A Guide to Caravan Toilets

If you’re planning to go on a road trip in your caravan, one of the most important things you’ll need is a toilet. Caravan toilets are an essential part of any RV, allowing you to stay on the road for extended periods of time without having to worry about finding a restroom or using public facilities. We’ve put together this useful guide on caravan toilets to outline the various types and accessories available and help you make the right decision.

Types of Caravan Toilets

There are different types of caravan toilets to choose from, including:

  • Cassette Toilet – A permanently installed toilet with a waste-holding tank beneath it. The waste tank is removable, making it easy to dispose of the waste. Available with a manual or electric flush system.
  • Portable Toilet – Portable toilets are self-contained units that have a flush mechanism and a waste tank. They’re easy to use and maintain, making them ideal for short trips. Available with a manual or electric flush system.

Thetford has a great range of caravan toilets for sale. Whether you want a Porta Potti that boasts great comfort and practicality or a cassette toilet with a removable waste holding tank, you’re sure to find a solution that suits your caravan and needs. Both options also include levels to show when to empty the waste tank.

Accessories for Caravan Toilets

The practicality and longevity of a caravan toilet can be improved with a few basic accessories. This includes medium and large bags for easy and convenient carrying, fresh-up sets that contain new waste holding tanks that are easy to install, floor plates with which to secure portable toilets to the floor, and seat raisers to make transfers easier for elderly and less mobile persons.

Maintenance of Caravan Toilets

You can get many more years of use out of your caravan toilet by following these maintenance tips:

  • It’s essential to empty the waste tank regularly to prevent unpleasant odours and overflow. Empty the tank at designated dump stations or waste disposal areas.
  • If you have a caravan toilet, use the right chemicals to break down waste and neutralise odours. Follow Thetford’s instructions for the proper use of chemicals. We offer a range of additives that can be used to keep your caravan toilet hygienic while keeping odours under control.
  • Regularly clean the toilet bowl to prevent build-up and odours. Use a mild cleaning solution and a toilet brush to clean the bowl thoroughly. The Thetford Toilet Bowl Cleaner is an excellent choice for keeping your toilet bowl clean, as it can be safely used on plastic surfaces.
  • The seals on your caravan toilet are essential for preventing leaks and odours. Check the seals regularly and replace them if they’re damaged or worn. Thetford Seal Lubricant is recommended to keep seals in top condition so they last longer.

Learn More Today

It’s essential to choose the right type of caravan toilet for your needs and to maintain it properly to ensure it functions correctly. With proper care and maintenance, your caravan toilet will provide you with a comfortable and convenient way to use the bathroom while on the road. Call Thetford Australia today on (03) 9358 0700 to learn about our range of options.