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Old 10-15-2014, 03:17 PM   #1
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Smile Anyone ever added a toilet?

I have a 1996 16' Scamp, floor plan #4 with the closet in place of a bathroom. I don't care about or want a shower, but I'd like to add a toilet and blackwater tank. Does anyone have any experience doing this? I'd sure like to be able to learn from your experiences, and would love any pointers you have.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:28 PM   #2
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I have no experience with the mod, but I think it's doable. I have floor plan #4 with bath room. Toilet sits on top of black water tank, the tank is inside the bath room. You need to make a hole in the floor for BW tank drain pipe and install drain valve below the floor. The second part is flexible water line from the water pump to the toilet. You can even skip this part and use water jug method.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:44 PM   #3
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And there is the vent to the outside also. Water would have to come all the way from the sink on the other side of the trailer too I suppose. Personally, I would just throw in a cassette type toilet and call it good.
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:23 PM   #4
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If I was going to add a toilet I would put a natures head composting toilet in. You Don't need to run any water and it only has to be emptied once a year with a normal years worth of camping use. Plus they don't smell at all!

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Old 10-15-2014, 08:15 PM   #5
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Didn't realize that composting toilets could be so small. Now I'm intrigued. It will be interesting to see what my husband thinks of this new idea. Sure looks like a lot less work then installing a regular RV toilet, and I wouldn't have to hunt for dump stations. Thank you, Kirkman for the idea.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:57 PM   #6
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FYI If you go with what Scamp is using now it's the Sealand 711-M28 toilet. Just be aware you can't use a marine model which is usually found at a much better price. The marine models with tank and bowl do not have a bottom discharge tank and they have to be pumped out. The RV model you have to order the tank and bowl separately and it only comes in Ivory. Call Dometic Sealand and they will give you the correct RV P/N's or order from Scamp.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:07 PM   #7
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Didn't realize that composting toilets could be so small. Now I'm intrigued. It will be interesting to see what my husband thinks of this new idea. Sure looks like a lot less work then installing a regular RV toilet, and I wouldn't have to hunt for dump stations. Thank you, Kirkman for the idea.


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I do think that is the way to go.
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If I was going to add a toilet I would put a natures head composting toilet in. You Don't need to run any water and it only has to be emptied once a year with a normal years worth of camping use. Plus they don't smell at all!

Nature's Head Composting Toilets: Saving Our Water for Tomorrow
Minimizing urine odor is described quite well in the users manual, along with the need to install a 12V fan, and vent hose. Need to make sure there is room to disassemble the thing to empty it (solids are separate from the 2 gallon urine container), plus space to turn the crank on the side to stir the mix every time you use it.

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It's not for every one. Most of the guys I know that have very small heads on there boats have gone to this. They fit in a very small space and are designed to be operated, opened, and emptied very easily. Plus you don't have to look for a place to dump you can place the composted waste in a dumpster (think diapers) the liquid waste can be dumped in any toilet. The fan is part of the unit and will draw very little from your battery or you can install there solar vent and never have to worry about it drawing down your battery.
It just another option for some one who does not have a toilet and want to save them selves the hassle of running water lines a black tank vent lines and a dump valve. You just bolt this done run the vent outside and you done!😀
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:31 AM   #10
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I've been happy with a porta potty. No installation necessary, just set it where you want it and use it. Easy to empty just about anywhere, too.

I see that the composting toilet diverts the urine to a little holding tank, so it still requires dumping every few days just like the porta potty. You're just dumping everything from the latter, whereas with the former you get to carry some if it around with you all season long.

I guess we could say that the Nature's Head would provide, um, an interesting diversion?
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:58 PM   #11
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Yeah! My husband was easy to convince. We're going with a composting toilet as long as it fits well. I have a porta potty already, and want something more convenient, as I may be spending 2 or more months straight living in my trailer next year. After spending most of yesterday visiting websites and watching You Tube videos on them, we think a composting toilet seems to fit that bill perfectly. Easy to install, no blackwater to deal with, long time between dealing with solids, and easy disposal of liquids. Looks like it will be either a Nature Head or an Air Head, though I'm leaning towards the Nature Head just because I like the way it looks better.

Thank you everyone for your input.
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I don't know if anyone is interested or not, but I've "lived" in my camper with a new Nature's Head toilet for 4 weeks now. I love it. I'm only using it part time, as during the day I have other facilities available. I've emptied the urine tank 3 times, and I don't anticipate needing to empty the solids before this trip is over in early June. I have to say it is the most pleasant experience I have had with any type of "sewage". I've dealt with both black water tanks and chemical toilets, and I prefer the composting toilet by far over both.
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That's great to hear I don't know why trailer manufactures don't offer them as a option. I would rather have one in my camper.


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Old 04-12-2015, 08:28 AM   #14
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Thanks for the update! I have heard nothing but good things about the Nature's Head. I have dealt with cassette toilets, porti-pottie and black tank. Black tank is my least favorite. We have full-timed with large tanks.
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