Hi. We are renovating a 1980 16 ft Scamp. The bath area is to have a toilet and a simple shower arrangement (a canister of heated water under pressure with a spray nozzle). With regards to the toilet, it seems like the choices are models with detachable tanks on the bottom (cost about $100-$200), or high end no-water electric models that use bags to seal up the liquid and solid waste ($850-$1,100). Our 2 concerns are odors, and disposing of the waste. Has anyone tried either of these models? If so, what are your opinions? Thank you.
Sat, 01/21/2023 - 16:53#1
Advice for Toilet Options
I think I read somewhere that someone on the SOI used a composting toilet and was happy with it. I think nature's head was the brand.
I'd agree with looking at a composting toilet. You do have to vent the and provide 12v but both should be relatively easy to do.
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We use a "poo bucket" - seat on a bucket with a bag of the stuff they sell at Wal-mart for their version of a port-a-potty. Few oders, but we only use it for about 12-13 hours and try to use campsite toilets hwen available, ours is really jut a back up.
We use the tall model Porta-Potti, as high as a home toilet. With campsite facilities during the day, it's good for at least four days for the two of us. Relatively easy to empty.
We have used "porta potti"s for years. Currently, we have three: for the bedroom loft in our cottage, on our boat, as well as in the SCAMP.
We have found that if you can avoid going #2 in the potti and it is not too hot (80+ degrees), it can be extended for weeks before emptying, depending on how much you put into it (diluting the water and chemical deodorant). Note: If you use it for #2, it can get stinky fast.
We monitor for smells, and empty accordingly.
Hi Everyone who responded. Thanks so much for your advice and input. We decided to go with the Thetford Porta Potti Curve Toilet for $190 thru Camping World (cost is for the toilet and tax...they pay for the shipping, which made it a little cheaper than Amazon). We'll give it a try and if we are not satisfied, we'll look at a more expensive composting toilet.