I bought a 2005 Alfa SeeYa 5er in July of that year . It came with the normal "builders grade" Thetford commode. After using it several times doing the man thing, I noticed that when left up, the commode seat would gradually move toward closing and then several minutes later would slam down (this can be particularly annoying when beginning a nap or talking to neighbors outside). Being male, I couldn’t bring myself (or remember) to let the seat down, therefore I would have to suffer the consequences which often included a little smirk on dw’s face when it startled me awake from the pre-nap stage. After several years of this I got to looking at the seat and noticed that a plastic ear on the hinged side was binding and causing the problem so being male, I got my tools out and filed the ear down thus eliminating the "manufacturer’s flaw". Life was good.
Last year the water assembly mechanism went out and there were also stains so I decided to buy and install a new commode. After about an hour the job was finished. I sat back, admired the job, decided to try it out and then take a nap. You guessed it. After a couple of minutes of in the pre-nap stage the explosion occurred, startling me awake and creating a big smile on wifey’s face. At this point I realized that this could be the beginning of the end of the time honored male tradition of leaving the commode seat up.
I have thought about what I should do in response to Thetford’s subversive activities and decided that it is my duty to spread the word. I am seeking advise on this forum from all self respecting males as to what our collective response should be.
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I think you must be a lawyer, you sound pretty darn smart, & use some big words,, I think we can trust you to be our spokesman!! That was great!! Go for it,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we have your back?
LOL! Yup, the RV world sure is out to get all the men! It's revenge from those of us who have "fallen in" at some ungodly hour because YOU, like all men, have selective memories on how to work simple gadgets. And it's REALLY hard to see if the seat is up or down in the middle of the night with only one eye barely open, bouncing from side-to-side in the loo because they are so small and our balance is off becuase it's the mdidle of the night and only one eye is barely open! Be careful with those homemade adjustments. If it let's go at an inopportune moment the results might not be so pretty!
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