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Old 11-15-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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I am trying to decide what kind of toilet I want to get. I am using a gravity feed water system, with 55 gallon barrels on the roof. Will normal RV toilets work with a gravity feed? I also found a self-contained toilet as well, it has a five gallon storage tank, and three gallons fresh water. It is more used for camping outdoors then in RVs but It is an option. It would be nice to only have a grey water tank.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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The RV toilet should work well on a gravity feed system. I do not know how well it will work but the idea is a simple one, open valve, let water in, washes poop down the hole... whee...
The water pumps in the RV's are weak in water pressure. I don't think they would be any higher in pressure than you G/feed system (depending on the size of your water line).....
The RV toilet has either a trap door seal or slider type seal in the bottom of the toilet. Just be sure to keep some water (to keep the seal wet) in your toilet and your black tank to prevent the hardening of the waste.
Only dump your black tank before you leave a camp site and then add some water to keep everything soft. We put in appx 5 gallon of water/ some Dawn dish washing liquid plus some calgon water softener after dumping. It cleans your tank while you travel as it splashes around inside your tank. keeps everything clean and fresh ( for what it is) and cuts down on odors... How you mount you tank will determine how well it drains whenever you dump it. Try to have an angle toward the drain opening if possible. You can keep you grey tanks open to prevent backup....... but it sure come in handy to flush your lines after you dump the black tank. We normally close the grey tank on our last day at camp to use for flushing the drain lines after dumping.... You will learn as you go...... experience is the teacher......

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:03 AM   #3
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Re: Toilets

Mounting a black tank on our shortie was going to be a huge pain so we went with a Thetford porta pottie. We mostly use it at night to take a whiz and it's fairly painless to empty. When we're close to public toilets we use those instead.
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I have a 7' long engine in the middle of my bus , so under floor space is short.. I was shown a 'slurrypump' to pump the black water up front to the blackwater tank, there's just to much engine and frame in the way for a gravity flow system ..
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I was shown a 'slurrypump' to pump the black water
What is a slurrypump system?
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #6
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Sounds like a macerator.
A macerator is a garbage disposal for toilets.

Come to think of it... Jake Von Slatt used a garbage disposal as a macerator on his bus.
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In ever job I've had in the past 65 years....
Poop has always rolled down hill,
not once has it ever rolled up hill.
So with that said .....
pump or no pump,
macerators or no macerator,
garbage disposer or no garbage disposer.
poop is going to roll down hill.......
so the moral of this is (when you poop always be on top).......

If you are at the bottom you will get pooped on.......
just my 2 cents for today.
take it or leave
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:02 PM   #8
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I decided to go with the self contained toilet. I think it will make my life a lot easier. This is what it looks like:
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I decided to go with the self contained toilet. I think it will make my life a lot easier. This is what it looks like:
Wise choice........
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Sawdust toilet.
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