Toilet

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  1. Lord Mac

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    What are the pros and cons in having a SOG toilet?
     
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    SOG.? Sucks Out Gas:Laughing:
     
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    We got one, already fitted in M.H,,,

    Don't use any smelly`s or adiitives...:thumb:

    No smells unless the shutter is left open...:RollEyes:

    Other than that,,,,, I don't know...
    :BigGrin:
     
  4. Bellini

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    Yep, no nasty niffs and your mobile outhouse is 'ready for use' quicker post-dump, if you get my drift.

    The SOG system tended to make a faint humming noise on the one we had in a rented Hymer a while ago.

    Maybe it should be renamed to 'Sucks Out Guffs'...
     
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    I had one on my last MH

    Pros as above

    Cons

    I am not sure of the correct procedure for use, but the outlet air hose (which is attached to the cassette) on mine had no plug when bought, so I was confused as to how to empty. Initially took hose off door and took the whole lot to the empty point, bit of a hand full. Then found it should have had a plug, bought one, this then fits on cassette when emptying, so disconnected hose from cassette end, no problem at all then, but bought 2 plugs in case I lost one. (never did lose it of course, because I had a spare)

    Worst problem I had, (not nice), I did not have a plug at the time, travelled with a nearly full cassette (had been wild camping so no option to empty) and emptied a lot of the cassette contents through the air outlet hose, down the side of my MH on twisty lanes, on a dry sunny day, took some getting off :Eeek:

    I see that a few SOG systems have a roof vent so this could not happen to them and it is possible the system on mine had not been fitted properly, I would have expected some kind of float valve inside the cassette to stop just this. But it only happens once!!

    Personally I would not bother fitting one, but would not remove if fitted already

    I now have a black tank with a whole new set of pros / cons!!

    Hope this helps :thumb:

    David
     
  6. atlantisbird

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    Brilliant piece of kit and it will pay for itself as you do not need any chemicals plus there is a lot more sites who do not like you to put chemicals into their systems. It cost us £100.00 at a show and we believe it is worth very penny. We were told it's a simple DIY but we got the manufacturer of our van to put it in when the van went into the factory to get some new bits fitted.

    Harry
     
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    Depends on how often you use your van simply because 100 quid buys a awful lot of chemicals-- in most peoples cases probably 10 yrs worth -- how long do you keep the van :BigGrin: =diy sog cost, nothing:thumb:
    Terry
     
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    Have you searched the forums for answers? This subject has been covered many times. I think the SOG is very worthwhile. As well as benefits mentioned, it means the cassette can be emptied in a septic tank (e.g. public loos in remote places) and can be emptied when only part full without considering the downside of potentially wasted chemicals. This is very useful when using camperstops or 'wilding'. We have just returned from 6 weeks in France and I generally emptied the toilet every day where possible. As we use aires that means I don't have to worry whether there will be a dump point in the next place we visit.
    As an aside, by using aires (camperstops) our average nightly pitch cost over 6 weeks was 50 € cents and that was only because we paid for two nights at the campsite in Saumur.
     
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    Is there anything stopping a cassette being used without chemicals? the only smell issue would be when opening the blade, but as the bowl already has similar in it how bad can this be? :Eek!:

    Then you can use a standard loo with all the benefits of no chemical as with a SOG but no capital investment to recover

    David
     
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    There are two methods of using the toilet.

    1) open the blade, do business, flush, close blade.
    2) Put small amount of water in bowl, do business, small flush, open and shut blade as quick as possible.

    I used to have a sog and used method 1. On last 2 vans I have used method 2 without a sog and don't use any chemicals at all.

    A SOG is essential if using method 1 :Doh::Rofl1:

    A SOG makes no difference at all if using method 2.
     
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