I'm ramping up for a total renovation of my Lance 835 camper. One thing I have been strongly considering is installing a cassette toilet, but thy aren't cheap ($700'ish). So generally when I face the obstacle of something being too expensive for me(which is frequent) I adapt or work my way around into an alternative plan.
Does anyone know of someone else who has converted a standard black tank set-up into a removable tank? We travel off the beaten path quite frequently and finding rv dumps often infringes on the trips. There are frequent old school pit toilets, but my Wife is not a fan of visiting those(I don't blame her).
I'm planning on converting the camper to a flatbed, so I should have plenty of space down below the existing toilet location. I just need to work out a system for attaching the plumbing and allowing it to quick release w/o much effort, yet not leak! I know I can purchase a cassette style tank, but I still need to interface it with the existing toilet.
Any input would be great. I'll let you know what I work out.
I thought about this myself but the cost stopped me from proceeding. Since your doing a flatbed how about a tote tank? They make them in all different sizes. Maybe you could build a hatch near where the black tank is and just use it like a cassette tank?
I thought about those tote tanks. I could probably just build a system to hold it in place in the new section I'm building and a hatch out the back for retrieving it. Then I could use some flexible hose to connect the tote to the base of the toilet.
What about using a porta potti? Mine fits in the shower stall and can be removed for showering, or not. It is nice to be able to take the porta potti out of the camper after a trip and clean and hose down the whole unit in the back yard.
We travel off the beaten path quite frequently and finding rv dumps often infringes on the trips.
K, so, if I understand this right, you boondock a lot, and you're going to go to a cassette toilet so it's easier to "dispose of things" when you're out in the sticks? Bears do it, we do it when we tent camp, sounds reasonable.
I'm planning on converting the camper to a flatbed, so I should have plenty of space down below the existing toilet location... I know I can purchase a cassette style tank, but I still need to interface it with the existing toilet.
If that's the case, then definitely go with what others have suggested, the Big Blue **** Tote. That way, when you are out in the sticks boondocking, you can easily dig a hole, haul the "stuff" to the hole and dump it.
Since budget is a key factor, go with the **** tote. If you were near the WA coast, I'd just give you one, I have an extra one out at my beach lot. Just make sure to dig a deep enough hole before you dump it!