Last weekend I emptied my porta-potty into the toilet in my little cottage and it was as gross and smelly as it is every time. I decided then and there to try something else.
I'd looked at the Luggable Loos and similar, so went to Sportsman's Warehouse and bought a 5gal bucket with a snap-shut toilet seat lid.
When I got home, I put it in my camper where the potty had been, between the seats, under the table. While looking around, I wondered if the bucket would fit inside the seat with the decent storage space that was currently being utilized by my blanket which comes out when I pop up anyway. (how's that for a run-on sentence?)
I pulled all the stuff out of the under-seat area and set the bucket inside. It mostly fit.
On Monday, I was walking my dog and saw my neighbor with his woodworking tools set up, as usual, in his driveway. I stopped to talk with him about the idea I was gnawing on.
What if I cut a piece of wood that was the same size as the wood piece that the cushion sets upon, but put a hole in it for the bucket? Something like that?
We brainstormed a bit, and turned out he had some extra plywood.
Today, I went by and we measured and measured and measured and cut.
We measured the OD of the bucket, which was just too wide since we wanted the bucket flange to rest on the wood.
Then we measured the ID and split the difference (all measured out)
This turned out to be the template, as I'd forgotten to compensate for the part the sticks out above the door for the turnbuckles. We made another one, and moved the hole over to almost the 'outside' edge. One other adjustment had to be made: the turnbuckle door had to be opened for the bucket to fit down without angling sideways.
Hard to get a good pic without popping the top, but it's a work night and I'm tired. It totally works! Initially, I wanted it to sit lower so that I could put the cushion on top, but if I need to use that space as a seat, I can take the bucket out and put the cushion on.
I'll test it all out this weekend and see if I actually like this set up.