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Old 03-24-2014, 08:29 AM   #1
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portable toilet flush or liner?

Our A Frame has no toilet, I'm looking for opinions/recommendations on portable toilets. The reliance hassock looks OK? I've read complaints about emptying the flush ones. Does anyone use a separate tent for it?
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:37 AM   #2
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We got a cassette toilet with our camper, but don't relish the idea of using it since we rarely camp anywhere remote enough to not have at least a vault toilet. There are varying options for this sort of thing, ranging from ye olde deer blind option to fairly expensive composting or cassette toilets. Either way, privacy and/or odor can be an issue inside the camper. There are small privacy tents available for this sort of thing if you check your favorite outdoor outfitters store and search for privacy tent or something similar. Take a look at the Cleanwaste Go Anywhere portable toilet/tent combo for example...

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Old 03-24-2014, 09:54 AM   #3
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I do a lot of primitive camp at Renfaire I use a small shower tent set up behind the camper I cut a hole in the side so I can just reach through to use the outside shower in the evening. I have a liner toilet I use inside the shower tent. Since most faires don't have a dump station this is much easier for me to use. With gel packs there is little to no odor in the shower tent and the tent fits easy in the camper storage areas.
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We stepped down from a hybrid travel trailer, which had a full bathroom. The convenience of having a toilet for middle-of-the-night calls of nature was something we weren't giving up.

I didn't care much at all for the cassette potty that came with the camper. We had good experience with a Thetford cassette potty with one of our old popups, so I bought one at Cabela's. I picked up the tallest one they had that would still slide under the rear bed, so it could be stowed easily in the daytime. During the day we use the campground's facilities.

We have a camper-potty motto in our family that we stick to. "Everybody sits, and nobody $h*%$."
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Go with Thetford or don't go.

Wojo has it right. Get the tallest one you can stow.

As a solo male camper, I just keep a few wide neck water bottles in my camper. They go with me when I brush my teeth at the bath house in the morning.
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We use the Clean Waste dry disposal system as well their privacy tent. Easy to set up, easy use, easy disposal. The porti potty the trailer came with is still in its box.
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wood pellets

I was just thinking wood pellets would be a low cost all natural way to absorb the liquid. They basically turn to sawdust when wet. A person can buy kitchen can liners and zip lock bags anywhere. All I need now is a low cost natural odour control, any ideas?
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Maybe consider using clumping cat litter instead?
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I was just thinking wood pellets would be a low cost all natural way to absorb the liquid. They basically turn to sawdust when wet. A person can buy kitchen can liners and zip lock bags anywhere. All I need now is a low cost natural odour control, any ideas?
Human waste is about as "all natural" as it gets. There is nothing unnatural about using the appropriate chemicals when dealing with human fecal waste. Use something specifically designed to control the activity of and kill the unpleasant and dangerous bacteria contained in the waste. The placement of smelly, ill-treated waste containers into campground dumpsters is rude and also a bio-hazard. So before anyone uses a home-made treatment at a campground, try it at home and leave it in an outside trash can for a week in the summer to see if it is something you would be comfortable with being exposed to by others.
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Ever camp with young children and disposable diapers??
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