Thetford loo smell

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by hogan, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. hogan

    hogan Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Valencia,Spain
    Never being one to stay more than 2 nights on a site or aire.I have now found myself having to stay on a site at Titchfield Hampshire until the first of Sept.Its a long story daughter very ill in hosp.We have been here since May 19th and our loo is very smelly.
    We use loo blue and never had a problem before.Is it the fact that we are not moving therefore the chemicals are not working properly.
    Or just the heat (no problem when in Spain).
    I have checked all the seals and they appear all ok.
    Any of you full timers got any tips?
    I read on this site somewhere that people use washing powder ?

    Hogan
    holding his nose in wildest Hampshire
     
  2. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,489
    Likes Received:
    154
    Location:
    Lincoln
    Hi Hogan...

    Very sorry to hear of your daughter....Really hope things work out well for her and you...

    The recent hot spell doesn't help at all..

    We tend to use the Thetford blue/pink solutions although looking at the greener options now on offer.

    I'm sure there'll be someone along soon to offer better advice.

    You mention Thetford but don't say whether it's a cassette type or Black Tank.

    Regards Steve.
     
  3. vindiboy

    vindiboy Funster

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    1
    WOW the smell must be REALLY BAD I have seen this post on 3 forums so far :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  4. chatter

    chatter Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,723
    Likes Received:
    939
    Location:
    cheshire
    I would use some cassette cleaner available in caravan accessory shops, you do need to leave it to soak for a few hours though to get best results.
     
  5. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,068
    Likes Received:
    13,673
    Location:
    Heavan
    Having a family of four in our van, this is a problem we had prior to sog fitting.

    Prior though, we used to take the casette out each am and give a shake, (gently mind :Wink:) just to get its contents moving. With the casette out we always used to give the whole area a spray with an anti bactirial.

    worked for us.:thumb:
     
  6. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,651
    Likes Received:
    267
    Location:
    London
    We had the smell problem also but found that cassette cleaner worked for us, now tend to use after each longer trip.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
  7. hogan

    hogan Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Valencia,Spain
    Thanks all I have given it a good descaling and a dose of milton,fingers crossed:Smile:
     
  8. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,489
    Likes Received:
    154
    Location:
    Lincoln
    It had better be sorted soon...Don't want it getting like that Icelandic Volcano and stopping the flights......:Eeek:

    A Multi-Forum Niff does not bode well....
     
  9. Douglas

    Douglas Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,837
    Likes Received:
    401
    Location:
    South Wales,
    Fit a S.O.G. modification and apart from the smell when emptying you will never have a smell again, not even the stink of the chemicals.

    Doug...
     
Loading...

Share This Page