Portapotti

Hi there, we are looking to purchase a porta potti for our camper trailer, and would appreciate any input to good, bad or otherwise opinions of first hand comparisons.
Thanks
Cheryl
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Reply By: Member - mattywa85 - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 20:09

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 20:09
Hi Cheryl,

I to was worried about a decent porta loo to buy for recent camping trip with the misses, decided on a Thetford porta poti 145, served us pretty well for a 5 day trip, guess it depends how long you are going, the 145 is a smaller one but we had plenty of room left for the nasties after a 5 days lol, bonus with Thetford is they have all the chemicals and sunny roll available and every store we've been to in Perth,

On another note, that trip was mainly off road tracks with plenty of corrugations and big knocks, and there were no leaks at all, emptying it is another thing all together lol

Good luck!!
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Reply By: fawkesp - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 20:49

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 20:49
Cheryl,

We have had a Porta Potti for the last four years in our van and have had no issues.

We do not use chemicals (as such), we use a generic napisan solution whch we have found to be excellent. In addition to no smells in the van, there are also no bad smells at emptying time.

Peter.
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Follow Up By: Joy H99 - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 11:39

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 11:39
Hi

When you say generic Napisan solution what do you use. i hate the smell of the chemicals
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Follow Up By: Member - Min (NSW) - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 15:57

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 15:57
Napisan is a trade name. Use the nappy/clothes soaker (powdered) from Coles or Woolies. We use about a lid full dissolved in a 1/2 litre of water. Add a bit more (dissolved) in a day or so. The amount is not critical. Some people also use a squirt of kitchen detergent in the top cassette - we don't.

There are no smells unlike the dreadful stink of the chemicals. And the soaker is environmentally friendly. Can be emptied into a long drop, I believe, although we have never done that.

Cheers,
Min
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Follow Up By: fawkesp - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 19:04

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 19:04
Joy,

There have already been a couple of responses, you can also look at threads #73842 and #90608.

I can only say it works a treat.

Peter.
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Reply By: V8 Troopie - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 00:32

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 00:32
One thing to consider is the full weight of the lower tank. Since it has to be carried to a dumping point and do the potential messy emptying chore it can get awkward. I made a canvas bag to carry it so its not too obvious.
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Reply By: Member - jay D (VIC) - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 03:04

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 03:04
you cant go past a thetford brand of any size, they dont leak, easy to emply and clean and you can get replacement parts should you need them. avoud the cheaper brands if you can. cheers jay
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Follow Up By: Caravan & RV World - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 17:14

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 17:14
We have sold dozens of the Thetford Porta-pottis. Our customers seem very happy with their purchases.

We would also love to help you!

You can see a range of porta-pottis at the link below:

http://www.caravanandrvworld.com.au/toilets-and-accessories/Toilets

Feel free to call our team on 1300 259 499.

C&RVW
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 07:31

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 07:31
We own two Porta potti's.

The first one is the Thetford 145 and is a practical unit for weekenders.
However the waste tank only holds 10 litres and tends to fill up fairly quickly, within a couple of days with two of us using it.

We then purchased a Thetford 165 which is a much more practical solution for longer stays. (both on and off the potti:))
The additional height gives one a more comfortable position and the 20 litre tank, longer periods between empying.

The Thetford 165 is my vote for the best size, subject to transportability.
We bought a canvas cover from Klaus (InFront Canvas) and just strap it on top of our camper trailer.

Bill


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Reply By: Member - Bill F3 - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 12:09

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 12:09
Thank you to all who replied regarding porta potti purchases and comparison, I think the thetford is the go, so better get that order in.
Thanks
Cheryl
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Reply By: Caravan & RV World - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 17:15

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 17:15
We have sold dozens of the Thetford Porta-pottis. Our customers seem very happy with their purchases.

We would also love to help you!

You can see a range of porta-pottis at the link below:

http://www.caravanandrvworld.com.au/toilets-and-accessories/Toilets

Feel free to call our team on 1300 259 499.

C&RVW
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