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Old 02-22-2012, 08:14 PM   #29
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I have a 13' Scamp with a bath room.After useing it a couple times...I took the comode out and started using a porta potty.Theres no way that a person my size can bend over and connect a sewer hose to the holding tank on a scamp without having to get down on their knees.I have to disagree about a sewer hose not being smelly or nasty...(you probally ain't the one having to empty it).
Also if theres no dumping station you are going to have to find one or dump it on the ground.New style porta pottys are made to flush and are sealed just like the tolets in campers.I find using our porta potty mush easier and more sanitary than the tolet it came with...Just me
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:53 PM   #30
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Where do folks with 13" scamps store the porta potty? We hope to pick up a 13" this weekend and we figured we would be going the portable route with the "facilities" if needed.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:56 PM   #31
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Sandy, there is a cubby for the porta potty under the front bunk area sized specifically for this. Good Luck on your purchase!

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #32
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Where do folks with 13" scamps store the porta potty? We hope to pick up a 13" this weekend and we figured we would be going the portable route with the "facilities" if needed.
measure the storage spot before purchase. The Thetford 135 is a shorter porta-potti than most, and should fit easily in most "potti-garages".
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #33
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The Thetford 135 that Floyd suggests can be found at WalMart at a good price however it is quite small. We found the Thetford 555 (13 7/8h x 15 1/8w x 17 1/4L) to be a little more "comfortable". We keep ours under the bed. Raz
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:13 PM   #34
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We keep ours in the cabinet under the bunk. My husband made a secure landing for it so our knees weren't at our chins! Works really well. Just have to scoot it out a nite.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #35
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I found the porta potty to smell much worse than the Scamp bathroom. If #2 is done in either one it will smell, but those porta potties are worse. I never want to go back to the porta potty. I found that to be messier than the bathroom by far.
Also I want to stay IN my camper at night. I don't want to be a target for animals or serial killers.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:34 PM   #36
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Also I want to stay IN my camper at night. I don't want to be a target for animals or serial killers.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:16 PM   #37
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A flushing toilet was important to us, we were able to take out the front bench and shelf, add a small room with toilet and a closet and a lower space for the converter. Took a little while to build/engineer to keep the contour of the camper, but it worked out pretty good, it has about a 5-6 gal tank, part above the floor and part under the camper in the frame, we can drop the hose into the sewer if there is sewer facilities. There is no bad smell, added a vent pipe that goes from the black/grey tank to above the roof. A lot of campgrounds have septic systems on their bathrooms and they get full fast on holidays. Also didn't want to get out in the middle of the night in the rain or with critters. Good Luck with your decision!
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:33 AM   #38
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After cleaning, a little water and a cap full of deodorizer/ liquifier seems to take care of any odor issues on our porta potti. Just make sure the seal on the black water tank is good and you don't let it get too full. Raz
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:03 AM   #39
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Raz and I are content with the porta potty in the 13' Trillium. Our camping trips have ranged from a couple of nights to 4 weeks ... and with proper attention, the pp has been absolutely right for us. It stores under the bed and the Golden Retriever graciously moves out of the way when we need to pull it at night.

In our travels over the past 8 years we've hit only one really baaaaad restroom ... at the one and only private campground we ever stayed at! It was last summer in Maine. YIKES! Beautiful site, scary facilities.

Since we've never had an on-board shower, we don't miss it!

Happy travelin', Warren!
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:13 AM   #40
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...Also I want to stay IN my camper at night. I don't want to be a target for animals or serial killers.
Just my opinion
Actually, the CG bathroom at 2 am is a great place to meet people our own age...

Being a guy, I don't worry much about being a target for killers. I guess big cats, bears, and such could be worrisome. Not to mention foraging skunks... difficult to see in low light! But my big reason always was that if I had to get dressed, walk in the cold night air to a bathroom, walk back and get undressed, I would not be able to fall back to sleep.
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Actually, the CG bathroom at 2 am is a great place to meet people our own age...

Being a guy, I don't worry much about being a target for killers. I guess big cats, bears, and such could be worrisome. Not to mention foraging skunks... difficult to see in low light! But my big reason always was that if I had to get dressed, walk in the cold night air to a bathroom, walk back and get undressed, I would not be able to fall back to sleep.
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