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Old 04-06-2015, 10:12 AM   #463
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Well, Jim, true that there is no black water tank, but ours is not a cassette, but rather a Thetford "Curve" porta-potty.
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Well, Jim, true that there is no black water tank, but ours is not a cassette, but rather a Thetford "Curve" porta-potty.
Sorry, I thought this model had a removable cassette to dump waste water. I really don't know much about it though.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:24 AM   #465
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Sorry, I thought this model had a removable cassette to dump waste water. I really don't know much about it though.
Porta Potti Curve

Here's a bunch of reviews.

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Thetford 92360 Porta Potti 550E Curve Portable Toilet

Note it has a 5 gallon black tank.

It's only not a cassette in name only. To me it looks like you pullout the bottom (waste rank in the manual) and dump it in a traditional toilet. A full tank weighs about 40 lbs.

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To clear up some terminology


Porta Potty's are usually free standing and have a detachable lower section (black tank) that has to be removed and dumped. Usually requiring disassembly of the main components. They usually also depend on a fresh water holding tank in the upper 1/2 for flushing.


Cassette Toilets, are a fixed installation and have a small waste tank that is removed from an access port in the outside of the RV. They are often tied into the existing pressure water system of the RV for flushing
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I think not as handy as a Thetford cassette toilet. The curve apparently requires you to take the top off, set it out of the way and then carry the bottom to dump.

The cassette toilet stays put and you remove the waste tank via a small outside access door.

That outside access door could be a problem on a boat but it's very convenient in an RV.
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very nice...

lots and lots of good/great elements in there....I like the no visible drawer/cupboard hardware...just holes. Less weight and provides ventilation of storage areas.

a small detail... it would have been nice to choose a cooktop that would have been flusher with the counter top so that it could get covered/increase the available counter space when not in use. I'm not talking about a combo sink/cooktop (often seen) because I really like the big, deep sink (that's a "gotta have" IMO)...(pictured is an Origo non-press. alcohol cooktop in a boat as an example)

the choice of a pota-potty for the bathroom might work well for some but not for me....having said that it would not be too difficult to plumb a drain at the bottom of the waste tank and a length of pipe/bends under the trailer (near horizontal) to a regular slide gate valve and cap seen on most RVs....that horizontal length of pipe would also increase the black tanks capacity as a side benefit (capacity being on the small side as is)

and then I'd add a door to the bathroom...that is dead simple thing to do.
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My only experience with a Porta-Potty is from many years ago, and you took the whole thing to dump.

I really like this decision of Roberts to eliminate the black tank, as we mostly boondock, and it would be so much easier to just dump something portable, instead of finding a way to dump the black tank.

The grey tank is much easier to deal with. We usually just water some bushes in most areas we are at. The odd time we do bucket it to a disposal spot.
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Where's the door??

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and then I'd add a door to the bathroom...that is dead simple thing to do.
Ginny's first comment "Where's the (bathroom" door?

I find the bathroom "black tank's" capacity small.
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Of course there's a bathroom door! It's just folded out of the way in these shots to show the potty.

Yep, we chose not to include a black water tank. Not gonna work for everyone, and we get that. However, The Thetford Curve won a RVIA design award in 2012. Features an electric flush, mounts to a fixed plate on the floor, and has an appropriate and comfortable seat height. And you can sit on it while scrubbing the trail dirt from between your toes!


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Actually, in photo #2 of post #451, you can see the wet bath enclosure doors just to the right of the green jacket hanging in the rear.


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Sorry Norm, don't understand your comment about the capacity of the black tank. Again, we have no black tank. We do have a 20gal gray tank integrated under the shower.


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Sorry Norm, don't understand your comment about the capacity of the black tank. Again, we have no black tank. We do have a 20gal gray tank integrated under the shower.


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The 'Curve' has a built in black tank... it has to go some where. I think 5 gallons is small for capacity.
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The 'Curve' has a built in black tank... it has to go some where. I think 5 gallons is small for capacity.
The great advantage here though Norm, is that it can easily be dumped when it is full, not needing to be pulled up to a RV dump. 5 gallons would last us a few days, and even more if there were other washroom facilities available (other than the obvious of trees ).

Plus, I really like the fact of not having pipes hanging below the trailer, and the fact it would be no issue for cold weather use with the heat on inside.

But, we all have different needs and desires. No way to satisfy everyone's needs.
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