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Old 06-17-2016, 12:14 PM   #29
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The Oliver is our first camper with a built in toilet. We used a port a potti with our previous camper to prevent middle of the night pee trips to the campground rest room so we wouldn't run into skunks or bears. Use the Oliver toilet the same way.

When we visited the Lil'Snoozy plant, first time seeing a cassette toilet and electric appliance camper. Good ideas, too. We started using electric appliances to cook with in our previous camper, after seeing the Lil'Snoozy.

Here's another travel trailer with cassette toilet, Bowlus Road Chief, it's way out of our price range, but fun to look at:

Overview - Bowlus Road Chief

Not familiar with how difficult it is to drain tanks with other campers. Found the Oliver tank drain system to be easy and quick to use. The drain hose is connected to drain pipe and stored in the bumper assembly for easy access. For now we drain the tanks at dump stations.

Will eventually have a small tank to connect to the drain hose, to dump small tank in restroom toilet when a dump station is not available. Need to to work out small tank with connecting fitting. The small tank will be stored in rear our pickup with shell.
Ha, ha, ha, ha! Bowlus, indeed! It's like a big, fancy Snoozy but with a big, fancy price tag. And....look at all the rivets you get for $137K.
However, I like your idea to "convert" the hose to something more manageable. In effect, you would by-pass the black tank and the stinky slinky to go directly to the small tank? I'd be very interested in your solution. Thanks so much.
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:16 PM   #30
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Ha, ha, ha, ha! Bowlus, indeed! It's like a big, fancy Snoozy but with a big, fancy price tag. And....look at all the rivets you get for $137K.
However, I like your idea to "convert" the hose to something more manageable. In effect, you would by-pass the black tank and the stinky slinky to go directly to the small tank? I'd be very interested in your solution. Thanks so much.
Oh, yeah, Bill. Another one with cassette is Barefoot Caravan - Barefoot Caravans. Currently in UK only but coming to US in spring 2017.
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I find cleaning the three toilets in my sticks 'n bricks more disgusting than emptying either blackwater tank in my trailers. Far easier to let gravity do the work than my head practically in the bowl and hanging on to a brush. But, still need to clean the bowl no matter if you have a built in toilet system, porta-potty or a cassette.


You can never miss what you've never had. Have flushing systems in both trailers, never going to something else. And I've done the peeing in the bush thing while backpacking to sitting on a bucket with a liner. No thanks. I've earned better, I deserve it. YMMV
We all have our preferences. Thanks for your insight.
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In effect, you would by-pass the black tank and the stinky slinky to go directly to the small tank?
We plan to keep the complete black/grey drain system intact that the Ollie came with. It's easy for us to use at dump stations. We like having the city water connection, fresh water tank, grey water tank and black water tank. Will use all of the existing Ollie systems except when camping at the following type of campground.

One of our favorite campgrounds does not have dump station with no way to dump tanks between the campground and home. This campground has nice restroom/shower facilities. We can camp without generating grey water at this type of campground and only use the camper toilet to prevent middle of the night pee trips to the campground restroom. Will find a small portable tank, less than 5 gallons, to connect to existing Ollie black/grey tank drain hose, that normally connects to dump station. Keep a gallon jug of water to flush the toilet with, so fresh water tank will not be filled. Will dump small portable tank daily in the campground restroom toilet.
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We can camp without generating grey water at this type of campground and only use the camper toilet to prevent middle of the night pee trips to the campground restroom. Will find a small portable tank, less than 5 gallons, to connect to existing Ollie black/grey tank drain hose, that normally connects to dump station. Keep a gallon jug of water to flush the toilet with, so fresh water tank will not be filled. Will dump small portable tank daily in the campground restroom toilet.
That will certainly work as long as it is _just_ pee ... But it sure sounds like a lot of work. Why not use a wide mouthed bottle and pee directly into that? The lady can use an adapter and a baby wipe to clean up.

https://www.amazon.com/Freshette-LIB...ords=freshette

Tent campers have been doing this forever and it works fine. It's a lot less work than your method. The big advantage is that your gal will now have a cool tool to use when away from a facility, like on a long hike in the woods.

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That will certainly work as long as it is _just_ pee ... But it sure sounds like a lot of work. Why not use a wide mouthed bottle and pee directly into that? The lady can use an adapter and a baby wipe to clean up.

https://www.amazon.com/Freshette-LIB...ords=freshette



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Appreciate the concern, but it's not too much work for me!
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In effect, you would by-pass the black tank and the stinky slinky to go directly to the small tank? I'd be very interested in your solution. Thanks so much.
Posted earlier in this thread:

"We plan to keep the complete black/grey drain system intact that the Ollie came with. It's easy for us to use at dump stations. We like having the city water connection, fresh water tank, grey water tank and black water tank. Will use all of the existing Ollie systems except when camping at the following type of campground.

One of our favorite campgrounds does not have dump station with no way to dump tanks between the campground and home. This campground has nice restroom/shower facilities. We can camp without generating grey water at this type of campground and only use the camper toilet to prevent middle of the night pee trips to the campground restroom. Keep a gallon jug of water to flush the toilet with, so fresh water tank will not be filled". Will dump small portable tank daily in the campground restroom toilet".

Will be using Ollie toilet & black tank system:

Takes 45 seconds to set up and 45 seconds to knock down daily. The previous owner gave us PVC tube cut in half to support the grey/black tanks drain hose. The red hose is always connected inside of the bumper assembly to grey/black tanks drain and stored inside of bumper assembly, too. Found a 10 quart tank for $7.







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Do you have any leakage issues? Do you dump your black tank in there???? When used as an oil drain pan, as it is intended, it often leaks like crazy and pisses off the buyers. Check the reviews:

https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-FloTo.../dp/B00004X13X

Otherwise, I quite like your solution, tho I would probably use a 36 inch length of 3/4" garden hose instead of the Big Stinky for just gray water, without the support piece... so you could tuck the pan out of the way under the trailer. But your big half-pipe makes for a great all around black water dump support, since you have a place to store it.

Have you thought about using one or two regular AquaTainers for gray water, like this interesting setup?



As the first jug fills up, the excess flows into the second. That way you can switch jugs to empty one, while still having the second attached to the trailer. They are translucent so you can see the water level easily. They are much harder to store than a small pan.

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Picked the tank up at the local WalMart earlier this week. Saw the reviews after buying it. Will see how it works out.

Have not considered handling grey water with tanks. When we saw a Lil'Snoozy at their manufacturing plant, liked many of the ideas used including the Cassette Toilet.

We're happy with the thought put into Ollie systems, just wanted to resolve the dump station issue at a campground we hike at quite a bit.

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Picked the tank up at the local WalMart earlier this week. Saw the reviews after buying it. Will see how it works out.

Have not considered handling grey water with tanks. When we saw a Lil'Snoozy at their manufacturing plant, liked many of the ideas used including the Cassette Toilet.

We're happy with the thought put into Ollie systems, just wanted to resolve the dump station issue at a campground we hike at quite a bit.

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ingenious! Some good thoughts, there! Thanks
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ingenious! Some good thoughts, there! Thanks
Thanks! It's fun to come up with ideas to eventually overcome problems, even simple problems. There's always bumps along the way, that's part of the fun!
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Do you have any leakage issues? Do you dump your black tank in there???? When used as an oil drain pan, as it is intended, it often leaks like crazy and pisses off the buyers.


Applied plumbers silicone grease to the threads of the top cap and mating surface allowing the cap to fully thread on and seal.

No leakage with the container turned upside down containing water!!!!!! The container is a handy size and weight to handle while dumping in a toilet daily.
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That looks like it will work well. Some people in the campgrounds may not react well to pee running in the open as it exits the pipe and runs into an open top container. You might want to put it away before daylight.😄


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Others may think you're doing oil changes in the campground and dumping used oil in the toilet.
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