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Old 10-19-2013, 03:58 PM   #15
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Yep, I second the mention of many terrible, bumpy roads in California, sigh. By towing a trailer we Californians get major experience in preparing for the inevitable "Big One" (earthquake). I use every trick in the book to keep things from flying in my trailer when under way. Bungee cords are my best friends!

As to the porta-pottie...Our Dometic brand came with the new Scamp and works well. It is a basic two-part system with the upper tank holding the flushing water with chemicals and the bottom holding the "ahem". We use it for "number one" only (except in case of emergency) and put used toilet paper in our small closed top trash can which we empty every day. Needless to say, when emptying liquid is easier to pour without paper or other solids.

I have lined the under bunk cabinet floor with a carpet remnant and have an area rug in the area outside the cabinet. We store the porta-pottie facing inward (the handles face outward) so we can easily remove and replace it by sliding without fear of scratching. For convenience at night, the last one to bed, sets out the porta-pottie on the floor and puts the TP on top of the lower bunk (where no one is sleeping) and the trash can next to it. While traveling the porta-pottie stays in place in the closed cabinet.

I have made a simple TP holder by removing the core and placing the roll in an empty, but clean container (Appropriately, one in which prunes are sold. LOL) I cut a hole in the top and, voila, an inexpensive and useful TP holder!

Before you decide on a port-pottie you might want to check out the owner's manuals to see how they operate. The Scamp website has the Dometic owner's manual posted under the "Ask Scamp" tab. Look in the right-hand column for "Owner's Manuals".
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:33 PM   #16
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Every state may not have this problem, but California highways are horrible. Certain stretches of I-5 are worse than off-roading.
LOL I have spent time on your California roads so I hear you! Never had so many things tossed around and doors that normally dont open pop open as when in California.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #17
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Hmmmmmmm.........scratches California off his list.........LOL
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #18
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Whoa! Don't scratch California off your list so soon! Because we live here we needn't search out uniquely beautiful sites in other states or our world. We do, however, because we like to experience the diversity of our planet and of the humans who inhabit it. California has A LOT going for it.

We just came back from a terrific trip to Big Sur. Driving along the spectacular coast along HW1 rivals the Amalfi Coast of Italy! Stop at Point Lobos to see the rugged coast close up along with tidepools teeming with life let alone the sea lions, otters and elephant seals cavorting and lolling! Hiking through the redwoods is unparalleled and stopping for a bite to eat at Big Sur Lodge or Big Sur River Inn, among others, makes the whole trip a memorable experience.

As to the roads, stick to the 55MPH speed limit for towing trailers, and you'll do just fine! Do I sound like a proud native Californian (San Franciscan, at that)? Well I am. Welcome to our beautiful state!
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #19
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Well said Gilda. I second what she said Carl. And besides the natural beauty, you won't find nicer people!
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When we decided on a Porta-Potty I didn't want to deal with any liquid that could leak, or smell, or weight ...
The solution was to use what the US Army developed, a dry system that uses single use bags that gel liquids and coat and deodorize solid waste.
The PETT Toilet and use either pre-loaded Wag Bags or buy Poo-Powder to load yoru own. (I can see the string of comments coming
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Here it is beside the cabinet I keep it in.





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Old 10-21-2013, 09:03 AM   #21
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As to the roads, stick to the 55MPH speed limit for towing trailers, and you'll do just fine! Do I sound like a proud native Californian (San Franciscan, at that)? Well I am. Welcome to our beautiful state!
Gilda you should be proud. I love your state, even if the roads are bumpy!
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The worst road I've traveled was actually somewhere in Illinois.
Many years ago, so I don't remember. I was in a long nose Kenworth
and I literally had to hold my stomach to keep my guts together it was
so rough. One other experience like that was flying from Tulsa to Dallas
in a prop jet. The vibrations were so bad I could not have gone much further.

I also can't do roller coasters.........LOL

I've been to Treasure Island in a Navy A school.
Oakland/San Francisco. I have one favorite city from 1969. Castro Valley.
It was just about identical to the town I was born and raised in in Arkansas.

To stay on topic, I will say if the road is really rough, I would need
a class A porta potty.
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I saw yours in another thread Ian.
It's a magnificent solution.
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or buy Poo-Powder to load yoru own. (I can see the string of comments coming]
LOL wouldnt want to disappoint you Ian so I have to ask is Poo-Powder anything like Poopourri? Yes thats a real product as well..
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For a Scamp with front bunks, the Thetford 135 is the best chioce.
It is well engineered, easy to service and fits easily under the front couch.
Also it is economical to purchase.
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This Porti Poti I purchase 20 eons ago.I got it at Sears here in Canada.
Works great. It's a one piece, stores under the front bunks (behind the door).
Comes out at night. I took a plastic milk crate, cut it off 6 inces from the bottom. At night the PP sits on top of it, just the right height ! I can also use this part of milk crate for storing items during travel.

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LOL wouldnt want to disappoint you Ian so I have to ask is Poo-Powder anything like Poopourri? Yes thats a real product as well..
I Knew I could count on you Carol LOL. nope Poopourri appears to just mast the smell Poo-powder treats it at the source This is going down hill fast
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Read about the Pett toilet and Wag bags on line. What I like especially is that the bags can be tossed into regular garbage because of the magic poo powder. So no toting, carrying, dumping, or rinsing. Clean and tidy and easy......perhaps expensive if used too often. But not so bad for the middle of the night visits!
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