- February 13, 2018 at 21:34 #19098Coly HopeParticipant
Does anyone here have a composting toilet in there truck camper or know anyone that does? If you do do you like it and would you recommend it?
- May 11, 2018 at 21:27 #21400David CastersonParticipant
I removed the flush toilet that came with my Cirrus 800 when I got it (new) 2.5 years ago and installed a Nature’s Head compostable toilet. We have been using it ever since, which means about 300 days, including a 7 week trip to Alaska, and a couple of 10 trips to Arizona and Utah. The composting poop barely has an odor as the mini-fan draws the smell out via the vent pipe that the installation requires. In the Natures’s Head, the urine is separated (user aimed) and collected in a plastic gallon container. This is the part that smells if not dumped every couple of days. My wife complains about the problems associated with aiming and we both agree that the trade off between having to dump the urine 3-4 times a week (but the composted poop only once a month) versus dumping a cassette toilet once a week is not worth it. We will be going with a cassette toilet next time. P.S. We bought a used Northstar 850 pop up camper with a cassette toilet last year, so I feel we have a good basis for comparison.
‘Hope this helps
- May 11, 2018 at 21:49 #21401David CastersonParticipant
If I was boondocking in an area without a place to dump a cassette then my answer would be different.
- February 5, 2020 at 23:01 #37950Aria ColemanParticipant
From my friend’s experience:
The composting toilet in the truck camper is better than a flush toilet because he doesn’t need to waste a lot of freshwater on it. He has an Airhead unit in his camper and he is very happy with it. The liquids bottle is easy to access and empty, a simple matter of loosening 2 wingnuts and pulling out. No mess or spillage. So, he would recommend installing a composting toilet. You may also check these sites for more information: https://www.insidescience.org/news/inside-controversial-world-composting-toilets, https://wisepick.org/best-composting-toilet/
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