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    For once I'm happy , " no pics "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilux01 View Post
    This is n interessting read

    I was always a - "if you cant do it in the veld with a spade and a small chair then don't bother coming with"
    Obviously Swambo is easy going and that definitely helps, and having 2 boys even more so - however, always good to make Swambo a tad more comfortable when needed

    Im actually now pondering this - With CKGR and Gonarezhou on the horizon the next 12months
    Agree but man did I get "browny points" when I invested in one, especially seeing that I have a SWAMBO and the two blondie mini swambos.

    Strange thing also why I decided on a Baobab instead of Miskruier... the Potti has a perfect dedicated place without being in the way or having to be moved each night and morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post

    I prefer using the Fiamma Super Kem or equivilant saches in stead of the horrible, diluted and ineffective liquids on the market.
    (The green sachets are septic tank friendly)

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    Jip Fiamma very good and like you said, good chems make all the difference.

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    To all the guys who say the seat is so low: How about making a wooden box (perhaps with edges to stabilise toilet) to raise it to a comfortable height. Inside you put the toilet paper, a small brush, chemicals, a skoppie & household detergent ((for other cleaning etc) etc. Then one uses space efficiently.
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    I have raised mine with this easily made slot together stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Conradie Bergvliet View Post
    I have raised mine with this easily made slot together stand.

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    Very bloody clever ! Sell them at the caravan shop near you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    Urgency dictates that - yes we do if we have to.

    Keep a spray bottle that can spray a strong concentrated squirt filled with slightly soapy water handy - for those skid marks
    Is number 2 not really what these devices are for?

    For instance could 2 people have a No.2 once a day for a week in one + a couple No1 per day and things still be all good in terms of capacity and all other important factors?

    If a week of the above is overly hopefully how many days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Conradie Bergvliet View Post
    I have raised mine with this easily made slot together stand.
    genius

    I agree, sell them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    Is number 2 not really what these devices are for?

    For instance could 2 people have a No.2 once a day for a week in one + a couple No1 per day and things still be all good in terms of capacity and all other important factors?

    If a week of the above is overly hopefully how many days?
    i find that ours takes about 4days max of no1's and the odd number 2 of the kids(x2)

    they actually prefer it over the ablutions at camping sites. They sometimes leave the slot open then you do get a bit of a smell.

    best investment. Im quite heavy and my Thetford holds out quite well... problem is that its a bit low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    Is number 2 not really what these devices are for?

    For instance could 2 people have a No.2 once a day for a week in one + a couple No1 per day and things still be all good in terms of capacity and all other important factors?

    If a week of the above is overly hopefully how many days?
    NOT made for No 2 ..that you go to a proper loo for or Spade and Roll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Betts View Post
    NOT made for No 2 ..that you go to a proper loo for or Spade and Roll

    Our rule is she/he who #2s in it, cleans it. That has worked well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyahhey View Post
    Our rule is she/he who #2s in it, cleans it. That has worked well.
    I'm confused, if not for no 2 then what is the use? Surely if in CKGR or Mabua and you can no 2 without this PortaPotti then why do you need it for no 1?

    Showed this thread to wife last night, looked at me with awe and said "I'd rather just use the spade and the chair system"

    Anyway I have no 2 and no 1 enough for now, sounds like a pre-school classroom ;-)
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    Ours works perfectly for no2's. The chemicals dissolve everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilux01 View Post
    I'm confused, if not for no 2 then what is the use? Surely if in CKGR or Mabua and you can no 2 without this PortaPotti then why do you need it for no 1?

    Showed this thread to wife last night, looked at me with awe and said "I'd rather just use the spade and the chair system"

    Anyway I have no 2 and no 1 enough for now, sounds like a pre-school classroom ;-)
    When we do take it , itís for the kids, I donít want them to walk around in the middle of the night looking for a bathroom. Keep it in there tent, they can use it when itís dark. In the day they will use what is available

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Ours works perfectly for no2's. The chemicals dissolve everything.
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    My experience with Porta Pottis is that they are quite crappy...

    I think most people avoid nr2's purely because of the mental picture of cleaning the unit. In fact, if you have the correct fluid in there, cleaning it is exactly like cleaning it only with urine in. Toilet paper is usually the biggest 'problem' if there has to be one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilux01 View Post
    I'm confused, if not for no 2 then what is the use? Surely if in CKGR or Mabua and you can no 2 without this PortaPotti then why do you need it for no 1?

    Showed this thread to wife last night, looked at me with awe and said "I'd rather just use the spade and the chair system"

    Anyway I have no 2 and no 1 enough for now, sounds like a pre-school classroom ;-)
    for the wife and daughter. Goes inside our caravan wall enclosure - saves them going out to the toilets in places like CKGR

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyahhey View Post
    for the wife and daughter. Goes inside our caravan wall enclosure - saves them going out to the toilets in places like CKGR
    Yip, 90% of the time Porta Pottis gets used by females and the other 10% for males who are not in the mood of digging holes at night, especially when hyena eyes are on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Yip, 90% of the time Porta Pottis gets used by females ....
    I am definitely part of the 10% and will happily stay in that group. Absolutely with Hilux01's wife here. I usually give the longdrop a bit of TLC or we use the spade and chair.

    For bathroom breaks at night, I perch on the vehicle running board with 2 doors open (been doing that for 20 years now). The wild places like CKGR the vehicle anyway gets parked as close as possible to the caravan. Rinse ground the morning with soapy water. Problem solved.
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    Ok sorry, I should have added that I've got no issue with it at all and I've got no problem cleaning it either - it's literally throwing out blue water. I think I've used it once however. The bushes need water and digging holes are good exercise.
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