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Old 04-20-2017, 12:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy Dometic Toilet Noisy Seat

New MicroLite 23. Our 4th camper.
Everything is pretty cool EXCEPT: The Dometic toilet seat is extremely noisy (when you're sitting on it).
Any shift of weight (necessary) produces very LOUD scraping and cracking noises. It isn't broken but where the seat touches the bowl is where the noise is coming from
Does Dometic make different seats that are available or is there some kind of padding/gasketing that would help.
HELP! I'm sure the neighboring campers can even hear it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:12 PM   #2
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Yes, they make a wooden seat that is a direct replacement; white or beige. Much like a home toilet seat & completely quiet. Also more comfortable than the plastic.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:55 PM   #3
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We experienced that same problem with the original toilet a dometic model # 300 toilet.I found that it's a completely plastic toilet that weighs about 2 ounces,Replacing it with a model #310 or model #320 with a wooden seat is what you want.No more wondering if the thing is going to bust when you sit on it.
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I'd be interested in links to replacement seats! Beige, I suppose. Or what model do they put in the 23lb or 2306?
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:34 PM   #5
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I'd be interested in links to replacement seats! Beige, I suppose. Or what model do they put in the 23lb or 2306?
Can get them on Amazon or Camping World (got mine @C/W- about $30)
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:42 PM   #6
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We replaced ours with the heavy duty soft seat from Lowes. Less than $20.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:30 PM   #7
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New MicroLite 23. Our 4th camper.
Everything is pretty cool EXCEPT: The Dometic toilet seat is extremely noisy (when you're sitting on it).
Any shift of weight (necessary) produces very LOUD scraping and cracking noises. It isn't broken but where the seat touches the bowl is where the noise is coming from
Does Dometic make different seats that are available or is there some kind of padding/gasketing that would help.
HELP! I'm sure the neighboring campers can even hear it.
Hoss
Eventually the plastic on the underside of the seat will begin to chip off as well--nobody can sit still enough on this toilet and maintain some sense of quietude. Had the same problem with the toilet in both campers we have owned. It was definitely frustrating when either DW or I was using the facilities at night and the creaking and scraping would wake the other up.
I eventually came resolved the problem by buying about a foot of hydraulic fluid hose for a couple $s. I cut the hose into 1 1/2 inch pieces and sliced each down one side, then slipped a piece on each of the vertical plastic pieces of the underside of the seat. The hydraulic hose has enough grip that it does not fall off when the seat is lifted, even after about a 65 nights of camping.
The color coordinates nicely with the seal in the toilet and solves the problem nicely.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:50 PM   #8
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Nice fix. I was pondering some athletic tape or something.
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Your mod is creative and appreciated but the fact that the fix also "coordinates" with the bowl seal just puts it in it's own Designer Award category!
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Eventually the plastic on the underside of the seat will begin to chip off as well--nobody can sit still enough on this toilet and maintain some sense of quietude. Had the same problem with the toilet in both campers we have owned. It was definitely frustrating when either DW or I was using the facilities at night and the creaking and scraping would wake the other up.
I eventually came resolved the problem by buying about a foot of hydraulic fluid hose for a couple $s. I cut the hose into 1 1/2 inch pieces and sliced each down one side, then slipped a piece on each of the vertical plastic pieces of the underside of the seat. The hydraulic hose has enough grip that it does not fall off when the seat is lifted, even after about a 65 nights of camping.
The color coordinates nicely with the seal in the toilet and solves the problem nicely.
Great mod! I'll definitely be looking at doing this. Do you recall the diameter of the hose you used?
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Eventually the plastic on the underside of the seat will begin to chip off as well--nobody can sit still enough on this toilet and maintain some sense of quietude. Had the same problem with the toilet in both campers we have owned. It was definitely frustrating when either DW or I was using the facilities at night and the creaking and scraping would wake the other up.
I eventually came resolved the problem by buying about a foot of hydraulic fluid hose for a couple $s. I cut the hose into 1 1/2 inch pieces and sliced each down one side, then slipped a piece on each of the vertical plastic pieces of the underside of the seat. The hydraulic hose has enough grip that it does not fall off when the seat is lifted, even after about a 65 nights of camping.
The color coordinates nicely with the seal in the toilet and solves the problem nicely.
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Some edging from McMaster would work nice too. I'll be super happy to have it be quiet!
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1/2" Outside Diameter hydraulic hose. I had previously tried clear plastic tubing, but found that it wasn't stiff enough to grip the plastic tightly and lost several pieces down the drain
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:21 AM   #14
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Thanks Rock

Will definitely try THAT!! I even have some hose I use to seal the edges of our retractable screen door at home. Very creative!

Thanx again,
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New MicroLite 23. Our 4th camper.
Everything is pretty cool EXCEPT: The Dometic toilet seat is extremely noisy (when you're sitting on it).
Any shift of weight (necessary) produces very LOUD scraping and cracking noises. It isn't broken but where the seat touches the bowl is where the noise is coming from
Does Dometic make different seats that are available or is there some kind of padding/gasketing that would help.
HELP! I'm sure the neighboring campers can even hear it.
Hoss
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:57 AM   #16
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That is a great mod. I will definitely be doing this before our first trip. Thanks for sharing this.

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Yep. This is a real problem. Especially since we have people come to visit and when someone's wife comes, it is rather "indelicate". If you have the 300 model, the whole thing is plastic and creaks badly. I replaced ours with the 320. Takes longer to get it out of the box than the actual install. Couple of things:
  1. Make sure you get the shape you want- oval or round. I meant to get round but got oval by mistake.
  2. I'd get the "slow close lid". The lid that comes with it is nice- but heavy and can slam pretty hard.

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I replaced ours with a wooden seat,,, then replaced the bumpers with rubber bumpers to keep it from sliding !!!
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I'll be getting some rubber edge molding. Excited to have a silent potty. 1st world problem, yes, but it's an easy fix.
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We experienced that same problem with the original toilet a dometic model # 300 toilet.I found that it's a completely plastic toilet that weighs about 2 ounces,Replacing it with a model #310 or model #320 with a wooden seat is what you want.No more wondering if the thing is going to bust when you sit on it.
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