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Old 04-06-2014, 05:27 PM   #29
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Campgrounds provide different kinds of facilites for safe disposal of waste products, dumpsters are not one of them.
If no waste disposal facility at the campground one is staying at and if the kitty litter was not added to a porta-pottie the waste could be simple be flushed down the campground or pit toilet each morning. Thats how most people I know with porta-potties deal with it as do those with cassette type toilets in their trailers. A much more public health friendly approach.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:29 PM   #31
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Sorry, April 1st is long gone.

Most of the above refers to Item #11 in Post #1
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:42 PM   #32
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Actually you haven't! The original poster made the mistake of asked for input regarding a Porta potty
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:22 PM   #33
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Thetford 135 has a pour spout which makes dumping much easier. A 135 is the smallest, and is the only size that will fit under our bunk area. Be sure to measure the height before you buy one. The newer Scamp may have a bit more clearance to allow a taller model (one with the spout).

The model Carol mentioned I do not believe has the pour spout. Having used both types I much prefer the Thetford 135.

We have tried the Lugable Loo and quickly changed to the Thetford. Neither of us minds emptying the unit. We also do not fill the water container. We prefer to flush with a small squeeze bottle of water I fill each night. We do not carry much water with us.

We have never felt the need for a sway bar. Keep your speed down, distribute weight appropriately and have a safe trip.

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Old 04-06-2014, 10:30 PM   #34
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My porta Potty throne (to get it up higher) consists of a couple of short 2x4s and a thick board. they are not even connected. I use the board in the car for a foot rest, or under the dinette for my short legs. At night it goes under the porta potty on the 2 inch 2x4's. Raises the unit about 4 inches and works great for us. If I had a newer, higher entry 16 foot trailer I would probably look for an entry step that could be brought in at night for the potty. Our little 13 is closer to the ground and does not require a step.

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Old 04-06-2014, 10:32 PM   #35
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The model Carol mentioned I do not believe has the pour spout. Having used both types I much prefer the Thetford 135.
differently not me who suggested it. I only like walking dogs in the morning not a porta potty! Would take emptying out a black water tank every few days over a porta potty anytime!
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Layout 7 is my favorite Scamp. We are thinking of moving up. Not so many of them around, glad you found one for your family.
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Sorry Carol, maybe it was Gilda with the potty. We only use at night and take the potty for a drive when we leave the campground. I have never taken it for a walk! Often we do not have to hit the dump station til the next campground. The only thing I learned is to beware of 100 degree weather and then crossing mountains. I now burp the pot before using it, and I empty more often in very hot weather. Nancy
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Sorry Carol, maybe it was Gilda with the potty. <cut> I have never taken it for a walk!
No problem Nancy. Have noticed in campgrounds a lot of people with a porta potty or cassette type toilet like to use small carts with wheels to take them to the bathroom or dump station for dumping, which is how I came up with the term taking the potty for a walk.
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I'm seriously considering this as an alternative to the Thetford:

Nature's Head Composting Toilets: Saving Our Water for Tomorrow

It has a small footprint, is environmentally sound. It doesn't need to be emptied as often as a porta-pottie - and all the reviews say it doesn't have an odor.
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I'm seriously considering this as an alternative to the Thetford:

Nature's Head Composting Toilets: Saving Our Water for Tomorrow

It has a small footprint, is environmentally sound. It doesn't need to be emptied as often as a porta-pottie - and all the reviews say it doesn't have an odor.
Yes they are cool and I know someone else considered using one but the big question came as to where does one dispose of the waste if the toilet has been heavily used while dry camping & not enough time for it to have composted correctly. Also do you want the added weight of towing it around half full while waiting for enough time to elapse to compost correctly?
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where does one dispose of the waste
It holds a lot, but if extra area is needed, they sell a second composting bin - with cover, of course - so that you can store the first and take it out of the campground. The weight is negligible, because it uses no water - coir or peat moss are light. I like the fact that it uses no water, so less water wastage.
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You still have a liquid tank to empty (and wash out?) and, for $900+, I can empty a lot of porta-potty tanks.

And "Water Saving"? I doubt if we use a gallon of water a day with a porta-potty. Somehow I don't think that's much value, considering every time you flush the home loo it uses a gallon+. Just using the porta-potty must save 10+ gallons a day over home use.

Me thinks that some ideas are oversold in the name of ecology. That money could be better used for energy and water saving efforts on the home front than in an RV loo.

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