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Old 03-01-2005, 08:42 AM   #1
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Portapotty? Any other ideas?

I have a 58 Bubble Which has no tanks for grey or black water. I learned from this forum that you would just dig a hole or place a bucket under the trailer and drain into that. I am thinking about getting a battery opperated portapotty that is self contained rather than try to fit a whole system in a rig that wasn't designed for it. Any ideas on which of these units work best? Any other suggestions are much appreciated. Thanx
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:00 AM   #2
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Try Thetford.com Look for a size that will work for you.
A porta potti is a great idea for you. I think they are more conveniant than built in plumbing. You can empty them at any toilet or porta john.
The hole in the ground should be filed under bad idea, next to Wallys suggestion to put copper and garden hose in a fire to make pretty
colors in your campfire.
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:05 AM   #3
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Try eBay or other online resources

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Try Thetford.com Look for a size that will work for you.
A porta potti is a great idea for you. I think they are more conveniant than built in plumbing. You can empty them at any toilet or porta john.
The hole in the ground should be filed under bad idea, next to Wallys suggestion to put copper and garden hose in a fire to make pretty
colors in your campfire.
My brother just bought a new battery operated porta-potty on eBay for about half the cost. It is brand new and still in the sealed box.
I am not sure what he paid for it but he told me it was around half the cost of buying it from any of the RV dealers.
It is a good idea that you want to preserve the original function of your Bubble. I think they are so cool when they are kept nearly original. The only exception I have are fridges, stoves and water heaters.
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thanks

Thanks for the info- I am going to check ebay and go with the battery powered unit.
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:42 AM   #5
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I too think its a great idea - its exactly what I had in my 59 Traveler and plan to use in the my 58 Overlander - for two reasons - weight and ease of use. What I did was buy a regular one and use a sink type hose sprayer off the main plumbing system - much easier to use - - - - - leave it hanging on the wall.
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You can also try www.camperschoice.com
They tend to have pretty good prices on things like that.
My brother swears by his battery-operated porta-potty.
Good luck!
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Have you thought of a composting toilet?
http://www.cetsolar.com/sunmar1.htm
I have one in my Camp they work great!
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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.
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We use a Thetford 735 in our Boston Whaler. It's not electric, but using the bellows bulb to push water into the bowl is no big deal and we don't have to worry about dead batteries. It's also only 2.6 gallons, which is nice when I have to carry it to the restroom to dump, but may not hold enough for you. Figure about 10 lbs per gallon.
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In my searching it looks like the thetford 585 electric is a good one. Anyone used this one?
That's the one my brother got off of eBay back in the fall! He has used about twice since then and he says that it is awesome. He claims that dumping a porta-potty has never been easier.
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Thanks lou, you've convinced me.
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I don't think I myself would opt for the electric model. I am so sure that I
would end up with dead batteries. Also I bet the electric models would use more water.
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That was my thinking - its why I went with a sprayer - I don't have to mess with the pump on the porta potty.

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I like your sprayer idea ken but at this point the Bubble doesn't even have a pump. I would have to install a pump and the plumbing lines to get to the bathroom.
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