Toilets for FWC Shell

Jzack605

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I’m definitely confused on toilets and how they work. My current set up is a toilet seat made by reliance that I put a bag in for solids. It works but I’m not thrilled about a bucket of **** bags in the camper during transport. I’m thinking about upgrading to something a bit better. This will be in a FWC Hawk Shell. Would a cassette be the way to go? A composting?
 
While I'm a big fan of the composting toilet in my off grid cabin (Natures Head), For the FWC I prefer a more compact system linked below.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09S9SW2VJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1

This with wagbags works great for solids. We can even use it with the top collapsed in emergencies.

For off the beaten path trips where we must haul the waste for many miles until we find a subtable place to dispose, I mounted a gamma lid bucket on the back bumper for waste and garbage to keep things smelling fresh inside.



I will say that if you have the space, composting toilets are awesome!
 

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I would love a composting toilet but the dimensions were just too big to fit in space we had. We actually have a marine toilet that we have prepped but would only use it if in an area that required privacy or pouring rain etc. We use a system that has proven easy to set up in a minute. Separates the solids from liquids and just plan works.
 

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I am more simplistic and do not like uni-taskers, including my toilet. We just use the 5gal bucket, I put a slit pool noodle around the top (leaving the front section open for “access) and put a wag bag over top and wrap a bungee around it to hold it in place. We have a folding bamboo platform for our shower tent to keep us off the wet ground but folded and with the bucket on top it make a nice “comfort height toilet. That was a game changer. The other game changer is putting a gamma lid for the bucket. All the required “tools” go in the bucket while traveling and even after use the WAG bags go in the bucket nice and air tight.
The biggest game changer I guess is that my wife prefers the bucket over any other method.
we just got back from 4 nights in Big Bend Ranch State Park and it worked flawlessly.
 

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We mostly camp in campgrounds that have some kind of toilet available. So the toilet in our Bobcat is primarily for night-time #1, but we want something that can handle #2 if we ever need it. We used to have a Thetford portapotti, but the cheap plastic hinges on the lid broke and I was getting tired of the emptying process after we got home from each trip. So I recently put in a Boxio composting toilet. It is very basic, and the form factor is good for a small camper. I find the process much easier to just pull the urine canister and empty it in the campground toilet every couple of days. Then there is nothing to empty when we get home. It is a separating toilet, which means there is a bit of a learning curve for women. My wife is not a fan of that particular feature.
 
Another vote for bucket toilet.
I did 3 major things to make this work well for me:
  1. Separate pee from poo. The combination is what make the gaggy smell. Pee jug gets dumped discretely.
  2. Use a Gamma Seal lid to hold whatever smell there is inside the bucket.
  3. Modify a toilet seat for 'at home' comfort.
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I do a couple of minor things too:
  1. I put sawdust in with each deposit.
  2. I use pine needles in the bottom of the 3 mil bag as a cover scent.
I have a 3 mil liner bag, a kitchen trash bag, and use individual bags for each deposit. I also store the little garbage I generate in this too. Kitchen trash bag is dumped whenever dumpster is available.
 
JaSAn said:
Another vote for bucket toilet.
I did 3 major things to make this work well for me:
  • Separate pee from poo. The combination is what make the gaggy smell. Pee jug gets dumped discretely.
  • Use a Gamma Seal lid to hold whatever smell there is inside the bucket.
  • Modify a toilet seat for 'at home' comfort.
1 toilet seat.jpg
I do a couple of minor things too:
  • I put sawdust in with each deposit.
  • I use pine needles in the bottom of the 3 mil bag as a cover scent.
I have a 3 mil liner bag, a kitchen trash bag, and use individual bags for each deposit. I also store the little garbage I generate in this too. Kitchen trash bag is dumped whenever dumpster is available.

What do you use for your pee jug?

Link for the 3 mil bags that you use?
 
I have the composting Boxio toilet setup. I've also used the 7 gallon bucket, SS funnel into a laundry soap bottle.
 

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