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Old 03-14-2019, 05:16 PM   #21
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Anything that adds "disposable" plastic bags to the environment is bad. Secondly, anything that causes human waste to be disposed of in a manner other than through a septic or sewage treatment system is bad, especially if it's mixed in with normal "trash" and you're potentially exposing other people in the trash-waste disposal 'system' to your waste. There are too many of us doing this now. We all need to be more mindful of what happens with those plastic bags after they leave our hands.

Stick with a composting toilet, porta-pottie, or standard dump RV system.
Wag Bags are biodegradeable and make the waste harmless so are they really something to worry about in the massive stream of waste going to landfills?

Most people using composting toilets in RVs do not get complete composting and throw the partially composted material into the trash, again if you are using biodegradable bags is this something to worry about either?

I agree with the goal of reducing the amount of waste going to landfills and with the goal of eliminating plastics that do not degrade from getting into the ecosystem but in the grand scheme of things I wonder if waste from these toilets is something that is a high priority...

I have a cassette toilet and have dumped it in pit toilets, dump stations, and regular toilets in rest areas so I am okay, I guess...
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:47 PM   #22
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Donít see any advantage in a RV. Like having a toilet in your living room.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:07 PM   #23
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Looks like an expensive, complicated diaper genie... If you want to poop in bags and store bags of poop, there are plenty of simple and cheap options. I would prefer a cat hole over this if out boondocking to save my black tank a d water capacity.

For a van build I would go with a Boon John or C-Head like I use in my tiny house over this if you don't want to invest space/money in a proper bathroom...
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:13 PM   #24
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Wag Bags are biodegradeable and make the waste harmless so are they really something to worry about in the massive stream of waste going to landfills?

Most people using composting toilets in RVs do not get complete composting and throw the partially composted material into the trash, again if you are using biodegradable bags is this something to worry about either?

I agree with the goal of reducing the amount of waste going to landfills and with the goal of eliminating plastics that do not degrade from getting into the ecosystem but in the grand scheme of things I wonder if waste from these toilets is something that is a high priority...

I have a cassette toilet and have dumped it in pit toilets, dump stations, and regular toilets in rest areas so I am okay, I guess...
Extra bags you have to store and dispose..

I don't have a self-build RV... Have three separate tanks, fresh water, gray water and black water with indoor plumbing.. this works for me....

If I wanted to deal with the compost or portable toilet....I might still have my teardrop trailer?
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:04 PM   #25
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We use a Thetford Curve cassette toilet in our sprinter and really like it. We don't boondock much, so we are usually close to a toilet of some kind (flush or long drop). The thetford is for our use for #1 only in the middle of the night. Empty it when half-full. If you have to #2, a flashlight and walk awaits you. My wife's rules; not mine. We modified a long wheelbase model, so we had a few more inches to play with.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:18 PM   #26
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The cassette style toilet in our old 87 Campwagon class B was one of the best I've seen. It was in a rear corner and the tank could be taken out via the rear door and dumped in any flush toilet. Handy, clean and ready to use after too much morning coffee.
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There is some confusion regarding portable and cassette toilets, perhaps FITRV started this trend. Both of these styles have different advantages and disadvantages so for folks making decisions it would be beneficial not to mix these two.

Portable toilets:
Portable, no vents, upper water tank splits from lower black tank.

Cassette toilets:
Permanently mounted, usually vented, cassette slides out from mounted toilet.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:12 PM   #28
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We use a Thetford Curve cassette toilet in our sprinter and really like it. We don't boondock much, so we are usually close to a toilet of some kind (flush or long drop). The thetford is for our use for #1 only in the middle of the night. Empty it when half-full. If you have to #2, a flashlight and walk awaits you. My wife's rules; not mine. We modified a long wheelbase model, so we had a few more inches to play with.
Did you build out your own conversion? What is the length of your Sprinter? Mine is a 170 inch, 3500 model with the dual wheels?

Yes, I've heard good things about the cassette toilet, we just don't have that. Nothing wrong with it, just different.
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I too was reminded of the diaper genie.

The wag bag system is more sensible and what I use in my rigs because my trips are short... usually 1-2 days. And in MN I have no access to water or a dump. You can buy bio-degradable bags to use. They are no worse to put into the trash that diapers... baby or Depends style.

This crazy "green" toilet costs almost a thousand dollars... nuts...
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I too was reminded of the diaper genie.

The wag bag system is more sensible and what I use in my rigs because my trips are short... usually 1-2 days. And in MN I have no access to water or a dump. You can buy bio-degradable bags to use. They are no worse to put into the trash that diapers... baby or Depends style.

This crazy "green" toilet costs almost a thousand dollars... nuts...
Are you saying that you don't personally have easy access or that it's everywhere like that in Minnesota? I've never imagined that....? Just curious.
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