Hi all, thought i'd share my wife's and my experience with the potty thingy
We've camped in various forms for all 30 of our years together. We both came from outdoorsy/backpacking backgrounds and we're used to "roughing" it. . . then we purchased our first adventure rig; a 2009 A-Liner. All the trimmings for making a comfortable camp including a Thedford cassette toilet C403L. It had a 5 gallon holding tank that my wife and i would _fill up_ in just under 3 days. The Thetford 135 has a ~3 gallon tank, so may need to be emptied more frequently if used by two adults.
AND because of the frequent need to empty, and being out in the middle of nowhere due to our dry-camping preference... we began researching other options.
And what did my McGirlver 21st century 100% civilized and sane wife come up with??
A 2 gallon bakery frosting bucket under a toilet seat (a clone of the PETT folding seat)
Now inside our rigs we use one of two things:
first rule...We do our best to never mix liquid with solid. (If we were to install a commercial potty we would most likely go with one the popular "Urine Separating/Diverting Toilets
" currently on the market.)
For now this works great for us:
1) If in an area that has to have _approved_ waste disposal then we use commercial "Wag-Bag" products. OR if our home-made-wag-bag will do...
2) We line the bucket with a bio-degradable bag. Put ~a cup of arm&hammer kitty litter in the bottom... We then cover each solid use with a cup of litter. We empty each bag before settling in for the night when the rest of the _trash_ is taken out.
What do we gain by going the _separating_ route?..Nearly unlimited dry camping
because we no longer have to find a dump site/toilet facility to empty our Thetford.