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Old 05-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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what is this gauge?

I was looking at cassette porta potti today and saw some sort of water gauge next to it. Anyone know what it is?
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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Seems like a fluid resivoir for flushing - how much fluid remains in the tank?

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Old 05-08-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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Seems like a fluid resivoir for flushing - how much fluid remains in the tank?

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I am fairly new to this cassette/popup camper.
Can you be more specific? How do I look at tank?
Is the tank you are referring to just for flushing the toilet?
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Usually you have to fill a reservoire with water and a bio agent that is flushed into the bowl to wash deposits into a holding tank.

You need to know how much flushing fluid is available to do the job.

the holding tank has to be emptied every so often, depending upon the usage.
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Usually you have to fill a reservoir with water and a bio agent that is flushed into the bowl to wash deposits into a holding tank.

You need to know how much flushing fluid is available to do the job.

the holding tank has to be emptied every so often, depending upon the usage.
Isnt the reservoir tank filled up automatically
when I hooked up an external hose to the camper?
Is that what this gauge is showing, how much water is
in the reservoir?
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Usually a Cassette porta-potti referrs to a stand-alone unit that is carried along on a camping trip. If this is not what you are describing, then ignore my postings...

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Old 05-10-2012, 09:55 AM   #7
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I think by cassette he is referring to the name the popup mfrs (I like MFers better than manufacturers--I think it captures the truth better) give to the entire shower/toilet enclosure. So the OP needs to determine whether he has a true porta-potti (removable from the camper) or a regular RV toilet, with fresh water supply and connection to a waste holding tank.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:16 AM   #8
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The Mfers refer to it as a cassette.
It is a porta potti that slides out of the pup.
When I slid it out I found it covered with water.
Dont know why it was covered in water but if anyone
has any theories, please chime in.

Here is pic.


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What is this quage?

It looks llike a drain for the upper tank. The clear tube should pull out of the retainer clip and be easily positioned down to drain the liquid.
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Hi Premierowner,
We had this Thetford Potti in our '95 Jayco.
When you swivel out the water fill (gray plastic above the Thetford sticker in your pic) and begin filling with water, that clear tube displays the water level. We used to fill to somewhere about even with the Thetford sticker. It makes it easy to see how much "flushing" water you have available.
Further, if you live where you have to drain the water out, the tube pops out and you point it down to drain.
Our potti was in the shower area. We used to occasionally get a bit of water on the removable tank when using the shower. Nothing like that though!!
It was a good system, easy to dump in any toilet or at the dump station.
PS-the toilet chemical was poured into the big gray "cassette" through the top hole, not in with the fresh flush water.
PSS-final tip....when pouring, "dumping", out the waste I remember a yellow button (not seen in your pic) that was pushed while tipping tank up to let air in and make a smooth, splashless, dump.
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