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We have a new caravan

The new toilet bottom holding tank as a vent ? hole? in the bottom of the cassette which leaks when held upright to carry are to wheel on its wheels and pull with its handle. It seals when laid flat but then you can not pull it with handle.

what ham I doing wrong.

Never had vent hole in bottom of old cassette toilet .

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It's a breather which prevents the tank from building pressure. Are you sure it's that which is leaking, and not liquid held on the top of the shutter? The vent has got a thick soft sealing washer inside it.

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The other possibility is that the vent has been fouled with loo role preventing it from closing properly.

 

Of course, it could just be faulty.

 

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If this is a Thetford there is a vent that should only be open when the container is in the box. There is a small ramp in the middle of the box floor which pushes on a tube through the case. On the top of the waste container is a small oval Thetford badge which can be prised out that reveals the top of the tube which has a rocker on it that pushes down on the air vent. There should be a spring to make sure the vent closes.

 

Have a look on the Thetford web site - there is a huge amount of help including videos that show you what to do.

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OK Thanks will check have it out with clean water

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As it is a new caravan surely it should be the dealer and Thetford to solve ? As said if it is a fault the earlier you chase it up the better if it needs a new cassette .

 

Dave

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Can we assume you haven't travelled with the cassette full?

I did years ago as site disposal wasn't available and the pressure build up from towing blew the valve and I then got leak next time I took out and carried on site.

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Not travelled with it full.

 

As it is a new caravan surely it should be the dealer and Thetford to solve ? As said if it is a fault the earlier you chase it up the better if it needs a new cassette .

Dave

Have book it in with dealer.

 

why it needs a vent ?when our old caravan of 10 years, toilet cassette work ok.

Thanks for the help

 

Kevin

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Not travelled with it full.

 

Have book it in with dealer.

 

why it needs a vent ?when our old caravan of 10 years, toilet cassette work ok.

Thanks for the help

 

Kevin

Cassettes had a vent even then. If there is no vent, pressure will build inside the cassette and you will get your face splattered first time you use it. You will then wish you had a vent.

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Don't know how you use your loo but it would not be my face that got splattered when I opened the trap.

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Don't know how you use your loo but it would not be my face that got splattered when I opened the trap.

:goodpost::lol:

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  • 2 months later...

Dealer sorted it with new cassette had some more small job done at same time. drove in with van and

out again with in 30mins.

Been away and tested it, its ok now.

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