Conversion instructions Cassette toilet
Here is a step-by-step guide to rebuilding the old cassette toilet. The aim is to install a partition toilet.
In this case, the small Trelino was installed. But after the old cassette toilet has given way, you can eventually (depending on the dimensions) install all partition toilets.
Jonas drives a Bavaria Camp Sol y Sombra van from 2005, in which the standard wet cell including cassette toilet is fitted. He provides us with these step-by-step instructions for converting the cassette toilet. The text is primarily from Jonas with small additions from our side. You can find more detailed information about Jonas in his blog: Setting forth - Aufbruch.
Instructions for converting a cassette toilet
As can be seen in the photos above, this cassette toilet, also called a bench toilet, is to be replaced.
Jonas would like to use a partition toilet in his van and for this purpose the old Thetford camper van toilet has become superfluous.
This is exactly the situation most people face when they want to convert their cassette toilet. Depending on the model installed, you will find everything from a smaller stand-alone cassette toilet to fully lined bathrooms.
Where do I start? Where are the screws hidden? Can only the cassette toilet be removed or does the entire wet cell have to be unscrewed?
These questions pose minor and major challenges. Some people do not dare to do it at all. But thanks to such conversion instructions, the individual steps become visible and thus more feasible.
Here you can see which steps Jonas has implemented. The instructions can certainly be applied to your cassette toilet. Otherwise, the team at MeineTrenntoilette.de is at your disposal. Please contact us.
Here you can see the four holes in the floor panel and behind them are the heating pipes and the wheel housing.
Now cut a base plate from, for example, OSB. For the Sol y Sombra, the dimensions are: 40 x 67 cm. The plate and the substructure are chosen so that they form one level with the shower tray cover.
Thanks to its low height, the Trelino fits under the washbasin.
Jonas screwed wooden strips onto the OSB board to fix it in place. This keeps the Trelino in place.
The Trelino has a recess at the bottom, in the front area, for the urine tank. This is perfect for anchoring the toilet firmly. For this purpose, Jonas screwed together a wooden strip and sanded it until it fitted exactly into the recess. Jonas was able to test the construction extensively over a distance of 500 km. The Trelino stayed firmly in place, even on bumpy roads.
The hole next to the wheel housing is covered with a thin OSB board. Jonas has installed a switch for a 12 V fan here. This is to be mounted on the Trelino. The fan will be connected to the old SOG system and will vent the air to the outside if necessary. Until now, Jonas could not bring himself to cut a hole in the beautiful Trelino. 🙂