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Saying to yourself 'wow the toilet cassette is very almost full' but deciding it can wait to the morning.

Then waking up 3 times during the night with serious Delhi belly :(
 

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If you overfill the loo (and are reasonably level):

1. Leave the toilet flap open

2. Take a bucket to the cassette door

3. Do not remove the cassete

4. Swing the emptying arm out

5. Carefully remove the cap

6. The excess contents will pour out

7. Return and close the toilet flap

8. Empty the bucket and cassette

9. Don’t do it again
 
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Thanks for that, useful. Last week we filled to the brim with two adults and two kids for two days. A bit messy and very heavy. A second cassette needed for wild camping 4-up in future!
 
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If you overfill the loo (and are reasonably level):

1. Leave the toilet flap open

2. Take a bucket to the cassette door

3. Do not remove the cassete

4. Swing the emptying arm out

5. Carefully remove the cap

6. The excess contents will pour out

7. Return and close the toilet flap

8. Empty the bucket and cassette

9. Don’t do it again

The French neighbours would love that :LOL:

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Thanks for that, useful. Last week we filled to the brim with two adults and two kids for two days. A bit messy and very heavy. A second cassette needed for wild camping 4-up in future!
It seems to go from 'nah there's a bit of life left in yet' to chock a block in no time. Lesson learned.
 
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If you overfill the loo (and are reasonably level):

1. Leave the toilet flap open

2. Take a bucket to the cassette door

3. Do not remove the cassete

4. Swing the emptying arm out

5. Carefully remove the cap

6. The excess contents will pour out

7. Return and close the toilet flap

8. Empty the bucket and cassette

9. Don’t do it again

I discovered that info the hard way, after removing the cassette during a "dinner party" when one of the guests reported problems flushing it. :(

Cleaning up that little cupboard after a few drinks and with the food going cold was less than pleasant. :cry:
Added to the fact that we were a long walk from the emptying point ensured that it was not one of my best nights! :whistle:

Gordon

The ONLY redeeming factor was that no-one nearby was having a BBQ. :LOL::LOL::LOL:
 

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I hope I do not appear to speak with authority.
My "guide to extracting yourself from the mucky stuff", above, is something I've not something I've actually needed to do (but there's always a first time. So my advice was theory rather than experience.
The design of the cassette is that the bottom of the emptying arm, when level, is below the level of the blade. So removing the cap should at least lower the level so that everything is in the cassette when you remove it rather than still in the bowl.
Note that it won't work if you omit to open the blade first!

For some, there might need to have been an initial step:
0. Grab a pair of Marigolds.
 
Aug 27, 2014
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Try motorhoming with 3 young kids. Ask my kids "What is Dad's warcry?" and they'll reply "No one use the loo!!".

We've only had 2 "Dad's away emptying the cassette and I failed to notice and went to the loo" incidents..... :rolleyes:

Still, they're all a bit older now, not had any problems in a while!

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Try motorhoming with 3 young kids. Ask my kids "What is Dad's warcry?" and they'll reply "No one use the loo!!".

We've only had 2 "Dad's away emptying the cassette and I failed to notice and went to the loo" incidents..... :rolleyes:

Still, they're all a bit older now, not had any problems in a while!

Don`t EVER kid your self that age in your kids brings common sense.:rolleyes: I had a 30yr old stand and pee into the empty hole!:rolleyes: in a Caravan, whilst holding a conversation with the rest of the van!. Mind he did clean up after him!.:cry: `Cos His mum was not a happy bunny!.:mad: (neither was I!:mad:) (large amounts of alcohol got the blame!).:whistle:
 
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Try motorhoming with 3 young kids. Ask my kids "What is Dad's warcry?" and they'll reply "No one use the loo!!".

We've only had 2 "Dad's away emptying the cassette and I failed to notice and went to the loo" incidents..... :rolleyes:

Still, they're all a bit older now, not had any problems in a while!

Our two cassettes solves that problem - full one out, empty one straight in.

It would also extend time for a family. Our friends have 3 cassettes for just two of them, but like we two they like wildcamping.

Geoff
 

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Multiple cassettes are of little use if you fail to realise that the present one's full.
 
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And eyes that tell you when the red light is about to come on?
Hi.
Our Red Light has a mind of its own.. It LOWERS the level of stuff in the cassette when being looked into last thing at night,but when you go to use it at 04.00'ish in the morning,it has made the level HIGHER ? and put itself on.......... "Is it me.?"(n):whistle: Or have we a " Wee Ghost on board ?":ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
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Our two cassettes solves that problem - full one out, empty one straight in.

It would also extend time for a family. Our friends have 3 cassettes for just two of them, but like we two they like wildcamping.

Geoff

I have carried a spare cassette before, but only if travelling to places where I think emptying will be difficult - our cassette lasts 1 day only! Never actually had to use the spare though. Garage space is at a premium for us - if I could I'd get a plastic box with lid to hold the spare, but there's just no space. I don't fancy transporting a full spare cassette with nothing else around it! For emergencies I had some rubble sacks to put it in.

I could rig up some way to carry it under the van, but have never really needed it. Fiamma do a plastic box carrier to go under the van I remember, but at a ridiculous price.
 
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[QUOTE="Armytwowheels, post: 3226954, member: 22346"]Oh come on, that's just too practical.....and boring:cooler:. Anyway the red light lies, it flashes with forked tongue.[/QUOTE]

I apologise, but people should not come on here if they only want a crap answer;):LOL:
 
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I have carried a spare cassette before, but only if travelling to places where I think emptying will be difficult - our cassette lasts 1 day only!

Put it where you have space when it is empty.
Stand it next to the loo when it is full - it's only going to be there for 1 day!

Gordon

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I have carried a spare cassette before, but only if travelling to places where I think emptying will be difficult - our cassette lasts 1 day only!
What the hell are you putting in it to fill it in one day ... ?????:confused:

Er, actually forget that ... I don't need to know the answer! :sick:
 

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Thanks for that, useful. Last week we filled to the brim with two adults and two kids for two days. A bit messy and very heavy. A second cassette needed for wild camping 4-up in future!
I wouldnt be without a second cassette now and it's just me
 

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Try motorhoming with 3 young kids. Ask my kids "What is Dad's warcry?" and they'll reply "No one use the loo!!".

We've only had 2 "Dad's away emptying the cassette and I failed to notice and went to the loo" incidents..... :rolleyes:

Still, they're all a bit older now, not had any problems in a while!
Been there done that
 

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Multiple cassettes are of little use if you fail to realise that the present one's full.
I don't see how it's possible not to know lol the noise gets louder as the level rises.
I swap cassettes long before it's completely full. 4 days max
 

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I have carried a spare cassette before, but only if travelling to places where I think emptying will be difficult - our cassette lasts 1 day only! Never actually had to use the spare though. Garage space is at a premium for us - if I could I'd get a plastic box with lid to hold the spare, but there's just no space. I don't fancy transporting a full spare cassette with nothing else around it! For emergencies I had some rubble sacks to put it in.

I could rig up some way to carry it under the van, but have never really needed it. Fiamma do a plastic box carrier to go under the van I remember, but at a ridiculous price.
1 day!!!

And why not transport with nothing around it? As long as the valve is closed it's exactly the same as when fitted in the toilet. I've a thick black bag my spare sits In and that's it. Never leaked yet even with my driving.
 

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I think my way is best, a second cassette that you can changeover in the night in the case of a REAL emergency, I have had one all the time I have had a motorhome, first thing I bought for the Chausson and it went with it for the new owner. The Hymer was a bigger one, but it got a standby as well. Used it ONCE but that was important that once.
 
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Simple answer, adult nappies. Only modification required is turning the kitchen worktop into a changing area:whistle:


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