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Old 04-01-2012, 08:54 AM   #29
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Donna, no room is not much of a problem. Ability to get up and down, PROBLEM.

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:20 AM   #30
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Donna, no room is not much of a problem. Ability to get up and down, PROBLEM.

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A solution to the height issue is to build a box with a floor that the porta pot will fit in. Remove the pot from the box, flip the box over, and set the pot on the inverted box. The sides of the box determine the height. Usually 3-4 inches will do it. In storage the pot in the box takes up little more room. Raz
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Lightbulb 16" is standard toilet height

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That "tall" one says it's 16 inches high. YIKES! My bones and joints just don't move like they should...how do you people with mobility problems handle getting down so low?
16" is the same height as the toilet in my house and the toilet in the Fiber Stream (measured from the shower; its a low profile unit on a deck that is 3" higher than the shower). That's why I chose the Thetford 465 for the Compact Jr.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:11 PM   #32
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How about a small privacy tent and a Bumper Dumper?
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #33
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We use a Pett toilet The PETT portable toilet unit by Phillips Environmental
Same size as a home toilet but folds compact, uses wag bags or simlar so easy clean up with no mess.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:05 AM   #34
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I found the domestics ,especially the older ones were only good if you have a square butt..
Domestic is much more comfortable
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #35
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OK here is my 2 cents. I have a 5 gallon bucket that I have a bucket seat lid I got from cabellas. In it I use tall kitchen trash bags with peat moss. You can use it for #1 or #2 when you are done you add more peat over your business and there is hardly any smell. If we are set up for a couple days I put it in a portable shower tent out side.
I was considering one of these if I had a bigger camper. Nature's Head Composting Toilets - The environmentally sustainable waterless toilet for Your Boat, RV, Cabin, Big Rig, Barn, Workshop, or Yurt!
Hope I wasn't to descriptive!
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:25 PM   #36
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We've started using the "Luggable Loo" with cat litter for night time potty needs. The rest of the time we use Campground facilities. It's much more discreet to carry a trashbag to the dumpster than a porta potti tank to the bathroom. Also, if a #2 emergency comes up the person with the emergency can tie up the bag and dispose of it rather than me having to do it. Nobody but me had the stomach to clean our Thetford even with the nice smelling chemicals. Guess it was just the idea of it. Now there is no water, no sloshing, no splattering just tie and toss. Hmmmmmm, wonder if Peat Moss is lighter to carry than a bag of cat litte? Here is the link for the Luggable Loo. Very comfy too!

Amazon.com: Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gallon Toilet: Sports & Outdoors
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Melissa..........Yes the peat is lighter! Like you said carrying a weekends trash bag to the dumpster Is eraser. I use 2 trash bags in mine just in case one has a hole!
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:47 AM   #38
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Not to start a fuss, and not that I have a better idea, but I not so sure that I feel comfortable with dumping human waste in trash containers.
For a portable I prefer and use the largest of the european made Fiamma BiPot, with a bottom tank, that is the size and shape of a 5 gallon Jerry can, that lasts 3-4 days at a minimum. Available from J.C. Whitney and others.
Here is a link to the Fiamma web site: http://www.fiammausa.com/products/ac...ies.asp?Fam=A7
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Bob, I think the ick factor is high. But, where do you suppose disposable diapers go?

I'd think peat moss and hauling it around would be messy. Have those of you that are looking for a clean solution considered buying and using Poo Powder? You can certainly find it cheaper elsewhere...
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:25 AM   #40
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The princess will only sit on a Thetford thrown.

I bought a Dometic for the Kit a year ago. The seal went bad after a couple tanks, and the "cool" flushing system I bought it for never worked as stated. Its a pump system like in a garden sprayer that is supposed to stay charged for a day, but I could never get it passed 2 flushes without having to pump it up again.

The Leocraft came with an ancient used Thetford 365 that still works flawlessly, seals tight and never spills.
The Dometic "cool" flushing system is a misguided gimmick. They only hold pressure for an hour or two, so in practise it has to be pumped up for every flush.
The problem is a pressure release valve in the filler cap that leaks down to zero rather than maintaining a constant pressure...like a tire with a slow leak. I sort of fixed ours by working a bit of petroleum jelly onto the mating surfaces of the valve.
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At least a rolled up disposable diaper offers some containment (and a warning) for a relatively small amount of waste. What could be several gallons of waste, in a 4 mil plastic trash bag, with peat or cat litter mixed in, is a UXB waiting to get split open by the next load of trash that follows it into the dumpster/trash can.
And, FWIW, there seems to be about 25+ times more non-diaper wearers in most campgrounds I frequent, than those are still in them. Not that some campers(?) in rolling hotels don't act like them at times when they can't get a tent site for their 40' pusher "Because it's nicer".
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Gallons???

Gallons??? My My, what are you drinking when you camp?? LOL. For me and my 2 girls you are only talking 1 potty use each a night and only if we all happen to need to go which we dont usually. We use clumping cat litter just like at home for the cats. So that would be only 3 "clumps" if we all 3 went. Nothing to gush out etc and no where near gallons. I toss it every morning so it's not going to add up. Believe me, I toss out waaaaaaaay more "stuff" when I clean the cat box. Those disposable diapers stink and mess up the dumpsters more than anything I'll be throwing away.

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At least a rolled up disposable diaper offers some containment (and a warning) for a relatively small amount of waste. What could be several gallons of waste, in a 4 mil plastic trash bag, with peat or cat litter mixed in, is a UXB waiting to get split open by the next load of trash that follows it into the dumpster/trash can.
And, FWIW, there seems to be about 25+ times more non-diaper wearers in most campgrounds I frequent, than those are still in them. Not that some campers(?) in rolling hotels don't act like them at times when they can't get a tent site for their 40' pusher "Because it's nicer".
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