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Old 09-05-2017, 12:55 PM   #1
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Can the " potty "be used without raising the top ?
What is the difference between a "porta potty and a cassette toilet ?
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:28 PM   #2
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Can the " potty "be used without raising the top ?
What is the difference between a "porta potty and a cassette toilet ?
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I don't have a popup, but would imagine that to get inside for the potty, you would have to raise the top.

A cassette toilet is permanently mounted; might be at an unusual height, but doable... essentially the same as an RV toilet using a black tank. The one I have, has its own small water tank for flushing (probably around 4 gals) and a pump. The cassette is actually the removable tank, usually 5 gallons accessible from outside the unit. I had my doubts about liking it, but it is great. You can dump into any toilet, you don't need to find a dump station. My tank is even on wheels, although 5 gallons isn't hard to carry.

So far, I have dumped numerous times and haven't so much as a drop on me or outside the targeted toilet

Here a link to a porta pottt, which I don't see as a major issue for use. I only to urinate, thus far. And, plan to keep it that way.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Thetford-...&wl13=&veh=sem
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Unless you are a contortionist, there is no room to use the toilet with the top down and the beds in, even with a high-wall.

I have had a cassette toilet on my old PUP, and I have a porta-potty in my cabin (thetford curve) and there isn't really a difference on how they work or are dumped. The only diff is that the cassette toilet is pretty much permanently attached, and the porta-potty is... well.. portable.

Either way, properly used they are virtually odor free. Just make sure you use flush water EVERY time you flush. It's tempting when you just take a leak to only open the valve to drain the bowl so you don't have to empty it as much, but its FAR more pleasant to dump 2 tanks of 50% water/50% urine than it is to dump 1 tank of 100% urine.

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Old 10-04-2017, 05:48 PM   #4
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I have since purchased a Palomino soft side and YES , I can use the potty with the roof down , I am 6 foot tall . The hard part is getting your pants back up .I am thinking of only camping at nudist campgrounds to alleviate this problem !
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Okay I give. Knowing what I know about popup campers I would really like to know how one uses the potty without raising the roof and pulling at least one bed out.

I am not that tall but there is no way I could do anything except crawl around on my hands and knees under those beds. Also I was thinking most potties in a popup have some type of cabinet top that needs to be lifted to use.

I do not personally plan on using one with the top down but I sure would like to store up the knowledge of how its accomplished just in case.
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Okay I give. Knowing what I know about popup campers I would really like to know how one uses the potty without raising the roof and pulling at least one bed out.

I am not that tall but there is no way I could do anything except crawl around on my hands and knees under those beds. Also I was thinking most potties in a popup have some type of cabinet top that needs to be lifted to use.

I do not personally plan on using one with the top down but I sure would like to store up the knowledge of how its accomplished just in case.
Since this is posted in the Truck Camper section and he owns a Palomino, he has a popup truck camper, made by Palomino.
It's not about a popup trailer.
Palomino is the only FR division that makes truck
campers.
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