RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Monaco Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-11-2019, 08:34 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Blairsville, GA
Posts: 123
Toilet Seat Hinges Busted

Hey Gang,

I have a simple one (at least from a replacement perspective). One of the hinges broke on my toilet seat. The toilet being a Sealand Magnum Opus, as far as I can tell.

Not super easy to find the correct hinges. Would like to replace the seat/lid, if not too costly.
__________________

__________________
2002 Monaco Signature Triple Crown
- been RVing since Aug, '18
- a newbie for sure!
mecdatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-11-2019, 10:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Jim_HiTek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Full time RV'er
Posts: 2,280
Many RV toilets for class A's are 'near' the same size as regular home style. Have you measured your's to find out?

I just replaced my Dometic 510 and they pointed out that the toilet seat was a standard size available for any domestic toilet. I have a '02 Journey.

A new toilet seat will come with the hinges.
__________________

__________________
'02 Winnebago Journey DL, DSDP, 36' of fun.

Visit my RV Travel & Repair Blog at : http://chaos.goblinbox.com
Jim_HiTek is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2019, 10:32 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 8,424
I've replaced both of my toilets seats for the same reason.

Bought them at Walmart. I was surprised at how many different toilets seats they stock.

I added some toilet seat bumpers to the bottom of the seat so it fit OK.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS

Don't know where I'm going, spose I'll get there anyway.
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2019, 11:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,458
Who needs a toilet seat? Remove it and with the weight saved your gas mileage will increase. Plus you will spend less time in the bathroom
09 harley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 06:56 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 178
I dont think you will find one at HD or Lowes. You will have to get from RV or Marine dealer. I found the best price from a marine dealer in Washington state about 110.00 is the best I could find 09 harley gave a nice answer to be a senior member
Jim E
06 magnum opus
bigjim8499 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 07:04 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
K7JV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,230
BigJim8499 nailed it. We got our replacement from them, as well. The toilet seats are about the same size as residential, but the spacing between the attachment holes is a lot different.

Marine Sanitation and Supply
(206) 633-1110
(800) 624-9111
$107.13 on 7/27/2015
__________________
Jim & Angie, Boise, ID
2006 Monaco Dynasty Countess III
2017 GMC Acadia Denali
K7JV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 08:17 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Blairsville, GA
Posts: 123
Thanks All,

The spacing b/w the bolts is definitely wider than a normal residential lid/seat.

I found these hinges that look like they might work: https://www.marinesan.com/ProductDet...xoCdoIQAvD_BwE

I guess I'll reach out to the vendor to make sure before buying.

I don't see any point in paying over $100 for a lid/seat combo if I can just replace the hinge.

Good idea 09 harley. Could build some leg muscles that way too!
__________________
2002 Monaco Signature Triple Crown
- been RVing since Aug, '18
- a newbie for sure!
mecdatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 09:02 AM   #8
Senior Member


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Blairsville, GA & WPB, FL
Posts: 1,757
Send a message via ICQ to Ivylog
Order 2, I need one.
https://www.marinesan.com/ProductDet...SABEgL8X_D_BwE
__________________
This post is my opinion, worth what you paid for it.
04 Dynasty 42’ Sold in 2018 after 14 great years.
My ”New” ride...08 HR Navigator 45’
Ivylog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 10:37 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
vito.a's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,397
It's very common for the toilet seat hinges to break. Dometic now owns Sealand and has discontinued the Opus toilet. However, I called Dometic customer service (800-544-4881) and they gave me a part number (385311006 for one in "bone" color). This is actually for a newer toilet (model 4310) that uses the same design seat assembly.

You need your model number (ours is a model 3010) and color when you call.
I then found the new toilet seat for around $70 online.

A side note. An experienced RV tech told me to take a plastic bag and place it over the Sealand circuit board to protect it from moisture. These circuit boards are no longer available.
__________________
97 Monaco Windsor- Sold
07 Monaco Executive McKinley- Sold
04 Monaco Signature Chateau IV
vito.a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 12:23 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
CountryB's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 3,762
Quote:
Originally Posted by vito.a View Post
A side note. An experienced RV tech told me to take a plastic bag and place it over the Sealand circuit board to protect it from moisture. These circuit boards are no longer available.
Nice tip!
There is really nothing in that space where the board is mounted. It is open to the air. But I suppose the proximity to the water bowl and the humidity in the bathroom could let condensation accumulate on the board.

Is the suggestion to try to fully seal the board in the plastic bag other than wires coming out) or maybe install bag with bottom facing down and left open to let air in and moisture escape?

What's you take on this?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Capture.JPG
Views:	8
Size:	33.6 KB
ID:	253002  
__________________
Mike -----2005 Beaver Patriot Thunder CAT C13 525HP, 42-ft Tag, with HydraLift
**Beaver Chassis Info/Types https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtvAXw_lfqbToxXYREK9YdBP08Jn
**Wiring Diagrams (1984-2009):https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtvAXw_lfqbTm0WTuuNqpn9a8hCh
CountryB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 03:55 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
vito.a's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,397
I slit the plastic bag down one side and covered the board with it.
__________________
97 Monaco Windsor- Sold
07 Monaco Executive McKinley- Sold
04 Monaco Signature Chateau IV
vito.a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 09:19 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Blairsville, GA
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by vito.a View Post
It's very common for the toilet seat hinges to break. Dometic now owns Sealand and has discontinued the Opus toilet. However, I called Dometic customer service (800-544-4881) and they gave me a part number (385311006 for one in "bone" color). This is actually for a newer toilet (model 4310) that uses the same design seat assembly.

You need your model number (ours is a model 3010) and color when you call.
I then found the new toilet seat for around $70 online.

A side note. An experienced RV tech told me to take a plastic bag and place it over the Sealand circuit board to protect it from moisture. These circuit boards are no longer available.
Hi vito.a !

I ended up ordering this replacement lid/seat/hinges all together and in te bone color I have: https://www.marinesan.com/Seat-M-O-C...-385311006.htm

I noticed the part number seems to match up to what you provided, so I am even more confident that it will work. BTW, they are super helpful at that company. Had a great experience ordering from them.

Thanks for the plastic bag idea! I hope mine lasts a long time. As an aside, the gentleman who sold me the coach told me I needed to throw water down the back of the toilet (he was older and I am sure he was thinking about another RV he had previously owned). When I saw the blinking lights, I knew enough not to "prime" a circuit board with water. LOL!
__________________
2002 Monaco Signature Triple Crown
- been RVing since Aug, '18
- a newbie for sure!
mecdatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 10:26 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
vito.a's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,397
That's funny. Wow, you found a great price on the toilet seat.
It was a little tricky installing as the bottom nut is recessed way up inside the porcelain.
I used a set of needle nose pliers to hold the nut up in there and then screwed the bolt into it from above.
__________________
97 Monaco Windsor- Sold
07 Monaco Executive McKinley- Sold
04 Monaco Signature Chateau IV
vito.a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 11:49 PM   #14
Member
 
rmacdon61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by CountryB View Post
Nice tip!
There is really nothing in that space where the board is mounted. It is open to the air. But I suppose the proximity to the water bowl and the humidity in the bathroom could let condensation accumulate on the board.

Is the suggestion to try to fully seal the board in the plastic bag other than wires coming out) or maybe install bag with bottom facing down and left open to let air in and moisture escape?

What's you take on this?
I removed both these toilets from my coach and just replaced the one with a standard RV gravity flush.

I kept both printed boards from the toilets and they are available for cost of shipping to you. I think they retail for around $1000 each? So free is a good price.
__________________

__________________
Bob-2002 40' HR Endeavor. 330 Cummins, 3 slide, 2 johns.
rmacdon61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
toilet



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sealand Magnum Opus toilet seat hinges Ultrahd Monaco Owner's Forum 7 10-01-2016 09:35 AM
busted cpvc water lines rwmurdock RV Systems & Appliances 10 03-25-2011 07:55 AM
Dust Buster Busted and Flash Light won't light. scottma Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 31 04-27-2010 03:05 PM
I Can't Believe our Windshield wasn't busted! Audrey & John Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 24 12-31-2006 05:19 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.