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Old 11-21-2017, 02:22 PM   #1
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Head: Should my dometic be holding water at the seal?

Old boater here...we call it a head. The units in our boats are usually more robust then the domestic toilet in my base model Salem Lite. One think I noted is that fluids are not held back by the seal for the bowl...no smell, just it drains out in a day. Winterized yesterday and held some fluid in the bowl (half gallon) and bone dry today.

Par for the course or a bad seal I need to have the dealer fix under warranty come spring?

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Old 11-21-2017, 02:46 PM   #2
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It should hold water long enough for it to evaporate. Weeks/months.

Check the seal and see if it has become dislodged from the groove.
It's pretty easy to dislodge it with a wash wand or brush.
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:59 PM   #3
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Bad seal. Our Salem Cruise Lite 232RBXL always holds water (or, now antifreeze) until our next time out.
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:10 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. It was like this since the first day...so maybe something is off with the seal seating on/in it. Not sure how these ones work but should be easy to figure out myself.

I picked our dealer because everyone said "make sure you dealer is close...you'll be visiting them quite a bit" with the low end models. Our dealer turned out be clueless (but nice) and their inspection/walk thru process was a joke. No major issues on our end and fixed the small annoying stuff myself but it's sad when you know more then a dealer.

For example...they claimed they never heard of a wireless Tekonsha RF Prodigy brake controller even knowing they carry the hardwired line from Tekonsha!
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WITH RUBBER GLOVES !!! I rubbed down the seal on mine with Vasoline as it would only hold water for a couple days. Two weeks after winterizing, the antifreeze is still in the bowl with very little loss at all.
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:13 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. It was like this since the first day...so maybe something is off with the seal seating on/in it. Not sure how these ones work but should be easy to figure out myself.

I picked our dealer because everyone said "make sure you dealer is close...you'll be visiting them quite a bit" with the low end models. Our dealer turned out be clueless (but nice) and their inspection/walk thru process was a joke. No major issues on our end and fixed the small annoying stuff myself but it's sad when you know more then a dealer.

For example...they claimed they never heard of a wireless Tekonsha RF Prodigy brake controller even knowing they carry the hardwired line from Tekonsha!
Son has a wireless/bluetooth controller....absolutely loves it.
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:17 PM   #7
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I can't tell from your picture which you have but if your toilet seals with a ball instead of a blade you need to let the flush lever snap back to make a proper seal according to my manual. Mine drains almost immediately if I gently release the flush lever.
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:27 PM   #8
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I can't tell from your picture which you have but if your toilet seals with a ball instead of a blade you need to let the flush lever snap back to make a proper seal according to my manual. Mine drains almost immediately if I gently release the flush lever.
Yes.... this ^^^^^.
Plus uncle Gene and I determined that his ball top closing valve was not snapped onto its little plastic pivots correctly so it was misaligned and wouldn't hold water.
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You should not use vaseline on rubber, use silicone grease.
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