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I’ll be honest, emptying cassette toilets has always kind of grossed me out. And since our new Winnebago EKKO will have a cassette toilet, I figured I needed to do something about it. So I came up with this, and it looks like you’ll soon be able to order one:
Update 4/26/2021 – THEY’RE ON THE WAY!!!
So, the Americanizer™ is made in China. There are two reasons for this:
- I love irony.
- I didn’t think anyone would want a sewage adapter that cost $95 and was available in 2022.
Seriously, I really tried to find a US-based injection molding company, but those are the kind of ridiculous numbers and dates I was being quoted. So I did the next best thing: I found a foreign injection molding manufacturer with a US presence and engineering staff, so we’re at least supporting some office jobs in the USA.
Anyway, long leadup to let you all know that the first batch of 2000 Americanizers™ is right now making its way to the US via ocean. I wanted to get more than 2000, because there are a LOT more than 2000 of you that want one, but the second batch will have to wait until we recoup some of our money from this first batch. We’re told that the ocean shipping process takes a total of about 28 days, accounting for delays, customs, and then final shipping inside the US. We won’t be selling these, shipping them, or collecting money ourselves. We’re RVers, too! We’d rather be spending our time on the road. So once we have them, we’ll have to figure out how to get them on Amazon. I’m allowing a month to figure that mess out, so it still looks like June to have them available for sale.
You might have guessed from reading this, that the beta testers all reported back successfully. Nobody broke it. Nobody spilled sewage all over themselves. Some of them even have helpful tips on how to use it. So… the short version of the update is:
Testing went well. Still on track for June availability.
Update 3/22/2021 – WE’VE GOT SAMPLES!!!
I got a package today from our injection molding contractor containing a few samples of what could be the production version of the Americanizer™. I just need to test them out and then we should be good to go. I plan to send one sample to an RV dealership, where they might be able to have their service department put it through its paces. I’d also like to find a couple of you who have responded on the signup page to test these out as well. I’d like to test with a variety of cassettes, so I’m looking for two people who have different models of Thetford cassettes than I do. I have the C220. So I’m looking for folks with the 200, 250, 260, 400, 500, C2,3,4… anything besides what I have. I’ll send details in the next Americanizer™ update email.
The good news from all of this is that it seems like I could have some available at RV dealers by summer for sure. Amazon may take a little longer to get set up, but I’m targeting summer there as well. It’s happening!
Update – 1/31/2021 – GOOD NEWS!!!
Since originally posting this, scores of people have registered their interest. That’s enough for us to forge ahead and get it manufactured. We’ve contracted with an injection molding facility. They’re making the molds now, and I expect to have some samples around the end of March. If those samples check out, then it’s off to the races. If everything goes according to plan, The Americanizer™ should be available this summer! We plan to sell it on Amazon. If you are interested in potentially having one, just go to
and fill out the very short form with your email address. I’ll send out periodic emails to let you know how this is progressing, and when it’s available for sale. There is NO COMMITMENT to buy one.
I pretty much say it all in the video, but to summarize, The Americanizer™ adapts a toilet cassette (popular in Europe) to work with North American RV sanitation accessories and dump stations. It eliminates your exposure to a literal gusher of human waste, and it provides a spill-free, sight-free, and smell-free way to empty the cassette into any standard RV dump station. Besides that, there are a few other benefits that make this better than any kind of hose contraption you might rig up yourself:
- No modifications are made to the cassette itself.
- The design is such that the waste never actually flows through the adapter.
- You don’t have to grab the “dirty” end of the adapter to attach or detach it.
- The adapter is really easy to grab, tighten, and loosen, even with gloved hands.
Oh, and I know I joke around a lot, but there really is a patent pending on the design of The Americanizer™.
So – what do you think? As far as I’m concerned, this really solves one of my biggest hang-ups with a cassette toilet, and it does it in a way that only adds capability to the cassette – and doesn’t take any away. But maybe you disagree. I’m actually very interested in your thoughts here. If you were someone who was a “hard no” on cassettes, would this change your mind? If you’re already a cassette user, can you think of times this would have come in handy? Or maybe it’s never come up? Have any of you had troubles with a cassette at RV parks? And if so, would this resolve the objections of the park staff? I’m interested in all of that.
Sound off below!
First, I am insanely jealous of your shop. Very cool product – we don’t have our first RV yet but we hope to in a few months.
We will definitely be ordering your product.
An idea for improvement: Make the whole cassette or an insert inside the cassette disposable in some kind of biodegradable package.
Thanks for stopping by! The shop has taken me a looooong time to build up, but it’s my happy place.
Hello James! I have been a fan of you and Stef for a long time. Because of you we bought and love our Travato 59KL. Now we are looking at a bit more room and ability not to get our Ram stuck again. Considering the Winnie View/Navion and the Ekko. Like you, was very putoff by the cassette toilet idea. Was really bummed when the “W” canceled the Ekko 24 version. After reviewing your invention (Americanizer) we are again considering the current Ekko 22 and appreciate you colorful video review of the same. Thanks for being you!
Awesome! You’ll love the extra space in the EKKO.
I’ve ordered one of these, even though I have a Camco portable. I’m pretty sure there is enough clearance, so I’ll be designing a 3D printed adapter to fit inside the Americanizer and thread onto the Camco. If it works, I can publish the 3D printer files, and you can expand your market. I would have just 3D printed a whole adapter, but I don’t think the bayonet lugs would be strong enough in the printed material. Email me if you’re interested in the outcome of the design.
Hadn’t thought of the “adapter to an adapter” approach.
Let me know if it works out – I’m very curious!
I was wondering about using your Americanizer with a camco or Thetford portable dump. Would that require an “adapter” for your Americanized? If it’s possible, wouldn’t that be a great way to extend your boo docking time instead of buying an extra cassette toilet tank or two?
If your portable dump had a “standard” RV sewer connection on it (that would connect to a dump outlet on your rig), then you would not need anything else to use the Americanizer.
Whether in a portable tank or a second cassette, it seems like the same problem to me – just in a different container.
But if you already have access to a portable dump, then it might be the most economical way to go.
BRILLIANT!! I’ve avoided units using a cassette toilet like the plague…this option greatly expands my choices in travel trailers and RVs. Many thanks!
Woo Hoo! Glad we could help!
HI James, in the process of purchasing an EKKO and set out on the road. I love this mod and will be ordering one. My question is, what type and length of hose would you recommend. It seems that if you have to take it out to empty it, you can be be relatively close to the dump station, so as not to have a long hose to wash out. Seems reasonable to think that a short hose is just as effective, and easier to clean out. AND, having a short hose would be easier to manage in a bathroom with a toilet, or latrine, or other location that the cassette opens up to EKKO owners. Am I missing something here?
One last question, do you recommend keeping a spare cassette, so if you,re boondocking and don’t want to dump out in nature anywhere?
Well, first off, never just dump the cassette out in the woods. That’s a big no-no. ’nuff said.
We don’t carry a spare. We have one, just haven’t needed it, so it’s being left at home these days.
Short hose works just fine. Just use whatever hose you use for your gray tank (any of them will work) and you should be fine.
Even the basic hose that comes with the EKKO will work just dandy.
I’m interested and I found the Amazon link before I saw this post. I hope you can answer a question about the cassette… To increase our boondocking time, we’re considering getting a second cassette. I’ve been unable to get accurate dimensions of the cassette. (I want to check that it would fit inside our storage compartment.) Would you be able to measure your cassette for me?
Thetford Cassette + Americanizer = perfect alternative to a black-water tank.
There are several different types and models of cassettes, and they are different sizes.
I only have a certain model of Thetford here now.
Which model were you looking for?
Thanks for the reply, James. I’m looking specifically at the Thetford model that you have in No.1 — C403L, I believe. I found several sources to get a cassette but cannot find accurate dimensions.
The model we have is the C-223S.
While I don’t use a cassette toilet, your product is interesting. I wonder why not leave the Americanizer in place and just cap it with a typical drain cap that connects to the lugs?
Would it get in the way when the bowl part was reattached? If not it would be easy storage for the Americanizer.
There are a variety available, some even have a male garden hose fitting, one of the comments was asking about a camloc fitting, I think a cam lock could be attached to a cap.
I did not read all 300+ comments so sorry if this has already been addressed.
When the spout on the cassette is rotated back to “toilet” mode, there’s not room to leave the Americanizer attached. The diameter of our standard sewer hoses preclude that possibility.
I agree it would be convenient though.
Finally found what I was looking for. I was about to scavange parts to make my own.
Next thing to look at is a spray attachement to rinse out the cassette.
You mean this didn’t already exist???
*I’m researching RVs after a hiatus so long that the only options I’ve ever used were restrooms or portapotties, a wastebasket lined with 2 plastic bags, or a cathole behind a suitable bush.
I couldn’t believe it either. Eventually, I gave up searching and made one.
OH MY GOODNESS, this is a game changer!! Purchased on Amazon! Thank you!!!!!!
I see this listed on Amazon, but you should do a video explaining it to put on the listing, since there are questions and the videos that Amazon linked are not as good as you could do.
1. I don’t own an RV.
2. I’m not that fit.
3. This product is so great I bought one anyway!
Now I am off to find a class B with a cassette toilet and get in shape so I can use my new Americanizer when it arrives!
Now, go get yourself an RV!
dumb just do not put paper in it dump ez
comment bad understand hard product no matter paper
We are buying an EKKO and we will purchase your adapter.
I’m going to the Hershey RV show Sept. 17th. The Ekko is my top choice. If we order one I will then ask to purchase your Americanizer.
Dude that is brilliant! I am really liking the Ekko, so when I get one or any other RV with a Cassette I would buy 2! It is a must have. Good job!
I wish we had dumping drains in Europe so I could use an adapter like that, would make emptying much less unpleasant. Great idea and implementation, best of luck with it.
I have to admit, this is the first I’ve heard of a European wishing they had an American-style dump setup. 😉
Very impressed by the simplicity of the design. You deserve to own this brilliant idea. As an inventor myself, I truly appreciate the effort you’ve put into your creation. Hope you make money with it and wish you great success.
Great invention but I would only buy it if came with a short sewer hose. I wouldn’t want to store a long hose being that it’s unessesary to use a long hose. Thanks
Short sewer hoses are readily available. Like this one: https://amzn.to/3iolPZA
Found your Amazon Link-already ordered! Thanks
Woo Hoo! Thanks!
Just got ours and love it. It works so well! Can not thank you enough! This has really made emptying our Cassette much nicer! Recommending this to all our friends!
Thank you so much.
If you’re so inclined, you could leave a review for us on Amazon.
Just placed my order for one on Amazon!!! Thank you for inventing this.
This product is what i need for the cassette toilet!!!
Have they arrived yet?
Soon. Very soon…
I too have placed my order on Amazon!!
Many thanks for a great product.
Looks great! We’ve had the Thetford cassette toilet in our van since 2018 and this will make dumping even easier. One concern is carrying yet one more thing, which would be the hose. I’m looking at this small item and think it might work well with the Americanizer – thoughts? https://amzn.to/3dleirG
I can tell you that hose will physically fit the Americanizer.
What I can’t tell you is how convenient it will be to dump with that hose attached, because I’ve never used one firsthand.
But it will certainly “work”.
I bought your fitting. But have to add couple of adapters to make it work with a boat pump out station.
I was wondering if you can make a screw on fitting that goes to 1 1/2 inch male camlock
This is the type of fitting I need it be
That wound be awesome for US boaters
I would definitely buy that from you
I could certainly design one, but the costs to get it injection molded are pretty high for just Stef and I.
I’ll chew on it.
I’m interested in purchasing one of these. Are there any updates as to when they will be available for purchase? Can I buy one directly from you?
We’re working to get them on Amazon within the month.
We won’t be selling them directly.
Cannot wait, we need this now. Right now I don’t even choose full hook up sites with my cassette because what’s the point if I cant dump, when these arrive I will have so much freedom back.
We’re working at it, I promise!
Thank you James.
Have these arrived Stateside yet? Still planning for sale in June?
They are in the states. I plan to get them on Amazon just as soon as I can get them on there.
Much of it depends on Amazon, but June still seems realistic. I could certainly have them to Amazon in June on my end of things.
Awesome..yes very interested
What is your plan for storing the stink slink? I see that Winnebago eliminated the rear bumper storage option with the blind spot sensors. Would love your thoughts and mod idea. I have an Ekko on order. Do you have a customer list for the first 2000?
I don’t have a list for the first 2000. I don’t think Amazon will allow me to pick who I can sell them to, so it’ll be crazy for a while until I can get enough made to cover initial demand.
(Welcome to global supply-chain issues, lol.)
I’m not an RV owner just yet, but hope to be soon. I have watched many of your interesting videos. Congratulations on designing a simple product that meets a practical need. If my RV choice has a cassette toilet, I’ll be ordering this product from you. Keep up the good work!
Just left a previous comment/questions, but – I installed one of the REMIS front windshield privacy screens in our TRAVATO. I saw them in a new 2019 – totally deploys/stows in 15 seconds. Bought one for our 2015 and fit just fine. Consider it our best aftermarket purchase of all.
Winn – doesn’t offer these anymore; they said they can’t readily get them from Remis.
I contacted REMIS in Germany (their US group only makes freezer front doors). Germany makes them for the Ford but they said they do it for the European model – any idea if there are any dimensional differences US/European windshield posts (understand the UK version would be rt-hand drive)?
Not sure about any differences between US and EU versions of the transit. Airbags are a big one that get in the way of these blind systems.
We had a REMIS in Lance, but grew tired of it. We don’t plan to put one in the EKKO.
YES! We would like to buy an Americanizer.
We have our Ekko on order – scheduled delivery Sept/Oct.
We are seriously thinking of a second cassette – should we buy exact model replacement from Winn or what is the manufacturer?
We really find your Utube Videos informative and helpful.
We did order our EKKO with the pop-up additional sleeping roof option – we have 8 grandchildren and occasionally “may” have someone(s) else go with us –
Can you share your thoughts on how/where you will add shelving etc to the various storage areas.
We now have a Travato 59K which we have put 54k miles on in the last 27 months – I just found myself leaving places when the weather started getting questionable – hence the AWD became a “need” item. I put a 4″ lift kit on and aftermarket wheels with MudSnow tires but it’s still a front-wheel drive w/o a locking differential. We race (road) bicycles, hunt, fish, backpack out west, but both in our 70’s, not getting stuck, or leaving just when the bad weather makes the hunting good, got old.
We are sooooo interested.
What a great invention..
Have new [email protected] with the cassette. I’m not overly grossed out when I dump at the park but I’d buy this, as without this I do slop sometimes. I’ll be interested in the retail price.
what a wonderful gadget to have and to make the process easier I am definitely interested after I purchase a cassette type of camper !! I was shying away from these type of camper due to the cassette toilet. Not anymore, I think the camper world should definitely put it into their stock!!!
My hat goes off to you for creating such a great adapter!!
Could you direct me to information on how they empty cassette toilets in the EU?
My google results were too vague. But I’m leaning toward that solution in addition to the Americanizer.
Well, the way they dump them in the EU has more to do with the campground facilities than it does with the individual RVer.
In Europe, campgrounds have installed special cassette dumping stations. Often times these are of the form of a giant funnel, or a much larger opening near the ground.
There are even some automated cassette dump and rinse stations! Put in a few Euro and a dirty cassette, and a clean cassette comes back to you.
These aren’t things you’ll be able to do over here. (Unless you own your own campground.)
I want one as soon as possible!!!!
I noticed that 8 of the comments are from people who strongly dislike cassette toilets, but are willing to tolerate them in order to own an Ekko. I would imagine that there are many others (like me) who also want an Ekko, but feel that the cassette toilet is a deal breaker.
I hope Winnebago’s marketing department will take note, and will offer other toilet options. (The “composting” toilet design is my personal favorite.)
I’d like to understand how Winnebago imagines Ekko owners will manage their tanks on a “boon-docking” trip. Presumably the (5 gallon) cassette will be emptied every two days or so, and the (50 gallon) grey tank will be emptied at a dump station, when you return to civilization to fill the (50 gallon) fresh tank. But, that sort of seems backwards to me. I’d rather dispose of small quantities of gray water every few days, and dump all the sewage once, when back in town to fill the fresh tank. But, I readily accept that Winnebago knows much more than I do about the typical preferences of their customers. To each his own.
I went through the same thing when I bought a Lil Snoozy 4 years ago.
I installed a saniflo sanicompact macerating toilet and pumped it to the gray tank.
It is still working great after 4 years of daily use
I am interested !!!
I SO NEED this Americanizer ASAP. Take my money! How can I get one fast?
They’re coming. I don’t have a date yet.
I would ABSOLUTELY buy this right now!
I’m working on it!
Hello, yes we would like to purchase one when you have them ready to go!
Yes, I want (1) Americanizer, and (1) “The Fit RV Americanizer” T-Shirt. Sure fire way to start a conversation
The T-Shirt angle never occurred to me.
Think of the merchandising opportunities! Lol!
I’ve been looking at getting an RV for a couple of years, but just recently started to get more serious in my search. I found your website over the weekend and have been reading your various reviews and tips… then, tonight, I googled info on emptying cassette toilets, because that’s truly a part of RV life that I don’t look forward to… but, whaddyaknow? The 2nd YouTube video that comes up is your demo of the Americanizer! All of a sudden, cassette toilets don’t seem so bad. Opens up a lot of options! Thank you!!!!
Beta testers are reporting back. 2 of the 4 have reported successful experiences so far!
You should license this to a large cassette toilet manufacturer so you don’t have to deal with production and all the rest. But sell one to me first 😉
Well that would have been easier.
Where were you 3 months ago? lol!
Would it be possible to leave it on the cassette or are there interference issues when you put the tank back in the toilet?
There’s not room to leave an adapter on when you try to swing the spout back over the body of the cassette.
Sign us up!
As a Master plumber for 48 years, naturally I am familiar with adaptors for waste materials. The idea is excellent and so appropriate for our Ekko (whenever we get it).. Count me in for a purchase
I’m in. Let me know when it will be available.
I’ll have some news to share this week!!!
I’m interested. I think it’s a great idea. I personally would want to find a short (or modify an existing) sewer drain hose.. maybe 3 feet stretched out.
:Edit to add, i see they sell short hoses, so i could put together my ideal set up very easy.
Interesting, keep me posted.
Make sure you hit the official signup sheet linked on this page. That’s how I’ll be notifying people of progress!
Keep me posted.
Sounds like a plan…. love it
Great idea from an experienced RV pro!
This is a great idea. I fractured a lumbar cross country skiing last season (back on skis this season) and dumping the cassette is less than favorable. Hope you find a way to make this available to the public. Sign me up!
This is a fantastic idea, but I’d like to see one with a shorter hose. The cassette is portable, so I don’t need a long sewer hose to transport.
There are lots of shorter hoses on the market. I just used what I had on hand for the video!
James – Do you need some test clients???? We just got our Winnebago Solis PX this weekend and are taking it out on it’s first trip in a week. Would love to have this option with us — would you consider selling a 3D printer demo version for us to try as a beta tester ;)?
Yes! I was trying to decide between 22 and 24…now that they dropped the 24 I know I’ll have the cassette..and your design is great.
I’m not sure if my husband signed up here, but, since I’m going to be responsible for dumping the cassette toilet, I want an Americanizer! Thanks for this innovation!
Great idea! We are definitely interested!
Absolutely want one or two! YES, yes, yes! We need this by the time we pick up our Ekko this summer. Genius! We had wanted a 24C to avoid a cassette toilet, but this makes it more “palatable”. How soon can you have them?
Thank you! Nadine and Joe
Hoping to have them on Amazon by the summer RVing season!
I think this is AMAZING! YOU ARE SO TALENTED. We are going to buy our first RV in about 6 months and we are interested in the Ekko. However, the cassette toilet was going to be a big problem for me. Now, I can keep the EKKO on the list.
With your e-mails, once this product has been finalized, I would love to see your recommendations on other products you add to the tank for odor. Thank you so much!
I’ve got a couple more things planned around the cassette. Stay tuned!
We are definitely interested! For 22A.
Great idea and very interested.
Looks great, interested.
I do not know how standard the flush hole is on a standard toilet, but if there was an adapter that fit a RV slinky hose with a soft rubber end that would stick into the bottom of a staNdard flush toilet and seal the bottom opening…. well, dumping might not be stinky at all.
Might work by simply mounting the americanizer, optionally connect hose, then connect the anti-stinker adapter…stick in toilet and let go of your waste.
The adapter would be in/under the initial water in the toilet to help keep smells from coming up. Then as you flush the toilet and slowly remove the hose/adapter, some cleaning of the hose end/adapter would take place.
This is awesome! I really like the EKKO, but have EXTREME reservations due to the cassette toilette. I kept envisioning myself having to take my crap for a walk and trying to disguise it as luggage. You are one smart cookie!
Yes I am Intersted getting ready to order a EKKO only reservation is dumping the cassette
Cool! This project is definitely moving forward. They should be here by the summer!
For sure interested. Well done!
Hi James, could I throw a spanner in the works/?
I recently heard about an incinerator toilet for RVs, it consumes 2000W when operating but you end up with a small amount of ash, no smells, no carrying 20 litres of goo about.
With your power availability on the EKKO it seems like a no brainer!
They do have those, but all the ones I’ve seen use propane to do the incinerating.
If they could figure out a way to avoid incinerating just a few ounces of liquid – and save the incineration for solids – I’d be more interested.
Yes, Totally agree, plus should come standard with the EKKO
Interested in Americanizer
Kudos for your constant solutions to “the questions that trouble us so”. . .I must add that I don’t have a cassette so I don’t have this issue and haven’t read every single comment, but I wondered about an additional approach. Many have suggested a straight dump, but you experienced difficulty without splashing, etc. Why not just make an extender version of the item that contains a gate valve? You could index into your fitting without a single drop being spilled, pull the valve and flush away. You’re left with a five or six inch accessory that’s much easier to rinse than any size slinky and much easier to transport.
I’m interested…sign me up for one.
I would be interested
Would definitely buy one. Thanks
That is an outstanding design. It shows a level of design sophistication that is rarely seen today.
We have never actually had an issue with dumping or odor. Presumably a good deodorizer effectively controls the smell. Dumping was much improved when we realized that Thetford’s air vent was a major contributor to dumping issues. Not only is it clumsy to push while dumping but it lets in far too little air. The solution is to remove the plastic cover plate and open the flap valve by turning the button. That allows much better flow. You are also ready for a quick inside flush with a hose.
2/11/21: Great engineering work. Very good explanation video. Amazing finishing details for a prototype (looks commercial already). Made perhaps on a 3D printer?
I don’t own an RV at this time, but my favorite (Wini Solis) comes with a cassette toilet. In that case your Americanizer would be much needed. Surprising you are the first to create what in hindsight looks obvious.
One downside to cassette toilets is dump fees. Their charge is the same for 4 gallons as for 40. Therefore, should I ever convert a van I would incorporate a large black holding tank.
DB, retired in Sacto
Yeah, I printed the prototype.
It was a difficult and very lengthy print!
Why not have a sealing cap on the Americanizer and not swap out the european cap and the americanizer? Just keep your americanizer on the cassette and put a black tank cap like the one found on any Airstream or trailer dump valve.
I had thought of that.
There’s not enough room between the spout and the cassette body when the spout is rotated in for that to fit.
Great news! So excited.
Yes, I will take one.
When will you have this available for purchase?
We’ve just contracted with an injection molding company.
Hope to have them on Amazon by the summer camping season!
Since the cassette toilet will be emptied from such a low height, why not work with a blank tank hose manufacturer and created a smaller hose to go with the Americanizer? Van owners don’t need long hoses to make it from their rigs to the emptying drains and smaller hoses will also be easier to store in vans.
The good news for you is that there are already many short black tank hose options on the market from major players like Camco and Thetford.
Check out just some of them here: https://amzn.to/3rHGVDU
Count me in for one!
Yes, I would be interested as I’m looking at selling my Winnie Paseo and getting into a new Winnie Ekko. The only turn-off on the Ekko is the cassette toilet. This adapter would definitely improve that situation !
Extremely good idea, I would certainly buy 1
I was thinking of fashioning some kind of short hose to make it easier with more control when dumping my porta-potti in a toilet. So I will buy the adapter if produced.
Interested have a porta potti, what a pain to dump.
For some reason I keep calling this the “baconator”…..
I currently have the conventional “Black Tank” but I am considering purchasing a new RV with a cassette toilet. If and when I do, this would be my First purchase. I think it’s a Great idea!!!
I have a black tank in my Safari Condo and during the winter I use a Dometic Porta Potti portable toilet Thetford has a cassette. I dump in my garage where I have a sewer look out similar to yours in your drive way. I was watching you dumping your cassette into the sewer and asked my self why don’t you insert the 6 inches pipe that is on the cassette into the sewer look out?
That is what I have been doing and not one drop of waste goes on the floor! Those 90 degrees 6 inches pipe can easily be introduced into the sewer look out one second before the flow of waste is being dump.
I tried that multiple times with plain water, and I always managed to spill at least a few drops.
Trying that was one of the things that got me started on the Americanizer.
I like the Americanizer, but would like it to hook up to a smooth hose rather than a slinky hose.
Well, the good news is that the connection lugs are an industry standard. You can connect it to whatever you like!
I’ve already responded yes but I forgot to add a thought.
a long long time ago in the beginning when I had a black tank I had attachment on my black water line that was clear so you could see when the clarity of your effluent….just another idea
That’s the beauty of adapting it in this way. You’re free to add whatever standard dump accessory or hose length you’d like to!
I have the 2021 320 with cassette. I found dumping exactly into what you were showing was not a problem. You start out with a low angle and as you raise it up slowly it’ll start pouring in drain. When you get it near a 90 degree you can push the air release and stick nozzle into hole. But all depends on how much you have. Your device as is I would still buy one to have. But I wonder if you made it so it would be an extender ( longer) so your angle to the hole you’ll be able to get it into the hole before it starts coming out. Then you’ll have it into the hole when releasing air. This year I’m going to try using a grey tank cap where you can use a garden hose. So I’m trying to eliminate the slinky hose.
But yes I would buy one.
If you have the 320, and you’re interested, please do go to the signup sheet and enter your email.
It’s possible I’ll want to do another quick round of testing with some different cassettes just to double-check things. I’d be asking for volunteers from that list.
Yes, I would definitely purchase your adapter if I go with a cassette. It would remove one objection against the cassette toilet. I would project way more than 600 sales!
Interesting but would not buy. In our pop up camper we don’t have room for the hose so then the Americanizer is of little use.
Gotta give you that one – if you don’t have a hose, there’s not much need for an adapter…
I have disliked the idea of a cassette toilet, but this invention might make the toilet doable. This would make more Class B RVs available for my consideration like the Revel.
By the way, comments are disabled on your YouTube posts at least for me.
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On our EarthRoamer cassette we haven’t had much issue as we mostly use pit or rest stop toilets’
There is room on our unit to add a waist valve on the existing pipe.
I think for those that need it a small extending hose replacing the solid one would make a good idea as you don’t need extra hose’s.
Could you hurry up and get this on the market please GREAT IDEA!! Easy to make a shorter hose from existing products already out there.
We’re trying!!! Lol.
I like the idea. I try to keep the gray hose as gray as possible, so maybe it could be used with a short hose and adapter on the exit end. Thanks.
Very interesting idea! Fourteen years ago we shipped a 1991 Toyota Dolphin mini-C to France. We go over almost every summer and tour around then store it there until our next trip. European campgrounds are really geared to cassette toilets so finding a ground level dump for our American style black tank was a serious struggle. A few years in, we cobbled together a DYI mascerator but that was more trouble than worth. Ten years ago, when our OEM toilet finally crapped out (yeah, yeah, I know) we replaced it with an American style Thetford and joy reigned supreme again. To be honest, with practice — and waiting to press the vent valve until the spout is safely in the chute — dumping without mess is typical. Your brillant invention will probably be most popular with newbies and those who are anxious about “not taking any chances.” P.S. Have enjoyed your videos for years.
“Not taking any chances” accurately describes my feelings about dumping into the sewer clean-out in the driveway!!
I didn’t read all the comments so you may have already answered the question regarding the gas off I heard in the video. Was there back pressure created when dumping that caused that sound. Would that mean air blast of sewage smell when it’s the real stuff? The sound seemed louder than usual. Great invention.
You heard the cassette vent. That was air rushing INto the cassette. No weird gassing going on. No smells escape.
We are not in the market (yet) for an Ekko….but seriously, Winnebago needs to offer this with the rig. At a minimum, this video needs to goon their channel too! Well done you! I am so impressed!
Yup, sign me up for 1 as well! No cassette currently but, and I do not lie, literally a friend of mine lives off grid with her husband. They just got rid of their composting toilet for a cassette and she was telling me the tales of trying to dump that sucker at the dump station and trying to find a way to get it to work (flip top lid on the dump station). I sent her the link to your video. PERFECT TIMING!
The dreaded flip-top lid on the dump station!!!
Thanks for passing the link along!
I had a thought which you might want to take a survey on. The color, is it better to be black or dark color so you can’t see the yuck if it gets on it, or a white or orange color so it can be found in the dark if you drop it ? You can also tell if you need to wash it off as well if you can see it on there in the dark.
Glow in the dark, anyone?…
YES, that’s Brilliant !
Agreed something that stands out, neon green? and easily recognizable. keep up the good work.
Yes, count me in for at least 2. My daughter is getting an Armadilllo travel trailer and they chose the cassette over the black tank.
I wondered which cassette toilet you were using, because I had not seen one like it before, my cassette toilet had nothing like that to empty it with. (it came with my motor home and I hate it) If I had something like this to work with instead of the cheap cassette that it had, I would have stayed with a cassette instead of trying to install a new black tank and a ceramic toilet in my motor home. I think the idea is brilliant. Please do continue with your plans. I only wish I’d seen this before investing all the time, energy and mostly money to DIY repairing/replacing what it originally had. (I did a good job at it, but since the shocks/springs need replacing, I knocked the tank loose again and need to repair it all over again…ugg!!!) Blessings to you.
Bummer! Sounds like I’m just a little too late for you. Sorry!
And THIS is why we love JAMES aka the SolutionMeister!
Yup, sign me up for one. I don’t even need it yet. Not sure I can convince hubby to play along. He still thinks cassettes are beyond gross. But, I am ready to put my money in! I am sure that we will get on the cassette train with our next van. 1st, we are both German and we appreciate the practicality. 2nd, our Pleasure-way Lexor Prosmaster has a 12 gallon black tank and this is our weakest link for boondocking.
We love you too,STEF, for always making us laugh by how you put up with the SolutionMeister!
Thank you both,
I want one! I actually want two incase i lose one!! I have EKKO on order so hurry!
Well this just made my night! Thanks Gina! Admittedly, the “SolutionMeister” can be a handful somedays… but MOST of the time I think I’m a pretty lucky gal. ❤️ Be well, sister! xo
Great idea but I have a couple of suggestions all related to storage. Most people will want to store it with the cassette or waste hose.
Make sure the OD does not exceed the ID of the standard black hose storage tube. It could be stored attached to the hose.
Consider reducing the cassette side OD such that it could be reversed, attached backwards and stored within the ID of the waste tube if possible. We all wear gloves doing this anyway.
Consider eliminating or making it easy to eliminate the handle portion. What would be left would do the job and would be short enough that it could stored in with the cassette.
send to me now, dont make me wait. Then sell it to the RV makers to make standard
Always wondered why Thetford did not design the spout on the cassette with a blade valve. Then it would be easy to hold the cassette vertical at rv dump, open the air valve then pull the blade to empty. Until that day arrives. This works.
So this would require I carry a stinky slinky that has not had a good gray water rinse? Sounds like extra smelly cargo bulk to manage, so no thank you.
Well, I think the idea is that… if you’re at an RV dump, then you’re going to be dumping your grey tank.
So I think you *would* be hooking this up to your grey tank and then rinsing it afterwards.
We have recently ordered an Ekko and would be interested in purchasing you fitting.
Also what do you think about replacing the existing microwave with a convection/microwave in the Ekko?
Good to hear on the fitting!
You might have problems installing a convection oven. They require quite a bit of empty space around them for heat dissipation. I don’t think there’s enough room where it is.
You may have to move the microwave somewhere else to get that room.
Wonderful idea! Was about to cancel our Ekko order since we wanted the 25 C. Now Ekko is back in the running!
Besides dumping I am concerned about odors inside the RV itself. Any comments on this?
I’ll be working on some things in the future once we have our EKKO, so keep checking back.
Great idea! A must have for anyone with a compatible toilet.
Been in the market for a RVTrader/camper for a while now. When I finally pull the trigger it will be with a cassette toilet for sure, so count me in!!
Great idea and just another reason now to opt for a cassette vs a black tank.
Keep me posted and keep up the great videos and looking forward to watching you guys in the new RV!
Awesome idea and design. After enjoying your videos for longer than I care to admit, I’m not at all surprise with how much thought you’ve put into the idea and how far you’ve taken it.
Count my vote on the “buy’ side of your chart/graph.
That being said, I’m a manufacturing and design engineer, so it still comes down to price-point vs what I can print myself. Having been down this path several times before, I have some experience. If you care to reach out, I’d be honored to share some thoughts.
Meantime, great idea and I’m actually excited to see where you go with it. Please make a video to keep us informed.
James is a genius
I’ve been telling Stef that for years!
I think it’s a great idea! Make it!
I have a cassette toilet in my RV and I’m interested!
Nice work. If my B had a cassette toilet I would get this — and then I would modify the standard dump hose to be 2’ in length.
Like this?… https://amzn.to/3cvSObW
Yes – that short piece of sewer hose would be a perfect match for your Americanizer.
Saw your Americanizer video on YouTube but for some reason the comment section was “turned off” so I came over to your web site. I think you have a great solution which might change how I think about a cassette toilet and dumping it. I like the cleanliness of a hose and not getting near any splashes or smells and your attachment looks like a great solution. Thus in a future RV such as the Ecko I might consider a cassette. I also wonder if the Americanizer attachment could be left on the cassette container along with the standard sewer cap and then inserted into the RV and connect to the cassette toilet?
There’s not room for an attachment on the spout when it’s rotated back into the “in use” position.
I’ve been using a cassette toilet for nearly three years and have yet to have a problem when dumping into an American dump station hole. I can’t imagine having to clean the hose and store it along with the adapter. I suspect that there won’t be as much enthusiasm for this product among those who are experienced cassette toilet owners.
Thanks for your input.
We’ve been able to use cassettes as well without too much difficulty. It was wanting the ability to use the clean out in my driveway that initially prompted me to work on this.
Yep, count me in.
I have been considering a cassette toilet in a custom build-out. Definitely interested in this, if I go the cassette toilet route.
We have considered moving from our Travato to the EKKO. This makes that migration more palatable. I have never used a cassette toilet. What was the hissing sound when you emptied the cassette?
There’s a vent button on the cassette. When you press it, you allow air into the cassette so that it drains faster and doesn’t glug-glug-glug.
Hi James, we have an Activ with a Cassette toilet which before we bought the van we were very concerned about its operation of dumping. But after some experience on dumping, we now don’t have any issues with dumping the cassette and don’t miss the sewer drain hole – that would be bad. My only concern is not being allowed to dump in a park or campground because it is not allowed. In this case, we would consider buying your adapter but with a very short black hose.
It is a great idea and very innovative.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to just make a riser for the ports and dump straight in without the hose? Say 30-36” tall with a screw in adapter on the end like that thing on the end of the hose.. Then you dump it straight into the pipe riser instead of needing a hose..
Well, I suppose that might work, but you’d still have to hit the hole, and then you’d have a three foot pipe to clean and store…
I was forced into a cassette situation for a health problem a few years back. emptying was not a severe problem once practiced, I do feel a 2′ piece of straight pipe would be easier to clean than a 20 foot accordion hose. I would always rinse the interior anyway, so flushing the pipe clean is simple. NOW that said if I had a grey tank to empty anyway, I might feel differently. It problem is pipe alignment witth the drain hole before the dump begins. I always controlled that by not pressing the air vent release till I was in position. it did not stop all flow but made it manageable for me. I could have used another foot to foot and 1/2 of pipe. would have been perfect. There wasn’t room on the cassette itself so the add on would be perfect.
Yes! Yes! Yes! I want one. This is a perfect addition to increase cassette toilet utility.
Great engineering solution to a crappy problem.
I’ve been fighting the temptation to make that joke myself! LOL!
Simple yet awesome idea. Would purchase one for 100% when our next RV is a Class B. Thanks for sharing a solution for us North Americans.
I would definitely buy it …count me in … Georg
Looks like a useful product with some really nice design touches! I’m sure my European friends might have a few comments about the irony of a device called “The Americanizer” being so intimately associated with poop, though. Perhaps a more innocuous name is in order? I’d like to suggest calling it the Cassette Adapter Tool. “Hey, Steph, can you toss me the CAT?”
When I came up with that name, it was kind of tongue in cheek. Heck, I even thought about putting a little EU flag on the container…
But people on both sides of the pond seem to like it and take it in the jovial manner it was intended.
So what the heck… I’m rolling with it!
James, I am interested in The Americanizer. It will work wonderfully on my Thetford cassette on my 2021 [email protected] 320.
Fantastic! Don’t forget to sign up on the official sign-up form above.
(That’s where I’ll be exporting the email list from…)
I suggest putting it on Kickstarter to get the cost of tooling and manufacturing. Excellent design. I had to dump one of those once
As I mentioned before, it would work for boaters as well. You can charge double if you put “Marine” on the description. Tell Stef this is definitely worth the bell ! ding ding ding ding !!! This will pay for many Starbucks coffee for Stef, and a servant to get it for her ! I forgot to tell Stef I am left handed too, and still an inch taller ! Tell her to stop saying she is 5’6″, so I can stop telling everyone she isn’t !
THE MARINE AMERICANIZER!!
A whole new marketing angle… lol!
James, we were ruling out RVs with cassette altogether….but this opens a whole new possiblity. I would 100 percent buy this. Now all we need is the RV…lol…we will get there. Good luck and please keep up your excellent work and channel. Fit RV advice is SO helpful.
THIS… This is the kind of feedback I was hoping to get.
Everybody wins. I like it!
Great idea, I’m in if we buy a cassette equipped rv.
James, you definitely have a winner. I hope you’re talking to Thetford and Camco about this. They will want in on this a big way. I guess this proves that smart RVing is rocket science after all.
Lol! I really thought about trying to work a rocket science joke in the presentation somewhere…
James you just made the Cassette toilet a great choice and Americanized the RV toilet!.
I don’t have cassette toilet but if I do, I would certainly get your adapter as an extra way to dump.
Incidentally some campgrounds I went to recently were catching onto what ppl have been doing and had signs on the vault/pit toilet door saying: “No dumping.”
On a truck camper, I would think a cassette toilet is ok given space is premium. Other than that, cassette toilet in the Class B/C/TT, would be a deal breaker for me (I have a Lance 1575.)
That’s something I’ve wondered about. If and when campgrounds and other places would start preventing people from dumping in their pit and vault toilets.
This would solve that problem, as you could easily and cleanly dump into any RV dump.
If anybody ever prevented me from dumping my cassette into a USFS/BLM pit toilet, we’d have a serious discussion about the source of the, um, dump material.
And funny story. We were at a small music festival in Wyoming. There was overnight camping. Before dawn on the third day I walked over to one of the porta potties, stepped in, then dumped my cassette in one giant four gallon WHOOSH! Little did I know someone was in the portta potty next to mine. They yelled out OH MY GOD! and bolted from their throne.
The Americanizer is simply Brilliant !!! Though my current RV is not the cassette variety. WE will definitely contact you to buy one when we change to cassette.
Best wishes, Dave
Awesome. Thanks, Dave!
We are looking at an Embassy RV, and one of the options is toilet types (Dry Flush, Composting, Cassette). The Laveo Dry Flush is too expensive in the long run, and Cassette toilets are messy and smelly, so we have been pretty much set on an Air Head Composting toilet.
But now with this adapter, we are reconsidering the idea of a cassette. I like those because I don’t have to prep anything as I would with a composting toilet and if it ever got damaged somehow, it is easily replaced.
To be honest, it is going to be a long time before we order and have the RV built, so we wouldn’t be current customers, but in time… in time!
Great idea! Be seeing you!
Good to know. Thank you. See you out there someday!
This is great! Because of this we would consider the EKKO. Without it, nope! We just got our Travato so won’t be buying the EKKO right away, or needing the adaptor right away either. If we trade to an RV with a cassette we will want one of these adaptors.
Cool. Thanks for chiming in!
Great idea James. However, I have a Hymer Aktiv 2.0 with a cassette toilet and a non-detachable grey tank hose. 1 – I have no problem dealing with the emptying of the cassette in a toilet or a hole in the ground (as long as it is raised up a bit!) 2 – Having to deal with an extra hose would cause me more grief than anything else. I guess the hose you use to attach your Americanizer to could be shorter, if it is only used to dump the cassette. Would I use it? yes maybe although I am not thrilled about having to carry extra supplies (yucky ones too!) I am in Canada so availability and price would also have to be considered.
True, the Hymers are sort of unusual animals with the non-detachable grey tank hose. For all the Winnebago models, for example, there is a traditional grey tank – so those owners already have the hose and a supply of rinse water in their grey tank.
For the Hymer rigs, I think the best bet would be to carry a small sewer hose, and then drain your grey tank into the cassette to rinse it out. I don’t have a Hymer myself to experiment on, so this is all just thought experiments for now.
I second that with a hymer I would not want to carry around an additional hose. Anecdotally we have never had any issues dumping our cadette in the hole in the ground, we just make sure to press the air vent button after it’s already lined up.
31 January 2021
James, Fabulous idea. Yes, I would be interested in purchasing one of these gadgets.
Campbell River, BC Canada
If I wanted to use a hose then i would buy a Class B with a Black tank. Then I do not have to worry about any attachments or even a Cassette Toilet. I give you credit for trying to think of something to get around the dumping issue but just get a class B with a black and grey tank. Also, I could make the Americanizer on my own with $2 or 3 $ parts.
Okay then. I’ll put you down in the “no” column.
We are also interested in the EKKO.
We have never owned an RV with a cassette toilet but if we did the Americanizer would be high up on our the shopping list.
All right then! Mission accomplished.
Interested! Solis PX
Wow I have been turned off to any vehicle with a cassette toilet. This is brilliant. Really interested. It totally expands vehicles we can consider.
Great idea, James! Actually, my husband was surprised that an adapter such as this didn’t already exist. Good job putting that 3D printer to use.
Why don’t you go for a Cinderella toilet? Incinerate waste and just dispose of the ash. You could boon-dock, (wild camp) for as long as you had water particularly if you could reuse the washing water after filtration as demonstrated in the B Box RV? You’re right here in the UK we are set up for cassette toilets as most RV’s have these although the Swedish manufacturer Kabe has the Cinderella’s as an option I believe.
Seems like a really cool concept. Looking at the website it does seem to have some benefits. The cost, however – wow. Looks to be over $4300 USD if I’m converting from Swedish currency correctly. Still… the benefits almost make me willing to consider having propane. Almost.
Whew. For a second I thought you were referring to the cost of the adapter!
(If someone wanted to pay me $4300 for an adapter, I’d certainly sell them one though…)
Great idea, but did you use the Americanizer as an excuse to buy a new toy, I mean tool? Did you use a 3D printer or go hole hog and buy a large CNC machine? Both would look great in your shop.
Well, I did buy th3 3D printer.
I’ve started asking for a CNC router (but the one I want would be mostly for wood parts).
Nice! Curious if it would fit on the Camco models which appears to have a much shorter spout than the Thetford?
Got a link for a specific one? I could try to order some parts and try it out.
The ones I’m seeing do have a much shorter spout. My original prototype would probably work – but you’d lose some of the benefits.
I have this model: http://www.camco.net/portable-toilets/portable-toilet-2-6-gal-bilingual-41531
Camco doesn’t seem to offer a longer neck option or that I’m aware of.
Yikes. That’s a really short spout. It would take a “super-short” adapter to make that work. And even then, I’m not sure.
For the short spout, you just need to modify your design slightly. Move the knurled grips toward the center and add another set of 4 posts at the other end. You would lose the benefit of not having effluent run through the adapter, but you would gain the ability to flip it around if needed for short spout cassettes.
Overall, I think it is a really cool idea and good looking design. However, cassette toilets are low on my list of waste disposal options. I would put a composting toilet above them. So I am not a likely buyer. Looks like a lot of the comments are from non-cassette owners as well. You should fire up the 3D printer and make about 25 units to send out to some real cassette toilet users. Hopefully, ones that have a good social media following. Then you will find out quickly how many potential buyers there are.
Shut up and take my money!!!!
Hymer Aktiv w/ thetford cassette here.
Finding a short (~3ft) 3” bayonet hose would be an epic solution.
I’d even be willing to pay a license fee for the STL file so I could print it myself.
Good news is that there are already plenty of short hose options out there! https://amzn.to/3ahvT1m
James! You have to make this happen! We have a new Solis coming and would love to dump the cassette just like we have our last regular RV’s .Your our only hope!.
Well, in just a couple hours we’ve had over 350 people sign up on the sign up form. So things are looking good.
Great idea but whole purpose of cassette is so you don’t carry the hose. I would be interested in shortest possible hose to save space, say 18” to the dump drain and the adapter. Sign me up for V2 with short hose.
Ta Da!! https://amzn.to/3aqXwFk
Being able to leave the adapter attached to the short hose and then have a cap for the adapter would be great…
The real money and easiest thing is to licence this and collect royalties. But as you are an ex rocket scientist I’m sure this is on your horizon…….but it would be fun to see you sell a poop adapter on shark tank. Maybe team up with the perfect candidate in…mr wonderful specializes in license deals
Licensing would certainly be the easiest, and probably quickest, way to get this out to everyone.
Just ordered one to use; now you need to make your adapter to really seal the deal!
Great idea – license it to Winnebago and let them do everything.
Thetford or Camco would be more on-target. But yes – I’d certainly consider licensing.
Just brilliant, James! Count us in! We have a cassette toilet and really like it for the flexibility. The Americanizer is an ingenious addition.
Good to hear from current users. It sounds like you’ve made peace with your cassette, but still see the value in the flexibility. Thank you!
I’m in. I was wondering how to dump 5 gallons of waste without a hazmat suit.
My initial tests with just plain water had me worried….
Excellent idea! We just pee in our Solis cassette and stay mostly in campgrounds with dump stations, but would definitely use the adapter. It can be tricky just dumping liquids from the cassette into the drain hole at the dump station.
If you think just liquids are tricky… 😉
Great idea. If in the future I have a cassette toilet, it would definitely be on my Christmas list
Great idea! My full cassette is way too heavy for me to carry, maneuver, and hold over a tiny sewer outlet, so I’ve switched to a plastic bag and gel system. But if I was still using one I’d definitely buy it if it was reasonably priced.
Makes me not afraid of a cassette toilet option. It would then be a true Dump Anywhere Legal system, because in America, dump stations are the usual option, and as noted, not practical for cassette toilets.
Now we just need more RV builders in America to use cassette toilets in their RVs. I do think they are more practical.
Very cleaver engineering on your part.
Yes. I like it! Another option, especially for those already at a dump station with a gray tank to empty. We currently have a black tank, but looking ahead to our next rig a cassette toilet is an asset in my mind because of the flexibility.
Just to clarify, is the adapter mostly to use at a dump station where most folks dump their black tank (ie wait in line and pay for this)? Or do you see it being used to assist in dumping anywhere (pit toilet) and it will simply be a better experience due to having a hose and the law of distance between cassette and nose? Still waiting on my rig so haven’t had the pleasure of dumping yet.
I envisioned the adapter being used mostly at “regular RV dump sites”.
There’s nothing that would prevent you from using it elsewhere, but it might be more trouble than you’d want in a home toilet or outhouse.
As a motorhomer for a long time in the Uk, where we only have cassette toilets really , i think you should really try emptying it with some solids & toilet paper!!!! That’s a long way down that hose for the content to go.
I think the idea is really good but the hose is way too long.
Just an opinion, i wish you well with the product..
Thanks, Karl. That was sort of a long-ish hose, I agree. Just the first one I grabbed.
Most RVers over here are pretty well used to dumping toilet waste through one of these hoses. This has an advantage over a “regular” black tank in that you can pick the cassette up to get a better slope on the hose.
Hi James, cool thing. Even for us here in Europe….having the ability to attach reasonable hose to it when dumping somewhere.
Once this thing is availabe think of shipping to Switzerland.
Cool! I had thought that Europeans shipping their RVs to the US might be interested. Didn’t imagine that they would be useful in Europe itself. Good to know!
Knocked it out of the park – home run!
I think this is a great idea, and I appreciate the elegance or it both as an engineer and an RVer. I have an integrated black tank now, but hope to buy an ekko in about 2-4 years, and would definitely buy the AmeriCANizer. Now just come up with an adapter for a home toilet dump!
Love the Americinizer..makes the cassette an option now. It needz a snap on lid..so it can be left on the cassette..already got nubs to lock on too.
I thought about leaving it attached. The clearance between the spout and the cassette case is too narrow to leave it attached. I even tried my smaller version and that didn’t work either.
The other thing is that I am planning on installing a SOG system (another brilliant cassette add-on). That requires the regular cap be left on anyways.
Absolutely genius. I’m a buyer.
This is awesome! We don’t have an RV yet, but take my money!
Very nice presentation! Very interested
I’m still in the planning mode, but I had been leaning towards a black tank under my van. But this could change my mind, so definitely interested in one.
Cassette would certainly be easier to install than a traditional black tank!
Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking. Although one consideration is a black tank toilet is generally smaller than cassette toilets and my van will already have a pretty small wet bath.
Creative and great idea. I’m interested. Currently fitting out a new van and will be using a cassette toilet. If you make it, I will buy it.
Awesome. The self-build crowd wasn’t even on my radar. Thanks!
Brilliant. Don’t have a cassette toilet but your video about them makes me hesitate from getting an RV with a cassette toilet. Wondering if you could leave it attached to cassette when putting back in the rig with another cap over the end of the Americanizer? I suppose their are these caps already made. Feeling left out with name as I am from Canada. Great work. Keep it up.
This adapter actually won’t fit when you try to fold the spout back in.
That’s OK, as I have another cassette in mind (the SOG system) that requires the regular cap.
I want one!
Wow great job, way to come up with a great solution to a unpleasant job!! Im interested.
I’d love to be a tester for it! I’m planning a camping trip this late summer/fall to take my sis to some buck list places. She doesn’t want a big camper so I’m looking for a pop-up that has a cassette toilet. That would be great to help us out. Can you make something (a stand ?) To help hold the tank upside down so if you’re weak you’re not trying to carry so much weight?
I think this is an awesome idea. I have never had an RV with a cassette and have not been keen on the idea of one, having seen videos like yours of people dumping them. This simple item would make it much easier. If I had a cassette or consider buying an RV with one in the future this would be a no brainer. I’m pretty sure the response will be overwhelmingly positive to this and I wouldn’t be surprised if someone like camco contacts you about marketing it.
The thought of licensing it for manufacturing has crossed my mind. Sure would be quicker than me going it alone.
I’ve got a stronger case to take to Thetford/Camco if I can demonstrate that the demand exists.
There’s probably someone in China already working on a knockoff.
AARRRGH! Let’s hope not!
I love the concept and the idea. I’d love to get my hands on one yesterday. Do you have any type of a window as to when they might become available if at all?
They will be available. Likely by summer.
We’re beta testing now, and I’m working out distribution.
I am interested in the americanizer!
YES! I am a YES. This is no brainier for ODORLESS cassette dumping. Nothing short of RV brilliant!
If i had a cassette toilet, I would be interested. It solves most my reasons for not getting one.
Brilliant!! I see this in stores all over. (Maybe James can retire now?)
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! I have signed up for one and will be telling others. My only feedback is I would like a different color option other than black. It’s a color that you can easily miss, or miss place, especially when dumping your tanks in the dark with a dark background like dirt
I am interested in the americanizer!
When I’m able to purchase rv, I will def want this adapter with cassette toilet .
Yes,yes,yes! Please count us in!
I think this is brilliant. We do not have a cassette toilet but I would buy this in the case that we might have one in the future.
I think this is a great idea! Just recent purchases a pop up with a cassette toilet and think this would be a great unit. Definitely interested!