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Old 07-27-2011, 12:09 PM   #43
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Does your T@b have a cassette? My T@da did, but T@b's did not. I had no issue with my cassette. In fact, I'd rather have them than the fixed tank and stinky slinky.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:57 PM   #44
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I've always lived in houses that had pumps (no city supplied water). This means when the power goes out, so does the pump, and the water supply would only last as long as the pressure in the water tank. Thus, no toilet flushing bcause it uses up all the water. So we would 'flush' the toilet with a bucket of pond water (making sure we do not have any stray minnows or polliwogs in the bucket). By quickly dumping a bucket of water into the toilet bowl, it makes the toilet 'work' and flushes down the ick. So I do the same thing with my portapotty and just dump-er-down when I get home!!
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:23 PM   #45
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I've always lived in houses that had pumps (no city supplied water). This means when the power goes out, so does the pump, and the water supply would only last as long as the pressure in the water tank. Thus, no toilet flushing bcause it uses up all the water. So we would 'flush' the toilet with a bucket of pond water (making sure we do not have any stray minnows or polliwogs in the bucket). By quickly dumping a bucket of water into the toilet bowl, it makes the toilet 'work' and flushes down the ick. So I do the same thing with my portapotty and just dump-er-down when I get home!!
Hi, Pam

I see you and I have similar abode-related experience...
Power outages are no problem in the bathroom at my house!
Well, as long as the pond stays full, anyway...

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I am lucky in my newest house, there is a free running artesian well that empties into a small pond right next to my driveway (and on my property, so the water is mine mine mine). So if I lose power, I might freeze, my food might all spoil in my fridge, but I will be able to flush indefinitely!!
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Ok, don't freak---but since we're all sharing great ideas--here's what we've used for the night time tinkle calls. The Uriwell. They accordion down to the size of a coke can, but extend to hold quite a bit. Easily used standing up (gal or guy!)

I found this great stand at Goodwill. Holds the 2 Uriwells, tp, and plastic bag for blotter disposal.

Although we purchased a Porta-Potty this summer (haven't used it yet)--I think I will end up using my Pett Potty with wag bags more. It folds down pretty flat, but stands up higher than a porta potty, and easy to dispose of. It would mostly be used for emergencies (solids)---otherwise we use the campground facilities. I find it fascinating that you wouldn't have caught me dead using this stuff as a teenager---old age has it's perks---I"M FREE!!!
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Ok, don't freak---but since we're all sharing great ideas--here's what we've used for the night time tinkle calls. The Uriwell. They accordion down to the size of a coke can, but extend to hold quite a bit. Easily used standing up (gal or guy!)

I found this great stand at Goodwill. Holds the 2 Uriwells, tp, and plastic bag for blotter disposal.

Although we purchased a Porta-Potty this summer (haven't used it yet)--I think I will end up using my Pett Potty with wag bags more. It folds down pretty flat, but stands up higher than a porta potty, and easy to dispose of. It would mostly be used for emergencies (solids)---otherwise we use the campground facilities. I find it fascinating that you wouldn't have caught me dead using this stuff as a teenager---old age has it's perks---I"M FREE!!!
Interesting!
So-what's the capacity, sessions-wise, and what do you do with the contents? And what's the "wet bag" all about?
Are there different configurations for girls and boys?

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Portable Toilets | Uriwell Extendible Portable Urine Receptacle

Fully expanded holds about 25 oz. The same opening is used for men or women. (And if I can do it---anyone can! When we got them, I "practiced" at home---didn't want a puddle on the camper floor! It worked like a charm!)

A plastic bag is for my "dabbing" paper, and hand wipes I put nearby.

You can empty them in the camp facilities or I poured mine right down the campsite dump hole (for the grey/black water disposal.) Then carefully rinsed it out (pouring that down the dump hole.)
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Portable Toilets | Uriwell Extendible Portable Urine Receptacle

Fully expanded holds about 25 oz. The same opening is used for men or women. (And if I can do it---anyone can! When we got them, I "practiced" at home---didn't want a puddle on the camper floor! It worked like a charm!)

A plastic bag is for my "dabbing" paper, and hand wipes I put nearby.

You can empty them in the camp facilities or I poured mine right down the campsite dump hole (for the grey/black water disposal.) Then carefully rinsed it out (pouring that down the dump hole.)

Vicky,

Are Y'all and the "Bean" back on the road since the major renovation?

Also wondering how you like the Ridgeline over all.

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Hi Kip!


Uh, not quite yet---BUT---we're in the last stretch! We have a rally planned on Aug.5-7 at Weston Bend St. Park in Missouri. So a week from tomorrow Bean will be loaded and on the road---ready or not!

Then in Sept. we're headed to Arkansas for the rally there. I see camping in my future!!!

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PS--like the Ridgeline very much---but haven't towed with it much except from storage place to home several times.
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I have a rule for the able-bodied. Stay able-bodied with clenched-teeth (not all that's clenched) late nite workouts. Carry a flashlight and walk to the facility. Don't have a portapotty but we limit the use of our throneroom and blackwater tank to No. 1. Take it home; into a bucket; dump on the garden. Rabbits don't care for the smell.

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I have a rule for the able-bodied. Stay able-bodied with clenched-teeth (not all that's clenched) late nite workouts. Carry a flashlight and walk to the facility. Don't have a portapotty but we limit the use of our throneroom and blackwater tank to No. 1. Take it home; into a bucket; dump on the garden. Rabbits don't care for the smell.

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I'd hate to be your next door neighbor in the summer.
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At my age---clenched teeth WILL NOT work---it would just spray out my receding gums!
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Well, I've decided that the best solution in my case is to cut down on the "urge".
I'm gettin me some of this stuff, and consuming it straight out of the can, no mixing.



Uninterrupted sleep, here I come!

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I'd hate to be your next door neighbor in the summer.
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