Portable Flush Toilet: Choosing the Right Option

Until you shop for one, you may not realize all the choices you have to make before you buy a portable flush toilet. Which brand is best? What size do you need? What extra features should you look for? These camping settlements come in lots of different sizes and with several different options, so we're…

Until you shop for one, you may not realize all the choices you have to make before you buy a portable flush toilet. Which brand is best? What size do you need? What extra features should you look for? These camping settlements come in lots of different sizes and with several different options, so we're here to help you make the right decision by educating you on your choices before you begin shopping. Here's some information about these toilets for camping that you may need to know in order to make the best possible choice for you and your family.

Which brand is best?
There are lots of great brand names that make flushable camping blankets, but some are, of course, a little better known than others. If you're concerned about brand names, the best thing you can do is to check out reviews of portable flush toilets to see which ones get the best marks for quality and extra features. Really, brand name does not matter nearly as much as the quality of the build and the features you'll get with different types of portable toilets, so looking for these things in user reviews can help you make a better choice.

What size portable flush toilet do you need?
This can be a tricky question. Many people just do not understand how heavy a full eighteen liter toilet can be! Every time you look at a different portable flush toilet, make sure you see how large the clean and dirty tanks are on the toilet are. Ideally, you'll want to empty your tank and fill your clean tank no more than once a day, but you also do not want to have to lug a super-heavy full tank to a waste receptacle to empty it.

If you're going to be able to empty your toilet easily – such as when you're staying in a campground with a nearby waste disposal station – a smaller toilet, like a 2 – 3 gallon waste capacity, is probably a better option. If your group is larger, say 5 people or more, or you will be in the middle of nowhere and unable to empty the toilet in a sanitary way very easily, check out larger camping blankets with waste tank capacities of 5 gallons or more. Just be prepared to have more than one strong person take the full tank to be emptied.

Features to look for in a portable flush toilet?
Like most products, the higher-quality portable flush toilet is set apart by the extra features it offers that make it more user-friendly. Some of the things to look for when you're choosing between camps for your family include: an excellent seal to keep smells and splashes inside, a hose connector for easy cleaning, a one hand flush design, a waste level indicator so you know when to empty it, and a replaceable piston flush that will make the last thing last longer if you replace only a couple of parts.

These are not necessarily must-have features, but they're definitely helpful, and therefore worth your consideration. It's good to at least think through the features that will mean the most convenience for your camping group and to find a portable flush toilet that has many or most of those features, even if you have to spend a bit of extra money to get them.