Originally Posted by Roger C H
l empty every morning. The one time I left it go a day because of little use, it stank! even with the green stuff.
Rest stops have toilets that can be used. I am always careful to pour carefully so as to not make a mess.
As stated above, I much prefer dealing with a Porta-Potty than the camper Toilet. Well....I did!
After a couple of camping trips I wanted to remove our factory toilet and replace it with the Porta-Potty but the wife said NO! She was afraid something would go wrong and the toilet might not go back properly at resale time or whatever. So the first camping trips we had the P-P sitting in the shower floor. The door will close and the space is usable, but tight. So we decided to use the factory toilet for summer and the P-P for winter, when the camper is winterized. Still didn't want to deal with solids whether in the P-P or the Camper toilet.
Here is what we have found that works for the two of us! And I'm really having fun writing this!
This works with our P-P and the camper toilet. When a "solid" deposit is in order, Place 3 grocery bags inside one another, or use a good strong and thick trash bag. Place them in the toilet with the carry handles hanging over the rim, on the sides. The toilet "seat" sitting on the handles will keep the bags from collapsing into the toilet. Make the deposit including the paper. Tie off the top of the bags and drop them in the trash or empty the bag into a campground toilet at your convience.
1. Deposit only
solids in the bags.
2. Use a flat lid from a Cream cheese container, cool whip container or most any of those throw away things. Place it in the bowl before inserting the bag. This will keep the bag from getting in any standing water.Be sure to remove it for "wet" activities.
3. Turn on the bathroom fan before
the performance begins! Our bathroom door doesn't fit air tight on the hinge side so the fan drawns air through there. And the bath window cracked a half inch or so is helpful. Our BR fan is small but works great with this setup. Doesn't work so good, to control odor, if the door is left open. With the door closed, fast moving air coming across the front and from behind seems to work best for us. Once the bag is sealed any odor that may be remaining is instantly gone. Nothing noticabe goes into the camper when the door is opened.
So a water hose works great to drain both camper tanks, as there are no solids to deal with. When done draining just unscrewing the hose from the camper and lifting that end empties it. No hateful slinky hose to deal with. I have a couple lengths of garden hose that can be connected if necessary. Liquids only, in a P-P make that chore a lot less painful too!
4. Installed a shut off valve in the toilet's supply line so the flush water can be adjusted for the bare amount of water needed to flush liquids.
5. If our camp site doen't have a sewer connection and the tanks need to stay shut off, a couple of ounces of Clorox deal with urine odor in the black tank pretty well.
We don't shower in the camper so we don't have much gray water. We do take along a wheeless 5 gallon blue tank just in case something needs draining, but haven't had to use it yet.