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    Default Porta Potty

    I truly thought I'd find a thread on here asking about the best product for going poo on the road without getting outta the truck. As a soon to be lady driver who is very safety minded, I would like to know what will be the best investment for the amount of space I will have in a standard sleeper bunk to do "muh biznezz" in.

    I've seen quite a few items in the camping sections at sporting goods stores, but most of them are bulky potty's that I'm not sure there would be room for.

    Any advice??

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    This is a real crappy thread....lol get it..lol

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    Default yeah I know

    Yeah I know it's a crappy thread.... :wink: But I'm serious... *sigh*

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    Was just kidding....lol I never carry anything, just use the restroom some where.

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    Default yeah but...

    You're a dude. I'm a lady.

    I'm more worried about getting the :dung: beat out of me if I leave the truck at night.

    Guess I'll learn what's good the old fashioned way... keep buyin' til it fits the :dung:'s

    Thanks.... I suppose a moderator can delete this crappy thread! :!: :?

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    Use a 5 gallon bucket lined with two 13 gallon trash bags. When you have done the dirty deed, tie the bags off and drop them outside your door and place them in the trash during the daylight.
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    How much room you will have will depend on what you are calling a "standard" sized sleeper.

    A 2 gallon porta potty should fit in most sleepers and could be stored either under the bunk or on the passenger side floor boards.

    If you think space will be at a big premium then you could go with something like:

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    The problem I see with the bucket/bag rig is that the bucket still takes up a lot of space when not in use. An even more compact solution is the folding camp potty. It's basically a camp stool with a toilet seat on top and bag underneath. When folded for storage it would probably fit just about anywhere.
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    The main purpose of the 5 gal. bucket is for trash. In an emergency and it really has to be an emergency I use it for a toliet. It can also serve as a stepping stoole for the vertically challanged. I've used it as such and I'm 6'1".
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    i found these they neutralize odors, and gel liquid waste

    http://www.zyz.com/survivalcenter/Em...20Waste%20Bags

    but its the same old 5 gallon bucket deal
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    And now, a little insight from the less glamorous side of trucking...

    I have a 5 gallon bucket I use when I'm placarding one of our rental trailers with the adhesive placards. Sometimes I'll have up to 10 placards to put on each side, so the bucket helps to hold the placards and then the backing once I peel them.

    Anyway, twice, and only twice since I've been driving (which isn't as long as some of the veterans on here) I've been in some, well, ummm... "intestinal distress" with no facilities available. So I did what I had to do- opened the vents, cranked up the fresh air A/C, lit up a cigarette, and popped a squat on the double-bagged 5-gallon bucket. And then drove with the windows open for a bit.

    I also have a case of baby wipes as well- great to get grime off the hands and also for those rest area nights when a shower is not available. They also are great for, well, wiping your butt.

    Do your business, tie off the inner bag, tie off the outer bag, and dispose of properly.

    It aint glamorous, it aint pretty, but sometimes in the middle of nowhere you gotta do what you gotta do and I lost my affinity for those fresh-air bombs back in my boy-scout days.

    Maybe one day if I own my own KW with the 86'" studio sleeper with the accompanying storage space I'll get a proper camper's porta-potty, but fo now the bucket has served me well enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhuzzyGnu
    And now, a little insight from the less glamorous side of trucking...
    While we're being less than glamorous... I used to drive a cabover, and not one of the modern flat floor varieties either.

    You haven't been trucking until you've taken a crap into a Wal-Mart bag while squatting on your bunk with your head jammed against the ceiling.

    I really think this should be reserved for emergency circumstances though. It stinks for hours. It's humiliating and degrading.

    If you're so afraid for your own safety that you're planning to :dung: in your bedroom, then I wonder if you really want to go trucking.

    I think it would be better to **** in a toilet like a normal, civilized human being, and carry a baseball bat on your way to the loo.

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    I think it would be better to $&!+ in a toilet like a normal, civilized human being, and carry a baseball bat on your way to the loo.
    Amen to that! Baseball bat...check. :wink:

    I suppose I should have posed my primary question in a 'what do you have in the case of a dire emergency' sort of way. I plan on using any facilities available of course, and hope that I don't find myself in a place where I have to poo in a baggy or bucket in my bunk. I'd probably just hold it anyway until I could get to a proper facility.

    But there is always a "what if" factor to consider.

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    Glad I used the search function. Anyone ever bought/used one of these? Known someone who has and said something about it?

    http://www.biorelief.com/store/Centu...ilet_5gal.html

    I knew one dude who swore by having a portajohn in the rig, but I didn't catch the brandname. He said he bought it from wallyworld for less than a franklin.

    I also found some here: http://www.preparedness.com/chemportoil.html

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    I have a 5 gallon bucket strapped to the back, outer wall of my sleeper and I keep a toilete seat in the cab. Someplaces I deliver to arn't human friendly and in the middle, dark night....and ONLY if I can't wait, will I use the dreaded bucket.


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    I can't comment on other brands, but Thetford makes a good port-a-potty. They are very easy to dump, aren't messy and will fit in most trucks (not COE or daycabs :wink: ).

    Most of the people I know with stock bunks have the Thetford 135 which you can usually find at Camping World or Cabellas for under $100. Flying J has a convenient dump site at most places; I usually just fuel at the pump closest to the door so I can run over and dump at the RV island without wasting time or tying up the pumps. FJ also carries the chemicals and camping tissue for them. Also, some states have dumps in the rest area that are easy to get to.

    Thetford toilets come apart and you only have to carry the holding tank out of the truck not the whole toilet. Their tanks are built similar to small suitcases and have handles and pour spouts built into them.
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    Default road dump

    small sturdy bathroom trashcan, walmart bag (outerbag) small white bathroom trash bags (innerbag) watertight use as needed tie store under new bag dispose as needed note you couldnt pay me enough to empty trash at a truckstop or rest area

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    Small sturdy trashcan, the old fashion approach, and a outer bag works for easy disposal. When we are on the road, we always look for a porta john, on the side of the road, although these usually require a rest stop obviously. A great way to deuce without getting out of the truck is make your own toilet, use a bucket-bag, and toilet seat, or walmart sells them for things like camping, they work great and are comfortable.

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