Do Most People Have Multiple Toilet Cassettes?

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  1. Jeannette van den Oever

    Jeannette van den Oever Read Only Funster

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    Ruddy 3-day weekend. :rolleyes:
    Despite many, many trips to the hotel's toilets, (and being out a lot) the dreaded red light on our thetford had activated by Sunday afternoon.
    How on earth does everyone manage at those temporary holiday site meets/long weekends where they state 'own sanitation essential'?
    Now I know that Dethleffs didn't build a spare shelf in the garage for nothing.:LOL:
     
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    We have a spare in the garage. It gets filled often with our alcohol consumption!:)
     
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    Another tip, send the male occupants off into the woods for their no 1s if really desperate!:ROFLMAO:
     
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    we have a 120litre black tank and still carry a cassette just in case :D

    I does also provide us with an option to decant to elsans, not all sites are black tank friendly

    at least with a black tank we can control the flush (ie don't all the time)

    if we had a cassette we would definitely have a spare
     
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    Ours lasts 3- 4 days with everything going in, & we have spare in the garage.
    Also use a spray bottle & only flush on big jobs, not only makes the cassette last longer, but also makes our water supply last longer.

    Also depends which model you have, C200 16Lt, C250 17Lt, C400 19Lt, older C400 without wheels 20Lt.
    Ours is a 19Lt C400.
     
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    Having your "own sanitation" just means having an on board toilet .... these sites will provide an Elsan Point at which you (or in most cases the male partner) can empty your cassette.

    We also carry a spare cassette for wild camping but have never had to use it.
     
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    Wow, 120L - I'm jealous - although not sure how you empty something that size.
    You don't realise how much your life revolves around it until you go camping do you? :)
     
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    With a clothes peg on your nose and mouth tight shut!
     
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    Another one who uses a water spray instead of flushing each time.
    Also I put laundry powder into the cassette and don't add water--never had a problem & no smell.
    All THS have to provide an Elsan point as do campsites where they don't have toilets.
    The only time I've wished I had a spare cassette was when I wild camped for 3 night where my cat was having a major op.
    Got back to a campsite with no problems but think another day would have been a problem---and I'm only one using the loo.
     
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    Definitely no 'jobs' allowed in our van anymore after our Easter trip. Has eliminated all smells, I'm happy to say.
    May be going wrong with using too much water to flush (stupid sticky loo roll) and seal. Should probably go Greek and pop it in the bin!
     
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    We have a spare cassette but rarely use it. When on rallies or THSs Joe just empties the cassette when necessary. Only have the spare for wilding so not been used much as usually use aires when abroad and most have somewhere to empty the cassette.

    Denise
     
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    Open the flap and go straight down the hole in the middle, followed by a minimal flush - clothes peg optional.
     
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    Sounds good in theory, Magicsurfbus, but only 1/6 of us have a directional 'hose'. Bit like asking a girl to pee in one of those stupid universal tubes they hand over at the doctors. No wonder the receptionists get patients to put them in the plastic specimen bags themselves. :D
     
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    We also have a spare but only used it once.
    Met a couple on a beach car park in Portugal who recommended not peeing in the cassette at all when in a wilding situation.
    Men "go for a walk". Ladies pee in an empty 6 litre water bottle(appropriate funnel device required)!
    To my amazement my very ladylike wife preferred staying at the beach for 6 days at a time by doing this!
    I expected a "not a chance" and a 3 day limit(or fill both cassettes).
    Obviously the morning after, wee wee was descretely disposed of in wooded area a decent distance from any onlookers.
    Mind you, when cassette emptying at a local service area much rinsing with clean water was essential . Not at all as bad as you'd think though.
     
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    I get to spain and back without using the cassette...work it out!:LOL:
    (as long as Mrs Mental not along:cautious:)
     
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    [QUOTE="Jeannette van den Oever, post: 1430875, member: 33977" Should probably go Greek and pop it in the bin![/QUOTE]

    Same as here. lol
    Last year we looked after a friends house in Devon for a few days. She'd said it was a septic tank so wife replied "oh same as ours then , no paper down it"
    "what ?" was the reply " What do you do with it?"
    "put paper in the bin "
    " that's disgusting no it all goes down septic tank "
    When we arrived we found 'post-it' notes on all the bins in toilets with
    " Don't even think about it " .lol :LOL:
     
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    I empty the cassette almost every day, never know when the next aire has blocked facilities. Minimal flush, now if i can just persuade john to stop using quilted toilet paper all will be well.
     
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    So it's YOUR family to blame for giving us dog owners a bad name for not picking up!
    I'd rather just go in the cassette!:)
     
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    Cut down on toilet paper, save the planet and space in your cassette ....................

    ............. use Texas Toilet Paper ..................





















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    The first 2 trips we did the light came on at around 2am when it was blowing a hooley and persisting down-I bought a 2nd cassette (y)
     
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