Thetford 250, replace or repair

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  1. Duztee

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    So from reading the web it appears my Thetford 250 is (probably) the worst designed toilet possible.
    Prone to corrosion and electrical issues.
    Can anyone recommend either a good man to repair and service my non working item, or, can anyone recommend a better make as a replacement.
     
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    All depends on what is wrong with it ... a little more info would help!

    We had a 250 in our last moho for almost seven years with no problem and have the same in our new one.(y)
     
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    likewise ours is eight years old and works fine, I might replace the seals this winter but that's only pre cautionary as they are still working fine,
     
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    the common electrical fault on them is the switch panel fails. the part can be bought for about £40 if you shop around and it takes a couple of minutes to fit with no tools required
     
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    Great! so the only replies are from people who want to tell me how great theirs are!
    Not exactly what I asked for.
    But for icantremember the contacts on the small circuit board which detects the level are corroded away, same for the fuse spades. since the van is only 4 years old there is obviously a condensation problem which needs sorting before bothering to replace the corroded parts, hence my asking for recommendations of someone who knows a lot more about this thing than me.
     
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    If those are the only problems I would sort it not change it.

    Spare parts are easily available in the UK and most of Europe.

    Although my level indicators work fine, I only ever rely on a visual check through the flap when open and empty every day however full if possible.

    I don't know why you are getting condensation in the cassette locker ... it could be that the cassette has been replaced after emptying in a wet condition .... could be cured by introducing ventilation to the locker.
     
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    Perhaps by now you should have realised that these toilets are not a problem for most people.:banghead:

    Its not the worst toilet in the world and you have just been unlucky.
    We have all been wasting our time trying to help - What a waste of time - Cheerio and good luck!:swear2:
     
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