Toilet LMC 5600 Fiat Ducato 2.5 1991

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    Wonder if anyone can help. The above van, which we are viewing, has a flush toilet. It has a largish tank which you can wheel to the emptying place. There is no level indicator so there is no way of telling that it needs emptying. Has anyone had any experience of this kind of system? Also wondering what would happen if the tank needed replacing as I have been told that these vans were never imported into the UK and are quite rare here. Be grateful for any info on these. Thanks
     
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    Not my field but i will stick my neck out,
    LMC i believe is a german make /company and i would assume that they would use the same toilet that is in all motorhomes - that being a thetford for which parts are readily available.

    You will find that the core things like cookers, fridges, toilets, sinks, showers, water tanks, gas fires/blown air heating are the same make accross the board no matter what the original van or conversion is
     
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    If it is thetford I would have thought that by 1991 it would have had a warning light that comes on when the tank is almost full. If so the light will be inside somewhere near the loo.

    But its a bit of a guess, is there no makers label somewhere on the loo itself?
     
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    Yes, they are German but we have never seen a toilet system like this so far in all the vans we've looked at. It's a proper flushing loo but I'm pretty sure it's not a thetford. Thanks for your help.
     
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    There's no warning light and the waste tank is much bigger than the usual grey ones that we've seen in any other van. We are going for another viewing tomorrow so we can look for the manufacturer's name. At the moment we are trying to gather as much info as we can before tomorrow. Thanks for your response.
     
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    Are you sure its not a black tank or in other words a marine tank,and the trolley is to wheel the contents away.
     
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    We are going back tomorrow to look again but my OH thinks that one half was for water waste and the other for loo waste. The wheels were built in to the tank to enable you to wheel it. As I said, we've seen nothing like it before and the seller turned it into a bit of a joke so we weren't as vigilant as we might have been. Lovely loo though! :Smile:
     
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    I can't see the flush on those. I'm going to try and upload a pic which shows the back of the van. Then I can show where the tank is stored.
     
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    Here's a photo of the back of the van. The waste tank is stored lengthways in the locker beneath the number plate. It isn't as long as the locker but a lot longer & wider than the thetford ones we've seen in every other van. Probably a good metre long and about half metre wide.
     

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    I've just found something on the internet. You are right. It looks like it's a holding tank which is the same as a marine tank. Thanks. Very helpful & knowledgeable as always :Smile:
     
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    I've just managed to look at a pic in my camera (had to wait to charge battery up) of the toilet and yes it looks like the one in the 2nd link. Is that a thetford then? It doesn't say in the ad. Thanks
     
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    Yours looks like a lovely van. The one we're looking at is 1991 but we like it. Just trying to get some info about toilet/waste set up but have just spoken to the seller and he's given us the name of the toilet manufacturers. Thank you very much.
     
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