To develop the best products and be an innovative player in the market, Thetford performs market research on a regular basis. Recent online research was focussed on the use of toilet additives and toilet paper. Research shows that around 100% of the respondents do use their mobile toilet when they are on the road. Next to that almost 1.800 European motorhome users, coming from Germany, UK, France, Benelux, Sweden, Italy and Spain make a clear statement: Thetford is their most used toilet additives brand.
Mobile toilets intensively used
Users claim that freedom on the road implies to them that they use their own facilities according to BikeGeeky. The research shows that almost 100% of the respondents do use their mobile toilet. Nearly 70% uses their mobile toilet for urinating and defecating. No wonder 90% of the respondents uses toilet additives and toilet paper.
The power of the trusted brand
According to the research results, Thetford toilet additives are viewed as the world’s number 1. More than 77% of the respondents uses Thetford additives. Thetford Aqua Kem Blue is the additive which is used the most. 65% of the respondents buy a regular, domestic toilet paper brand. Only 35% of the respondents buy a specialized brand. 28% of the 35% of the respondents that uses a specialized brand, is using Thetford Aqua Soft. ‘More and more customers see that our specialized toilet paper dissolves better and quicker, especially in combination with our toilet additives. So no clogging while emptying your waste holding tank and no risk of damaging it.’ states Norbert van Noesel, Marketing Manager of Thetford.
Confusion regarding the vent systems versus additive use
Results of the research also shows that users of a vent system are often not using toilet additives. Norbert van Noesel states ‘Any vent system simply just moves the bad odours, they don’t disappear. Most users of only a vent system don’t realize that until emptying their cassette.’ In addition to that, Thetford toilet additives have more functionalities. ‘Next to supressing unpleasant smells, toilet additives also support the maintenance of your waste-holding tank, reduce gas build up and liquefy your waste. The effect is no splashes on your hands and feet while emptying your waste holding tank. Only using a vent system to get rid of unpleasant smells will not be sufficient. Using toilet additives is a must.’