Asked by: Felicio Pen
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Do I need a toilet in my campervan?

Last Updated: 9th May, 2020

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Most camper vans and motorhomes do not have toilets and showers. This is because they take up a lot of room inside the vehicle, toilets can smell and showers require a lot of fresh and waste water be carried. Most people tend to use campsites at night, which have showers and toilets.

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Regarding this, what is the smallest camper van with a toilet?

The all-new Karmann Danny 530 debuts as a compact, Fiat Talento-based camper van complete with rear bathroom. Karmann uses some serious space-optimization strategies to seat and sleep four people while providing a full kitchen, dining area and wet bath with toilet, sink and shower.

Similarly, can you put a toilet in a van? Most camper van owners will want some type of toilet in the van. Several toilet choices are covered, including the composting toilet, porta potty, cassette toilet, bucket toilet, and the traditional RV toilet and black water tank. There is even a DIY composting toilet you can make yourself.

Subsequently, question is, how do campervan toilets work?

The waste is flushed into a holding tank situated directly under the toilet. These work the same as a domestic toilet. Pedal or electric flush versions are available. When the flush is engaged the waste is pulled from the bowl using a stored vacuum and is transported to a holding tank.

Does the VW camper van have a toilet?

Most camper vans and motorhomes do not have toilets and showers. This is because they take up a lot of room inside the vehicle, toilets can smell and showers require a lot of fresh and waste water be carried. Whilst cold water showers are not ideal they are free.

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Yamna Minyajetdinov

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Which campervans have toilets?

Fortunately, there are some manufacturers that make great class B campervans with big toilets and even showers.
  • 1) The Nugget Plus.
  • 2) Pleasure Way Plateau TS.
  • 3) The RoadTrek Zion SRT.
  • 4) The Winnebago Era 70C.
  • 5) The Winnebago Revel 44E.
  • 6) The Winnebago Cambria.
  • 8) The Jayco Redhawk 31XL.
  • 9) The Dynamax Isata 31DS.

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Does the VW California have a toilet?

Toilet, strap-handle and protection tray for all VW T6/T5 California with scullery. Its front edge is a little bit higher than the rail of the sliding door and is rounded off so that you can easily pull out the toilet over the edge.

Graciella Englaro

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How much is the VW California camper?

And, well, it's hard to say anything but, “yes.” First off, the base California Beach camper starts around $45,000, so you can get most of the experience without our Ocean's $71,000 starting price or its $99,000 as-tested price.

Jaimina Leibrandt

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What is the smallest motorhome with a shower?

Jayco Hummingbird 17RB Travel Trailer
The Hummingbird 17RB is the smallest Jayco RV that features an interior bathroom with a shower and toilet.

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How much does a Mercedes travel van cost?

Sprinter van campers can really run the gamut in terms of price. A DIY camper van will be much cheaper than a custom build. A new Mercedes Sprinter cargo van starts at $33,740. A new passenger van can get up to $41,290.

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Can you poop in a caravan toilet?

Re: Do you poo in your caravan Loo? Yes, if we need to. If we are somewhere with clean public toilets we would use theirs, but always use our own toilet overnight and whenever there isn't another clean convenient alternative. We find we get 3 to 4 days out of ours between emptying if we are using it exclusively.

Khelifa Cebador

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Can you put a normal toilet in a camper?

Toilet for RV. They do not have a flush tank that can cause water spills as the RV jigs, jags and bumps up and down the road. They do not have a big heavy flush tank that sits on top of a vulnerable porcelain bowl which is only isolated by a rubber gasket from that heavy tank and which is likely to break.

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Do cassette toilets smell?

While an ordinary bucket toilet will do the job, a portable cassette toilet comes with a multitude of added benefits. The biggest selling point is lack of smell. A chemical reservoir breaks down waste and hides the odor under a drain valve. Chemical toilets are also familiar to use.

Flerida Garcia Prieto

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How often do you empty a caravan toilet?

Empty the toilet every 1 – 2 days and before driving. A full cartridge will overflow through the top seals and seep around the cartridge and into the wells underneath. When you empty the toilet, check the wells underneath for any overflow.

Lucille Bogner

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What is a cassette style toilet?

What is a Cassette Toilet or Cartridge Toilet? A cassette toilet is a permanent toilet with a portable black tank. This toilet system has been widely used in European RVs for decades. It's becoming more popular in North America as more Class B RV manufacturers are using them in their camper vans.

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Can you empty a chemical toilet into a normal toilet?

Emptying your chemical toilet
Apart from the obvious hygiene issues, the chemicals should not go straight into the sewerage system. If you can't find an official emptying point, your only option will be to flush the contents of your toilet down a normal WC, which may mean taking it back home.

Audie Molodyh

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Where do you empty a portable toilet?

To empty out the portable toilet:
  1. Separate the toilet top and bottom sections if you have not already done so.
  2. Empty the toilet waste reservoir by unscrewing the large round cap found on the rear of the toilet waste reservoir.

Felton Wasmus

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Diamond Mogilner

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How I take a shower living in a van?

8 ways to shower when you live in a van
  • Take showers in lakes and rivers. Especially during summer this is our favorite option.
  • Take a bath in a natural spring. Our latest discovery for taking baths are hot water springs!
  • Use hospitality websites.
  • Shower at the swimming pool.
  • Take a shower at a gym.
  • Wash yourself in a wheelchair toilet.
  • Use a shower bag.

Sherrie Aichler

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How much space does a toilet need?

Most codes require at least 15 inches (measured from the center of the toilet) from any side wall or obstruction and not closer than 30 inches center to center to any other sanitary fixture. (The NKBA actually recommends 32 inches.) There should be at least 24 inches of clear space in front of a toilet or bidet.

Elayne Doris

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What is a wet bath?

Definition. Simply put, a wet bath is a bathroom – sink, shower, tub, and toilet – that is finished so that all surfaces can be wet or damp. Typically, a shower curtain or shower glass is needed to protect surfaces near a bathtub or shower, but not in a wet bath.

Mathis Sarin

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How much does it cost to do a van conversion?

Cost: Conversions starting at $32,000. Details: Outside Van converts most any van as long as they are 2007 or newer; you can provide your own van, order a new one, or choose from a chassis that's in stock.

Chan Oprean

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Can you put a toilet in a shower?

Toilets require a water line to fill the bowl, which means adding plumbing. The flexible hose plus an on-off valve for the toilet bowl attaches to this. The minimum drain diameter for a shower drain is 2 inches, but the minimum for a toilet is 3 inches.