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Old 05-17-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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Question Composting Toilet for Brand New Airstream? Help?

Has anyone installed a composting toilet in there newish Airstream? How? In specific how does one route the vent tube? The Wynns live in an RV and seem to like theirs, see link below.

Composting Toilets - Solving Problems
The Nature’s Head Composting toilet is the most innovative design, offers the best value and the most reliable solution for personal sanitation requirements of any product in the field.
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Old 07-24-2015, 04:00 PM   #2
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nanette,
composing toilets are the way to go. we will be putting one in our AS sometime next year. do a lot of research. we decided on a air head because of size and quality. we were going with a natures head at the beginning but again size. natures head has you lifting the toilet set in order to take out the urine bottle and that in itself means locating you toilet future away from the wall, more space we don't have. also, i am short and natures head is quite tall. venting can be problematic but there is a solution. be a sponge, research. again read all you can on them, you tube has some great videos. you should go to the manufactures sites and read everything that will help you decide. take your time, once it is done i think you and i will be the happier for making the change. oh yeah, call airstream and talk to a tech.
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Old 07-24-2015, 04:23 PM   #3
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I put a Sun-Mar non-electric in a mountain cabin and recently installed a Sun-Mar with the 110v fan in my workshop. Based on the cost alone, I wouldn't bother putting one in an AS. Yes, they work as advertised, but they are bulky and take up way to much room. If I were remodeling an AS (or any other RV for that matter) and I could design the space for a composting toilet, I might consider it.
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I thought about doing this at one time. But after traveling over 200 nights in the past year or so, I find that our 39 gallon black tank lasts up to two weeks for two people with little effort which is plenty of time for us. On the rare occasion that we would boondock in one place for more than two weeks, I'd just go to a dump station and then head back to camp (or pee in the woods and get even more than two weeks.) The hassle of dealing with the composting toilet all the time for this infrequent occasion is just not worth it for us.
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I find that our 39 gallon black tank lasts up to two weeks for two people
Oh my goodness! We only have approx ten gallons of black tank capacity. I think going to a composting toilet would extend our ability to stay in one spot by quite a bit. Right now we are pressed to make it a long weekend.
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There was much laughter when I told my wife who grew up Using an outhouse that someone wanted to remove the toilet and install whAt amounts to an indoor outhouse in their new AS. I hope this isn't a serious conversation for a new AS.
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There was much laughter when I told my wife who grew up Using an outhouse that someone wanted to remove the toilet and install whAt amounts to an indoor outhouse in their new AS. I hope this isn't a serious conversation for a new AS.
I laugh ever time I hear of someone thinking of going to a composting toilet instead of using a black water tank , to me that's like taking a step backwards in time
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Oh my goodness! We only have approx ten gallons of black tank capacity. I think going to a composting toilet would extend our ability to stay in one spot by quite a bit. Right now we are pressed to make it a long weekend.
If I had a ten gallon black tank, I might rethink the composting toilet.
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Check out the Airhead, the original and best one out there. Composting toilets actually break down and dry out the waste, so the Airhead can hold up to a month's 'output' for two people, so 60 uses, when used full time (this is on the website and backed up by online testimonials on various sailing forums and blogs). This goes up to 80 uses before it's full if you're just weekending. This is, of course, just for solids--liquids go into a removable container that needs emptying on a use by use basis. But capacity won't be an issue and it sure beats hauling around all that sloshing weight when you're on the road.
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