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Message posted by Debbie2uk24/1/2005 at 2:38pm
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Hello campers,

Well being a newbie in the true sense of the word(not got a tent yet)I am hopeing to get some much needed advise on here,as looking through threads you all seem very helpful.My question is can anyone tell me the highest porta loo available,as I have hip problems,and would need the highest type.I am also wondering if anyone else has this type of problem.I would need my own loo as to be rushing out in the middle of the night to use site ones is a definate no no,I just wouldnt make it.

I would just like to say thank you for any help given,and look forward to being a part of this site,I have obviously looked at others,being excited at impending camping trips,but still find myself eagerly looking at this one,many thanks....................


Message posted by Papa Pip24/1/2005 at 2:53pm
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Welcome to the site Debbie, glad you are enjoying it!

I have bad legs and found the portaloo a bit of a problem in our caravan. I constructed a wooden base to sit it on which raised it to a decent height for me. Meaured the height of a disabled persons toilet and subtracted the height of the portaloo to get the ideal height for me.
Looks a bit like an upside down draw with a lip around the top to stop the loo moving, covered in waterproof varnish and a rubber mat cut to size for added safety! As we are caravanners the extra space issue did not affect us. A similair idea could be used in a tent and when travelling you could turn it upside down and sit the loo inside it to save on space.

Hope that all makes sense!

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Message posted by Merry24/1/2005 at 3:22pm
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As long as I gaze on portaloo sunset I am in paradise... MT

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Message posted by Scampi24/1/2005 at 3:35pm
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I had a Porta Potti that had a waste tank was about the same size (height-wise) as the the top tank. There was a lady camped with us who had hip problems and had the same model - she coped OK with it.  I've checked the Thetford website, and the 365 model is 414mm high (just over 16 inches)

Message posted by Debbie2uk24/1/2005 at 4:14pm
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Many thanks for all your help,that was a good idea regards raiseing the loo,thats why Im on this site,ie wise heads.I would dearly love a caravan but funds wont allow Im afraid,so a tent it will have to be the next best thing.I have seen a lovely one in the new argos book,a nevada 5 frame that will fit the bill regards space,as my babies have all but flown the nest will be just right.Thank you once again,now off to ebay for a LOO.......K.

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Message posted by Cas5424/1/2005 at 5:18pm
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Hi Debbie2uk ..... welcome to Ukcs have just found  this one  don't know if it's any good

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Message posted by JohnG24/1/2005 at 5:44pm
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When we used the Pota Potti before the days of the fixed cassette I made a plinth from blockboard  which the toilet sat on quite successfully.

I seem to rember having an arrangement  that hooked under the handle at the back with large rubber door stops at the front

Happy Camping and welcome to the site



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Message posted by Debbie2uk24/1/2005 at 6:07pm
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Hi again,

 Many thanks caz54,I have had a look,but would prefer a loo that you can flush,a bit like our type porta loo's,but thanks anyway.I had to laugh tho,cos when I saw it  I could just imagine my big bum on that really not takin the weight LOL


Message posted by Cas5424/1/2005 at 6:32pm
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   Debbie ............ I had the same thoughts about myself

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Message posted by bordercaz24/1/2005 at 6:37pm
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17 Cas, Jimmy's Thunderbox - not seen that one before.

I always have the opposite problem, the cassette loo in my motorhome is too high, me being vertically challenged, and my legs dangle. 17 It was the same in my last caravan as the P-P had to stand on a plinth in the washroom.

The tallest I have had was a bucket & chuck it type which I got from a car boot but I don't think they make them anymore.



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why dont you get someone to make a box that you can place the portaloo on but the box could then be used for packing things away in later.

Message posted by Duffnut24/1/2005 at 9:45pm
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Hi Debbie,

Welcome to the site.

Found this while I was looking for one myself today, may put the price up more than it is worth though. Stand & frame


Message posted by chippy2u24/1/2005 at 9:56pm
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Duffut, I could not BELIEVE the price that that Westons quote for Aqua Rinse, I have just bought a bottle at my local camping shop for 1.99 !!!

Message posted by Debbie2uk25/1/2005 at 12:14am
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Hi Duffnut,

 What a great contraption.I was all for it until I saw the price lol,I think I will just get my brother to make a box type thing as others have suggested,no good askin partner to make it,I want a flat surface not a slide lol.OH to be a man and be able to stand


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We have the Porta 465 version and while its at an 'OK' height, its just not right ergonomically for an enjoyable read of the  the Sunday papers .......I like the small box idea to go underneath it.....guess what iam making this weekend :)

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Quote: Originally posted by Debbie2uk on 25/01/2005

OH to be a man and be able to stand



Now you can, have a look
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Post last edited on 25/01/2005 19:04:29

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