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Posted: 06/24/09 08:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you use a composting toilet in your RV?

We plan to do a lot of boondocking, and are looking at composting toilets as a way to make that easier. Nature's Head looks the best so far (for our needs).

What has been your experience?

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Posted: 06/24/09 08:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Composting toilets are too heavy for an RV.

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Posted: 06/24/09 09:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Compost of human waste is not recommended for use anywhere that I've heard of. Just use a holding tank system and use it wisely.

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Posted: 06/24/09 08:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The other problem would appear to be, what to do with the byproduct....not many campgrounds are equipped to take it.

And, I believe, the good ones, require a power source, for a fan to help get rid of the fumes and such.

Something like an Incinolet (burns the poops) are lighter, but require power to work the incinerator.....

Personally, I think what we have is pretty darned effective...if you monitor it properly.


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Posted: 06/24/09 08:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 06/24/09 09:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is the advantage since you will still have to dump the gray water tank?
The black water tank usually lasts quite a bit longer than the gray so when you dump the gray just dump the black.

If you are planning to dump the gray water on the ground, be aware that can result in fines in many places.

* This post was edited 06/24/09 01:57pm by Clay L *


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Ditto what's been said to this point. Waste is Waste and as such you are still responsible to dipose of the waste properly composted or not.


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a bad idea before it's time.
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Heard about one in a Bus conversion! Thought it sounded like a great idea so I asked to take a look at it! PEEWHOO! It reeked and was Huge and did I mention the Smell!


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Posted: 06/24/09 02:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A composting toilet is one of those great geen thing-a-ma-giggys that are supposted to help save the world. Most authorities prohibit their use if real methods of sewagwe disposal are available.

I think they were invented by Algore [emoticon]


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