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Old 12-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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Need suggestions for best portable toilet for in our 13' Scamp that will also fit under the front sofa. Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions. Lee
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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Need suggestions for best portable toilet for in our 13' Scamp that will also fit under the front sofa. Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions. Lee
The non-portable one that's available in all campgrounds.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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I have the thedford 3 gallon It fits under my U-haul sofa .
http://www.thetford.com/HOME/PRODUCT...4/Default.aspx
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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Thetford 135. fits under the front bunk. Easy to empty.

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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Oh, we have the older generation Scamp. I wonder if when it grew taller if they might have raised the sofa height. Our 135 just fits. Could not be taller.

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Old 12-17-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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Lee,

Another thing with the 135. It is so short that at night we put it up on top of 2x4s with a board on top. It would be nice if you could use a taller one. As far as how much black water it holds....we like to empty sooner rather than later anyway. We get about 4 nights out of it using at night only, and it isn't full. Also we do not load up the fresh water part. I just use a squeeze bottle of water to rinse with. I like to direct the flush water. Whatever brand you buy be sure it is not too tall and that it has a pour spout built in. Our older one that is tall does not have the pour tube. We used it on one trip. Besides having to leave it in our walking space full time we hated dumping the thing.

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:43 AM   #7
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We use the Pett Toilet, no messy chemicals or potential spills or leaks.
Also takes up less space than a conventional porta-potty.
The PETT portable toilet unit by Phillips Environmental

There are also a number of extensive threads on the forum for this topic that would be worth reading through.
Porta Potty Recommendations

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ces-25646.html
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Here is another pet toilet, pet with just one "t"..
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Here is another pet toilet, pet with just one "t"..
It uses the same principle
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I don't know the exact height of your cubby, but the Fiamma Bi-Pot, 2.6 (?) gallon version is a perfect fit under the front couch of our Lil' Bigfoot. A very easy to fill (with water that is) and empty design.
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Whatever brand that you end up with, my wife came up with something that makes using it easier. We placed the port-a-potty on a cookie sheet, which allows us to just use our foot to slide the potty out/in from it's storage place. Since we replaced our carpet with vinyl flooring, I added the "loop" side of velcro to the bottom of the cookie sheet, so the pan slides smoothly. The cookie sheet also is long enough to allow the Toilet Paper & deoderizer to sit in front of the pot, so everything come out and stows away with ease.
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We placed the port-a-potty on a cookie sheet, which allows us to just use our foot to slide the potty out/in
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:20 PM   #13
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I looked at the Fiamma website and I did not see the self enclosed tube/spout that you just swing out on the Thetford. The tube makes the pouring out much easier. Aiming at the dump site is easier. the Fiamma is like our taller one that I don't like to empty.

I have always been a bit uncomfortable dumping wag bags (PETT) for disposal. there often isn't a handy place to dispose of them in the morning. We have tried different systems and the Thetford 135 is my current preference.....since I can't return to the age of a 20 yr old body.

I like the cookie sheet idea. Not even sure I have the clearance for that. I'll have to see how it would work for us.

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A sensitive, but necessary, topic to be sure.

We ordered our new 13' 2011 Scamp with the portable toilet they offer, the Dometic Sani-Pottie http://scamptrailers.com/Portals/0/D...960_series.pdf. This link brings you to the manufacturer's owner's manual.

We had never used a porta-pottie before getting our trailer. Here are some tips that we learned along the way:
  1. Almost always, the campsite facilities (even if it is an outhouse) are preferable to using our porta-pottie. (Let them deal with the mess)
  2. We use our porta-pottie for number one only and at night. This makes it much easier to dump and clean.
  3. We simply carry the "used tank" to the flush toilet to empty (never an outhouse because the chemicals are not compatible).
  4. We need to empty it approximately every 4 days if two adults are using it.
  5. Place the pottie with the handles facing outward so it is easy to pull out. The pottie can be quite heavy when the two tanks are connected.
  6. We put a long fuzzy bathroom rug (or any rug for that matter) on the floor in the "cubby" which extends onto the floor outside when in use, making it easy to pull the pottie out and nice and fuzzy on bare feet. When not in use we lay the long end of the rug over the top of the toilet in the cubby.
  7. Because we are sixty-something we would prefer to have a higher seat. As a result the Thetford, that was earlier recommended, might be just the ticket. We're not willing to turn in our perfectly good toilet as yet.
  8. Use a toilet paper that breaks down easily. Scott tissue is a good one.
  9. It's a good idea to pull out and place the toilet before going to bed so you don't have to deal with it while in a dream-state.
  10. All in all, it's actually quite simple to use and maintain a portable toilet. We'd much prefer one to having to deal with black water tanks. What you give up in privacy you gain in ease of use.
Good luck in sorting out all the options.
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