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cassette toilet in a transit?
« on: April 23, 2017, 11:09:03 AM »
Hi
Looking to build a camper van and my vehicle of choice due to budget will be an 03-06 mk6 LWB Transit.
In the past I did build a camper from an earlier model transit (probs 'smiley front') and can recall that I fitted a thetford cassette toilet at the rear in the shower area, behind the rear wheel arch with the emptying door in the passenger side panel.
Looking at the mk6 there does not seem to be enough room to do the above, am I correct does anyone know?
As an additional thought, would a porta potti be a better idea because you can throw it out the shower area to gain more space while showering?

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Re: cassette toilet in a transit?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 08:38:19 PM »
There probably is a size difference as Ford introduced the Jumbo on the "2000" models I'm guessing the smiley front's were SWB MWB and LWB and the transit LWB was slightly less long to encourage purchase of the Jumbo(if that makes sense) the Jumbo has a massive rear overhang if tat's what you're after

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Re: cassette toilet in a transit?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 03:20:22 AM »
Dumping a port-a-potty and a cassette toilet are very similar, but a port-a-potty is much more portable and wouldn't require any van modifications, and for that reason I would think would be superior.

Personally, I prefer the bucket style toilet, but that's just me...

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Re: cassette toilet in a transit?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 09:28:49 AM »
Why thank you for your comments.
It seems I can run with either porta potti or cassette, no bucket as I am looking for a better potential resale value from 'regular' campers.
Not enough land at moment for a jumbo size and will be using it just for myself, occasionally my partner that lives in another Country and of course the multitude of 'chicks' it will attract.......
I attach initial general layout thoughts after measuring a LWB tranny  - A is an existing design I found trawling the web, B is my mod based upon thinking I need more worktop space.... what do youz think, suggestions welcome.
Of course shower tray in B will have to be cut around wheel arch but still 20" wide for your feet so think enough for a comfortable shower when porta potti removed.
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« Last Edit: April 25, 2017, 10:12:05 AM by ecotrails »

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Re: cassette toilet in a transit?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 07:26:52 AM »
Trying to keep your general idea, but maximizing worktop space, and floor space, while making things as convenient as possible, this is what I came up with...

Let me know what you think.

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Re: cassette toilet in a transit?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 10:26:12 AM »
Thanks for the input Dan, much appreciated. Based on your thoughts, re-arranged and came up with 'D'  which, as it happens is almost same as your's  :D
D, according to my measurements would only suit a porta potti because of dimensions would would not need to be removed during showering now; I don't mind porta potti (or bucket for that matter) but looking at resale value (this hopefully first of a new micro-enterprise to part fund my travels), not as a business but say, as a friend of mine carves walking sticks as an enjoyable hobby and sells them occasionally, maybe 'E' would be more saleable to 'Joe public'?
Oh, and would like to keep middle area of the bed free as it is a pull out type and to pull from centre makes it easy to accomplish.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2017, 10:40:06 AM by ecotrails »

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Re: cassette toilet in a transit?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 01:52:52 PM »
Both of those look good.  You're going to keep the gas bottle inside for better protection, right?

Then you could mount a heater to the side of the cabinet just inside the side door, and have a killer rig.  Done nice, I think the resale value would be high, and easy to make a sizable profit.  I've turned down thousands in profits on mine multiple times.  Mine has just been too good to me to part with it.

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Re: cassette toilet in a transit?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2017, 11:01:22 AM »
Yes sir, gas bottle inside under the worktop.
Was wanting that side seat solid to pop the battery and invertor in and keep under the bed for a couple of drawers for clothing but in the event I will make do with less clothes and pop battery etc. under the bed.
Heating, yes, have a propex heater not yet installed in a camper I have in Greece, an old 1983 merc navaho... very nice but not started since I left Greece in January and I don't have funds/time to get back there at moment and bring it back to UK.... here lies another story... if someone wants to buy it v. cheap and bring it back to UK for MOT/Tax and I could remove my belongings they would have a steal.... another new post for this I think... only done 121,000 miles and mercs go forever... enough!