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Old 04-10-2015, 03:57 PM   #15
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A loo? Is this where the song "Skip to my loo" is derived from?

As mentioned before, I am a big fan of the clean undercarriage, and would be more than willing to take a container to dump in a disposal somewhere. Handling a cassette, or porta potty bottom, can in no way be any worse than dealing with a impossible to clean stinky slinky.

Though, 75% of the trailer dumps I do, are in a hay field anyway. The land owner is a really nice guy, and said I could.
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:17 PM   #16
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"impossible to clean stinky slinky" ?

"clean" it??? and why would you want to do that???....you're already rinsing it with the grey water dump....raise the slinky during that flush once or twice if you're really into it.....what's complicated about that? Mine lives inside the back bumper...how clean does it have to be? I've got rubber gloves on!

compare that to walking across a parking lot with a potty tank ("Good morning m'am, nice day, eh?").... and pouring it into a toilet... (WITHOUT splashing!!!!)....stinking up the whole bathroom....I know what I'm choosing

I must be missing something
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:23 PM   #17
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There is no need. It uses a cassette toilet.
How do you empty the toilet?
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:45 PM   #18
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As described, you remove the tank and find someplace to dump it. Then you usually have to find a way to rinse the outside that gets splashed while dumping. I had one of these many years ago and will never own another one.

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Old 04-11-2015, 01:58 PM   #19
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Each will have their own fav's for a black tank. But I have had both in the ten or so RV;s I have owned over the years and I am a solid convert to the portable black tank in smaller RV's, be it a "Modern" porty potty design or a cassette design.


To support this, I removed the fixed loo and black tank from my Hunter and replaced them with a slide out Dometic with a 5 gallon tank, and I have yet to meet up with any of the difficulties mentioned, nor have I had to look for or had to move my trailer to a holding tank, paid to dump said tank, wrestled with a stinky slinky or had as much as a drop of effluent where it didn't belong.


BTW: Modern porta-pottys aren't necessarily as crude and difficult to use as those of just a few years back.
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Old 04-11-2015, 02:20 PM   #21
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My Escape has a 19 gal. black tank, so you lug your 5 gal. tank to the washrooms four times before I have to empty. And, my black tank is on wheels .
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As described, you remove the tank and find someplace to dump it. Then you usually have to find a way to rinse the outside that gets splashed while dumping. I had one of these many years ago and will never own another one.

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It is still easier than dumping a black tank. First removing the cap, hoping there is no residue in the pipe, and there always is a wee bit. Draining is no problem. Then when removing the stinky slinky, hoping there is no little dribble left there, and there always is. Then you have to rinse out the pipe, and with the ribs, it never comes perfectly clean. Saying all this, it really is not that much of a bother to me.

However, given that I mostly boondock, the idea of easy dumping without moving the trailer appeals to me. If you are careful, you just replace the cap, I don't remember having to clean the outside of our porta potti, though that was some time ago now. I also love the clean look, as the piping just hanging under a trailer, is less than appealing to me.

I have never used this cassette system and have in the last few days looked at that. I really like the idea of that system. Pulling out and dumping a cassette would be WAY easier than the whole stinky slinky process, plus you get to avoid those stupidly long lines that often queue at dumping stations.
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and, a cassette is easily adaptable to winter use via filling the cassette tank with windshield washer fluid, inexpensive and you do not have to dewinterize the rest of the trailer but still have a onboard toilet to use when it is cold outside.
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plus you get to avoid those stupidly long lines that often queue at dumping stations.
The only bad childhood memory related to camping. Sitting in the back seat, early in the morning, waiting for our turn to dump.
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I love the scene of Robin Williams emptying the tank in his rented "RV".


http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay...ttvi_vi_imdb_2

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I have never used anything but the cassette system. I can attest that it is clean. It is totally closed until you take the lid off to dump. If you use the chemical there is very little or no smell. It is simple and there are no bulky pipes under the trailer. Win, win...


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I do feel, however, that the porta-potty does not fit with the rest of the trailer. I consider that any split-system porta-potty is entry-level facilities.

The Nest is definitely a premium trailer, and the porta-potty, in my mind, clashes. Campers fall into definite strata - the rough-its all the way to the glampers. I question how many people who will spring for a Nest also fall into the porta-potty set.
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I find "The Curve" to be a very close comparison to a "regular" RV toilet and is much simpler to own. I have an "AquaMagic V" in my Fiber Stream EGGSTASY, but I chose "The Curve" for my Compact Jr. BOOMERANG. While the Compact Jr. might have originally been "entry-level" it is fully equipped now and is more of a touring vehicle than a camper.
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Were not retired so when we leave camp the line out on Sunday sucks. When I had the motor home I was stuck in the line. With the scamp I am no longer tied to that dump schedule. Dumping one or the other isn't a big deal its the waiting line that makes it a chore.
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