Reader Tip for skylights in the camper

To have the run of the house
The Dutch caravanner Dick Beekman had problems with its skylight that could be blown over even in light winds, despite the securing bracket. To prevent this, he found a simple solution.

He procured to the flea market a used shower rod with spring mechanism and reduced them to the width of the roof hatch plus three centimeters. Now he can block the path of the circlip with the rod and the shutting down of the window. In strong winds he should however remove the rod and the hatch precautionary closures.

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Camping toilet – vent instead of chemicals

Fresh breeze motorhome toilet
Nobody likes thick air, and certainly not in the motorhome. In order to contain odors, it can be either the chemical mace swing – or install a ventilation system.

Legal widespread are the ventilation systems of the company SOG Dahmann. The centerpiece is a fan, which creates a slight negative pressure in the cassette when opening the toilet slide. This creates a suction on the slide opening of the toilets and the room air is drawn. The drawing in the air acts like a shutter and thus prevents odorous gases that can rise out of the tank.

The power consumption of the SOG system is approximately 0.84 watts during use. The incoming air is filtered off and the newly formed vapors in the WC bowl. The decomposition process of the tank contents is accelerated by the increased supply of oxygen, so that one does not need more sanitary accessories. Toilet manufacturers recommend to use a care product for the seals anyway, since the venting alone does not protect the mechanical parts.

How does the toilet exhaust ventilation in the motorhome?
The functional principle of the odor of the toilet is the same in all SOG systems, the differences lies in the gas discharge to the outside.

Want to learn more about the SOG system and camping toilets in the motorhome? Then download the paid PDF “Sani Special”.

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