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I am going to buy a camping toilet and just wanted to know if there are any pros or cons or things to look for in a good toilet????

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Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:25

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:25
Cane Toad

just dont let the sale man sell ya Crap.......:-O
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Reply By: landseka - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:29

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:29
You would find more than Pros & Cons if you looked in my toilet.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:36

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:36
I don`t know if you can buy one new or not but I use a Trojan 242 that has a thin handle making it easy to slip the "Dunny Roll" over.

Hope this helps. LOL :-] )


Scrubby

P.S. A Trojan 242 is a shovel.
I don`t know where i`m going but i`m enjoying the journey.

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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:39

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:39
OOPS, was supposed to be a "reply" ,not "follow up", sorry landseka.


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Reply By: Best Off Road - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:59

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 20:59
They're just a tank that you bog into, nothing more, nothing less.

We just updated our 20 year old Porta Potti. The latest Porta was $189 and a crappy (yeah, intended) copy at Ray's was the same price.

Ended up getting the same capacity bogger from Big W for $98.

On a serious note, get one with a 20 litre holding tank, our previous one only had a 10 L tank and it was a pain in the arse (sorry) as it had to be emptied far too often.

To make the empties less frequent, encourage the love of your life to take a twinkle behind a tree as often as possible. But not too often, just filling the things with "solids" makes them somewhat difficult to empty, they do need a reasonable amount of fluid.

They are the best camping luxury I know of, heading off with a shovel just doesn't do it for me. Call me soft if you will.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 21:23

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 21:23
Yes a 20l storage tank is the go, two reasons, more "storage" and the whole thing is higher and a better seat height for the older user.
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Follow Up By: Member - mazcan - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:32

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:32
hi
give me a shovel and dunny roll any day you can enjoy the enviroment and compair the size of snakes as they go past and those tanks when they leak smell like a dead pig and besides it's like living back in the early days having to empty a tank of turds
some people just have to sit on there arse all day ?????hey !!
every man for him self where this subject is concerned
happy despatches
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:38

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:38
The problem is that there are already plenty of places where they won't let you camp unless you have a Porta Potti or self contained motorhome or caravan.
No dunny no entry!
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Reply By: outsider - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:50

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:50
Thinking of buying one too,
If you are stopping overnight and make a deposit or two, would the unit need to be emptied every day before traveling or are they reasonably well sealed up?


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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 07:54

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 07:54
The genuine Porta has a swivelling spout for emptying that is on top of the tank. We often travelled with it full and it never leaked.

The Big W cheapo has a simple cap at the back and can leak if not done up very tight. I would not travel with this one full. It did actually leak (very slightly) sitting still as I had not tightened the cap enough.

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Follow Up By: brushmarx - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:40

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:40
Our bogger only needs emptying every week or so on a trip, and that is because of the weight, not because the holding tank is full..
It's a largish crapper being used by 2 adults, and mainly for number two's.
Daily emptying is not necessary.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob Mac (QLD) - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 21:16

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 21:16
I have a Thetford 145 which I think is a 11 litre holding tank and have just spent 4 days on Teewah Beach and just myself only about 3/4's filled it. I use the Bio Magic stuff as I dont like Formaldehyde and it works good once it over rode the chemicals. And the seals are pretty good as I found last August when crossing the Simpson Desert it ended on its side and didn't leak.
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Reply By: Honky - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 09:56

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 09:56
It is worth while to take on of those fold out chair toilets (without the plastic bag) for the ladies if they do not mind a "tinkle" behind the bushes as they are a comfortable sitting position.
A bit easier than hanging over a log.

Honky
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Reply By: bks - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 14:02

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 14:02
best thing we have ever bought for our camping. They are great.
get a 20 ltr one, we got the Big W special and it is fine. Notice some have a double flushing outlet which may do a better job than ours.

See previous discussions re using nappy san instead of the chemicals.
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 16:56

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 16:56
Cane toad

Depends if you need luxury, or do it like the bears.. heehehehe

We have both, but mostly take Jimmy's Thunderbox.. and a pop up shower screen, and a small sealable bucket of lime..

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method 1
dig hole.. pop up screen..... pop open thunderbox...place thunderbox over hole, inside screen... deposit ferililzer... sprinkle lime over depost..... ect ,, ect,, ect.


method 2....... ... by far the favorite
Grab shovel... put roll on handle.... dig hole out of sight.. deposit fertilizer.. clean up ....fill in hole.

You will do method #2, 10 times to method 1, once


method 3
A porta potty... seldome used, but sometines we take it..



Cheers Bucky

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Reply By: G.T. - Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 at 18:35

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 at 18:35
Beware of brands that do not have a suitable height. Some are very low and you are sitting with your knees close to your ears. ( well almost anyway) Also purchase a 5 litre water container so as you can use it to rinse the tank out after emptying.

Size does matter, the bigger holding and flush tanks are less hassle

Good luck with your purchase, you will soon be number one in two`s.

Regards G.T.
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