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Old 02-18-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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Question does toilet need electricity to flush?

Hi! I'm a new Rpod owner, and we haven't used the toilet yet. We are going to be camping this summer in Yellowstone, and the campsite where we are going to be staying for several days does not have electrical hookups. Can we still flush the toilet? I know this is probably a stupid question, but I honestly don't know! Thanks for your answers!
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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As long as you have water, either in your tank or city water hook-up it won't be a problem.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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Water in the tank and enough juice in your battery to run the water pump is all you need.

Depending on how long you intend to camp between charges, you might consider adding a second battery.
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Thanks! Answered my question!
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:55 PM   #5
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as long as you have a battery, you should be able to flush and pump water thru the toilet.

have you camped in it before? i agree on adding a second battery if you plan to dry camp a lot. or get a generator because using the furnace, lights, water pump, fridge and so on, will drain one battery pretty quickly.

and running your tow vehicle to recharge it, will take hours.
otherwise, you'll have to be very conservative in using battery power.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:13 PM   #6
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We have camped in it quite a few times, but not for extended periods of time. What type of generator would we need to get? That seems like a good idea, but I know absolutely nothing about generators! Thanks!
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We have camped in it quite a few times, but not for extended periods of time. What type of generator would we need to get? That seems like a good idea, but I know absolutely nothing about generators! Thanks!
Do you have a air conditioner? If so and you want to run it with the generator about the smallest you can get by with is a Yamaha ef2400. It will run most 13500 air conditioners and run really quiet as well.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #8
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I am wondering if you use water out of a gallon jug and just pour it into the toilet if that would not work.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:19 AM   #9
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Unless you have installed the electric toilet paper dispenser, you're good to go.
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