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Old 07-13-2013, 01:18 AM   #29
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Thanks Donna.

I considered the compost toilet before buying also.
But deemed it not fully suited for our use. So we went with the cassette.
Yes thanks for the link Donna. Some first hand feed back on that link. Just what I wanted. You are a helper personality type Donna--always helpful. Thanks again.

For my use, boondocking or located near 'facilities', I think it makes sense for me to go with a composting toilet. I looked into the incinerator types and all of those seemed high maintenance and big power draw. I am often far from any dump stations and have no desire to haul black water around or find ways to dispose of it.

I wish there was a way to save threads for future reference like you link Donna. Perhaps I'll just post something to subscribe to it
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:09 AM   #30
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How did it work out?

Katie how is it working out? I am in the exact situation. Just placed an order for a Parkliner with the standard portapotty but concerned I will have regrets.
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Is anybody willing to share their insights regarding which way to go for the bathroom situation in your trailer?

I'm looking for pros and cons, of both day to day activity/maintenance and maintenance issues a few years down the road.

We currently use a wag bag with the commercial Poo Powder enzyme, and it's been very effective for us. I thought it would be great to upgrade to a porcelain throne and be able to have it all just drain away, but now I'm second guessing myself with the management of a black tank.

Help! I'm having a last minute panic attack since I'll need to finalize any changes to my order really soon (!). Heck, it may already be too late, but I'd stilll love to hear any insights you're willing to share.

Or if there is already a thread on this here at FGRV, feel free to direct me there. I did a quick search but didn't come up with what I was looking for.

Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:42 AM   #31
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Hi Beth,

It's been 3 years since we took ownership of our Parkliner and we still absolutely love it, except for the porcelain toilet. We haven't used it other than as a container/bucket to line with our disposable wag bag and Poo Powder.

We're not ready to deal with the black tank. It's been so convenient to dispose of the wag bags, and then to come home and drain our gray water across parched landscaping with no worries.

I regret getting the porcelain toilet. We use the regular campground facilities during the day and evenings then fall back on our own system in the middle of the night or early morning when it's just too uncomfortable to head out for a quick trip. Then, it's a real treat to have any kind of potty handy. But, we haven't used the macerating toilet yet, other than to test the system now and then with clear water.

We've recently relocated to a town with more RV service places and we've seriously talked about having it removed. Haven't done it yet, but we talk about it each time we take the trailer out.

We have no other regrets with this little trailer. It's so comfortable and roomy, even for my 6'2" husband. It gets snug when we have our two 85 lb. labs with us but we all manage just fine. They find their places on the floor, one tucked under the edge of the bed and out of the way, and the other tucked in a corner somewhere.

Good luck on your decision!
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:42 PM   #32
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Does no one recall the "great out doors"?
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:25 PM   #33
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We use the WAG bag system and a Lugable Loo with our Parkliner. It works well, and is easy to manage. (The Lugable Loo fits better in the space than the Cleanwaste/Pett folding toilet.) It's nice to be able to remove the toilet from the shower area when you do want to use the shower... gives you much more room.

If you go that route, a suggestion: Buy extra Poo Powder. What's supplied with each bag isn't enough for two adults/ one night.

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Does no one recall the "great out doors"?
LOL, that question reminds me of an experience I had a few years ago. I went on a mission trip to Peru with a Christian group in a city about a day's ride north of Lima. Riding the bus early in the morning on the way back, I kept seeing scatterings of local men standing 40 or 50 yards from the highway and, um, "utilizing" the great outdoors. The cultural norm was, shall we say, an eye opener.
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Old 01-15-2017, 10:50 PM   #35
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Hi Beth,

It's been 3 years since we took ownership of our Parkliner and we still absolutely love it, except for the porcelain toilet. We haven't used it other than as a container/bucket to line with our disposable wag bag and Poo Powder.

We're not ready to deal with the black tank. It's been so convenient to dispose of the wag bags, and then to come home and drain our gray water across parched landscaping with no worries.

I regret getting the porcelain toilet. We use the regular campground facilities during the day and evenings then fall back on our own system in the middle of the night or early morning when it's just too uncomfortable to head out for a quick trip. Then, it's a real treat to have any kind of potty handy. But, we haven't used the macerating toilet yet, other than to test the system now and then with clear water.

We've recently relocated to a town with more RV service places and we've seriously talked about having it removed. Haven't done it yet, but we talk about it each time we take the trailer out.

We have no other regrets with this little trailer. It's so comfortable and roomy, even for my 6'2" husband. It gets snug when we have our two 85 lb. labs with us but we all manage just fine. They find their places on the floor, one tucked under the edge of the bed and out of the way, and the other tucked in a corner somewhere.

Good luck on your decision!
Katie
Thank you Latie! Your answer solidified (!) the situation for me. We are going with the portapotty for many of the reasons mentioned by you and others. .
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:19 PM   #36
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The Parkliner uses a very good quality Marine Macerator toilet. (chopper and pump) You have to have power to flush the toilet. Installation requires a black water pipe run from the front of the trailer to the black/ grey tank inside the trailer shell. Also the toilet they use is very expensive about $1000 after market.
I like a gravity toilet and black water tank in my trailer. I almost bought a Parkliner and I was going to order it with a porta potty. The Parkliner toilet may be fine but I would not consider installing one after delivery.
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