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Old 08-30-2015, 10:32 PM   #1
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Composting toilet question

Has anyone replaced their toilet with a composting unit? How was the install,and what did u do with your black tank?
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:47 PM   #2
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Go check out Gone With the Wynn's online. They've done this and have several videos on it 😜


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Old 08-31-2015, 04:19 PM   #3
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Where are you going to dump your compost?
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We did and are happy we did.

We use the black tank as an additional grey tank.

We use one of these which adds an additional valve before dumping. So if we are somewhere for a long time and one of the grey's fills up we leave that closed (so nothing comes out the hose connection) and open the grey that is full and open the black and some of the water that is in the grey flows over to the black, equalizing the tanks. We then close their respective valves and voila we can stay longer.

Now you should note that we did this on a brand new trailer that we NEVER used the black tank on. If you have used your RV's black then you are contaminating the grey tanks with waste. Probably not a big deal but you can never just dump your grey water on the ground (where it is legal...which is only a few places anyways) as it is now black water.

The main parts of the install are:
1.) Finding a 12v line to tap into to power the fan
2.) Running the vent hose somewhere to vent it outside...we ran ours to the black tanks vent pipe and tapped into that.
3.) Capping the black tank.

Feel free to hit me up with any questions...we bought our trailer in Feb. and it was put in on day 1. We have full timed in our trailer since May 1, so it has been our main toilet for 4 months now.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:26 AM   #6
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I bought an Outdoors RV Wind River 250RDSW - brought it home and replaced the toilet with a Nature's Head on day 1. I am very pleased with it compared to owning a typical RV toilet. My repair guy did a great install - mine is done so the original toilet can be replaced back into the unit when I sell it.

No sewage... no smell... it's so much cleaner to deal with than a typical RV system.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:28 AM   #7
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Composting toilet

Thanks everyone for your input on the composting toilet! Is this something the dealers will install if you request or is it a diy install?
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Where are you going to dump your compost?
The explanation I have read was to throw the compost in the garbage.

My issue it that "waste" takes 2 weeks to compost.

So while throwing away the compost, you are also throwing away 13 days of semi procssed waste.

The systems I have looked at have a separate liquid collection system. You can not mix the two.

Boaters dump that overboard but I'm not sure what RVers would do.
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Thanks everyone for your input on the composting toilet! Is this something the dealers will install if you request or is it a diy install?
I don't know of any dealers that sell these toilets, though I am sure there are some.

But that being said I would guess that if you are willing to pay the hourly rate that most dealers would install it for you. You might need to feel out the dealer though as it may be something new to them. So you might want to send them to some of the links around the internet of other people that have done them....so they know what you are talking about.
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The systems I have looked at have a separate liquid collection system. You can not mix the two.

Boaters dump that overboard but I'm not sure what RVers would do.
I think that most people with these either:
a.) Dump it directly down the sewer dump at an RV park
b.) Dump it in the woods, etc. if they are boondocking
c.) Dump it down their shower (so it sits in their grey tank and then goes out with the next grey dump)
d.) Dump it down a toilet or into a port a potty
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I've had mine for 3 weeks. Seems emptying the liquid bottle is a Friday, weekly event for me. (just me - only one person - only need to empty it every 7 days)

I just put it down the shower.

I told a curious neighbor camper that I just put the urine down the shower ... and she turned her nose up at me. I kinda laughed and then said: "Whaaaat?!?!? You or your hubby never, *ever* have pee'd in the shower?!?!?! Get real." LOL That ended that round of stupidity. lol

I'm one of *those* that tries not to poop in an RV ... Compost toilet, or no compost toilet. So I'm hoping that I won't have to take that out to the trash more than about twice a year. But even if I was using it daily, I will say, it's *awesome* not having sewage and there literally is no smell.
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