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Old 03-14-2009, 07:46 AM   #1
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In deciding which way to go with the whole porti potti issue I decided on using the PETT Portable Environmental Toilet. http://www.rei.com/product/662980 I bought mine at REI but they are available elsewhere. It works great and although you have to pay for the WAG bags http://www.rei.com/product/662978 it is so clean and easy to use that it is worth the price (to me anyway). Thought I'd mention it and am curious if anyone else uses these? The manufactures website is
http://www.thepett.com/index.php?PageLayou...E&pageID=10
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:24 AM   #2
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I looked at that for camping (tent). For the trailer, it looks too tall to go where my PortaPotti sits, and I'd have no room to leave it standing up. Can it fold up with the bag attached and be stored out of sight?

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Old 03-14-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
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do you use this with it? or keep it in the trailer?
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Dimensions 19 x 14 x 5 inches
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:23 AM   #5
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But do you have to dismantle it to fold it up?
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:44 PM   #6
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You don't need to use the PETT toilet with the WAG bags. You can use them with any portable hassock-type potti you want. We have used the bags and like them very much, but we just use them with a cheapo potti from Walmart. We upgraded to a Thetford porta-potti last year, but still use the bags for backup. They would work with almost any portable setup you've got.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:33 PM   #7
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You don't need to use the PETT toilet with the WAG bags. You can use them with any portable hassock-type potti you want. We have used the bags and like them very much, but we just use them with a cheapo potti from Walmart. We upgraded to a Thetford porta-potti last year, but still use the bags for backup. They would work with almost any portable setup you've got.
How would they attach in a typical box-style two part porta potti?

I'm interested because cleaning the porta potti after a trip is one of my least favorite jobs, but I'd also actually like the taller seat if it could be stored without dismantling it.

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Old 03-14-2009, 01:54 PM   #8
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I know them from the boating world, and will use them in the Boler as well. I don't use the Pett toilet frame either. Although it sounds kind of expensive, if you look at the bags and think "Gee, $2.95 per pooh," in actuality you can use each bag more than once.

Also, it's a bit harder to find, but they do sell the "Pooh Powder" in large jars if you want to use it with other bags.

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I too have used both. Started with the Pooh Powder. It was not convenient for me to find places to leave my used bags in the morning. Have found that I prefer to use my Thetford 135 which fits in the trailer and gives me a few days of use. If I need to use it during the day I do not need to find a place to dispose of the used bag.

I do carry the Pooh Powder and supplies. Even have a coffee can with some in it for my survival kit. 30 below zero in a stranded car. Stranded on blocked up interstate. Yeah, it could be handy.

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I looked at that for camping (tent). For the trailer, it looks too tall to go where my PortaPotti sits, and I'd have no room to leave it standing up. Can it fold up with the bag attached and be stored out of sight?

It folds up to 19" X 14" X 5". I store it under the seat in the front of the trailer where the porti potti was. It actually takes up less room.
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do you use this with it? or keep it in the trailer?
I keep it in the trailer
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Bobbie,

When I was trying to use this system for real I bought a luggable loo, because it was cheap and available locally.

http://www.cabelas.com/vprod-1/0009518.shtml

Someplaces you can just buy the toilet seat and then find a bucket for under the seat. One of those hassock type portable toilets would be nicer. Neither of these ideas fold up.

Our two piece potty wouldn't work very well. The top section would not be deep enough (I don't think)

I really do prefer emptying the Thetford. If I only went out for one or two nights I might think differently.

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How would they attach in a typical box-style two part porta potti?

I'm interested because cleaning the porta potti after a trip is one of my least favorite jobs, but I'd also actually like the taller seat if it could be stored without dismantling it.

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No dismantling. The legs just fold into it.

I just store my used bags in another bag and then threw them in a garbage can.
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That's a plus I found over a Porta Potti --- you can (safely) throw them away vs. needing to find a dumping place.

That's not to say some wouldn't prefer a PP --- just depends on the person and situation.

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