POOP IN THE PUP! (A Truly Crappy Thread)

Do you poop in the pup?

  • Absolutlely! That is why I have it!

    Votes: 31 27.4%
  • Sometimes. Only in an emergency.

    Votes: 38 33.6%
  • No. Never.

    Votes: 41 36.3%
  • What a terrible question.

    Votes: 3 2.7%

  • Total voters
    113

fredhead

Member
Jul 30, 2019
52
Norfolk. VA
I answered "Only in an emergency," since I'm the one who has to dump the cassette toilet tank. Damn, I'm seeing Robin Williams in RV. That being said, when growing up my grandparents in TN didn't have a bathroom until I was 12, so I'm no stranger to an outhouse. I also worked with the Scouts for years and the troop had their own toilet seat because the facilities at some camps were not well kept. AND I served 20 years in the Navy, and pooping in some shipboard heads was not for the weak of stomach. BTW, even with the bathroom built, Grandma continued to use a chamber pot at night.
 

Grandpa Don

Super Active Member
Sep 5, 2018
1,631
Southern California
I answered "Only in an emergency," since I'm the one who has to dump the cassette toilet tank. Damn, I'm seeing Robin Williams in RV. That being said, when growing up my grandparents in TN didn't have a bathroom until I was 12, so I'm no stranger to an outhouse. I also worked with the Scouts for years and the troop had their own toilet seat because the facilities at some camps were not well kept. AND I served 20 years in the Navy, and pooping in some shipboard heads was not for the weak of stomach. BTW, even with the bathroom built, Grandma continued to use a chamber pot at night.
Wow, does that story bring back memories. My grandparents also had an outhouse. This was back in the early 1950s. I was only 8 years old. I can remember sitting in there doing my business and hoping that I did not fall down the hole. I remember doing a little jig with my butt to keep the flies off. What memories...!
 

Braol

Member
Oct 19, 2019
16
We just started camping this year, just 3 trips so far. Our pup doesn't have a toilet. After the 2nd trip we bought a camp toilet with the intentions of just using it for emergencies. On our 3rd trip the toilet was right there, I'm not walking to the bathroom. We used it exclusively over the CG restroom. Our next camper will have a dedicated toilet maybe even a shower.
 

Dan from Troup

Super Active Member
Apr 25, 2018
810
Troup, Texas
[QUOTE="Braol, post: 1311836,we bought a camp toilet with the intentions of just using it for emergencies. On our 3rd trip the toilet was right there, I'm not walking to the bathroom. We used it exclusively over the CG restroom. Our next camper will have a dedicated toilet maybe even a shower.[/QUOTE]
 

Dan from Troup

Super Active Member
Apr 25, 2018
810
Troup, Texas
[QUOTE="Braol, post: 1311836,we bought a camp toilet with the intentions of just using it for emergencies. On our 3rd trip the toilet was right there, I'm not walking to the bathroom. We used it exclusively over the CG restroom. Our next camper will have a dedicated toilet maybe even a shower.
[/QUOTE]

Since we have a toilet and use ours most of the time, it’s a convenience that I wouldn’t be without. Those who don’t have one don’t know what they’re missing. This is partly what divides these campers from merely tent campers from an RV with hot water, a shower and a potty. We’ve yet to use our shower as I have a few upgrades to do to it but after our last showering experience at the state park, I’m very motivated to get moving on this.
 
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kitphantom

Super Active Member
Platinum Supporting Member
Dec 26, 2009
13,637
Albuquerque, NM
Having a toilet in the campers, be it the folding toilet with gel bag system we used in the popups, or the flush toilet we now have in the small TT has been wonderful. We still use the campground facilities a lot, especially on longer stays, since we have to conserve waste tank space. However, not having to trek across a campground in rain, cold, middle of the night, etc. is wonderful. My husband didn't really use the folding toilet, except for the tent trip when we had it in the vestibule and he developed a high fever - I was very glad I didn't have to escort him in the rain, and down a muddy slope. When we got the trailer with flush toilet, he wasn't going to use it at all. Now, he's perfectly happy to use it during the night or in bad weather.
We do have a shower in our wet bath, but will never use it, short of desperation. We'd have to remove too much from the bathroom space, it's a tight fit, we don't want to deal with the humidity it'd add to the interior, not to mention that waste tank space conservation thing.
 

dbhost

Super Active Member
Sep 19, 2018
1,279
League City, Texas USA.

Since we have a toilet and use ours most of the time, it’s a convenience that I wouldn’t be without. Those who don’t have one don’t know what they’re missing. This is partly what divides these campers from merely tent campers from an RV with hot water, a shower and a potty. We’ve yet to use our shower as I have a few upgrades to do to it but after our last showering experience at the state park, I’m very motivated to get moving on this.[/QUOTE]

Actually, not so much so. I Have been tent camping with a toilet and shower of my own now for the last 15+ years after I finally had it with disgusting pit / vault toilets, and finding syringes in the showers in campground showers. No thank you! And not all RVs have full facilities. My VW Westfalia didn't. Back then I used a bucket / bag / cat litter and pool noodle system for a toilet, and one of those solar bag showers, set up in the side room tent off the side doors of the bus. I was too broke, and stupid to know any better at the time...

Back to the original question. And I think I should narrow it down a bit further and just say in any RV toilet. Do you poop in the RV toilet? I have, I do, and will continue to do so. In the case of our now we have it PUP, I will likely not set up the privy tent if it is just a 1 night / 2 day trip... 3 day / 2 nights and I am going to need a bit more space to SS&S...
 

Dan from Troup

Super Active Member
Apr 25, 2018
810
Troup, Texas
Since we have a toilet and use ours most of the time, it’s a convenience that I wouldn’t be without. Those who don’t have one don’t know what they’re missing. This is partly what divides these campers from merely tent campers from an RV with hot water, a shower and a potty. We’ve yet to use our shower as I have a few upgrades to do to it but after our last showering experience at the state park, I’m very motivated to get moving on this.

Actually, not so much so. I Have been tent camping with a toilet and shower of my own now for the last 15+ years after I finally had it with disgusting pit / vault toilets, and finding syringes in the showers in campground showers. No thank you! And not all RVs have full facilities. My VW Westfalia didn't. Back then I used a bucket / bag / cat litter and pool noodle system for a toilet, and one of those solar bag showers, set up in the side room tent off the side doors of the bus. I was too broke, and stupid to know any better at the time...

Back to the original question. And I think I should narrow it down a bit further and just say in any RV toilet. Do you poop in the RV toilet? I have, I do, and will continue to do so. In the case of our now we have it PUP, I will likely not set up the privy tent if it is just a 1 night / 2 day trip... 3 day / 2 nights and I am going to need a bit more space to SS&S...[/QUOTE]
When I gotta go, I gotta go and whatever it is goes in the toilet, my toilet. I agree, most campground bathrooms are pretty gross.
 

1380ken

Super Active Member
Nov 7, 2013
2,867
Mass
Pooping in a pup is way different than pooping in a TT. I would only poop in a camper, at a campground with facilities, if it was a real flush toilet. You have to be pretty lazy to not walk to the bathroom to poop.
 

kitphantom

Super Active Member
Platinum Supporting Member
Dec 26, 2009
13,637
Albuquerque, NM
Pooping in a pup is way different than pooping in a TT. I would only poop in a camper, at a campground with facilities, if it was a real flush toilet. You have to be pretty lazy to not walk to the bathroom to poop.

Even in our two popups (remember one was a 6' one), with a folding toilet and gel bags, I'd poop if necessary. Wasn't my first choice, but having the option was a huge improvement over ground camping. Not laziness, but recognition that anymore I don't go back to sleep well (or at all) if I've had to trek across a campground in the middle of the night. Some of the campgrounds we use have a 5-10 minute trek to the nearest toilet. [in one of our favorites in CO, I was base camped in a tent while my husband was off backpacking. The host warned me not to venture to the toilet after dark, due to a mountain lion in the area, turned out to be a few miles down the road. I measured the distance, and I was smack-dab center between two (vault) potties, .2 mile from either one.] Add in rain or hail storms, IBS & other health issues, and being 60+, and life it what it is.
 

1380ken

Super Active Member
Nov 7, 2013
2,867
Mass
I guess it depends on how many people are in your popup. If you are alone poop away. Do people poop in tents when there is a bathhouse available. To each his own I guess. I would rather walk five minutes than poop in my bedroom.
 

BillyMc

Super Active Member
Mar 25, 2018
2,466
South Carolina
I would rather walk five minutes than poop in my bedroom.
The toilet in my master bath is three feet from my bedroom. It's one of those in your head things. At first we were no using the toilet in the PUP except for emergencies. That didn't last the first trip, kid had to pee in the middle of the night and I wasn't walking him there nor was I waking DW to do it. Then it was no pooping in it, then if you poop you empty it. Now it's just make sure you leave it clean and the valve closed. If you keep it clean and closed all that's needed is a few minutes of a couple windows opened to air it out and you really don't know poop is in the tank unless you fixate on it.
 
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Jeepguy93

Active Member
Mar 30, 2014
510
MA
Absolutely use mine all the time. I don't know about everyone else but my camper has screens all the way around that allows air flow......good chemicals make for simple emptying. I also dont use an ENTIRE roll of toilet paper in one sitting either.... I'm not getting athletes feet from camp showers... I'll be in my little 3x4 shower hahahah..but having said this I'm so glad and usually camp by myself... I can see it being different with multiple people.
 

jeeper88

Let's go Camping and Jeepin
Apr 24, 2011
926
Ocala,FL
Bought the pup with a shower and a pooper. The only reason it has them is for resale. They still are brand new too. Just thinking ahead..
 




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