On the subject of cassette toilets and the gentleman's vegetables. (1 Viewer)

Simon

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I'm of the opinion that the discussion of bodily functions, although taboo for a great many people, is often very necessary when motorhoming as not everything is obvious.

Now, I agree with the "flap open, paper over the hole to prevent skids" approach as a substantial expulsion with the flap closed doesn't bear thinking about - talk about coming back to bite you.

Along these lines, I have discovered that although I am not a 'normous person I'm not entirely convinced that there is room for... everything... in the Thetford bowl, and I can't persuade myself that bombs dropped would be on target, so to speak; rather that they might fall somewhat short of the intended orifice, itself not massive, and lay there sneering at me as I try to flush it/them away with the pathetic flush, or worse: back up and eventually resist expulsion altogether.

The only solution I could see to this predicament, and this has been attempted, was to shuffle forward (try not to imagine this too graphically; it will scar you) and flop the aforementioned vegetables on the outside of the bowl, positioning the bomb bay at what I considered to be dead centre over the target (difficult to ascertain without a camera on a bendy stick). This was remarkably uncomfortable and the experiment had to be abandoned (I trudged through the rain to the site's big-boy toilets).

Is this a common worry? Am I concerning myself unduly? Should I buy a camera on a stick?
 

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I'm of the opinion that the discussion of bodily functions, although taboo for a great many people, is often very necessary when motorhoming as not everything is obvious.

Now, I agree with the "flap open, paper over the hole to prevent skids" approach as a substantial expulsion with the flap closed doesn't bear thinking about - talk about coming back to bite you.

Along these lines, I have discovered that although I am not a 'normous person I'm not entirely convinced that there is room for... everything... in the Thetford bowl, and I can't persuade myself that bombs dropped would be on target, so to speak; rather that they might fall somewhat short of the intended orifice, itself not massive, and lay there sneering at me as I try to flush it/them away with the pathetic flush, or worse: back up and eventually resist expulsion altogether.

The only solution I could see to this predicament, and this has been attempted, was to shuffle forward (try not to imagine this too graphically; it will scar you) and flop the aforementioned vegetables on the outside of the bowl, positioning the bomb bay at what I considered to be dead centre over the target (difficult to ascertain without a camera on a bendy stick). This was remarkably uncomfortable and the experiment had to be abandoned (I trudged through the rain to the site's big-boy toilets).

Is this a common worry? Am I concerning myself unduly? Should I buy a camera on a stick?
Your so right to voice your concerns on this matter with *FUN*. After all, we are all an understanding group of fellow toilet users. (y) I find the best method of operation is to proceed normally, but in the case of a 'stuck' bomb load, a helpful spoon from the kitchen knife drawer soon free's the obstruction.:)
Don't forget to replace the spoon after use, in case your wife may miss it. (y)
 
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I've heard that some people put bin bags under the toilet seat and then dispose of it with the paper in the rubbish. Somewhat similar tactic that people use with their dogs. Eventually, it finishes up in landfill.

Not that we would ever do anything like that!
 
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No my friend!:rolleyes:

To sit? and discharge! one must first of all imagine the size of ones loo! Generally, in a post 1995 M/H, anywhere between size6-8.

Then one must peruse ones own "rear"

Quite a few of us, those that have lived "a full and plentiful" lifestyle, have arses from size 12 - 20

The "Position" needs to be worked out to the nearest millimetre for a stain free discharge.

Hope this, and a slide rule, helps you in your quest!:rolleyes:

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No my friend!:rolleyes:

To sit? and discharge! one must first of all imagine the size of ones loo! Generally, in a post 1995 M/H, anywhere between size6-8.

Then one must peruse ones own "rear"

Quite a few of us, those that have lived "a full and plentiful" lifestyle, have arses from size 12 - 20

The "Position" needs to be worked out to the nearest millimetre for a stain free discharge.

Hope this, and a slide rule, helps you in your quest!:rolleyes:

I knew I wasn't alone. Our mh is a 1991 vintage so the loo must be designed for those who can walk upright in a VW transporter. With a hat on. Perhaps there's an app I could download?
 
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I'm more concerned with the closed flap. Doesn't everyone perform with the flap open? Then close it and flush until the water is a couple of inches deep before using toilet paper. Then open flap & flush normally. Stuck in my mind is the pile of steaming ............... just resting on five pieces of toilet paper. Or have I misunderstood (I hope I have........... :cautious:).

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We always pull the flush lever slightly to fill the bowl to around a 3rd before getting started giving them something to bob about in same as a domestic loo then flush the lot, no marks, don't know if this would use too much of a euro vans cassette allocation but with 50 gallon capacity we only have to drop the kids off at the big pool once a week ::bigsmile:
 

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I'm more concerned with the closed flap. Doesn't everyone perform with the flap open? Then close it and flush until the water is a couple of inches deep before using toilet paper. Then open flap & flush normally. Stuck in my mind is the pile of steaming ............... just resting on five pieces of toilet paper. Or have I misunderstood (I hope I have........... :cautious:).

Good god, by the time you've finished you'll be ready for the next one.

You greatly overestimate the strength of toilet paper.
 
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We always pull the flush lever slightly to fill the bowl to around a 3rd before getting started giving them something to bob about in same as a domestic loo then flush the lot, no marks, don't know if this would use too much of a euro vans cassette allocation but with 50 gallon capacity we only have to drop the kids off at the big pool once a week ::bigsmile:

Our loo is like a Tupperware sandwich box flushed with a mouthful of Vimto through a drinking straw, compared to your palatial lavatory.
 

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I'm more concerned with the closed flap. Doesn't everyone perform with the flap open? Then close it and flush until the water is a couple of inches deep before using toilet paper. Then open flap & flush normally. Stuck in my mind is the pile of steaming ............... just resting on five pieces of toilet paper. Or have I misunderstood (I hope I have........... :cautious:).
Thetford's own 'Toilet Instruction Manual' for Hymer's says.....Ven you are over London, open der bomberr doors, and ven der sight is aligned on der target, Erscheinungs Bomben!!!! SIEG HEIL!!

Our Hymer is a bit old now.........:(:(:(:(

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you should worry, after dumping our doings have to be sucked via a macerator into the black tank, the hole out of the bowl is about half the size of yours

it can be a bit of a fight sometimes :Eeek:

and on a related subject, when looking at new MH's we sit on a toilet and flap our arms to see if we have enough room to clean up afterwards

you are not alone in your worries :D
 
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:Eeek:

you should worry, after dumping our doings have to be sucked via a macerator into the black tank, the hole out of the bowl is about half the size of yours

it can be a bit of a fight sometimes :Eeek:

and on a related subject, when looking at new MH's we sit on a toilet and flap our arms to see if we have enough room to clean up afterwards

you are not alone in your worries :D

To be blunt, ours is a bit like crapping in a single wardrobe. Lady Luck is being somewhat tardy with the huge lottery prize...

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We never do it with the flap open,none of us likes the thought of splash back on the arse.We keep the flap closed ,give a couple of short flushes to wet the sides and cover the flap ,then lay.
Even the largest of MrsVlads turds slips down if rule number one is followed.



Rule number one is .......empty the cassette regularly.A combination of a half full one and a huge turd may mean you have to use the flap to decapitate the last third !:Eeek:




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