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Old 06-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #57
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Well Duh, why didnt I think of that??? Fantastic idea Lorraine!! I like how the Luggable Loo seat snaps tight onto the bucket and didnt want to give that up for a smaller one. Was beginning to think they didnt make 3 Gal buckets the same diameter as the 5 Gal ones which of course means the seat wouldnt snap on tight and could lead to the seat sliding off the bucket, lol. My 9 y/o is already leery of it even though it's secure so would hate for her to be the one to slide off, lol.

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Old 06-03-2012, 03:55 PM   #58
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Just be careful, cutting the bottom off the bucket may take away from the ridgety (there's that word again) and it may collapse. It would be bad enough if it collapsed and made a mess , but worse if someone got hurt. How about a Reliance Tri-To-Go Camping Chair/Portable Toilet or a Portable Commode just set it up when needed. I know not as convenient as a porta potty, but I think safer than a bucket that's missing the bottom. YMMV

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Old 06-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #59
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... you could cut the bottom off of a 5 gallon bucket to the correct height so it fits in your bench. The bucket would have not bottom but it doesn't really matter
No bottom would reduce the strength. Take the bottom you've cut off and glue it back onto the inside either right side up or upside down - whatever fits best. That will give the bucket back it's strength.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #60
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Oh ok. Thanks for that info as it would not have occured to me until I or somebody else sat on it. Somebody here posted a green camo folding potti chair that uses bags too (and doubles as a camp chair, in fact you wouldnt know it was a potti chair to look at it) so that may be the best option. Hopefully it's stable and comfy, lol.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:04 PM   #61
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This does not answer your question, Melissa, but it addresses the comment earlier in this thread (I just read the thread.), that of mobility. I honestly don't know what kind of porta-potty we have. Hubby bought it at Sears. It works fine, although I find the pump flusher to be a pain and just fill a cup from the faucet.

I have an arthritic knee. We replaced the toilets in our house with ADA-approved toilets. These are 17" high. (I don't know why this is not the standard height!)

The porta-potty in our Uhaul was a problem. We first raised it by putting it on an un-opened hose package. It worked but if you were prone to sea-sickness, it could give you that. It was not steady. So we found one of those wooden shower floors at Camping World. We did not open the package, simply put it un-opened under the porta-potty.

That worked for a year. This year, we stacked another on top. This must be a bit higher than our 17" ADA toilets, but it works great. If I don't have the height, my knee cracks and then is painful.

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Thank you for that suggestion of using a bottle. We tried it on the trip we just returned from and like it better than the Thetford flush system.

We have two porta pottis. Our first one is a "Continental" model that we used in our tenting days.

When we purchased Homelet, we found we had to buy a Thetford 135 to fit in the space for storage. I can't see storing the waste. One day for some reason I did try to use it for two nights and by the second night it was really rank even with the treatment! Now I take the potti to the campground facility and dump it every morning. I take along a cup that fits in the storage place using it to obtain rinse water from the sinks. When placing in storage for the day, I place a glug of treatment in the storage tank.

We also have the problem with height. I screwed two 2x4's to a piece of plywood sized to support the potti and we set it on that at night.

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