Campa Potti /Porta Potti

Submitted: Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 08:54
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Hi Everyone,
This is my first posting as I have just signed up. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on securing a Porta Potti in a camper trailer.

We have a Pioneer Camper & wish to travel with the Porta Potti where we will not be in a position to empty each day. So my question is

1. Can you do this without any problem? and if so
2. What is the best way to secure it so it doesn't fall over?

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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Reply By: Shaker - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 09:14

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 09:14
Put 2 saddles on the floor of the front box & put a strap over it!
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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 09:41

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 09:41
I had a canvas carry bag with strong handles custom made by a company here in Adelaide. This makes the device easy to move around and gives a bit of peace of mind regarding spillage (hasn't happened yet!). When travelling with our Coromal Camper (wind-up van) It sits nicely under the kitchen table top and can't move. My brother has a special spot in his cavalier camper trailer that just fits his potti nicely. Some caravanners fit them under the bed. I saw a Toyota hiace that had a purpose built compartment. The possibilities are endless. Just remember it's there when you you get the rig at an angle going across a creek or gully!

Oh and by the way, in my opinion Bio Magic is the best treatment by far! Others may have different ideas and will surely express their opinions.

Kingo
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Follow Up By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 09:45

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 09:45
Just another quick note; you can be condident that the bottom tank won't leak if the slide is fully closed - always check. The top tank on mine (Thetford) can spill through the top up cap.

K
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:45

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:45
We use the original box that it came in, with a large bin liner inside the box. Haven't had a spill yet so the liner just a precaution.

I have been told the tablets work best, but have lost the brand name for them; so if anybody can enlighten me (: that would be great.
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Follow Up By: Rolly - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:30

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:30
The consensus on a number of other websites is that the cheaper generic nappy wash products are more effective than any of the purpose specific treatments.
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 16:06

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 16:06
The tablets are called Odour-B-Gone

Easy to carry and easy to use.

Alan
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Follow Up By: beelzebug - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 16:18

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 16:18
Alan,
Where do you buy these tablets.
Apart from the tablets, is anything else required?
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:30

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:30
Camping shop type places that have the chemical toilets sell them around here.

They come with instructions. Just put half a tablet in the receiving tank and the other half in the flushing tank. They work very well and there are no liquid chemicals to spill. They are bio freidly and will not hurt septic tanks in fact it helps them.

The one dose will keep for several days but most empty after 3 days.

I bought a box of 40 for $45 so would last about 20 weeks of continuous use.

Napisan also works well and at least it is a powder rather than a liquid.

Alan
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Reply By: Brad & Sam - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:59

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:59
Thanks for your suggestions they will all work for us. You are right it is about peace of mind when going off road.

A spillage would cause all sorts of problems.

I hope I can help you guys out at some stage

Brad
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Follow Up By: Member - Au-2 - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 21:45

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 21:45
In the cause of scientific research Brad & Sam, and much peril to myself, I personally filled our sanitised with pool chlorine, & empty Thetford PP, with warm soapy water and then shook, turned over, rotated, vibrated, then set it upside down and repeated all of the above to see what would happen, leakwise. Nada! Not one drop landed on the ground or myself during this testing. As a result, I now KNOW that the PP will not release its contents during rough travel or handling.
Sheila

PS. Waddya reckon, think I should apply for a job on Mythbusters?
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