Having changed my Brakha Ngonyama for a Sprite SP Tourer to fit our slightly less adventurous lifestyle as retirees, my one deciding factor was the onboard bathroom with toilet the SP offered. From day one I had severe problems with the brand new toilet leaking and upping my stress levels significantly. This was on our maiden 5000 km tour through our beautiful country. We limped on and upon return was told by Caracamp Somerset West to bring the van in (I live in Langebaan). I duly did and after a few days collected the van and on our next trip discovered the problem was still there. Now followed a series of replacement casettes, electrical (warning light) problems and eventually a total replacement of the toilet which was fitted by a rank amateur- could have done a better job myself! The van is now exactly 2 years old and the warranty probably gone and the problem with the indicator lights again with us. I might as well have had a normal manual basic potapotti installed for all the convenience I now have (and probably saved a whack of money on the new purchase price!).
The rusting of the wheel rims after about a year also did not warrant any help from Caracamp nor Jurgens.
I hope the van will still have a useful life and not rot away too quickly!
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I have a similar model in my Caravan. Up until now have no problems with it. My caravan works with a positive pressure in the water lines thus the pump switch off the moment the tap is closed and the pressure is reached.
When activating the rinse button on top of the toilet it only opens the rinse valve and the pump automatically pumps water to rinse the toilet.
The water only has an inlet and if the clamps are tight it should not leak there. The waste tank works similar to that of a normal Porta Potti so if its closed off I have no leak there as well.
Please give more info on wich water you have problems with the clean flushing water or the waste tank water.
My current problem is with the pilot lights indicating flush water tank needs filling and casette 60% full. Water pressure (hot and cold) in taps and flushing mechanism ok.
Carl if I am not mistaken there is a float on the inside of the casette that has some kind of magnet. That works of the float. As the float lift higher the magnet gets closer to the small mechanism on top of the cassette. This inturn gives a signal to the pilot lights.
It is either the actual float in the cassette that is stuck or the mechanism above. I do not have a indicator for the flush water tank as the flush water comes from my main water tank.
Or it is the electrical part directly above the cassette that gives the faulty signal. Everything in the cassette in machanical and outside and above is electrical. The machanical part is just the switch witch is activated by the float at different levels.
I have a similar problem with my Dometic Saneo BW. The 3/4 level indicator stays on even after I just emptied the tank. The float inside the tank is not stuck. I suspect its the reed switch but something just doesn't make sense because the light stays on even If I disconnect the reed switch. Also sometimes after I emptied it the tank it does work ie the light stays off till the tank is 3/4 full. I was hoping somebody with similar problems found a fix. I contacted Dometic but they just tell you to take the caravan to a service agent.