A woman has raised a few eyebrows with a “ridiculous” method for keeping a camper van toilet clean.
The Queensland woman posted about her peculiar ways on Facebook asking what fellow campers do “when having a number two”.
“This is what I do,” she wrote.
She shared a photo of her toilet with the bowl completely covered in tinfoil, ostensibly designed to catch the contents of her bowel movement.
It’s unclear if the motivation is due to proper waste management, reducing the smell in the van, or something else entirely. But her fellow campers in the Caravan & Camping Australia group were rather perplexed by the unusual method.
One woman wrote she’s never owned a camper van with a toilet but questioned: “Is this normal?”
“I thought you just used the toilet as per normal?” she wrote.
Another woman added: “I don't think there is anything normal about this” while another called it “ridiculous”.
“The toilet is designed to be used for numbers one and two and toilet paper with chemicals that break it all down,” she wrote.
“Faeces are meant to go into the sewerage system not into general waste.”
Others questioned why the woman chose to do this but got no answers.
Many had the same question: “what do you do following the movement?”
Some assumed the waste would be thrown in a bin.
“The poor people that have to empty the bins,” one woman wrote.
The post – which might just be an elaborate attempt at potty humour – quickly attracted more than 200 comments before it was abruptly taken down on Sunday.
As for dumping human waste and or waste water, anyone who uses a camper van in Australia is told to use a specified dumping spot for gray and blackwater tanks.
Gray tanks contain water from the shower, sinks and kitchen while blackwater is specifically human waste.
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