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    In my experience, a "crappy" piece of kit to have to haul around , but priceless for the wife and daughters in the middle of the night, when "die manne met die tanne" are out and about. Bought mine (Thetford 165) in 2015, and used it only once on a trip to CKGR. It works great, but it is a bit of a bulk item. I even had a custom canvas cover made for mine, as I couldn't find the right size cover at the time.
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    in order to trick my wife into camping wild I bought a portaloo ... as most of you have said they are so low that it is uncomfortable. I made a box from 18mm marine ply in which to store it, then used the box as a base for the portaloo.
    After a few trips the whole thing was discarded because I had the policy of "you do the doodoo so you clean the loo loo" ...

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    This topic is very much age related. Youngsters do not really need it. We did not when we were young.

    We bought the small one with the gauge 35 years ago, low enough the fit under the caravan bed. Fortunately we were both able to stay supple enough to cope with the height. It has travelled extensively with when tenting. Getting on in age, but as good as new.

    On the wrong side of seventy it became my twice-a-nght friend. Without it our camping days will be over.
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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
    Then to me that is a waste of money and valuable space. Cannot think that that was the intention behind the design?

    There a quite a number of viable solutions for no 1 available, as discussed numerous times on this forum.



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    BS, obviously it's made for nr1 and 2. People generally think it's gross to clean the unit, but I promise you it's fair smelling blue fluid that goes out. Add some blue chemicals and it's ready for business again. Next time I'll make a video of me dumping some [email protected]$ around
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    We have one and mostly limited to number 1. I find that the toilet paper dont always dissolve fast enough and when I want to empty it, there is still toiletpaper which brings me to the real question.
    Where do you empty it if there are no ablution blocks? Is the waste 'water' ok for plants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    We have one and mostly limited to number 1. I find that the toilet paper dont always dissolve fast enough and when I want to empty it, there is still toiletpaper which brings me to the real question.
    Where do you empty it if there are no ablution blocks? Is the waste 'water' ok for plants?
    That's exactly why I mentioned earlier toilet paper is more of a problem. The ideal solutions include using biodegradable cleaning chemicals and toilet paper or simply throwing the used paper in a bag for later burning.

    Slightly off topic for the grave diggers - remember to light your used toilet paper before covering your business. Burying toilet paper just ensures that next years visitors to that same location has nice white roses hanging from all the bushes. This alien plant specie is a big problem on the West coast.
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    Great #### maintain it and do not overfill

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    Are you not supposed to use special toilet paper that dissolves properly? Thought that was mandatory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Are you not supposed to use special toilet paper that dissolves properly? Thought that was mandatory.
    One ply only.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Are you not supposed to use special toilet paper that dissolves properly? Thought that was mandatory.
    Most people don't, despite probably saying they do. It's all fine as long as you empty the unit in a toilet or when in the bush rather burn the paper instead of throwing inside.

    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    One ply only.....
    You use one ply until you get to one specific life changing event. From that moment on only two ply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    You use one ply until you get to one specific life changing event. From that moment on only two ply.
    I read somewhere on the forum that if there are no pictures, it didn't happen?
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    I have one and very convenient for No 1 especially when one is having some cold ones during a relaxed day in a camp rather than the up and downs to bathrooms.

    No2 will happen only if my stomach is not happy with what I ate during dinner but that will be ones upon a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    I read somewhere on the forum that if there are no pictures, it didn't happen?
    In this case better to then rather say it didn't happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Most people don't, despite probably saying they do. It's all fine as long as you empty the unit in a toilet or when in the bush rather burn the paper instead of throwing inside.


    You use one ply until you get to one specific life changing event. From that moment on only two ply.
    A While back 4x4Direct was selling some fancy expensive imported supposedly "Quick Dissolving Toilet Paper"

    From what I understand the use of such is compulsory in RV'sin Europe

    It is 'n somewhat stronger than normal 1 ply
    For me it did disperse better in the Bi-Pot than "Baby Soft 2ply" - I had no issues come pouring down the drain time

    I do not know of any current supplier that sells it - online I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    A While back 4x4Direct was selling some fancy expensive imported supposedly "Quick Dissolving Toilet Paper"

    From what I understand the use of such is compulsory in RV'sin Europe

    It is 'n somewhat stronger than normal 1 ply
    For me it did disperse better in the Bi-Pot than "Baby Soft 2ply" - I had no issues come pouring down the drain time

    I do not know of any current supplier that sells it - online I mean.
    I see they now have another product available:

    https://4x4direct.co.za/porta-potty-...-paper-4s.html
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    Deleted - answer found.
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    old promo - but the product might be in interest
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    Does anyone know where to buy the Thetford Porta Potti in Cape Town?
    Until yesterday it was still listed on TakeaLot - not anymore
    Efforts to contact Thetford SA has been unsuccessful too
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    Try the caravan dealers as they usually stock

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