We decided yesterday that we would probably stay put today, and it was a good decision. Apart from a short break of about half an hour this morning, it has chucked it down continuously all day. We managed to make use of the break in the rain this morning and walked down to the services at the top of Buckby Locks to get rid of rubbish and empty a cassette. The rest of the morning was spent trying various remedies to our toilet problem! The Dometic Vacuflush loo that we had such high hopes for has been playing up for over 12 months now, with varying degrees of severity. The bloody thing will now not vacuum up properly – the pump just keeps on pumping and you can hear the leak of air going in all the time it’s trying to vacuum up. I spent quite a long time on the phone to a really helpful bloke called Mike at Lee Sanitation, who are the only people who seem to actually know anything about this loo. He suggested lots of various remedies, none of which have worked. The next thing is to buy a set of new caps for the cassettes and new ‘O’ rings for the docking station. We will order them when we get home. At the moment the loo is still useable, but we have to turn it on and off at the fuse-box whenever we want to flush it. Lets hope it stays that way until we get to Gayton. If the new caps and ‘O’ rings don’t work, then we are ripping the bloody thing out and buying a Thetford! We don’t feel inclined to go to the expense of having it serviced (it costs £100 to service each cassette, and we have 3, and goodness knows how much for them to come out and service the docking station!) just for it all to happen again in a year or two. The whole system has now been dis-continued by Dometic so that tells you something! Lets hope we don’t end up in a shower of s**t over Northamptonshire!