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Old 05-18-2015, 06:16 PM   #41
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So almost treat it like a typical septic system you would find in homes?
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:26 PM   #42
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Yeah…

If you use enzyme treatments you could actually just empty your RV black tank into your septic system. Your septic system would think that you never left home. It just wouldn't be dealing with solids and paper

Another selling point for enzyme treatments is that you don't have to go crazy cleaning your tank all of the time. The enzymes thrive on having something to eat.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:48 PM   #43
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Sounds like the way to go! Advice is greatly appreciated. Any brands you insist on?
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:49 PM   #44
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With all due respect: I have an Airhead Composting toilet on my Sailboat. It is one of my best purchases. I would not hesitate to install the same in my Classic 30 if the need arrived. Although more expensive than the Nature's Head, the difference in the quality and the overall engineering is worth it. If anyone wants more information and advice on the simple installation, you can PM me.

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Oh, I get the whole idea and the tread-lightly goals and I'll eagerly, gladly applaud those who can succesfully pull off having a composting toilet but, for most of us, they just would never pass the "practicality test" because we routinely have regular stay-overs and road-trips w/ our toddler grandkids who still need a potty "training seat", and then, back in the day when my daughters were tee-angers, no I mean tee-naggers, no that's not it either, I mean TEEN-AGERS, there, got it! they would have collectively screamed bloody murder were I to have even suggested installing a composter, or still one further reason, when my 91 years old/young MIL is on board, which still happens at least a week per year, well, what more need be said? But, any of my situations aside, I honestly do think what you're doing is VERY COOL. [Hey, how is the bowl rinsed down without a rinser? Wait, better question: does your composter include a ladder to get on it? A seatbelt to prevent falls off of it? No belt; what about a padded floor surround to cushion those falls? Wait, I bet you can order up the parachute option? Sorry, sorry, I can't resist a little gratuitous rib; I was a high school teacher for too long so now I think like a high-schooler - at least that's what my wife says anyway, I really do know your marine model is only a couple inches taller than a tall standard toilet.
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Composting is a great alternative. They've come a long long way since the early days. With a composting toilet you will need a constant 12 volt source to power the fan in the unit. I'm in the midst of a renovation on my 72 Overlander and did a lot of research. For me, it was more practical to replace the cracked black tank. I also looked Thetford toilets and returned the one I purchased because I did not like the way it was constructed. I landed on a Dometic 310, with a china bowl and in my opinion a correct fixture. Emptying a black tank is a five minute process , and if you encourage those that are camping with you to use the campground facilities or the great outdoors for liquid waste, your black tank will not fill up so quickly. Also, if you can smell your toilet - something is wrong with your system. I have a portable blue tank for grey water runoff.It works fine for my needs.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:11 PM   #46
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These are all good facts, so the Dometic 310 is the crowd favorite, or the "sureshot" solution?
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The Dometic 310 is not only a Toilet

Its a Piece of RV Toilet ART....
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:20 PM   #48
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Nice, well that solves that then I appreciate everyone's advice!
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