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Old 09-07-2022, 08:35 AM   #1
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So, we have owned our 1980 13' trillium for a year now. We are considering a cassette toilet addition. We have this marvelous tent/shelter that provides us with 2x the private space. Hooks into our awning rail. Considering a toilet that could either go in that space(with an additional privacy screen), or inside when it is just the 2 of us. Being over 60, we don't want the very short variety. Looking at the Thetford Curve Porta Potti (18 inch seat height), but also open to suggestions. We only have a cold water in option with "city water" and only to a sink outlet. No holding tanks.
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Old 09-07-2022, 08:43 AM   #2
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I believe you should be looking at a porta potty not a cassette, as the cassette is bolted to the floor with the holding tank mounted under it. We have a Thedford porta potty in place of the Thedford cassette toilet in our Lil Snoozy.
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Old 09-07-2022, 11:06 AM   #3
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We have an older version of the Porta-Potti 365. As tall as a home toilet. Relatively easy to empty and clean. Good for at least four nights for the two of us, when mostly using public facilities during the day. Just don't completely fill the fresh water tank before using as it will be top heavy and prone to tipping while driving.
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:24 PM   #4
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When I'm in the trailer, I keep mine under the bed. That determined the height. I never liked the flusher. Someone suggested using a dish detergent squeeze bottle. Works well but it does fill the toilet quicker.

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Old 09-07-2022, 12:32 PM   #5
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Luggable Loo, it's a 5 gallon bucket with a toilet seat on it. There are special bags for it or use a garbage bag with cat litter in it. Never used one ourselves, but seen them advertised.
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Old 09-07-2022, 02:24 PM   #6
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When I'm in the trailer, I keep mine under the bed. That determined the height. I never liked the flusher. Someone suggested using a dish detergent squeeze bottle. Works well but it does fill the toilet quicker.

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We have a similar porta potty.. it's easy to stow and not too difficult to empty, but it is too low. We set it on a small stool to make it more comfortable for getting up. We have one of thise 4x4 changing rooms that we use as a outhouse
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Old 09-07-2022, 03:43 PM   #7
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Happier Camper use the dry flush in most of their trailers , no black tank to deal with but it does come at a higher cost for both the toilet and the cartridges ,I can say after hundreds of customers uses they are pretty happy with it .
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Old 09-15-2022, 01:29 PM   #8
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not to derail the potty conversation, but

Can you talk a bit more about this?

We have this marvelous tent/shelter that provides us with 2x the private space. Hooks into our awning rail. Interested in something similar for my Uhaul 13.

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Old 09-15-2022, 02:11 PM   #9
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Can you talk a bit more about this?

We have this marvelous tent/shelter that provides us with 2x the private space. Hooks into our awning rail. Interested in something similar for my Uhaul 13.

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This is a Dometic Cabana. I found used on ebay. Worth every penny spent. Fits on our awning rail. Designed for a pop up tent camper, but it does what we need. The various windows and doors can be totally rolled up, side ones can completely detatch or just the cover rolled up. It is a bit too tall right at the camper. We are considering an alteration. Not totally bug proof. We could do more around wheel wheel. Metat Awning rail on camper roof diverts rain water on sides. Had two very heavy rains and we kept dry. And did not have it staked down. We do use a "straw" rug on the floor.

We keep inside camper when travelling. Very lightweight backs into a somewhat typical awning bag. Dries out well too when packing up.

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Old 09-15-2022, 02:20 PM   #10
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Thanks for the reply. Very cool. Looks to be just what I was looking for. Will research a bit more.
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Old 09-15-2022, 02:22 PM   #11
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Thetford porti potty

Our decision was to go with the thetford Porta Potti. It is tall...18 inches... good for us. The short ones..no way. We will use in the private shelter outside. When the kids are not with us, we may use inside.

This one comes with a base that could be attached to the floor for security. We got a base and plan to install that on the underside of a platform step hubby made. Will secure when travelling.

Thanks for all the thoughts and suggestions!
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Old 09-15-2022, 02:22 PM   #12
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Old 09-15-2022, 07:15 PM   #13
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But...my husband likes his privacy! So funny!
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Old 09-15-2022, 07:16 PM   #14
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I just checked and one is posted on ebay.
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Old 09-15-2022, 08:21 PM   #15
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Yes, I did not know the difference between cassette and porta potty...now I do! Thanks
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I have 3 ways to deal with poop when I winter in the southwest:
1. Free camping within walking distance of a vault toilet. That's golden.
2. Dig a hole. I carry a shovel and a folding bedside commode. It's legal on public land, and the commode adjusts to uneven ground, and is always comfortable. In some places, a pop-up privacy shelter may be prudent.

3. Lugable Loo, the simplest of dry toilets. A little litter and a sprinkle of Clorox2 to eliminate odor. I use it inside so that I have something to hang on to. 5 gallon buckets are very tippy. Then I move it outside again.



I hope I've added something useful here.

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P.S. That cabana looks really nice! Extra space with true shade and wind protection. Gets me thinkin....
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