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Old 03-02-2005, 04:39 PM   #15
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My traveler did not have a pump either - it was used in camp grounds - while boondocking I used the pump on the porta potti. I do, however, think the electric one is pretty cool.

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Old 03-02-2005, 09:12 PM   #16
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I have a Thetford 555 for our Aliner aframe RV, I was hesitant to use it after I bought it. Last fall I stayed at a beautiful campground but the bathroom was a 50 step climb down a hill, it rained, and I caught a cold. I christened that potty out of desperation and now I love it. I don't even fill the holding tanks all the way full, you can always add water. ( its kind of heavy for me full of water, so I fill it gradually in the inside of the rv) It is important to put chemical in the dirty tank and some water to cover the bottom. It works pretty much like an rv toilet but you have to empy the tank. Be sure to use the right toilet paper. I bought one with the full indicator - you definitely want to keep tabs on if you are getting full or not.

Now with our Airstream Safari 25 foot Special Edition we are getting a bit spoiled with the full bath. But, when I go camping by myself and take the Aliner, that potty comes in very handy.

Yes we have two rv's, his and hers. This summer we bought the Aliner and went out twice and my SO loved camping but wanted more luxury. So hence the recent airstream purchase. The Aliner was bought to tow with my subaru. The airstream obviously required a big truck. The Airstream is absolutely wonderful!

I say go for the potty they are great, but I'd stick with a Thetford.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:20 PM   #17
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I am now excited vabout getting my portapotty. IN my searching it looks like the thetford 585 electric is a good one. Anyone used this one? Any other good battery powered units? The thetford is about $140.
Do you have any drain fittings at all on your trailer? You COULD simply attach a blue portable tank to the outlet, and use the existing, umm, facilities, if there are any. All you would need is the blue tank, about 10 gallon size, a sewer hose, and whatever fitting to connect to your plumbing.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:54 PM   #18
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We have had a portapotty in our horse trailer for years and I think it's the best thing since sliced bread. We have had a pump up one and a battery one. The Pump or something went out in the battery thredford but I went back to the old manual one which is about 15 years old and has been used at least 18 weekends a year during show season for the past 16 years. It was a walmart special and I think we paid aroud $30. A friend of mine bought one there a couple weeks agoe and said it was under $50. But it is manual pumping (no big deal). Sears also use to have them. look in the camping/ sporting department.
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:39 AM   #21
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Do you have any drain fittings at all on your trailer? You COULD simply attach a blue portable tank to the outlet, and use the existing, umm, facilities, if there are any. All you would need is the blue tank, about 10 gallon size, a sewer hose, and whatever fitting to connect to your plumbing.
Two thoughts. A permanent tank installed in a trailer is vented to the outdoors through a roof vent, which provides an easy route for rising odors and displaced air to escape. Unless a separate vent is added to a blue portable tank used for black water waste, the only escape route for odors or air displaced when dumping in another load would be into the trailer through the toilet dump valve.

Emptying a permanent trailer tank or a porta-pottie can be done at one's convenience after breaking camp. But using a portable blue tank for black waste would tend to require one to empty it while breaking camp.
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