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Old 06-03-2012, 08:04 PM   #61
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This does not answer your question, Melissa, but it addresses the comment earlier in this thread (I just read the thread.), that of mobility. I honestly don't know what kind of porta-potty we have. Hubby bought it at Sears. It works fine, although I find the pump flusher to be a pain and just fill a cup from the faucet.

I have an arthritic knee. We replaced the toilets in our house with ADA-approved toilets. These are 17" high. (I don't know why this is not the standard height!)

The porta-potty in our Uhaul was a problem. We first raised it by putting it on an un-opened hose package. It worked but if you were prone to sea-sickness, it could give you that. It was not steady. So we found one of those wooden shower floors at Camping World. We did not open the package, simply put it un-opened under the porta-potty.

That worked for a year. This year, we stacked another on top. This must be a bit higher than our 17" ADA toilets, but it works great. If I don't have the height, my knee cracks and then is painful.

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Old 06-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #62
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Thank you for that suggestion of using a bottle. We tried it on the trip we just returned from and like it better than the Thetford flush system.

We have two porta pottis. Our first one is a "Continental" model that we used in our tenting days.

When we purchased Homelet, we found we had to buy a Thetford 135 to fit in the space for storage. I can't see storing the waste. One day for some reason I did try to use it for two nights and by the second night it was really rank even with the treatment! Now I take the potti to the campground facility and dump it every morning. I take along a cup that fits in the storage place using it to obtain rinse water from the sinks. When placing in storage for the day, I place a glug of treatment in the storage tank.

We also have the problem with height. I screwed two 2x4's to a piece of plywood sized to support the potti and we set it on that at night.
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