Thetford Seminars Address Toilet, Sanitation System Maintenance

ANN ARBOR, Mich. –  Psst… are you ready for some potty talk?

Paula Pacholke-Dumont, Thetford Corporation’s Manager of Chemical Engineering, will present two informative seminars at the Family Motor Coaching Association Rally this week.

“Potty Time – Straight Talk on RV Toilet & Sanitation System Maintenance” is the subject of Pacholke-Dumont’s presentations that take place at the McGill Building from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday and the Beef & Dairy Barn from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday.

“With so many different holding tank products – and some outrageous homebrew concoctions – it’s often difficult for RVers to decide what to use,” she said. “They’re constantly seeking knowledge.

“These seminars discuss the basics of bathroom and holding tank care to help RVers choose the right solutions to keep their RV smelling and working great,” Pacholke-Dumont added.

Her presentations are but one part of Thetford and Norcold’s traditionally-strong presence at the four-day FMCA Rally. They occupy Booths 811 and 813 in the Miller-Murphy Component Area and will have a Service Table in the Miller-Murphy lobby, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for pre-registration of appointments.

In addition, at a variety of times, Thetford and Norcold will be present in an outdoor area located near the West Gate. That’s where RVers will find the company’s easily-recognized, giant inflatable Aqua-Kem bottle and a tent with Pacholke-Dumont (and others), who will answer questions and conduct consumer surveys and sampling.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Thetford is the world’s leading supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries. It is a privately-held company with seven manufacturing facilities in four nations.

Thetford subsidiaries include Norcold of Sidney, Ohio, America’s leading manufacturer of gas-absorption and AC/DC refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets; Tecma, an Italy-based maker of fine-china toilets and powerful waste-transfer systems; and Thetford Europe, which manufactures high-quality cooking and heating appliances, as well as accessories.


To contact Thetford Corporation:

  • 7101 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • Toll-free: 800-543-1219 or 734-769-6000; Fax: 734-769-2023
  • Email:; Website:
  • Media contact: J.P. DiMaggio ( • 734-769-9618)

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