think? Whoís right?

Be kind
We carry one of these. Very small, very handy.

https://www.amazon.com/Folding-Step-...-2-spons&psc=1
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We carry one of these. Very small, very handy.

https://www.amazon.com/Folding-Step-...-2-spons&psc=1
Those do work well and they take up very little space. I keep two on my truck ó one in each side of the bed, right behind the cab so I can use it when I need to grab stuff out of the front of the bed. It keeps me from having to drop the tailgate and crawl in from the back.

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Personally I would never recommend standing on a toilet neither in the camper or at home.

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I have a 320. Replaced the lid with a slow closed solid one. $40 I think.
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