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Old 05-09-2013, 07:18 AM   #1
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I have a rather delicate question. I havenít even picked up my í92 Scamp yet and I am already worried about the necessities. My Scamp doesnít have a toilet so I am considering buying a portable potty to keep in it for nighttime. Does anyone have suggestions for what style and brand to buy. I would like something that can be hidden away when not needed and is fairly easy to maintain.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:38 AM   #2
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They come in different heights, so you may want to measure the spot where it will fit. Low ones can be uncomfortable, though.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #3
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Hi Leah and welcome to the forum. I measured the height and width of our home toilet. I found a Thetford model that was close. I keep it under the bed. If height is an issue, you can build a box out of wood and keep the toilet in the box. When its time for use, take the toilet out of the box, invert the box and set the toilet on top. The sides of the box increase the height. Raz
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:49 AM   #4
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Another thing to remember is that the larger the toilet's capacity, the heavier and more cumbersome it is to dump.

Another thing to remember is that the small the toilet's capacity, the oftener it needs to be dumped.

Choose wisely! :>)
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:32 AM   #5
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Thetford 135 is small. It fits in the designated potty spot under the front bunk of our 13 Scamp. At night we raise the height with boards underneath.

I like the Thetford because of the pour spout for disposal. We don't fill with fresh water, just use a squeeze bottle for rinse. Might use less water and lighter to move around. the small capacity black water area gets us through a few nights. Easier to empty a lighter and smaller black tank for me. Even with chemicals I prefer to dispose of every 4 days or so.

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #6
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On my 13' Scamp I use a Coleman 827 which is no longer made but available new old stock if you search for one. They are getting rarer every day. this will fit under the scamps bed table and clear the center leg with the table down. It just fits. At night we pull it out and put it in front of the door nook created by the closet. It has a small tank that seperates from the body and is light enough for any one to dump even when full. For main personal use we use the campground potty and use this only after bed time. For a visual see listing below. I have no affiliation with the seller just did an ebay search.

Coleman Portable Toilet Model 827 Camping Boating Porta Potti | eBay
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:23 AM   #7
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The Coleman is like my old potty without the pour spout. I much prefer the fold away pour spout method. Easier for me to aim the black water into the hole at the dump station.

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I had a 1983 13' Scamp with a Thetford 135 under the front bunk.
Info here Porta Potti 135
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Thetford 135 all the way!

Small enough to fit, not too heavy to empty, and as others have mentioned, the attached spout makes it easier to empty than spoutless ones.

When camping alone I can go three days without emptying, but I put nothing in it that I didn't "process" first.

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:27 PM   #10
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We have a Thetford 135 which fits in a small cupboard under the passenger side front seat of our Escape 13. We use it only at night, and only for #1, and put the paper into a garbage container. The flush unit works fine, we use Thetford Aqua-Kem to control odor, empty every few days.
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I have a 13' Scamp and researched this before. Most people recommend the Thetford mentioned above. The center cubbie under the front bench is the spot intended for a PP. The original came with my Scamp but I have a Thetford on order to make it easier. Not to mention there's something really ucky about using a 36 year old used toliet--YYYYUUUKKKKKKKKK!
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THETFORD all the way.
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THETFORD all the way.
Thetford is #1 for #2!
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Well, it looks almost unanimous! I didn’t realize there was a spot in the camper intended for the potty. That’s cool! Thanks to everyone for your advice. I really appreciate it. I am sure I will have more questions and need more advice as I begin this new life journey.
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