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Old 06-06-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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I am looking for examples of inexpensive potty solutions. I will probably get a self contained porto pot down the road, but I am picking up a 13' Scamp in about a week and I am looking for an inexpensive potty solution to use in the camper until I get a porto. Any ideas or links??

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Old 06-06-2008, 02:54 PM   #2
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If you stay in campgrounds or RV parks they all have potties there for your use.

I don't have a toilet of any kind in my trailer. My wife and I manage just fine by eliminating the middle man or bucket or whatever it is you store the stuff in until you can find a place to get rid of it.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:34 PM   #3
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Lynn, you might consider Wag Bags.

They are a no-smell, no-mess (really, no smell at all! it's astounding) solution to using the toilet in the absence of a toilet. You can buy them on-line (google "wag bag") or at REI.

as they are somewhat costly, I wouldn't use them for peeing but they are an excellent solution to the other toilet need. We don't ever use our Casita toilet for anything other than peeing and have used the wag bags a few times when we've been boondocking in areas where there are no toilets and it's not possible to dig a deep toilet with our trusty trowel.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
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Do you have a little cubby under the front gacho? the theford 135 is a perfect fit . when i had my Scamp 13..
I got mine at Walmart alot cheaper than this one shown..... I used it at nite only... but used the public restrooms during the day...

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/template...requestid=59158
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:52 PM   #5
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Hi, Lynn - and congratulations on finding a Scamp 'just right for you'! We also travel with a 13 footer. Our porta-pottie is used at night, and only for liquid waste if possible. Wouldn't want to be without it! The rest of the time we take advantage of campground facilities, etc.

The "wag-bag" sounds interesting, but (according to Christi's post) for about the same price you won't regret having your porta-pottie when you need it. And FYI, if you use chemicals remember to buy a formaldahyde-free one, since some places are banning dumping due to system damage caused by that stuff.

We wish you safe travels and many happy memories. Regards, L 'n D
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Unless the wag-bag is bio-degradable, you may have a hard time disposing of it.

Unlike Byron, I carry a porta-potti, but I seldom used it (I have a laundry jug for a yellow-water tank). However, as a Full Timer, there were a few occasions (cold and snow, cold and rain, sick!!, when the Weekenders stayed at home, I was at home in the CG) when I just didn't want to use the CG facilities, and the pot was a Good Thing to have.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:42 PM   #7
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we use coleman porta pottie, in ours.. Its in there, but we have never used it yet..
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Sort of like Wag Bags, but great for #1, are Travel John bags. They work for female anatomy and will get you through the night when you don't want to trek to the campground restrooms.
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In the Burro, we had a porta-potty that came out just before bedtime. When I needed it, it was usually dark anyway. The rest of the time, I used the campground facilities. Porta-potties don't cost much at Wally World.
In the UHaul, even with the privacy room, we still use the porta-potty only when we need it. Anything else would be an "only when I absolutly have to."

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Porta Potties are not what you would expect if you have never used one. I was a bit skeptical when I first got one, swearing I would use it at nite etc only.

When I learned how easy they were to deal with, and none of the horrible things you *Think* might happen with one didn't, I ended up using it all the time.

It's well worth the 60 or so bone investment.

Go for it now.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:48 PM   #11
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Wag Bags are completely bio-degradeable. You are meant to throw them in the trash bin when you leave your campground.

They are now the only "toilet facilities" permitted in some backcountry camping areas (what you carry in, you carry out --- literally).

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we use coleman porta pottie, in ours.. Its in there, but we have never used it yet..

we also use a porta potty. I bought a potty/shower tent and put it behind the trailer. The tent is huge, private, and locks. the porta potty is the way to go (#1).......My potty fits perfect when traveling, in the cabinet under the bunk. We rarely use it but, when it's dark and cold it comes in handy.
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we also use a porta potty. I bought a potty/shower tent and put it behind the trailer. The tent is huge, private, and locks. the porta potty is the way to go (#1).......My potty fits perfect when traveling, in the cabinet under the bunk. We rarely use it but, when it's dark and cold it comes in handy.
If you have ever been in a hospital they give away disposable urinals with snap on lids. Perfect for night time relief. Dump it in the morning where your conscience allows.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:26 AM   #14
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The one Jim mentions: I have one, somewhat transparently green in color, with a wide white lid. Very ergonomic if you know what I mean, and seriously useful.

For transporting to the loos for dumping purposes I plan to use a Sharpie to write "Apple Juice" on one side and "Iced Tea" on the other. That should do it.
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