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Old 02-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #43
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I bought a Coleman PP last year for my 13 footer, it is a little bigger then some but still fits under the couch/front bunk. I use deodorizer liquid I bought at Wal-mart and just keep a gallon of water close by for flushing. I have not had any trouble with smells at all, the Coleman seems to seal up nice and tight and flushes easily plus has a gauge built in that lets me know when it is getting to full. Emptying it isn't a joyful experience but I would rather empty it then not have my own private toilet to use. My camper is a 72 and I couldn't afford to be picky when choosing campers I just had to take what I could afford. I have kids so having the sleeping space is more important to me then having a shower/bathroom. I will admit if I ever reach retirement age and travel solo or with just one other person I think I would opt to have the shower/toilet combo however.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #44
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Adding a photo to my above post. This was not an intentional photo of my Coleman PP but in the picture you can see the PP and the little storage spot under the front bunk that it sits in when we are in the camper.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:21 AM   #45
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When not near to a facility we often set up the green room. [seen to the left in the photo.]
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:21 PM   #46
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Hi Ginny and Norm, I ment you in Escapees Park, TX. I having my table cut in half, what did you use for the leg in the back part. Did you use a pianio hindge on the table. Can you e-mail me aaflowerpower@yahoo.com. JUDY
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:37 PM   #47
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I use a porta potty also. I'm trying to keep my camping as simple as possible and don't want to bother with grey water black water leaking pipes etc. I figure the less parts, the less to fix. I also camp where there are modern facilities (showers and flush toilets).
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #48
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When not near to a facility we often set up the green room. [seen to the left in the photo.]
That is a great idea. Where did you get that "green room" from? I think I want one.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:11 PM   #49
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Well the OP rightly decided to get a toilet but for those sitting on the fence, here is my 2 cents. If you are getting a 13' trailer you probably need a small unit you can tow with most small vehicles. As such it is a comprimise between space and weight. It all depends on your camping style. If you camp for only 2-3 weeks a year and camp at rv parks and campgrounds with conveniences such as toilets and showers you can live without a toilet. IMHO a trailer without a toilet, not to mention a kitchen is a glorified tent on wheels. I got a trailer because I wanted a lot more than a tent. I like to boondock and camp in more primitive campgrounds. I like to stop at noon and cook lunch anywhere I like such as a parking lot. Getting up at night and trekking to a bathroom is just like tenting. Fine for occasional use and when you are young and childless but it gets old very fast.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:44 PM   #50
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Well the OP rightly decided to get a toilet but for those sitting on the fence...........
I've done that in an emergency..........
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:49 PM   #51
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We're brand new to egg camping, but with our previous pop-ups we've had both the port-potti situation and a hard-sided wet bathroom with a cassette toilet. This will be our first trailer with a toilet that is dumped at at dump station vs. into a flush toilet (at campground or at home). I'm hoping it is a lot easier. Not having a bathroom really wasn't an option for us; we considered just having a port-potti but long term we know we want the bathroom. Like someone else posted, having to get up and dressed and go out to the restroom would be enough to keep me awake the rest of the night.
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I've done that in an emergency..........
Just stay away from barbed wire, electric and picket fences!
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:18 PM   #53
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Use the Bathroom in the Trailer

This post reminded me of a Poll we did years ago on Bathrooms in the trailers and whether you used them.

Some pretty funny stuff....
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I've read about parking at the dump site, and taking out the hose and feeding it into the ground hole, and then having to rinse out and hopefully get out all of the (uch) stuff, and then winterizing everything and etceterah. Nope, just give my my porta potty.
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Winterizing.'

Virtually nothing needs to be done to winterize a black or gray tank other than dumping.

The toilet requires nothing more than running some antifreeze thru the toilet's valve.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:24 AM   #56
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This whole thread reminds me of an incident that happened 30 years ago - the weekend that Mt St Helens blew up.

Spouse & I were camping in a truck-mounted camper in Northern Alberta, at a municipal/Lions club campground on the shores of Chrystal Lake

On the Saturday night we went to a movie - the original Friday the 13th! (where a whole series of creepy murders happens at Camp Chrystal Lake)

After returning to the campground, I headed up the hill to the showers. Now I was an adult. I was fully aware that it was just a movie. No matter what happened in the movie at Camp Chrystal Lake, it is just pure fiction. I am fully grown up. No hassles.

So as I left the camper, my wife said "if you don't come back, I'm NOT coming to look for you after THAT movie!" (giggle)

So I walked up the hill - past that bush (what was that sound?) (oh that's silly - grow up!). Under that tree, where the wind made the branches squeak. All the way to the campground showers, where, as I reached for the door handle. the door abruptly flew open as another guy was coming out.

He likely is still wondering why he opened a door to the sound of a scream and the site of an empty pair of shoes that someone had just jumped out of!

Sorry - but the "facilities" will be IN my camper - no more hikes at night for this family!
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