Thetford c200 toilet cassette

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  1. octopush

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    Our Thetford c200 toilet cassette has always leaked when we are carrying it which is not very pleasant when walking through a camp-site.

    So last night i decided to get stuck in and strip all the components down.

    I was surprised how easy it was to take all the components out.

    I cleaned them all up changed a few o rings covered then in olive oil and hay presto no moor leaks.

    I can now walk across a camp site with my head held high.
     
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    I found the rubber seal lasts a whole lot longer if you don't close the poop chute flap tight when the cassette is empty and the MH is between outings. It helps it keep its shape.
     
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    spray your seal

    Hi if you go to your caravan store you can buy a can of oily spray stuff it keeps all the rubber parts in good condition.
     
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    Good to see you are now flushed with success :thumb:
     
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    The cure for that is a light smear of either corn oil, or olive oil, on the seal when you are not using the loo for a while. Not engine oil, WD 40, or even Vaseline, they contain petroleum products that will damage the seal.
     
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    Good quality olive oil is all you need instead of the expensive products that they like to sell you
     
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    Will this work on the hatch seals too or should I use my silicon spray?
     
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    I've got my spare C200 cassette left that I used to carry for emergencies. I sold my old van and kept it for the new one but it has different loo.
    I have gone and bought one for that now. I cannot remember actually having to use it but insurance is insurance.
     
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    Insurance??
     
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    Yes, olive oil is no problem.

    Like WD40 and duct tape....the uses are endless.
     
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    Or simply swim your food with either corn or olive oil and you'll kill 2 birds with one stone, by lubing and pooping at the same time :)
     
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    Insurance, in that I got the cassette filled to the brim and had a spare one to go in until I got to a dump point. maybe assurance would be a better word but what ever you do if the is no back up a disaster might happen.
     
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    I'd assume most users know this but - just in case - if disaster overtakes and you end up with the contents of the bowl unable to drain because the cassette is full you can drain into a bucket by removing the cassette cap. Leave the shutter open until you have done so then close it, replace the cap, and remove and empty the cassette as normal.
     
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