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Old 12-07-2017, 12:56 PM   #21
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I agree with the general consensus and think I would stick to the factory black water tank and toilet if for no other reason than re-sale value. Not everyone would like a cassette toilet over the standard black water tank.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:27 PM   #22
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I agree with the general consensus and think I would stick to the factory black water tank and toilet if for no other reason than re-sale value. Not everyone would like a cassette toilet over the standard black water tank.
Well, I sort of agree with you, kind of. I've used one driving all over New Zealand and loved it. But I think that it depends on the location you're using it. NZ is an extremely camper friendly country. There's always a place to dump it and it's so quick and simple. But for boon docking it's maybe not the way to go.

I've done a bit of off road in places like Baja. Hitting the plumbing was never a concern.

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Old 12-07-2017, 03:33 PM   #23
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I see no advantage of a cassette toilet over standard black water plumbing. What am I missing? If boondocking and discharge is a concern, get a tote. Either way you would be dumping, the big difference is one you'll always have a small(ish) tank and the other has the capacity for more extended camping plus the trailer is fitted for standard discharge at RV sites.

I made a tote years ago. When a dump station has a line, I can dump the tanks at home. I can use the tote for either gray or black water... try that with a cassette.
My impression is that somehow people have a somewhat wrong idea of using a dump station and think it is a big deal, usually having not used one. I did see one person who went back to a cassette or similar but I think that was for boondocking only. I still can't quite figure out why people would want to carry around their toilet!. But then I am older and that just would not work for me. Perhaps some younger people may find the cassettes more appealing. I also think that people are used to doing what they are used to doing.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:56 PM   #24
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When I was in my 20's we did a lot of boondocking. Back then our tolet was not much more than a glorified bucket. We would just dig a deep hole 30 or 40 feet from the campsite and empty it there. Don't see why you could not do that with a cassette toilet. As long as it's properly covered that is. Bears do it why not people?
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:30 PM   #25
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Bears do it why not people?
Probably because we tend to congregate next to streams and lakes and are too lazy to go too far away from our beds.
For proof, all you have to do is look at the litter at Forest Service campsites.
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:12 AM   #26
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Hey There,

I have a 17b scheduled for delivery in March 2018.

We are going to using the trailer on forest service roads frequently and do not want the low hanging plumbing that comes with a black tank.

I had a Cassette Toilet in my truck camper and think they are ideal for small campers that will be used for a lot of boon docking.
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David:

Have you looked at the discussions about composting toilets? I have had one for a few seasons now, and there are at least two others putting them in their Escapes.

I also boondock with my 5.0 Classic, and usually in isolated, hard to get to, BC forestry sites. I've never had a concern or problem with plumbing clearance, even though I still have the stock, unused, black plumbing. Furthermore, with the composting toilet, 2 adults are good for about 30 days without emptying solids… and zero water use.

Yes, I could dig a latrine, but then I could forgo the trailer all together and just sleep on the ground. I've done both, and now I choose comfort and convenience. Wandering 40 feet into wet, bug infested bush, at 3am, and squatting beside a bear, isn't my idea of either.

I don't like dump sites, and I'm certainly not excited about saving, dumping, and hauling sewage to dump it a second time. But, personal dislikes notwithstanding, the composting toilet is ideal for extended stays in isolated sites; saves on water and effort.

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Old 01-30-2018, 05:47 PM   #27
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The composting toilet is an idea to look into.

Im more interested in working a cassette toilet into a 17 A, since its use is meant to be 99% middle of the night wee calls.
Ill likely not get the wife on board, but the size and cost and weight of a 17A is more in line with what I want in a trailer, and a cassette toilet that slides out of a bench might be enough to make the wife happy.
Having only owned pop ups and tent camped, ive never used a dump site, and on my long long long list of things I hate, waiting in line for anything is near the top.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:16 PM   #28
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and a cassette toilet that slides out of a bench
I don't understand what you're referring to. Are you talking about a porta potty or a true cassette toilet. The only cassette toilets that I've seen don't slide anywhere but the cassette is removable, usually on the exterior.

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Old 01-30-2018, 07:21 PM   #29
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I don't understand what you're referring to. Are you talking about a porta potty or a true cassette toilet. The only cassette toilets that I've seen don't slide anywhere but the cassette is removable, usually on the exterior.

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Ron maybe the port a potty that you remove the tank , and go dump that. We had one once in our tent trailer . Have seen campers , you open a door ,with cassette toilets and take care of business l Pat
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:23 PM   #30
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Hey There,

I have a 17b scheduled for delivery in March 2018.

We are going to using the trailer on forest service roads frequently and do not want the low hanging plumbing that comes with a black tank.

I had a Cassette Toilet in my truck camper and think they are ideal for small campers that will be used for a lot of boon docking.

I spoke with Reece about it and told me that with the new mold and the smooth outside wall that is now possible. He also told me that they are ramping up the new production facility and do not have time to do any custom work.

My current order has the toilet and blackwater tank deleated and I am talking with Adventure RV Center in Chilliwack about installing the cassette after completion but before pick up.

Has anyone else done this? I am very curious how the curve in the interior wall should be handled and how the fiberglass should be finished out.

Please share any experience, ideas, or opinions.

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Do you have any updates on the cassette toilet. I too would be interested in this option
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