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Old 10-29-2015, 11:58 AM   #21
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The SeaLand loo that Scamp uses in the 13's & 16's has a holding tank built into the base and a 3" dump fitting that extends through the hole with a gate valve under the trailer. A regular drain hose was attached for draining. The one in my pic had a black tank under the riser, that completely fills that space, with a downward drain and gate valve in the same manner as on the Scamp. As those systems dated from before 1973, I am fairly sure it's what yours had at one time, meaning that the black tank was above floor level.


Take a look at the Dometic SeaLand 975, with a 5 gallon holding tank, it's the best I have ever used or seen in some 40+ years of using portable loos of all kinds.


I guess I missed the person that was dumping the contents of a sawdust toilet down the campground toilet. Sounds like a great way to clog up the lines as well as contaminate the sewage treatment system.....



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Old 10-29-2015, 03:54 PM   #22
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The SeaLand loo that Scamp uses in the 13's & 16's has a holding tank built into the base and a 3" dump fitting that extends through the hole with a gate valve under the trailer. A regular drain hose was attached for draining. The one in my pic had a black tank under the riser, that completely fills that space, with a downward drain and gate valve in the same manner as on the Scamp. As those systems dated from before 1973, I am fairly sure it's what yours had at one time, meaning that the black tank was above floor level.


Take a look at the Dometic SeaLand 975, with a 5 gallon holding tank, it's the best I have ever used or seen in some 40+ years of using portable loos of all kinds.


I guess I missed the person that was dumping the contents of a sawdust toilet down the campground toilet. Sounds like a great way to clog up the lines as well as contaminate the sewage treatment system.....
Hi, well, no, not a sawdust toilet, an essentially empty bucket, with just the human waste, not even any paper and certainly not a plastic bag. That way it could really be dumped in a toilet or even a stack "outhouse." It's not the dumping itself that bothers me, it's the question of how and where she washes the bucket.
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:20 PM   #23
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Welcome, Tandy.
First, you want to figure out what trailer and model you want before getting the tow vehicle, or invariably the TV ends up insufficient for the loaded trailer.

Second, electric only is very limiting. With a solar panel of 150 watts and propane, you can run a furnace and cook on the stove and use anything except the A/C. Even a microwave can be used with an inverter.

Campgrounds in the busy season may fill their electric spots but there may be spots with no electric available. You can take one with no problem if it is cold and rainy, if you have propane.

There are people who have bought an all-electric camper only to then decide that they need to install a propane furnace. So you might want to consider where and how you expect to camp. You will have no trouble towing since you have done that with a horse trailer.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:38 AM   #24
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Bob, you mentioned problems with the Lil Snoozy - a brand I am considering. I do know of the "blue hose" issue in the cassette toilet that seems to wear out in a year. IS there anything else I might want to know about the Snoozy?
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:28 PM   #25
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Great Info on all electric & solar

I really appreciate all of the comments. Just want you to know I'm listening. My best! T
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