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Old 12-29-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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Hi all: I camp in a van with the second row seats removed and have made it into a nice, cushy camping vehicle. I'm a middle-aged lady who camps alone with an old, nearly deaf dog whose watchdog days are well behind her, so I like being able to sleep in something I can lock. So far, I've limited my trips to developed campsites, so I've had access to bathroom facilities. However, I'm moving in a few months to a town close to Olympic National Park and ONF, and intend to do more camping in undeveloped spots. So, I'm looking at small, portable toilets that can be carried in the van. (I have curtains in the windows! ) It looks like Coleman and some other manufacturers make some small flush chemical toilets and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these and which ones you do or do not recommend, and why.

Thanks for any insights!
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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We have had a Thetford porta-potti for years and have been very happy with it. It holds about 2.5 gallons, is about a foot high and 16"x15" so it's pretty compact. It's easy to carry the holding tank to the toilet to empty. If you don't need something that big, camping and outdoors stores sell several options. One is a Bio-Toilet, which is a stand and seat that uses single use disposable biodegradable bags that you can use for solid waste and the Little John with the female adaptor which is handy for liquid waste. Both of these have been around for years and work well.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Check FREECYCLE in your area for a Bedside Comode...works great! I Use 1 in my van all the time! You can use plastic shopping bags & a little kitty litter for absorbing liquids & when near trash can Tie up & Toss!! No mess no fuss!! [/i]
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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I lived in a Class B RV for 1 1/2 years. We had a Thetford toilet that worked just fine. You can buy the dissolvable TP at RV stores, and the disinfectent chemical that you put inside of it at WalMart, Camping World, and probably from eBay. When it got full, we would empty it at gas station restrooms.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:22 PM
 
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Thank you all for your suggestions! I will look into the Thetford - it sounds like exactly what I need.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Floriduh
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www.bumperdumper.com attaches right to your vehicle or bucket
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We tent camp with some friends that put a seat on a bucket. Works great.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:37 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Walmart has them!! Not to expensive either! Camper1
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Walmart has them!! Not to expensive either! Camper1
Not for me thanks. I make a payment on a camper every month so I can use the indoor potty.
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I was talking about the bucket & seat one LOL I plan my trips on over nite Walmart stops...No Way I am using the Bumper one LOL
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