Probably the most often asked question of teardroppers is, “Where’s the bathroom in this thing?” Well, larger RV owner, us teardroppers don’t usually have the luxury of a flush toilet in our little trailers, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t have a nice toilet experience.
While my husband and I primarily use public or campground toilets on our teardrop travels, I have seen a wide range of portable toilets that are usually tucked into a shelter right next to a teardrop trailer. There’s no need to suffer when teardrop camping with these five portable potties that are lightweight and affordable. Of course you could always make your own like SoCal Overland did.
Kampa is actually a company based in the UK, but they have one of the most streamlined and handy camping toilets around. The comfy seat will fit any tush and there is no risk of tipping with its wide base. It has an interior water container that you take to to a public toilet to empty. Its handy toilet paper holder hangs on the site. This toilet also won’t break the bank.
I like portable toilets that don’t look like portable toilets. The Hassock by Reliance looks more like a bucket, but has some nice features. First, it has a contoured seat that feels like a real toilet; second it has a removable inner bucket that makes thing easier to clean. You use Double Doodie bags with this toilet and it also comes with a free sample of Bio-Blue toilet deodorant. The handy lid also has a toilet paper holder.
This toilet not only pops up conveniently from a handy holder, but it comes in several different colors: blue, yellow and camo. The Turbo Toilet by Blackpine can support up to 330 lb. and includes 12 biodegradable waste bags and 12 odor control powder packets that can absorb up to two liters of liquid waste.
The Cleanwaste is a handy toilet that unfolds to reveal a comfy seat and a backrest, all on a sturdy set of legs. Waste is held in a waste bag that uses enzymes, so you will need to buy and pack several bag kits. However, this toilet is said to support up to 500 lb.
If you want to spend a little more money for some luxury, the Thetford Curve is a stylish option. This odorless portable toilet has battery powered flush controls and a holding tank that you don’t have to access or even see until it's ready to be emptied. It only weighs about 10 lb. when empty and has a handy carrying handle.
Top photo by SoCal Overland