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Old 07-01-2017, 11:01 AM   #43
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Exactly. Yuck. Just yuck.
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Several of the parks in our area public and private only allow the dumping of cassette toilets at the dump station. Pit toilets and restrooms are not intended for or designed for this purpose.
According to one Park Ranger I spoke with they have had people attempt to dump their cassette toilets in restroom sinks and shower stalls . The fault lies not with the cassette toilet , an inatimate object but with careless / thoughtless individuals
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I agree Steve, but it sets up a problem which doesn't need to exist. I'm still baffled as to how it's "better". Handling human waste by hand dumping it from a container? Nope, not me.

Now, I have seen some composting toilets used by folks who camp for extended periods, and I find them a workable solution. But the porta potties and cassette containers not so much.
I have never had anything other than a porta potti. When I bought it I measured the home toilet and bought one that was the same size. I have dumped it in toilets both my own and on the road. I've dumped it in outhouses and I've dumped it at dump stations. I never wears gloves, no need. I have never gotten any waste on me or anywhere other than where it is suppose to go. I use single ply toilet paper and a cap full of the blue stuff to break it down and keep things smelling good. The potti sits neatly under the bed until needed. When it comes time to dump I separate the two halves, remove the cap from the dumping tube, position it over the hole and push the button. No mess, no yuck.

As far as messes are concerned the worst place to dump can be the dump station. I would suggest there is enough blame to go around as Ive seen some pretty big messes like when the guy in front of me just opened the tanks with no slinky. I guess that's why many dump stations now post instructions.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:04 AM   #44
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I would suggest there is enough blame to go around as Ive seen some pretty big messes like when the guy in front of me just opened the tanks with no slinky. I guess that's why many dump stations now post instructions.
Well that's true. Sometimes you can't fix stupid, even with posted instructions.
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Not really. The toilet flushes waste into the cassette which is mounted in a separate compartment. It uses water to flush and the bowl has a seal that keeps the cassette compartment isolated from the bowl. Keeps odors out and bowl from smelling bad! In effect, the cassette functions as a small black tank with a different method of dumping.
So its a glorified portapotti??
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Well that's true. Sometimes you can't fix stupid, even with posted instructions.
Probably the same guy that dumped his porta pot in Steve's outhouse
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Yep, a cassette toilet is a porta potty minus the porta. Well, the tank is still portable, just not the rest.
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OK...now I'm seriously considering the new Parkliner but am interested in the old one and the air conditioner under the bench. Do those of you who currently have this AC have comments on how well it works in hot, humid summer weather? The new one is placing the Dometic on the roof.
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the old parkliner with the a/c under the bench was notoriously not a good idea. Not enough venting to the rear to properly cool. That could be changed with better venting, a fan back there or possibly a pop up door and a slide out drawer thing to slide the whole a/c unit out for proper cooling.
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Yes the news bit, or their facebook said the Old AC leaked on the floor, hence re-design. Can't remember for sure...Thinking their facebook now. I like the dealer network and non wood floor now.
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OK...now I'm seriously considering the new Parkliner but am interested in the old one and the air conditioner under the bench. Do those of you who currently have this AC have comments on how well it works in hot, humid summer weather? The new one is placing the Dometic on the roof.
I have the old design with the A/C near the floor. I don't have any water leaking. I think ParkLiner replied to the poster who complained about water leaking an instructed them to make sure the camper is level so water can flow as intended.

The A/C works but it could be stronger. The new one will probably be much better and I gather from the above posts that just the fact that it'll be on the roof will make it more efficient. ParkLiner will not be manufacturing the old models anymore, so if that's what you end up wanting, you'll have to buy used.
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The A/C works but it could be stronger. The new one will probably be much better and I gather from the above posts that just the fact that it'll be on the roof will make it more efficient.
Roof mounted will definitely do a better job of cooling, but trust me, that comes with a serious negative - and that's noise. Roof mounted (and of course unducted on a fiberglass trailer) AC units make quite a roar. We are cool as a cucumber, but the noise level is much higher than we'd like.
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I have the old design with the A/C near the floor. I don't have any water leaking. I think ParkLiner replied to the poster who complained about water leaking an instructed them to make sure the camper is level so water can flow as intended.

The A/C works but it could be stronger. The new one will probably be much better and I gather from the above posts that just the fact that it'll be on the roof will make it more efficient. ParkLiner will not be manufacturing the old models anymore, so if that's what you end up wanting, you'll have to buy used.
Having spent three days at Aiken State Park in 90+ weather and no shade, the ac worked okay until the hottest part of the day. It does need to be bigger. When ever I replace mine I am going with 8000-10,000 btu's. I am also going to look for one with a better vent design. The old fashion one that has better direction control. For now I might try a fan behind the ac unit and look for a piece of plastic to redirect the airflow up. In my yard experments, having shade goes a long way helping the ac on 90+ days.
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If the thud sound of the a/c coming on is a bother I have found that MicorAire has a soft start unit called the 334 that works great. I installed one last week on a 2015 Coleman Mach8 - 4 wires - 1 hour to do and the start up thud is gone. The amps to start the a/c are now supposed to be in the 18amp area - easy enough to start and run the a/c with the 2000W Honda generator on eco mode. The compressor ramps up to speed vs. shocking it to work. Now the compressor start is silent and the only thing that can be heard is the constant running of the inside fan and the slight sound of the compressor cutting off when cycling. I also have the OMW hush kit for the outside noise which makes this Mach8 as quiet as any roof top a/c out there.
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A friend that owns a Parkliner with the front mount A/C made a modification that allowed it to work much better. Haven't seen him on here in some time, or in person either. Try searching under Brian M.
EDIT: could be Brian M. in NY
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A friend that owns a Parkliner with the front mount A/C made a modification that allowed it to work much better. Haven't seen him on here in some time, or in person either. Try searching under Brian M.
EDIT: could be Brian M. in NY
Could you help me figure out how to do a search on this site?
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