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Posted: 04/14/21 08:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimh425 wrote:

I’d give Outfitter a call. They should be able to give instructions on how to take the floor off. I’m assuming they are still in business.


New ownership apparently and sounds like the service is much better overall but I left a message last week and never heard back. I'll just have to keep trying.

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valhalla360 wrote:

No rot no stink...it doesn't need to be replaced...unless you need to cut it out to remove the tank.

Unless you are trying to repurpose the space the tank sits in, you might just leave it if you were able to fully drain it.

We had a composter on our boat. For a full size RV (with functional tanks), I would not recommend it. For a truck camper with a small tank, it's a good option. Easier to deal with than a cassette, which we've used on rental RVs and the solids tank on ours could handle a month with 2 people using it. The big thing is the smell. Other than a slightly earthy garden smell when emptying, no smells. The urine can be disposed of in any toilet. The 2 gallon tank is easier to carry and pour than a cassette.


Thanks. Eventually I'd like to replace the black tank with a second fresh water tank but that can wait. Glad to hear your experience was overall positive. We don't have a dump site that is terribly convenient to our house, we frequently go winter camping and I hate dealing with the black tank during winter so I'm dead set on the composter. It literally cannot be any worse.


It might not compost in the winter as the process slows way down when cold but dump it in a compost bin at home in the spring and let it set for a few months. Even without it decomposing, you should have plenty of space for 2-3 months of weekending on the solids tank.

You do still need someplace to dump the urine but that's generally easier. We had a Natures Head and it needed to be dumped every couple days.


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