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Old 10-08-2016, 02:17 AM   #1
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Just bought our first RV, the Hymer Aktiv!!! Flew down to Pomono, CA to check them out. Loved it! Bought a fully option one! Won't get it for another 4 weeks, due to traveling conflicts. I will post pics later when we get back home (at the airport now headed back now).
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Just bought our first RV, the Hymer Aktiv!!! Flew down to Pomono, CA to check them out. Loved it! Bought a fully option one! Won't get it for another 4 weeks, due to traveling conflicts. I will post pics later when we get back home (at the airport now headed back now).
Very good, who is the Hymer dealer handling the sales at Pomona?
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Awesome can't wait to hear all about it, and please post pics. Congratulations!
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Keep us posted on the cassette toilet.


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I want to know how comfortable is the settee.


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Congratulations!! We can't wait to hear all the details.
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I think you will be fine with the cassette toilet. I used one for 10 years in my old pop-up camper; now I have a black tank in my Travato. If I have access to a dump station, I prefer the black tank. However, we camped several weekends this summer where there was no dump station. When we got home I had to transfer the tank contents to a portable tank and then dump it in the toilet. This is not fun. The cassette tank is easy to empty.

Another advantage to the cassette toilet depends on the exact model you have. My pop-up also had hot water/shower/sink, etc, so I had to winterize it every winter, just like any other camper. But the cassette toilet had an internal water supply. It was simple to winterize, but it also meant I could use the toilet in the winter while still leaving the rest of the water system alone. Just add hand sanitizer. That may or may not be useful to you, but for me it would be great for going to football games in Buffalo, NY in December.

Now that I have used both, if given a choice I would go with the cassette toilet, especially if it had an internal water tank.

Enjoy your new camper.
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Bought a fully option one!
Can you be a bit more specific on what options? All of the ones in the brochure? Did you get the Lithiums and how large a bank? Solar and how many/size panels?

And of course - only if you feel comfortable sharing this - what was the price (driving it off the lot)? Everyone here has been wondering what the street price will be. Saw what looked like some good deals at Hershey.
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I think you will be fine with the cassette toilet. I used one for 10 years in my old pop-up camper; now I have a black tank in my Travato. If I have access to a dump station, I prefer the black tank. However, we camped several weekends this summer where there was no dump station. When we got home I had to transfer the tank contents to a portable tank and then dump it in the toilet. This is not fun. The cassette tank is easy to empty.

Another advantage to the cassette toilet depends on the exact model you have. My pop-up also had hot water/shower/sink, etc, so I had to winterize it every winter, just like any other camper. But the cassette toilet had an internal water supply. It was simple to winterize, but it also meant I could use the toilet in the winter while still leaving the rest of the water system alone. Just add hand sanitizer. That may or may not be useful to you, but for me it would be great for going to football games in Buffalo, NY in December.

Now that I have used both, if given a choice I would go with the cassette toilet, especially if it had an internal water tank.

Enjoy your new camper.
That is a good point and has not really come up in conversation. Some folks are going with the composters as a winter travel solution. But a cassette sounds easier to deal with to me and more manageable.

Do you just flush with antifreeze? or do you dilute it?
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