Portable toilet-what to look for?

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 21:27
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Hey there all,
Looking for a portable dunny. All I know is that a 20 ltr capacity would suit our needs. My question is, are there any brands that stand out? One retailer has a Coleman brand on "special" at the moment for $99.....is a dunny just a dunny?
Thanks
Chris
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Reply By: John and Regina M - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 21:48

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 21:48
So long as there's a hole in the top yr on the right track
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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 22:25

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 22:25
Hi Chris

Check the height of the unit you buy, some are shorter than others - it may be a problem if your tall.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:43

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:43
No problem with a short dunny. Make yourself one of these - port-a-loo lift

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Follow Up By: Phil B (WA) - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 03:30

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Very creative there PeterD

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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:28

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:28
Chris - Make sure the unit has good weight-carrying capacity, 100kgs minimum. You generally get what you pay for.
Never tried a Coleman, I found the Thetford pretty good. The only thing that you can be shortchanged on in a portable toilet is the strength and durability of materials.
They should all be made from polyethylene, if you find a unit that is just plain PVC, I'd say steer clear of it. Poly has greater strength and long-term durability.
I don't know where you're located, but there's a number of portable toilets, some new, for sale on Gumtree under "miscellaneous goods".

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Reply By: awill4x4 - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 08:46

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 08:46
The space you have to fit it in is an important consideration.
For me, I needed one of a specific height to fit into a cupboard in our van.
The Thetford one I liked missed out by only 5mm but I found a Dometic one which cleared by about 8mm, both are reputable brand names.
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 11:34

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 11:34
hi
my idea of a portable dunny is to mount one of those like they use at the shows we go to
on a trailer including a water supply small 12v pump and cleaning equipmt and tow it behind the 4wd together with roof top tent and camping gear on-board the 4wd
then one can even pull up on the side of the freeway or the center of any town for a big dump
all self contained and not offensive to anyone the missus and the family would be happy
also if the missus was giving you a hard time you just wait 'til she goes to the loo and you drive off while she is using the loo
lol
now thats a can of worms
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Reply By: nootsa200873 - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2013 at 21:13

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2013 at 21:13
Thanks all for your feedback....I will now head off to the retailers and have a look.
Cheers Chris.
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