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10 facts about the camping toilet

Cassette toilets are not an indispensable part of camping life. The specialists of promobil say what is important in the smallest room in the motorhome and name the most important facts.

1. Where the term “toilet” originated from?
The term toilet originates according to Wikipedia the French toile or toilet, which is a “blanket” or a “small cloth” is meant the one shielded for his necessities of the area. In China however, the toilet area is often called “Hall of Inner Harmony”. 1775 was the English clockmaker and mathematician Alexander Cumming the patent for his design of the water closet, because the version of John Harington (1596) was temporarily forgotten. World Toilet Day is actually the 19 November initiated by the World Toilet Organization.

2. Should the slider be open when using the mobile toilet?
Previously, it was using cassette toilets only when the slide is closed. Only then push the handle under the toilet bowl to the side to open the enclosure for holding tank. In this flush the toilet for a few seconds. Newer models can be used in both open or closed. Slide after use and keep closed. Look at what the user recommends.

3. Can the toilet accidentally be used without a cassette?
As the slider is usually installed in the cassette, which can actually happen. Papa disposed just the cartridge, the shaft under WC, meanwhile is open, the offspring is suddenly urgent. This happens no mishap in such cases, Dometic has developed with the Saneo a toilet with double slider. In any case it is very important that the cassette holder is out carefully sealed to the vehicle. This prevents the liquid between furniture or tailboard to penetrate.

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4. What are the sanitary accessories for camping toilet?
Sanitary accessories in cartridges tanks should fulfill three requirements: First, the material decomposition of the contents in order to liquefy it. Secondly, the unpleasant odors to be suppressed. And third is to enter a color change. All three points make the disposal olfactory and visually and mechanically a little more comfortable.

5. Damage sanitary accessories sewage treatment plants?
Sanitary concentrates may contain biologically active substances. These are substances that can kill organisms. In ATV leaflet M 270, which deals with the disposal of contents of mobile toilets, it is shown the conditions under which the introduction in a sewage plant. And it is found that sanitary concentrates usually are so diluted that they have a negligible effect on the incoming in the a lage pollution load. It says: “In consideration of this, the available data, a 20-fold dilution of the chemical toilet contents are considered sufficient.” Who wants to be sure, accesses the “green” products to those with the Blue Angel, because it can be safely discharged into a septic tank or a small biological system on the campsite. By the way: So many home remedies, such as chlorine bleach, is no less questionable from an environmental point and may even result in damage to the toilet by themselves.

6. What should be considered when filling toilet additives?
Sanitary accessories should never be filled via the slider and the toilet bowl, because this can damage the slide sealing the waste holding tank. Liquid sanitary accessories always fill only via the outlet nozzle of the cartridge and as specified by the toilet and the Middle manufacturer inflict a certain portion of fresh water – depending on the cartridge volume usually one to three liters. It is important to observe the dosage guidelines precisely. Overdosing does not increase the effect of the agent, but may be charged to the environment.