going pee in the middle of the night

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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby breesha03 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:45 pm

I know it's a pain to get in and out of the camper at night, but I have a Cabela's deluxe Shower Shelter I use in conjunction with my teardrop. It's probably the most robust of any "pop up" shelter of the type I've seen. It's usually $150 but Cabela's actually has them on sale for $50 right now, which is a steal. I use it for the potty, but it also has the capability of holding a solar shower (which it actually comes with...bonus!) It doesn't take much to put up and is indispensable, in my opinion. If you can integrate the potty into the trailer itself, definitely check these shelters out.
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby BlackCatRacing » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:02 pm

breesha03 wrote:I know it's a pain to get in and out of the camper at night, but I have a Cabela's deluxe Shower Shelter I use in conjunction with my teardrop. It's probably the most robust of any "pop up" shelter of the type I've seen. It's usually $150 but Cabela's actually has them on sale for $50 right now, which is a steal. I use it for the potty, but it also has the capability of holding a solar shower (which it actually comes with...bonus!) It doesn't take much to put up and is indispensable, in my opinion. If you can integrate the potty into the trailer itself, definitely check these shelters out.


Hello Breesha03, Went to Cabelas website but could not find what you were talking about. Would you happen to have the URL or whatever it is that you click on to get to the product. Your help would be greatly appreciated as I have been wanting to get a privy for awhile now.

Thanks Patrick

P.S. This is what I was thinking of buying but it seems that you can not hang things from the ceiling. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Camping/ ... t104569380
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby breesha03 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:06 pm

Hi, Patrick!

I just checked Cabelas site and they are currently sold out of the shelters! So sorry about that. I found this one on ebay--its the EXACT shelter. Little more expensive but worth the money, as far as I'm concerned:

http://r.ebay.com/A3ooqQ
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby jonw » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:52 pm

breesha03 wrote:Hi, Patrick!

I just checked Cabelas site and they are currently sold out of the shelters! So sorry about that. I found this one on ebay--its the EXACT shelter. Little more expensive but worth the money, as far as I'm concerned:

http://r.ebay.com/A3ooqQ

FWIW, I bought one of these and thought it was very heavy and a nightmare to assemble, so I sold it to someone else via Craigslist.

My take is it would be appropriate if you were staying in one place for a while (like a hunting camp) but to assemble and dis-assemble it while travelling, not so much.
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby breesha03 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:33 pm

jonw wrote:
breesha03 wrote:Hi, Patrick!

I just checked Cabelas site and they are currently sold out of the shelters! So sorry about that. I found this one on ebay--its the EXACT shelter. Little more expensive but worth the money, as far as I'm concerned:

http://r.ebay.com/A3ooqQ

FWIW, I bought one of these and thought it was very heavy and a nightmare to assemble, so I sold it to someone else via Craigslist.

My take is it would be appropriate if you were staying in one place for a while (like a hunting camp) but to assemble and dis-assemble it while travelling, not so much.


Indeed true. It weighs in a little heavy at 20+ pounds.....definitely for those who are setting up camp for a "while".
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby BlackCatRacing » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:55 am

jonw wrote:
breesha03 wrote:Hi, Patrick!

I just checked Cabelas site and they are currently sold out of the shelters! So sorry about that. I found this one on ebay--its the EXACT shelter. Little more expensive but worth the money, as far as I'm concerned:

http://r.ebay.com/A3ooqQ

FWIW, I bought one of these and thought it was very heavy and a nightmare to assemble, so I sold it to someone else via Craigslist.

My take is it would be appropriate if you were staying in one place for a while (like a hunting camp) but to assemble and dis-assemble it while travelling, not so much.


Jonw, Do you mind if I ask you what you replaced it with?? I am torn between something sturdy and hard to set up (for wife and kids) or something easy to set up (myself the setter upper)
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby Rainier70 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:29 am

BlackCatRacing wrote:


P.S. This is what I was thinking of buying but it seems that you can not hang things from the ceiling. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Camping/ ... t104569380



I have had one of the Trekker Fold A Privys for about 5 years now. It is very easy to setup and take down. It is light and stores as a flat circle about 2.5 ft in dia. In a wind you have to stake it down and the top will bend and bounce around a bit.

You can't hang something heavy like a solar shower water bag from the top, but you can support things like a shower head and hose. It is also screen on the top for ventilation. I made a small rainfly for it from some water resistant ripstop. I love it for an outside shower/changing room or privy.
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby jonw » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:06 am

BlackCatRacing wrote:Jonw, Do you mind if I ask you what you replaced it with?? I am torn between something sturdy and hard to set up (for wife and kids) or something easy to set up (myself the setter upper)

Actually I haven't replaced it with anything, yet. We decided we really don't need it when camping in campgrounds, and when not at campgrounds privacy is not so much an issue and we take sponge baths.

I understand people have different levels of tolerance and requirements, but this year we took a month+ trip out to California and got along just fine without one.

I think if I were to get something for privacy I'd get the lightweight kind a lot of people seem to use that has internal hoops and seems to opens by itself when you take it out of it's case. Google "Trekker Fold-A-Privy"...
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby Kathy53 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:12 pm

What about this? Looks real easy to put up.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Advanced-Elemen ... 53eb87a9d6
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby rowerwet » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:33 am

this what I came up with for my wife, we each have a side tent over our door, for me it is just for changing, hers has the potty. 2" of wood pellets in the bucket with a lugable loo lid, takes care of the liquids. we burned them in the fire, but could have dumped them in the trash. Even after a full day of sitting the potty only smelled like wood pellets. 111518
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby katiehallsmith » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:58 pm

My daughter and I use a STAXX can. (you know, the knockoff pringles chips in the plastic can?) We each have our own handy while camping! :D
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby Miriam C. » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:06 pm

katiehallsmith wrote:My daughter and I use a STAXX can. (you know, the knockoff pringles chips in the plastic can?) We each have our own handy while camping! :D


Hummmm STAXX can might be great. I also have a Purex laundry soap bottle. The spout pulls out and if you add a small amount of detergent it smell good too.
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Re: toilets

Postby Triker » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:17 pm

Oasis Maker wrote:These are great for inside the tear: Travel John And this is great for outside the tear: Outback Porta-Privy
I use both as I feel they are teardrop essentials. However, every time someone ponders putting an actual porta potti in a teardrop, the idea "usually" doesn't work because of space. I love my porta privy for showering and a changing room too. It's great and it's up and down in an instant! Hope this helps.
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby sheila0344 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:36 pm

I'm 60, hubby is 74. We just started 'teardropping'. We have a potty tent and it works great :)
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Re: going pee in the middle of the night

Postby KennethW » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:14 pm

I put tube in the roof when I built my teardrop for a pullout bar that I can hang a pair of shower curtains on.
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It mainly for a changing room But also can be a shower and a place to pee.
it requires only a place to put the curtain when traveling.
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