Top positive review
Once you have it there are more times when it comes in handy, not just camping
January 12, 2017
As we discovered, there are times when you need your own porta potty besides while camping. It’s one of those things that just happen. A family member needed surgery and as they live out in the sticks we wanted to accommodate them here while the person healed and quite possibly might need more medical attention. This meant that someone had to stay in our basement, either us or the other person and spouse. Since we don’t have a washroom in our basement somebody would need keep heading up stairs for those nightly sojourns. Not wanting to put us out they decided to stay in the basement. Long story short this was a very handy item to have in the home.
Using it is quite easy. There are a couple of items that need to be slipped together when taken out of the box but this is simple and the manual is well written and laid out. As long as you follow it there shouldn’t be any issues and there are no tools required.
Operation is easy and everything is well laid out. I appreciate that they maker has included a storage tank for fresh water that can be pressurized with a small pump built into the top. This water can then be used to flush, a far better set up than most of the simple trap door plop and drop porta potty’s that competitors sell. Located on the fornt lower right hand side is a small tanklevel inticator to let you visually see how much the tank contains.
In several weeks of nightly use there have been no leaks or mishaps. Initially there was concern that when taking the black water reservoir off to dump there may be some leakage from the drop valve, nothing. This really is well designed and we haven’t experienced any issues that some other reviewers have mentioned. All of the connection points and lever are well designed and work as intended.
Once things get back to normal this will end up in our RV. Even though the RV has a built-in washroom there have been times when at a lake where people are all wet but still need to use a toilet and the campground facilities are too far off and we dont need to have the RV soaked on the inside, especially for little kids. A simple ice fishing tent and this make an excellent and easily moved temporary washroom.
This 2.6 gallon version is a little short and we found that for kids its perfect but for adults we needed to have it sit on something or else it feels like you’re on a squat toilet. It would be nice if the maker could provide an optional light weight stand to use with it, something that could lock into place keeping it sturdy.