Two Questions- When to Drain Down and What is the leaver for on the toilet? (1 Viewer)

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Hi, I'm just about to collect our first motorhome and have a couple of questions, its a Swift Kontiki 655 and there is a leaver on the toilet near the base. what is it for, what position should it be in? Also we intend using the van during the winter, some weekend breaks to get used to it, should I drain the water down (inc boiler) every time we get home?
 

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Is the lever the at the back of the toilet? If so it could be the one that opens and closes the casset. :)
 
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Hello and welcome from West Midlands.

It sounds like the lever on the toilet is the one that drops the contents of the toilet into the cassette below after use. It opens a blade at the bottom of the toilet, drops the contents, then close it again to form a seal. The cassette will need to be emptied once filled.

Wyn
 
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Ok thanks, should it be open or closed when I empty the cassette?

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Not sure about your model but do you mean the lever that opens and closes the blade across the bowl outlet? If so then you open the blade to do what you have to do then close it to stop pongs coming up.

Re water. Depends if you intend to keep it on electricity whilst stored. If you can keep a little heat in the boiler and 'van then the water should be ok. If left in the cold then most boilers dump their water when the temp drops close to 5 deg or less. Also, the internal piping can freeze so best to drain to avoid damage to the fittings.

Enjoy your first mh.


Edit.....Beaten to it.!!!
 
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Hello and welcome from West Midlands.

It sounds like the lever on the toilet is the one that drops the contents of the toilet into the cassette below after use. It opens a blade at the bottom of the toilet, drops the contents, then close it again to form a seal. The cassette will need to be emptied once filled.

Wyn
Damn need to type quicker! Beaten to it again. :rolleyes:

Wyn
 
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Hi, I'm just about to collect our first motorhome and have a couple of questions, its a Swift Kontiki 655 and there is a leaver on the toilet near the base. what is it for, what position should it be in? Also we intend using the van during the winter, some weekend breaks to get used to it, should I drain the water down (inc boiler) every time we get home?
When you collect it make sure you get shown where everything is and how to use it best to video on your phone so you don't forget later
 
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There is at least 2 different ways to drain boiler red knob( frost protection) or a 3 way valve which 1 have you got
 
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Perhaps the people you are buying it from will show you how it all works. Make sure its water tight before you take delivery. They don't call them KONLIKI's for nothing.
 
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Not long enough!
If your not using the cassette worth putting a but of olive oil on the seal so it doesn't dry out.
 
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If travelling in mountainous regions, be careful to open the toilet cassette blade VERY slowly and carefully because of the possible change of pressure in the tank - suggested as a result of a couple of unpleasant experiences... ;) (y)
 
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If travelling in mountainous regions, be careful to open the toilet cassette blade VERY slowly and carefully because of the possible change of pressure in the tank - suggested as a result of a couple of unpleasant experiences... ;) (y)
Thanks for the warning, however mountainous areas may be for the future!
 
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Perhaps the people you are buying it from will show you how it all works. Make sure its water tight before you take delivery. They don't call them KONLIKI's for nothing.
Thanks I'm sure they will however I would imagine the demo will be quite intense and there's a lot to take in for a beginner. I think "KONLIKI" is more to do with the rhyme than fact otherwise the Kontiki model would have been replaced long a go??
 
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I think "KONLIKI" is more to do with the rhyme than fact otherwise the Kontiki model would have been replaced long a go??
Oh no they wouldn't. :LOL:

To be honest, I never had any more problem with damp than most other makes on either of my Kontiki's, a 1999 and a 2001.
I had to remove and reseal one window.... That's it, nothing else.
I think it's pot luck, you either get a good one or a not so good one but they're all fixable.

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Thanks, I'm sure she will as prior to emptying we are likely to have a discussion on who's doing it!! although I'll lose :D
 
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