What is a cassette toilet
Before decribing the differences in cassette toilets, lets explain all the different chemical toilets we sell.
1)A Portable Toilet is completely movable and is fully self contained. Porta-Potti's are a well know brand name
2)A Cassette Toilet is built-into a caravan or motorhome and only the cassette with the waste is removable to empty
3)A Holding Tank toilet is built-into a Motorhome, Boat or Bus and the waste is pumped or drained out via a large hose.
This article is concentrating on cassette toilets. Portable Toilets are discussed in another article.
When deciding which toilet is right for your van there are a few important factors that should be considered. The first and foremost is where your toilet is going to be located - do you need a side or rear entry cassette? Are you going to have a stand-alone toilet or one that is part of a shower module?
Side entry cassette toilets
If your toilet is going to be part of an all-in-one toilet and shower module then the Thetford C400 allows you to combine your shower, toilet, and vanity into a complete and compact area giving you all the creature comforts while taking up minimal space. The C400 comes with either a left or right entry cassette.
Choosing the incorrect side is a very common mistake that can be easily avoided, so please take your time. The entry side is determined from when you a sitting on the toilet.
Rear entry cassette
If you require a stand-alone toilet there are a few functions which will determine which is right for you. Firstly all stand alone toilets come with a rear entry cassette and swivel chair. The major difference between models is some have their own flush tank, and the others hook directly to your RVs water. Both have their pros and cons.
An RV connection:
Means you never have to fill a self-contained flush tank.
Cannot add a rinse additive.
A self-contained flush tank:
Gives overall greater water capacity.
Allows use of rinse additives.
Can be refill when camping with non-drinking water.
Note: One issue to be aware of with the flush tank is that the water filler only suits a wall thickness up to 46mm.
If you have decided on a toilet which uses your RVs water then the next choice is whether you want to upgrade to a model with a ceramic bowl.
Helpful Hint: Happy Bowl toilet liners are a quick and easy way to keep your cassette toilet looking fresh after every use.
Another article that may interest you is Chemical Toilet Additives and Where you can Empty Your Toilets.
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