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    Wink Porta Potti

    Anyone out there that has experience in the porta potti department.
    I am not asking if you know how to use it but which make is the easier/ sturdier one. Also which one is easier to handle.

    I know of the porta potti and the biopot. Any preferances.

    It is a sh1tty subject but I still want to know and keep the missus happy.


    Any comments related are appreciated.

    Tx.

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    We have one, even in the trailer. Specially with small kids (ok sometimes a wife also qualify as a small kid <g>) it is really worthwhile addon.

    But ensure to buy a decent brand, like thetford, and buy the proper thetford chemicals, resist the tempation to buy the cheap replacements.

    With the proper chemicals no smell no fuss, no mess!

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    Hi Dirk,

    You mention a Thetford, I have never heard of it. Where do you get that and whatdo they cost. How do they compare to Porta poti and biopot?

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    When we took a trip to Serengeti/Victoria lake last year, my wife insisted on taking the dreaded pot. Having experienced Tanzania's "ablution" facilities, this was the best single piece of equipment we could have taken. OK, maybe the pop-up shower cubicle and cheap 12V submersible pump used in a bucket of hot water was just as important.

    I don't think there's much defference between Thetford and PortaPotti, as long as you use the right chemicals and clean regularly.

    It beats Africa's longdrops (which rapidly change into short-drops as the safari-throngs come & go!) hands down!

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    Thetford is the original Porta Potti as per your initial post. The thetford chemicals are the best, but there is a biodegradable local chemical for the great outdoors. The original chemicals contain formaldehyde which is not very "green" and can leach into underground water system causing problems.

    We sell another brand called Passportpotti, not as good as Porta version but does the job.

    There are different sizes 10l, 18l and a larger version for big "goes".

    One thing we do is try to limit the porta potti to number ones and number two's are done elsewhere.

    Must agree with Amadisco & Gerrie, great investment, had our for at least 10 years now, still working perfectly.
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    This is going to be a poopular discussion

    I always see these things advertised and have always wondered if they are worth while... My wife has never had a problem with No 2's but absolutely refused the squat and spade (until forced to recently).

    How much space do these things take up? Are they a good investment? I know they are considered more environmentally friendly, but how does one dispose of the used chemicals etc etc?
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    OK so now we have 4 different makes already:
    1) Porta potti
    2) BioPot
    3) Thetford
    4) Passportpotti

    By the sounds of things the Thetford and Portapotti seem to be the better ones. Any comments on the Biopot that is sold by 4x4Megaworld?

    What size is recommended? They come in anything from 10l to 20l size.

    Alan

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    Sheez that's a radical photo.


    A few years back I saw a product called a Bumper Dumper. It was a toilet seat that hooked on your towbar. Hey man, Bumper Dumper and a spade. What more do you need? A bogroll holder on the sparewheel carrier?
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    Bumper Dumper! Site's still up, also saw it some time ago.

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    My folke went camping a few years ago down at the coast and the potty was always in the caravan. He returned home in W Tvl and could not remember if he cleaned it after the last use. He thought he did.........Leaning over it he opened and with the seal working so good all the insides 'jumped' all over him!!

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    Should this not be a sticky(pun intended) post?
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    Dangaboy I assume that's you in the pic. Send it in to Getaway and win a prize
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    Spike,

    Daai ou lyk net soos Boerbaba (lol)

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    I was thinking the same thing. I had to look twice.
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    Sheez, I also had to look and try to remember twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Dangaboy I assume that's you in the pic. Send it in to Getaway and win a prize
    haha No its not me, got it form a local 4x4 website. Very cool pic though!!

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    I have one that came with my 2nd hand trailer... apparently never been used (never by us, anyway). I can't see myself lugging one of these around - I don't want to carry the chemicals and I don't want to clean it. Luckily my wife has no problem with the spade.

    They go for about R1000 new, I think, make me a swap offer for what-have-you in the region of R400, if you're interested.

    Will also understand if the missus would rather you buy a new one, hehehe!


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    Hi charlatan,

    good offer. What make is it? I went looking at the different makes and ruled out the passport potti. It is a toss up between a original porta potti and the bi-pot, although I thing the Thetford porta potti will win.

    I see you are in CT, might be a problem getting it to Pta in time for the weekend.

    Tx,

    Alan

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    Cool

    It's a Porta Potti, I don't have the exact model number on me now, but I think it's the smallest one.

    Shipping might be a problem, yes.


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