At odds over pottie use

Discussion in 'Port-A-Potties / Cassette Toilets / Bath Houses' started by turtle, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. turtle

    turtle New Member

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    In response to why buy it if your not going to use it? We really didn't buy the pup fot the pottie. We had one with a shower tent we used with the old pup in emergencies. Our intent was not for the pottie but the other immendies that it offered. We may some day decide on using it but not yet and I'm surely not going to let someone else chrisin it.

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  2. vnconn

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    We only use our potty for #2 when we are at a full hook up site. Other than that we use the RR for #2 and many times for #1 also, to keep from filling up our black tank. It's also an odor issue. When we opened up our TT last week to go camping for the first time in a month, the odor coming out of that thing was mind boggling! All I could think of was the song, "Big Ole rolling turd coming through, coming through!" from the movie RV . . . Some lysol and a gallon of chemicals later and everything was fine.

    I would say that a 40-something year old MAN could suck it up and use the RR. If this guy is so against using a RR then maybe he shouldn't be camping because that is part of it.

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  3. YellowRose

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    Ahhh...waste management. Who can you talk with about this kind of stuff except fellow/sister campers?

    We use our hard-walled toilet only for #1 and usually just for the middle of the night and first/last thing after/before bedtime. It would be used for solids in an emergency or if nothing else (including a private area in the woods) was available. It is one of the reasons we got the Niagara.

    Okay...a 40-YO guy who used to tent camp and he has an issue with the facilities? Um...use those facilities, use a bucket, use the woods, deal with it or perhaps you're not into camping. It's part of the...ahem..."adventure" ! Of course, that's just my <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_twocents.gif border=0 align=middle alt="My 2 Cents">

    It's <b><i>your</i></b> camper and <b><i>your</i></b> rules. If it were me, I'd say abide by the rules or we'll talk to ya when we get home.

    Hope all goes well and you have a great time!

    Oh yeah...had a hoot checking out Digger's solution!

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    I agree, it is your camper and your rules. If he wants to dump in a pup, he can buy his own. We only use ours for #1 , and its no problem to clean. If he cant deal with a public restroom, than he stays home. Does he think he is better than the rest of us who use them? I would never think of doing that in someone elses rv, unless they specifically told me it was ok. Good luck, and I hopw it doesnt start any fights for you.
     
  5. pop daddy

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    Uhh, let's see,
    Who owns the PU? YOU! Who paid or pays for the PU? YOU! Who makes the rules of afore mentioned PU? You do of course. Your house, your rules, no more discussion. Tell the 7 yr. old, I mean 40 yr. old he can buy his own porta pottie and tent.
    As I look up I see paulwojo has already beat me to these sentiments.

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    i don't disagree with the "your house, your rules" philosophy...

    but, we did buy the arcadia for the potty. wait, the DH DID! because he kept saying to me "i know you, you need your own bathroom"....father's day weekend, first time out...he's arguing the point with me...i told him "hey, we had this discussion before we bought it..that you'd be responsible for cleaning, etc"....

    my house my rules. if i need to use the potty, DARNIT! i'm using the potty!!!!!

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    Buy the son his very own can of Lysol to spray down whatever surfaces he's uncomfortable with in the campground restroom! (I'm cheap, so I'd make sure it was generic Lysol, too!)

    We don't have a shower in our camper, and I bring Lysol with me to any questionable showers (and wear flip flops!). I don't see a difference in the son's case.

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    Rule #1: no #2
     
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    01YZF6 Dothan, AL

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    he needs to go to WM, target, or RV store and buy his own cassette potty, and one of those portable sun shower tents. put the cassette potty in the shower tent and he has his own Private RR....
     
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    Hey it is your PUP!!! Your PUP your rules. If he can not use the public RR, then maybe he should not be camping. [PP]
     
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    Why are folks so spastic about using their potties? The potties are designed/manufactured to be used, and dumping them is no big deal.

    Did the anti-use folks have such fits over changing diapers?

    I've got a Niagara, and one of the reasons I got that model was the potty. You better believe I use it - it's bought and paid for. How hard is it to hook up a sewer hose and dump the holding tank when it's 3/4 full (add water if needed)? I dump either into a blue tote or the on-site sewer (if on one)....not a big deal.

    While many prefer not to deal with a potty, or just use it for nighttime, it's not a big deal to dump it. Folks like me (on medication) can't always make it to a public restroom and that potty can be a lifesaver.

    Maybe you could relax your rules a bit and use the potty for nightime only. If your guest has an issue with using a public facility - hand him a packet of sani-wipes!
     
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    Why have a porta potti and not use it? especially a hard sided one. We plan on getting our first Pop us soon and it will have a porta potti cassette at least. We will use it for everything. I don't want to HAVE to park by a bathroom and I hate having to run to them when I have to go.
     
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    Well to go back a ways, he did use the public facilities. We have started using for #1 only right now. I agree it's no big deal to drain it. Just the stink issue for us although if needed in emergency we will use it.
     
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    That sounds like a plan.

    It really is a smell/privacy issue....the toilet doesn't care what gets 'dumped' into it :) I have so many horror stories similar to the dump scene in RV - I have handled much more cr*p in my lifetime than I expected!!

    This is a standard 'rule' with many folks. In the entertainment industry, its a general law of the tour bus - you really don't want 12-15 people smelling up bus if you can avoid it.

    As you said, in an emergency, its fine.
     
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    Maybe I'm mean, but when we take folks along and they start trying to impose on my rules for my camper then I tell them it's 150/day for RV rental. They usually see it my way after that.
     
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    nhcaveman Barrington, NH

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    I say the hell with the bucket, just get him one of those entrenching tools (small folding shovel), a roll of TP, and point his spoiled ass (no pun intended, ok pun intended) towards the woods!!!
     
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    Matt O Strangers are friends who have not yet met

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    So what happened? Did the 40 year old use the potty or public toilet?

    I just bought a cassette potty for DW to be happy while camping, I was fine with going to the bathouse. However, since we bought it I told DW I'm going to use it for what it was meant for. I have dumped it out after using it for 3 trips. No big deal. Yes, it wasn't pleasant but I lived. I made sure to buy a thetford with the handy dandy pour spout. I looked at one at Wal Mart that didn't have the spout and was alot cheaper. I opted to pay for the good potty.

    After I was done I rinsed it out and set it outside, open, to dry. I can see it being a PIA if you have a blackwater tank. How do you hose it out good? I can see that becoming a little ripe, even with only #1.
     
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    They make cool wands that you stick down the toilet to spray out the tank. Here is one -

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    I have seen permenently-mounted ones for the larger RV's. When we had a big TT, we would use an adapter on the black water drain that you would hook a garden hose onto and backwash the tank......another reason not to mix up your drinking water hose and the 'utility' hose!!!!
     
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    All the dump stations we used have a water connection and I now carry a black hose just to rinse the tanks from the outlet. I use throw away latex gloves and it's really not that bad.
    Here's what I've been told. If you leave the black water tank until you've traveled a few miles before you empty it the chemicals will disolve the stuff better. I'm not talkin about traveling a few miles and just letting it go, most truck stops have dump stations for free.
     
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    Turtle,

    Thats absolutely true....the more miles you put on the "stuff", it will dump better.

    One mistake that folks do with TT's is when they are parked at a campsite, they leave the drain valve open on the black water tank......this is really BAD. The liquids drain out and the other other "stuff" doesn't [:(O]
     

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