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Posted: 05/07/12 08:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On last summers European trip we rented a German motorhome with a cassette toilet.
We sure got tired of the darn thing after 6 weeks.
Always close the toilet lid when flushing as without warning it will burp in your eye.
Dumping and cleaning the poop tank every day gets old quick. It's not a pleasant task.
Many Europeans always use the RV park's toilets so they don't have to use their RV's cassette toilet.

Oh how we yearned for the regular RV toilet in our Lance.


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Posted: 05/07/12 08:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lots of Stuff wrote:

...Always close the toilet lid when flushing as without warning it will burp in your eye....

LOL! ... takes only one time to learn that lesson that this particular component has a certain operational procedures

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Lots of Stuff wrote:

On last summers European trip we rented a German motorhome with a cassette toilet.
We sure got tired of the darn thing after 6 weeks.
Dumping and cleaning the poop tank every day gets old quick. It's not a pleasant task.
Many Europeans always use the RV park's toilets so they don't have to use their RV's cassette toilet.

Oh how we yearned for the regular RV toilet in our Lance.


Good advice...and NEVER NEVER EVER pee in it before opening the blade valve after going over an 11,000 foot mountain pass!!!! Doesn't take but one time to learn that lesson...

Other than the occasional air pressure surprise...I love it. Can dump it anywhere and as long as you dont let it get completely full its not hard to handle. And when you are set up soomewhere for a week or more you dont have to break camp to go dump.

I travel solo and stay in national parks/forest campgrounds for the most part. Use their toilets except at night after I have gone to bed. I can go a good week to 9 days before I have to empty it.

I have no issues with it...

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Dagwood_55 wrote:

Its almost new, except the pump on the cass toilet runs, but gurgles and does'nt pump.


Oh you should upgrade that. They haven't used cassettes in years. Those got replaced by CD's, then those were replaced by ipods.

Could you imagine if Apple made Ipod toilets! Adds a whole new meaning to a download! ;-))


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Posted: 05/09/12 08:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lots of Stuff wrote:

....Dumping and cleaning the poop tank every day gets old quick. It's not a pleasant task. ....
EVERY day?? Maybe you should look into changing your diet. LOL

With careful use my wife and I can go the better part of a week before we need to dump. If we are boondocking (the REAL kind ...not walmart) we can go about 10 days if I pee on the bushes.


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Posted: 05/09/12 08:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

K Charles wrote:

Sounds like the tank is empty

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Posted: 05/09/12 08:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dagwood_55 wrote:

I've found a pop up truck camper for sell that I'm interested in. Its almost new, except the pump on the cass toilet runs, but gurgles and does'nt pump.

Now I know absolutly nothing about these new cassette tolets. Does this sound like a deal breaker?? Exactly how do they work? Do they unload from the outside??

CT'sound like the way to go in a TC, but what is their downfall, what are their Cons??
What brand of pop-up? Brand/type of cassette toilet? "Cassette" can be applied to those porta-potie types all the way up to the full sized toilets in high end campers.

There should be an access door on the outside of the camper to allow removal of the tank. If it is a bowl-type toilet the door will be on whichever wall your back is to while in use. If it is the bench-type then it will be on whichever end of the bench abuts an exterior wall.

I can actually dump my cassette quicker then I could get the hose out and hooked up to any of my previous RVs holding tanks. I find it to be a CLEANER, self-contained operation then the slinky hose on a holding tank. Uses MUCH less water as well and with the ease of frequent dumping you can even fore go holding tank chemicals if you feel like it.

Cassette toilets are not new and in fact are the industry standard on all European/Australian RVs and even on some pretty high-end American ones as well.

Some models of cassette toilets can even be plumbed into the camper's water system (like I did) to avoid the need to fill the flush tank. Though that does require CAREFUL monitoring to avoid over filling the waste tank.

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Posted: 05/09/12 08:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boatycall wrote:

Dagwood_55 wrote:

Its almost new, except the pump on the cass toilet runs, but gurgles and does'nt pump.


Oh you should upgrade that. They haven't used cassettes in years. Those got replaced by CD's, then those were replaced by ipods.

Could you imagine if Apple made Ipod toilets! Adds a whole new meaning to a download! ;-))
Now that's funny

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