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Old 05-28-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Composting Toilet?

I've read through the forums, and see no reference to composting toilets. I'm in the planning stages for a 19' like to boondock (allot!) and want to maximize my time out in the wild - e.g. as much solar and battery as I can manage, and a composting toilet (e.g. airhead or natures head) to conserve water (among other things. In a perfect world, I might even be able to use the black water tank to store more fresh water. But I digress. My question is - anybody using a composting toilet in an Escape (really, does one fit in a 19' bathroom)? Thanks for any and all comments.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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Humm, have you considered capturing all your gray water and using that to flush? There was a very long thread on FiberglassRV about composing toilets. I think space was an issue in an all molded towable.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:03 AM   #3
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I think Reace would be able to provide guidance here, if he says he can not install one, then the issue is moot.
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You would not be install a black tank. The toilet supplied mounts on it, and would have to go for a composting toilet. But Jim is right, Reace is the one to talk to about it.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:33 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I do appreciate the input. I will talk to Reace directly about it. From the dimensions, it looks like it will work. I am a bit concerned that since it hasn't come up before, that it might not be as good of an idea as it seems to be, though. . . Thanks, All! Hoping to join the club soon! K.
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I think it is just that nobody has asked before you. If it is reasonably possible, I would bet it would be done. I made a couple requests that could not work, and a quick explanation by Reace explained why.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:33 PM   #7
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:50 PM   #8
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Interesting. If you read all the way down to the bottom, it appears a compost toilet can be as much a PIA as a black tank. Maybe even more.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #9
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GBLaglo: I think it depends on the type - the ones that I am looking at are self-contained, and based on another thread that I saw, waste can be disposed of "normally" (treated no differently than disposable diapers are disposed of, in the worst case). The units do require 12V power for the fan, but the draw is negligible. BUT, all of what I just cited is based on what I've read - not actual experience, which is why I was asking the question. Once again, I very much appreciate the input.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:06 PM   #10
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I have a sun mar composting toilet and it is great. Been using it for a couple of months, no problems at all. Just unplug it and walk away. No one else left at my camp area. All black water guys froze up. I don't even have a black water tank. Can still smell the raw sewage from the ex campers when they dumped on the ground in desperation as they froze up. Depends how independent you want to be. Water is a big problem as it is. You can dump grey water on the ground if you use biodegradable products.
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