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11 Jul 2014 @ 14:03:44 pm
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I know this is a smelly subject but here goes.

When we started out two years ago we bought some Super Kem scahets from Bobo when we took delivery of the van and they worked very well, the smell in the loo was very plesant to say the least. But these were rather expensive and for the last year we have been using Bio Cleanse sachets which is a lot cheaper, however the smell in the loo is not as good when we used the Super Kem. There was also a different make of sachets in a green bag Bio or Eco something that we tried but they never left a good smell when disolved.

We have also been using a rinse aid, CampQuip potti rinse. 

What porta potti chemicals do you use?

 

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11 Jul 2014 @ 16:22:04 pm
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Brain i also bought the saklets but did not like the smell, went back to Thetford stil works the best  i buy from caravan shopsLaughing i also bought the aqua rins for the top tank, works very well but can not use it in the bus because its  only got one tank for every thing,shower toilet and taps

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11 Jul 2014 @ 16:25:31 pm
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Thanks Willem I'll give the Thedford chemicals a try had a sample bottle but cannot remember just how igood it was.

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11 Jul 2014 @ 17:14:58 pm
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I find the Thetford stuff very expensive. I use the BellaRoma which I get from Priclo. It's much cheaper then the other stuff. Don't bother with extra fragrance for the rinse. Never had any issue with a smell. 

That said, the loo is strictly #1's only (except emergencies)Sealed

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11 Jul 2014 @ 18:38:39 pm
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We only use the loo for #1 and it only smells a bit when the flap is opened other than that no smell.

Would be nice if the chemicals could completely mask the smell.

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11 Jul 2014 @ 21:35:18 pm
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My porta is still in its box never been used. Wife wants it now, so tomorrow its off to campworld to get chemicals, and i hope i can figure out how to operate it.

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11 Jul 2014 @ 23:21:30 pm
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Brain

Spuit DOOM ook, dan hou dit die vliee ook weg. LOL!
As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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12 Jul 2014 @ 07:49:06 am
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My porta is still in its box never been used. Wife wants it now, so tomorrow its off to campworld to get chemicals, and i hope i can figure out how to operate it.

May I also pose a question on Porta potty's please...

What is the correct way to use it?

When I actually sit down, I first open the waste-gate between the 2 tanks to allow as much waste to drop straight through, when all done, I close the waste-gate, pump a couple of times to put in some water then rinse through.

Is this correct? 

A tip. I cut the top off a 2L Coke bottle, and use it to hold an addis dishwashing brush that has the long handle that I use ONLY...ONLY....Surprised...for a toilet brush.

 A couple of stones in the bottom of the coke bottle prevent it from falling over, and some Surf & water keep it clean, when breaking camp I ditch the stones & water, but keep the brush inside the Coke bottle. The addis brush comes with disposable heads <wicked>

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12 Jul 2014 @ 14:27:34 pm
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We only use the potty for no1 and for two we go walkies. I only use the caracamp stuff and do not have smells. If there are smells the old lady says i must go and shower.
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12 Jul 2014 @ 16:26:47 pm
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Ek plaas van die "staysoft refills" sakkies in die toilet vertrek. Ek het ook van hulle onder van my voertuie se sitplekke. Kies maar die geur wat jou nie gaan irriteer nie.
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12 Jul 2014 @ 17:11:39 pm
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The smell we have is not bad it's the disolved chemical smell which is vastly different to the smell of the sachet before disolving which is actually pleasant. 

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12 Jul 2014 @ 17:45:21 pm
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We only use the potty for no1 and for two we go walkies. I only use the caracamp stuff and do not have smells. If there are smells the old lady says i must go and shower.
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Hennie ek sal ook nie no. 2 toelaat nie. Ek sal maar die instruksies goed lees

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12 Jul 2014 @ 18:58:04 pm
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We only use the potty for no1 and for two we go walkies. I only use the caracamp stuff and do not have smells. If there are smells the old lady says i must go and shower.
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Hennie ek sal ook nie no. 2 toelaat nie. Ek sal maar die instruksies goed lees

Though walkies is obviously ideal, with me, sometimes nature does not come knocking gently at the backdoor, she darn-well breaks the door down..Frown..

Unless remote camping, where I dig a field latrine, the potty is my I 'aint got no time emergency back-up plan. 

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12 Jul 2014 @ 22:24:16 pm
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Net die Girl gebruik hom vir no 1 in die nag, en ek die boom. in die dag vir 1, 2 moet sy maar stap en soms vinnig ook.

Gebruik dit wat op die rak is in die porti-. Tans nog geen reuke van die rak goeters nie.

Spoel skoon na n kamp en staan oop by die huis.



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14 Jul 2014 @ 10:36:29 am
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Hi Brian

Having tried all the various makes, and also trying to use the least harmfull products for the environment, I now have a closet full of different chemicals. The Super Kem sachets are the best by far, probably followed by the Thetford blue liquid.

We keep a few of the Eco sachets in the van as well just in case we are camping where they have septic tanks etc. You cannot put any of the Formaldehyde based products through those tanks.

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14 Jul 2014 @ 12:15:23 pm
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Ek kry my chemicals by die plekke wat toilets uitverhuur dis so goedkoop dat jy die mengsel baie sterker kan aanmaak as die ruik jou pla.Gebruik dit ook in n baie verdinde weergawe in die uitspoel tenk
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14 Jul 2014 @ 12:22:31 pm
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Ek is nog nuut met die besigheid en het die Dometic s'n gekoop saam die Potti by Campworld. Kan nie kla nie - hy werk mooi.

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14 Jul 2014 @ 20:07:07 pm
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Ek dink daai idee van Stef van die uithuur plekke se vloeistof kan werk.

Ons het vir baie jare die Porta gebruik, laaste wa was die ingeboude kasette tipe, en, ja, as jy moet sit moet jy sit!!!, so, ek het hom leeggemaak, en waarom dan nie in nood die "no 2" maar doen nie??, dêm, ek sorteer eerder dioe str*nt later uit met die uitgooi, as om imn die reen te hardloop, dalk die broek te  besk*t, en dan meor ma jou nog daaroor ook!!!!

Gebruik die ding!!!, dis geen skande om te gaan leegmaak nie, dis soms lekker geselsplek!!!!

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15 Jul 2014 @ 09:00:52 am
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Miskien moet ek ook Stef se roete probeer, maar dan aan die ander kant is dit ook nie ons daaglikse gebruik van toilet nie.

Al wat ek weet die goedkoop goed werk nie so goed nie en as jy hom vergeet het om skoon te maak dan pong hy na so dag of wat sonder verdere gebruik.

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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15 Jul 2014 @ 11:09:08 am
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As julle my roete wil volg moet julle deel met n paar mense die goed is so goedkoop dat jy 20lt kan kry vir wat die meeste mense betaal vir n liter
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12 Apr 2016 @ 19:41:05 pm
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Ek gebruik maar die Campworld se chemicals, en as ons klaar gekamp het spoel ek hom mooie uit  en los oop dat hy droog word. Roll een of twee stukke koerant papier in n bal in los dit in die Pottie tot verder gebruik.

Moenie vergeet om die koerant papier weg te gooi voor die volgende gebruik nie. lol.

So ver geen reuke nie.

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13 Apr 2016 @ 08:09:37 am
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Ons gebruik ook die sakkies

Het eers die groen een gebruik. maar hy ruik nie so vars nie. Daar is ook n oranje een.

Die lavander is die beste van die klomp.

Is duur. Gebruik 1 sakkie per tank
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13 Apr 2016 @ 09:54:37 am
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Verskillendes probeer, maar teruggekeer na Thetford se blou vloeistof en die pienk vloeistof in die uitspoeltenk. Geen, maar geen reukprobleme nie. Moet darem byvoeg - die Porta Potti word slegs vir No. 1 gebruik (en slegs in die nag). Ek volg maar die Thetford instruksies en maak die Porta Potti elke 5de dag skoon.
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13 Apr 2016 @ 14:42:40 pm
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Maak n konkoksie wat baie goedkoop is, gelyke dele Jig(gegeurde), sunlight liquid en handy andy(gegeurde)
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13 Apr 2016 @ 15:39:44 pm
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Mooi willie ,, as dit werk dan gaan ek dit ook doen. Maak sommer die potty binne ook skoon sonder effort.
Moet buitendien nuwes kry. My in-die-pot-goete is op.
Aan die anderkant, die goete is duur maar so-what, dit hou darem n paar maande.
So leer ons.
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13 Apr 2016 @ 15:49:14 pm
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Maak n konkoksie wat baie goedkoop is, gelyke dele Jig(gegeurde), sunlight liquid en handy andy(gegeurde)
Half koppie en onderbak en kwart koppie in spoelbak

Sal net nie werk vir die No.2 nie want dit het nie 'n oplos middel in nie, anders klink dit goed.

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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13 Apr 2016 @ 19:20:13 pm
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Klink soos n plan wat moet "getry" word. Dankie.

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14 Apr 2016 @ 16:16:36 pm
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Sal net nie werk vir die No.2 nie want dit het nie 'n oplos middel in nie, anders klink dit goed.



Purgasie drink, kan dalk help. Hehehehe
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14 Apr 2016 @ 16:19:00 pm
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Moes eintlik gese het. Skud goed voor jy uitgooi.
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15 Apr 2016 @ 15:34:05 pm
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Sal net nie werk vir die No.2 nie want dit het nie 'n oplos middel in nie, anders klink dit goed.


Stem saam , no 2 word nie gedoen in ons karavaan nie
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12 May 2016 @ 22:46:18 pm
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Ek koop by Sparkle in Paarden Eiland in die Kaap 'n produk met die naam "MOBILE TOILET" Dit kom in 'n 5 liter kan. Jy gebruik maar 150ml per keer. Na jy die toilet geledig het word daar weer 150ml ingegooi. Dit is dieselfde produk wat hul gebruik in tydelike toilette by boupersele of sport byeenkomste. Dit werk wonderlik en is goedkoop. Met 'n 5 liter kan en 150ml per keer, kan jy die toilet 33 keer hervul vir R130. Wanneer die toilet geledig word dan het dit 'n aangename geur. Die voordeel daarin dit het 'n opbreekmiddel in. Die chemiese stof los die inhoud op en dit is nie 'n verleentheid vir jou nie. As die kleinkinders kom kuier het hul mos altyd 'n nood. So het dit al gebeur dat hul sommer no 2 ook daarin doen. Dit was nog nooit vir ons 'n probleem nie. Moet s ons gooi in die boonste water houer 'n bietjie "pine detergent" wat ook lekker ruik met die spoel.
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20 Feb 2019 @ 16:54:49 pm
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Just wondering where I could buy toilet chemicals for my Thetford casette porta potti in/near Knysna.

And where I can safely dispose of the waste if i can't find flush toilets connected to a municipal system. 

Thanks

 

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21 Feb 2019 @ 06:55:01 am
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I think Campworld in George is the closes you will get an offset for this.

When visiting a resort just ask at the reception/office where you can emty a chemical toilet. Most resort have a special place reserved for this if they are not connected to the municipal drains.

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21 Feb 2019 @ 10:46:38 am
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I use my loo for 1,2,3 and 4 :-) I.E everything. That is what it is for. Resorts normally have a porta poti area to empty it.

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22 Feb 2019 @ 20:51:05 pm
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Maak n konkoksie wat baie goedkoop is, gelyke dele Jig(gegeurde), sunlight liquid en handy andy(gegeurde)
Half koppie en onderbak en kwart koppie in spoelbak

Ons maak 'n plan het ons geleen by ander kampers. Ons gebruik dieselfde maar ook Domestos. Ons beste toets was na ek eendag vergeet het om die Porta skoon te maak. Wel 'n maand later toe is daar steeds geen reuk nie. Porta was ongesiens na ek ander goed bo-op hom in die stort gestoor het. 

 

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23 Feb 2019 @ 09:01:37 am
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Die winkels wat grootmaat wasmiddels verkoop soos die een by die Sjinese mark in Centurion, verkoop 'n blou vloeistof wat baie goed werk en dis spotgoedkoop in vergelyking met die wat spesial vir die porta potty verkoop word.  Met die prys van die oorspronklikes gooi jy maar net die regte hoeveelheid in en dan ruik die affêre maar nog.   Die blou vloeistof is so goedkoop sodat jy kan oordosseer en dan het jy werklik nie reuke nie.  Jy gebruik ook nie twee middels nie so dis een bottel minder om saam te piekel.  Die blou vloeistof word gemaak vir die groot kommersiële chemiese toilette wat by skougronde en so meer gebruik word.  Dit werk baie goed daar- ek het nog nie reuke daar gekry nie- so 'n mens verwag dit sal ook in 'n porrta pottie goed werk- wat dit ook doen.

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22 Apr 2019 @ 14:28:10 pm
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Ons gebruik ook Thetford ghemikaliee sonder probleme. Ma gebruik die porta snags vir nommer 1 vir nommer 2 word die stap roete gebruik. Ek gebruik die stap of draf die draf. Ons het eintlik n goeie ooreenkoms ek onderhou en maak die nommer 1 porta leeg en skoon en sy die nommer 2 porta's en dit werk vir ons.

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12 Sep 2019 @ 17:18:03 pm
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I have a 'Visa Potty 200 Series', which came with our first caravan many years ago. We have never used it but will be using it from now on. Problem is that we never got instructions with it, so I am clueless as to how to operate it and how to use the chemicals. HELP!

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13 Sep 2019 @ 08:24:33 am
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Ons het intussen vir die eerste keer gaan kampeer met die porta potty en die blou vloeistof wat ek hierbo genoem het.  Die goed werk net eenvoudig uitstekend.  Daar is geen toiletreuk nie, net die effense reuk van die blou vloeistof wat heel aangenaam is.  Ek het dit volgens instruksie verdun teen 50cc/liter in die boonste tenk.  Jy hoef niks in die onderste tenk te plaas nie- miskien net 'n bietjie skoon water om mee te begin.

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13 Sep 2019 @ 10:45:31 am
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I have a 'Visa Potty 200 Series', which came with our first caravan many years ago. We have never used it but will be using it from now on. Problem is that we never got instructions with it, so I am clueless as to how to operate it and how to use the chemicals. HELP!

All of the top responses in a nutshell.

Andre the Porta Potti usually consist of two tanks. 

The top tank is for the rinse water.  For this tank you get a Pink additive that smells very nice and when using this there is basically no way that you get unpleasant smells in the caravan or tent.

The lower tank is the waste water tank.  For this tank you get a Blue or Green additive that helps with the elimination of smells but the main purpose is the breakdown of solids in the black water.  I would suggest to use the blue additive as it proved to me to be the better product.

When using these chemicals please don't just emty the porta potti waste tank in a resort toilet as these chemicals has a negative effect on the ecosystem generated within the resort wast system.  Most resorts with such a system will have a dedicated place for you to emty the waste tank.  Ask at the reception if not sure.

 

Now a days you get eco friendly chemicals in the form of a sachet that you just drop into the lower wast tank with normal clean water in the rise tank.  These sachets comes in various fragrances of which we prefer the lavender one.  We even leave the waste tank slightly open so that the lavender fragrance fill the whole caravan. This type of chenical can be dumped directly into a toilet as it has no negative effect to the resort waste system.

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