Jimmy's Thunder Box

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 16:47
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I had a friend from work who went to the Caravan/4Wd show in Brisbane last week, and was hoping they would find a Jimmy's Thunder Box there for me. But they could not find one anywhere.

Where in QLD sells them??

I have found some at Aussie Disposals online but where else would I be able to get one from.

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Reply By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:09

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:09
G’day Sir Kev,
I too tried to get one from my local camping stores which were all out of stock and unable to advise when they would be restocked. I ended up ordering it online, www.2daloo.com..... Arrived 24 hours later delivered to my door. Great product and great service.
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Follow Up By: Member - SR509 (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:11

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:11
How much were they Myles, here in WA they go for about $90
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:15

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:15
Paid $105.00 delivered. $105.00 is what was quoted by my local stores as well.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:25

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:25
$105 delivered sounds alright, was it for the standard ply top or the malamine one??

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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:28

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:28
Sir,
It's the malamine one. It's quite robust.... I sometimes stand on it to load the roof racks.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:36

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:36
Myles,

The boss has used one before in Innamincka (thanks John T) which is why we are now chasing one.

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:55

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:55
I'd get one if the seat was made in Birdseye Huon Pine or figured European Walnut.......french polished of course.......:)))
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:27

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:27
Looking at the picture on the link posted by Myles (above), it looks like it wouldn't be that difficult to make one - just a few sheets of galv. steel and half-a-dozen short piano hinges, a sheet of ply for the seat/lid and another hinge, cut the lid out of the seat using a jigsaw or coping saw...
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Reply By: tim_c - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:11

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:11
Hi Sir,

There are a few online, try Camping World or au.shopping.com for starters.

I don't know Qld very well but would have thought there should be a whole range of camping shops (eg. Camping World, Great Outdoors, BCF, etc.) or many caravan/camper trailer shops. I would have thought most of these would have portable "Thunder Boxes".
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:24

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:24
Tim,

BCF and Camping World don't stock them up here. Plus I want a Jimmy's Thunder Box where most of the standard dunny's are chemical ones.

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Follow Up By: tim_c - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:35

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:35
Sorry Sir, after I posted, I saw Mile's reply and checked his link - I thought you were just using a generic colloquial term and didn't realise you were after a specific product. Sorry for useless info :(
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:23

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:23
Tim,

Any info given isn't useless as others who are searching for similar products may be able to use those outlets :))

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Follow Up By: Bezza - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 18:21

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 18:21
Our local camping shop had the toilets themselves but not the biodegradable plastic bags to go with them. i found it easier to order them on-line.

We haven't used them yet- does anyone have any comment on them?
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:58

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:58
You could try one of these


BioToi

BioToi is a portable toilet system especially developed to meet the strict requirements of the military forces and was successfully used for the first time during a NATO exercise in Norway in the winter of 1999.. Now BioToi is becoming highly popular for camping, boating and other outdoor activities.

BioToi meets the most important criteria of quality, function, hygiene, and environmental considerations making BioToi an excellent quality product.

BioToi Bags are completely compostable and biodegradable. The bag covers the entire seat making it very hygienic and user friendly. The BioBags are very solid which makes the use of the BioToi safe and hygienic.

The BioToi Bag disintegrates quickly when composted in floating sewage such as a composting toilet. With heat treatment at 140 degrees Celsius in floating sewage the BioBag will disappear rapidly.


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All info take from this site, none by me.


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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:07

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:07
I already have a similar product for emergency uses.
The Thunder box is destined to be used on longer camps in the bush

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 07:42

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 07:42
kev,
what do you do with all the waste after
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Reply By: Member - daz (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:14

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:14
Snowy's Outdoors

(08) 8351 2111
Keswick
92 Richmond Rd
Keswick SA 5035

They sell them Very helpful

Would pay to give them a call if you can not find in Q

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:26

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:26
Thanks Daz,

I may end up calling interstate, just annoying that they are stocked at so few outlets :(

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Reply By: Member - Matt & Julie (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:29

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:29
Hi Sir Kev

Have a look at this site should help www.2daloo.com
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:46

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:46
Thanks,

I just noticed that Camping World Gladstone are a listed Outlet, yet they said on the phone last week they don't stock them anymore :(

I may have to do a trip to Bundy or Biloela

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Reply By: The Geriatric Gypsies - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:33

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:33
what you must all realise is kev wants the 1 with the heated seat for himself not his lovely better half

lmao

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:43

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:43
Steve, if you laughed your ar$e off it would fall INTO the thunderbox!!

Ugly images appearing in my head.

Speaking of the expression: laughing my ar$e off....

I remember seeing a docco on the US assault on Iwo Jima and 2 veterans were interviewed. They said that the gunfire inflicted on them while crouching on the beach was so severe, a large shell hit one of their mates and blew him up. His ar$e landed in the lap of one of them. They were all in such a state that all they could do was laugh hysterically at this soldier sitting there with another (dead) soldier's bum in his lap.

They said the situation was so bad there was nothing else to do but laugh.

There you go.......

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:21

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:21
Steve,

I am going to rig up a small non flame/spark produced heater in it, so I won't blow myself off the Dunny LOL

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Reply By: takenbyaliens (QLD member) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:12

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:12
Sir Kev
A wondeful invention they are...BUT my suggestion is to make a 'skirt' that it can sit on as sometimes the box can go downwards into the dirt and pit when sat upon!! Might not be at all pleasant!! The 'skirt' needs only to be small 2' flange that sits flat onto the dirt thus eliminating the 'cutting' action of the base when it gets sat upon and avoiding issues about being 'in the s....." !!
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:19

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:19
Now there's an Idea.

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Reply By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 20:17

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 20:17
Hi Kev.
Go Camping Nerang(55964434) has a good supply of them.
Cheers.
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 08:43

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 08:43
I do hope the Thunder Box isn't going to be an integral part of your act in EO has talent at the National Gathering!

Geoff

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 08:50

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 08:50
It will be used as the winners throne for the night LOL



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Reply By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 19:15

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 19:15
Try these people-great prices and freight free
kampers.com.au
I buy a lot of gear from them
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