Thetford C400 water fill funnel part number 3231506

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  1. autosleepers

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    Hi ,

    Looking for a bit of advice, I purchased a second hand motorhome earlier this year. For whatever reason the filler funnel for the Thetford toilet was missing. Only discovered this on the day we were about to set of to Europe for a couple of months.

    I have managed to purchase one via a motorhome company in Spain. They ordered the part from the local Thetford dealer. I have fitted the funnel without problem but because the toilet is fitted in such a way that it is recessed by about 6" from the cassette access door,when I swing the filler funnel out it is still inside the recess making access to fill with anything (watering can hose etc,) a bit of a problem.

    My question; Is the actual filler funnel telescopic? I know it swings in the vertical plane and the filler end rotates in the horizontal plane, I have tried pulling gently to see if it extends but it doesn't move, is it supposed?

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    Haven't got that model but looking at images it might extend.
     
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    Don't know if this helps with what you have, there's mention of an extension but this only looks like a filling aid, see pictures.... image.png
     
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    The pictures above are to fill the flush tank. Is it the flush you need to fill or are you trying to fill the waste holding tank whilst still inside the unit?
     
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    Hi,

    thanks for the pics. It is the flush tank that I am referring too.

    In A above when I swing the funnel out because the toilet is recessed as described in my original post the funnel is still inside the van toilet cassette cupboard making access to pour any fluid impossible hence my question about it being telescopic.
    However (although I have not had the opportunity to try yet as there is no water where the van is currently parked) filling with a hose should be possible.


    I'm not sure whether the funnel accessory will help, it might just extend beyond the opening if the tube isn't designed to be telescopic then I will give it a try.
     
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    It would certainly seem that they may have sent or ordered the wrong part for you and you have got a filler that is from a flush tank that is at the edge of the cupboard. Unfortunately, the only set up that I have seen is exactly the same as pic A where the flush tank is at the edge of the cupboard and not recessed as far in as yours.
    Any chance you can google for your particular toilet set up for the handbook?
     
  7. autosleepers

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    The Motorhome is a Burstner IXEO 585 so I think I'll post a question on the Burstner forum
     
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