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Old 11-26-2002, 12:11 PM   #15
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If the following applied to me:

1. I lived in an anchored home and used my Egg for outings.

2. I was buying a new Egg,

then I would order the fixed throne, for the salesperson's reasons and also for the "don't have to use it" reason coupled with resale (despite what your 'druthers are now, you may find yourself wanting something smaller or larger or different for reasons you haven't yet encountered).

If the throne got in my way, I'd simply cap the water line, remove the throne (store it in my attic or whatever) and put a plastic or metal plate, with gasket, over the hole.

Actually, even if I didn't have a place to store it, I might just discard it and get a replacement later if I ever wanted one (new, RV junkyard, whatever) or let the new owner do it.

You can always treat the black tank, with some modifications, as an extension of your gray tank if you don't use the toilet much. If you are dumping your gray tank, it's only a couple of valve cycles more to do the black first. You have to clean up after the gray water dump anyway, because it is unsanitary (altho not as unsan as the black stuf of course).

Pete and Rats who just use the bottom of their cage and let Pete handle the rest

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Old 11-28-2002, 05:33 PM   #16
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if you're just gonna throw the john away...

(Pete - you were joking, right? You'd really just pitch it?!?!?)

well.. if that the case, and you're ordering a new trailer... then you might as well order the trailer ''prepped'' for the toilet. Have all the plumbing and tanks there.. but just cap it off as Pete says. Easy enough for the next owner to just add the toilet later.

Not sure about the Casita folks, but the Scamp people don't mind adding or subtracting items from the order.

I ditto what Pete says about resale... the boards are full of trailers that are for sale because of numerous different personal reasons.

Also.. someone indicated that it wouldn't be worth having a $1,000 optoin to recoup $500 at resale time. I don't think that quite rings true... the difference between having a bathroom or not could be the determining factor of whether you sell quickly or not. Many people won't even consider a unit that doesn't have a john.



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Old 11-28-2002, 06:10 PM   #17
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Umm, Sally, if you're a FullTimer and something is in your way, it's gotta go somewhere -- I've pitched a non-working reefer (replaced it with a cooler), a non-working water heater (gave the tank to a guy who had a leaky tank), a working roof a/c (nobody wanted it in my RV park; replaced it with a more useful roof vent) and two working converters (replaced with good battery charger) in the course of owning two used trailers.

Life's not long enuf to collect stuf you need, much less stuf you don't need, esp when you have to cart it along with you.

How much would someone pay for an RV throne when you can find them at an RV wrecking yard? How much *less* would they pay for a used one!?!

I guess a throne on the roof would be a conversation piece, but I find my Egg itself sparks a lot of questions.

As far as resale, Marketing 101 teaches that losing money on product A might still bring in buyers for product B; lack of a bath can be a real deal killer.

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Old 11-29-2002, 07:51 AM   #18
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If you are camping really out in the boondocks, as we sometimes do on BLM land, there aren't any pit toilets nor any kind of dump facilities within many miles. We don't even worry about where to dump for a few days. That's why we like the built-in bath.

Even with conservative use, the grey water tank seems to fill more quickly than the black, but you can always transfer some grey to the black. Of course by that time, your fresh water tank is probably empty anyway! Carry a few extra bottles of drinking water.
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Old 11-29-2002, 01:12 PM   #19
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It's sort of a given that, without refilling, your gray and black tanks will only accumulate what your fresh tank holds (plus maybe reefer drinks).

Using a hand pump will cut down tremendously on water use, and even more cutback can be had by using a former dish detergent squeeze bottle of water to do rinsing, plus paper plates or eating out of the pot.

Some boondockers catch gray water in a bucket and use it for toilet flushing to conserve fresh.

I use a former laundry detergent bottle as my gray tank, carrying it on the tongue when not in use.

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Old 11-29-2002, 07:39 PM   #20
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all this talk about toilets makes me need.....

A new trailer!!!!!


Seriously. I have a '69 Boler that I bought originally to turn into a dog grooming trailer. I got it in August. I'm having a terrible time justifying a comical paint job on it and taking away from it's original "uniqueness" that only an old Boler can bring.

I do want to get out and about with it next summer.. and now ya all got me thinking that I'd be a whole lot happier with a unit with a toilet!!! And that side dinette Casita is downright interesting...


Me thinks this Boler is destined to turn into the grooming rig again.

Gives me all winter to score a good deal on a Casita and get a larger tow vehicle. (eye is currently on a Toyota Highlander - that would pull a 16' nicely)

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