Vacuume toilets

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Hi all considering vacuume toilet for new van any comments?
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 01:34

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 01:34
Never had one, those I know that have one fitted have had problems. I don't know how reliable they are, I like the simple flush cassette.

I recall hearing parts were an issue on the Vacuflush and I did not think they were being fitted.
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Reply By: grumpyolephartz - Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 at 09:56

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 at 09:56
Rob and Shayne, we had a vacuum toilet in the previous van (non BT) and I am sure there was less interior odour in the ensuite from the toilet.

The wiring and vibration issues we had though did provide some heartache. There is opportunity for them to advanced since our 2006 model however. Wiring was individual to the van.

Occasional vacuum issues may strike though but I am sure BTi will have the pipes located well
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Reply By: Rob & Shayne - Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 at 15:10

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 at 15:10
Thanks guys travel safe
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Reply By: Off Route - Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 09:14

Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 09:14
BTI were considering a new type the same as they put in boats which were an overkill in vans but got rid of waste better ask BTI
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Reply By: Sunrise - Monday, Mar 07, 2016 at 18:14

Monday, Mar 07, 2016 at 18:14
We have a 2011 mid ensuite 20 ft van. We are very happy with the toilet. Initially we had a few issues until we figured out the best way to maintain it. Very simple - use the correct toilet paper, lube the O rings fortnightly with the recommended O ring grease, clean the bowl with vinegar & bi carb (no harsh chemicals) & flush system a few times, replace the O rings or canister cap if losing vacuum.
We lived in the van for > 3.5 years & we are on the 4th set of O rings & 3rd canister cap. The ball seal is original. It occasionally required a quick clean with a manual tool (like a paddle pop stick with velcro) used on marine toilets - usually when on bore water & occasional paper stuck under ball.
It still holds the vacuum for several weeks
BT fitted a vac off switch to isolate the toilet as it was on the water circuit.
It is easy to clean, maintain, low maintenance & running costs
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