Dave Brown on 6th Feb 2021 at 6:58 pm
Return to: Caravan Clinic
Emptying a portable toilet is a price one has to pay for having this convenience in a caravan or motorhome.
Many caravan parks expect these to be emptied directly into a flushing toilet in the ablution facility – and provided it is done slowly, one can do this easily enough without getting the dreaded splash-back.
We saw a better idea in a caravan park in England recently. It’s discreet, shielded with a picket fence, and has a lift-up lid that hides a big basin with a 110mm drainpipe that ‘consumes’ waste quickly. There is a cold-water hose for rinsing purposes.
For motorhomes and caravans equipped with grey-water tanks (shower and dish water) they have drains over which the caravan or motorhome is positioned, so that when the release is opened, the grey water runs straight into a drain rather than all over a camping site.
It’s not pleasant to have to put your groundsheet down to cover someone else’s rice! These ideas will go a long way to keeping ablution blocks and camping sites sanitary.
– Godfrey Castle