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:
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!