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Buying toilet fluid in Sardinia

Running low but haven't been able to get it at campsites, service station or supermarkets. Any ideas or information? Currently near Oristano heading for Sicily via Cagliari so it's a long way home.
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Try not bothering. We found no difference. Or if you feel you must add something just chuck in some cheap aldi.or lidl liquid clothes washing solution.
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Must admit i never thought of this. Doesn't it pong or do you just put up with it.?
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now if you had a SOG loo, you wouldn't need any at all!

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We use Thetford Blue as our standard but have run out at times and have simply dropped a sachet or measure of biological washing liquid in for the short time.

I do not find the "odour control" to be anything like as efficient, but it does work and can be used until you can find some - even if that is a week or two away - you may choose to empty the cassette a little more often, simply to assist with odour control in a hopefully hot environment where things degrade MUCH faster - twice as fast for every 10C rise over the usual up to about 40C, so if you are used to the UK at say 10C and are now in 40C the rate of degradation is 8 times as fast as in the UK - hence the odour control is needed IMO.

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Must admit i never thought of this. Doesn't it pong or do you just put up with it.?
You only open the slice for a.second or so AFTER you've finished having a wee, and only just before delivery of a number two. Pong is minimal.

Even better though is fitting a SOG extractor fan...that operates aotomatically whenever the slice is open, drawing air from bathroom down through the pan an through cassette out to exterior of MH so no smell wafts up through pan into bathroom. No more cost or faffing with toilet chemicals ever afterwards.
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Even better though is fitting a SOG extractor fan...
Sadly, not all cassette lockers can accommodate the SOG system - if the access is small and cramped, you may well be limited to NOT having a SOG system.....

Professional advice is needed before buying one in order to ensure that it will fit....

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Must admit i never thought of this. Doesn't it pong or do you just put up with it.?
There have been several threads on MHF and other forums where Supermarket Bio washing liquid(capsules or liquid) have been recommended.

Just on a 'straw poll' of respondents I reckon that 50% of MHomers are using Bio washing liquid. We have been using it for 7 years.

As for smell, I find the smell of the perfume in the liquid masks any bad smells from the 'defecations'.

On the Continent the term Bio does not appear on the title of the product, but 90% are Bio, and if one looks at the ingredients for the word 'enzyme' then it is Bio.

|I bet if you try it you, will never spend money on the 'real' rip-off stuff again - hundreds of us have not.

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Thanks again and will try the washing liquid approach. Just for the record, www.thetford-europe.com has a search engine for 3000 agents and one I rang, the only one in Sardinia,
had stock but he was the wrong end of the island. Here on the east coast there are maybe 40 motorhome at a well run site and every kind of provision in the market but no fluid or even toilet paper on sale. Seems odd, but there you go. Asked around and in difficult conversations where sign language was hardly appropriate couldn't find out anything more than that most people use the appropriate fluid and just have enough with them for their trip. None seemed to think of buying as they travellled but maybe they are not away for months?
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Any advice on how much bio to use eg same as toilet fluid? Just read elsewhere that 2 tablespoons Napisan in 500ml warm water does well for 20L Thetford cassette.
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