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Re: Toilets

Postby Lgboro » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:58 pm

You might look at composting toilets - they are really pricy but I have seen a couple of instructional articles on how to make a homemade one. Try Google.

The commercial ones start at over $900 but all but a handful say they really work good without the odors of other self contained units.
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Re: Toilets

Postby droid_ca » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:55 pm

My thoughts are to build a sawdust toilet as I don't want to be worrying about a black water tank when it starts to get below freezing
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Re: Toilets

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Re: Toilets

Postby slowcowboy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:43 am

I like the campground readly provided vault tolite or the fancy national forest out house!

heres the facitlys at walk the winds.

even the ladys last year didnt' complain at walk the winds and really theres no real use for porta pot when you got one of these sitting around most any where you go.


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and heres the outside after you take your little walk in the woods to do your bussness.

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these are found at every boat dock in wyoming and every campground in the national forest and the state parks

every lake has one.

on road trips you got the filling stations and truck stops bathroom or a nearby walmart or a state highway department rest stop.

even when I travel in must my car to go see angie I don't pack a porta pot in the back end of my suv!!!!!!!!

I make ready use of the highway fancy solar heated rest stops bathrooms and I have no trouble on any road trip poping in to a gas station or a truck stop to go bathroom.

when I hitch on to my teardrop nothing changes in my bathroom habits or needs on a road trip with my teardrop in tow than it does with just my car and not camper hooked on.

and at lava hot springs, idaho the koa had the fancest bathrooms with large showers I have ever seen.

I would have been in shame to pull out a crapy porta pot at the lava hot springs, idaho koa and pass up a hundred feet to the fancyest flushable toliet and shower in the hole state. just to pack around a smelly plastic bag of crap and try to find a place to dump it!!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean porta pots folks, serouly?????????????????????????????

comon, you don't have to restort to that stuff when you got such ready and easy to use facitlys all over the place down the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Toilets

Postby slowcowboy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:51 am

by the way for the records my baby, feels that she doesnt' want a porta pot any where near our teardrop!!!!!!!!!!!!

all she told me she wants is a door on her side of the bed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but I got a very strong NO to any sort of tolit any where on or near the teardrop and I got told she can crap any where I can!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Toilets

Postby droid_ca » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:26 am

I wouldn't want one in a small trailer as that might be disturbing but in a tent outside while boondocking I can see...I just doing want to have people doing there buisness in my drinking water seems kinda gross
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Re: Toilets

Postby Wobbly Wheels » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:11 pm

Heated outhouses, flush toilets, showers?? You call this camping


Exactly what I was thinking... :lol:
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Re: Toilets

Postby rowerwet » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:42 am

the short walk to the camp bathhouse is nothing during the day, at 2 AM my wife wants something next door
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Re: Toilets

Postby droid_ca » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:44 pm

I have started building my sawdust toilet if there are facilities available then I'd use them but for some of the places I like to go you'd be lucky to get a radio signal...I'll try and post pictures of it when finished
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Re: Toilets

Postby bobhenry » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:36 pm

Will that be a gravity flush or are you gonna use a grain auger to "pump" the dust.

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Re: Toilets

Postby droid_ca » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:44 pm

bobhenry wrote:Will that be a gravity flush or are you gonna use a grain auger to "pump" the dust.

:rofl: :rofl2: :rofl:


Hahahaha I was thinking of a
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Re: Toilets

Postby Bogo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:18 pm

bobhenry wrote:Will that be a gravity flush or are you gonna use a grain auger to "pump" the dust.

:rofl: :rofl2: :rofl:

Don't laugh. I saw a writeup on a composting restroom that used a multiple auger type setup to move the waste along a tube. It only moved it a few feet along each day, and by the time it reached the end it was fully composted. It was made to handle the waste from a few hundred people.
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Re: Toilets

Postby Wobbly Wheels » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:54 pm

biziedizie wrote: Dung chucking is fun! Get the right angle, drink a few beers and it's an afternoon of entertaintment :lol:


One question: is the point of impact still called the 'splash' ?

Eewwwwww..... :lol:
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Re: Toilets

Postby Bogo » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:27 am

:cry: :cry: :cry:
I was looking up parts sizes and found out the remote cassette vacuum generator and holding tank (Dometic VT2510) I was wanting to use was discontinued.
:cry: :cry: :cry:
Most standard vacuum generators are larger than that small compact vacuum generator and holding tank were. Then on top of the vacuum generator you still need a black water holding tank. What was really nice about the VT2500 is the 3.5 gallon holding tank/vacuum tank was removable, and you could carry it to any toilet and pour it in. You didn't need to move the RV or trailer. A good vacuum flush system uses from .4 liter to 1 liter per flush so they use very little water. They also are very good at cleaning out the bowl when flushed. The drawbacks are you can't use heavy quilted toilet paper like Charmin, regular TP works fine, you need a pressurized water system, more parts and tech to break down, and cost. The loss of the VT2510 makes it real hard to fit one on a tiny travel trailer. The volume goes up from 1.6 cubic feet of basement space to around 4 cubic feet with a small holding tank.

This PDF from Dometic goes over what a vacuum flush system is, it's components, etc..
http://www.dometic.com/FileOrganizer/1-international/Operation%20&%20Installation%20Manuals/Toilets/VacuFlush.pdf

Bogo wrote:After using vacuum flush toilets on both boats and RVs, I'm seriously looking at spending the dough on a remote cassette type one. I'll put it's remote vacuum tank in a heated locker in the basement. To use them you do need a pressurized water system, and 12VDC at a couple amps for a few minutes per flush.
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Re: Toilets

Postby droid_ca » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:17 am

I'm thinking I'll be using clumping kitty litter in a plastic bag and throw it away with the trash...after all we chuck out diapers and what not so there should be no problem
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