Toilet matters

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  1. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    I should preface this thread by saying that I have a weak stomach for anything toilet related. In university I became infamous for once throwing up when one of mates farted on the other side of a room. To roars of laughter I explained that I threw up in expectation of the smell that was going to head my way. Unfortunately that has stayed with me in adult life.

    As a result I have a rule that the van toilet is for number 1's only.

    The reason for my thread is I wondered whether any Euro vans have a black tank (I think that is what they are called) which presumably are a bit nicer to empty than a casette?

    I was in France last month and pulled over in some services near to a Motorhome service point. I wandered away from the van to have a smoke and walked towards the service point. As I got closer I saw some white stuff over a grill on the ground and upon closer examination I realised it was toilet paper.

    A long session of retching followed..

    Do you just drive over these grills and literally dump the contents?

    Sorry if my post is a bit graphic:BigGrin:
     
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    That`s about it... dont forget to stand back when you pull the lever..

    Or wear wellies.. :Rofl1:
     
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    And pull the right lever. Carl Fogarty's wife pulled the wrong one in a filling station and instead dumping some grey waste dumped days of Fogarty poo all over the filling station. Not a pretty sight.
     
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    Leaving the evidence of any toilet emptying is not nice at all. Smell is a very strong sense, so I understand how it can trigger your reaction. At the faintest whiff of cigarette smoke I instantly get a head pain. So pity me! Jane
     
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    Yes but you dont get away that easy, the pipe has to be inserted in the dump, it has to be supervised in case it takes on a life of its own, and the smell will find you no matter where you stand:Doh:
    God help you if you ever get showered in the stuff, Ive seen it twice now, not a pretty site ,but Oh so very very funny
    Stick with the cassett much safer in your condition:BigGrin:
     
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    [ame="http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUauH7is7qY&feature=related"]http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUauH7is7qY&feature=related[/ame][ame="http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faUBbz_EncE&feature=related"]http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faUBbz_EncE&feature=related[/ame]That film R.V. with Robin Williams would explain how not to do it. Also shows how the world over RVers, motorcaravnners, whatever... are the same. Jane :BigGrin:
     
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    Oh boy. That would finish me off :Rofl1:
     
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    Very funny:Rofl1:
     
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    I love it that even when you are absolutely smack bang in the middle of nowhere, an audience will arrive to witness your pathetic attempts and ultimate screw up.:RollEyes: :Rofl1:

    Steve
     
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    Hate to admit it but I am the same.. VERY weak stomach .. In fact like you I earned a bit of a rep for something similar..
    My son threw up at the table when he was about 4.
    I leapt from the table and, it being the nearest refuge, hid in the larder until it was all cleaned up !!

    So it came as a surprise to me ( and indeed others ) when I discovered I had absolutely NO problem emptying the cassette ..

    As I mentioned elsewhere, I do use blue, and I find that no matter what is in the cassette, that is actually all I can smell

    I do take care not to do the emptying when others are doing the same as by the cringe some folk seem to store it up for weeks !!!!!

    I do usually use disposable rubber gloves still as you never know if someone has stuck the rinse hose right in to their cassette, but other than that.. no probs

    Oh and after being behind two German vans at a stelplatz last year, both of whom had black tanks and both of who had a good load on board, I am very grateful I do not have such a thing.. The whole area wreaked :-(
     
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    maybe that explains it
    When we had a cassette my oh would carry it to the empty point but i had to empty it, now we have the 5ver with a black tank i still get the smelly end to deal with:Doh: - not had a problem so far but if it should ever happen to us you just know who will be getting covered in the stuff at our van:Eeek:
     
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    IN are van he hue do dumps in it empties it:Rofl1:
     
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    In the long run it might be easier to have some treatment for your phobia
    If you are vomitting at the thought of a fart.......it sounds serious.

    My parents dog ( sadly no longer with us ) would have probably cured you of this as when I was a kid he hung the table around at every meal.
    You have heard of creatures salivating at the thought of a good meal
    well he had his own version of this but at his "trademens entrance" . He farted at the very thought of food !

    My gran always said country smells were good for you .
    Later in life I met my mate Simon who did farmyard impressions....
    not the sounds...the smells :Smile:

    All this olfactory experience is now paying dividends when it comes to emptying the
    cassette.....its a piece of cake .....ok a slightly smelly bit of cake !

    So get some aversion therapy.......I could always give you Simon's number:BigGrin:


    barry
     
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    Try hypnotherapy. Works very well for this type of difficulty.
     
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