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Thetford Portable Camping Toilets

Camping toilets are an essential part of any outdoor adventure. They provide a convenient and sanitary way to dispose of waste while enjoying the great outdoors. These portable toilets come in a variety of styles and designs to suit different needs and preferences. From basic bucket toilets to advanced self-contained units, there's a camping toilet to suit every camper. Whether you're planning a weekend camping trip or a multi-day backpacking excursion, a camping toilet is a must-have for a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Thetford is a leading brand synonymous with quality and innovation in outdoor sanitation and convenience. Renowned for their premium cassette toilets, efficient toilet chemicals, and a comprehensive range of caravan accessories. Thetford elevates the camping experience with practical solutions designed for comfort and ease. Trusted by outdoor enthusiasts worldwide, Thetford products combine reliability, durability, and user-friendly design, ensuring memorable and hassle-free adventures for every camper.

Portable Camping Toilets

We stock a large range of camping portable toilets from top camping brand Kampa and Outwell. These portable camping toilets come in a range of shapes and sizes and are a must for any camping trip.

What do you do with the toilet waste when camping?

When camping, the waste from a camping toilet should be disposed of properly to minimize environmental impact and prevent contamination of water sources. The specific method for disposing of waste will vary depending on the type of camping toilet being used and the location of the campsite.

  • If using a portable camping toilet that uses disposable waste bags, the filled bags should be sealed and disposed of in a trash receptacle or designated waste disposal area.
  • If using a more advanced self-contained camping toilet, the waste can be collected in a holding tank that can later be emptied at designated dump stations.
  • Some campsites have designated pit toilet areas, where waste is disposed of in a hole in the ground. These toilets are also known as "vault toilets"
  • In backcountry camping, it is important to follow Leave No Trace principles and bury human waste in a "cathole" at least 6-8 inches deep, at least 200 feet away from water sources.

It's also important to note that in some areas, the use of camping toilets may be restricted or prohibited by law. Always check with local authorities or the land manager before using a camping toilet in a specific location.



Thetford are the world market leader in mobile sanitary systems, refrigerators, cooking equipment and toilet additives for a good reason. Yet, they do not lean back and rest on their laurels. They are developing continuously, both through internal innovation and by take-overs.

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How to remove a Thetford toilet from a caravan?

To remove a Thetford toilet from a caravan, follow these general steps:

Turn off the Water Supply: Locate the water supply valve for the toilet and turn it off to stop the flow of water.

Disconnect the Water Supply: Disconnect the water supply line that connects to the back of the toilet. You may need to use a wrench to loosen the connection.

Disconnect the Waste Holding Tank: If your Thetford toilet is a cassette toilet, you'll need to remove the waste holding tank. Open the access door or panel outside the caravan and slide out the cassette tank. Make sure it's empty before removal.

Unscrew the Toilet: Inside the caravan, locate the bolts or screws that secure the toilet to the floor. Depending on the model, there may be caps covering these bolts. Remove the caps and then unscrew the bolts using appropriate tools.

Disconnect the Wiring (if applicable): If your Thetford toilet has any electrical components, such as a flush mechanism or indicator lights, you'll need to disconnect the wiring. Make sure to switch off the power before doing so.

Lift and Remove the Toilet: Once all connections are detached, carefully lift the toilet straight up from its base and remove it from the caravan. Be mindful of any plumbing or electrical connections that may still be attached.

Cap Off Water and Waste Connections: After the toilet is removed, cap off any water or waste connections to prevent leaks or odors.

Clean and Prepare for Installation: Clean the area where the toilet was installed and prepare it for the installation of a new toilet or for storage, depending on your needs.

Always consult the specific user manual for your Thetford toilet model for detailed instructions on removal and installation, as procedures may vary slightly depending on the model and caravan configuration. If you're unsure or uncomfortable with any step of the process, it's best to seek assistance from a professional.

How to empty a Thetford cassette toilet?

To empty a Thetford cassette toilet, follow these steps:

Prepare: Ensure you have appropriate protective gear, such as gloves, and gather necessary materials, including toilet chemicals and a hose for rinsing.

Locate the Cassette: Open the access door or panel on the outside of your caravan where the cassette is housed. Pull out the cassette until it stops.

Secure the Spout: Some models have a locking mechanism to secure the spout before removal. If your model has this feature, make sure it's engaged.

Open the Toilet Seat: Lift the toilet seat and lid to access the cassette.Empty the Waste: Holding the cassette handle, carefully lift and carry the cassette to an appropriate disposal area, such as a designated dump station or toilet disposal point.

Empty the Cassette: Unlock the spout and carefully pour the waste contents into the disposal point. Use the rinse hose to clean the inside of the cassette thoroughly.Add Chemicals: After emptying the waste, add an appropriate amount of toilet chemicals to the cassette as per the manufacturer's instructions. These chemicals help break down waste and control odors.

Rinse the Cassette: Use the rinse hose to flush clean water into the cassette, swishing it around to ensure thorough rinsing. Drain the water through the spout.

Close and Reinsert: Close the spout and ensure it's securely locked. Slide the cassette back into its housing in the caravan until it clicks into place.

Dispose of Waste and Clean Up: Dispose of any waste or rinse water appropriately, following local regulations. Clean and sanitize your hands and any equipment used in the process.

Maintenance: Regularly clean and maintain your Thetford cassette toilet according to the manufacturer's recommendations to ensure optimal performance and hygiene.

Always consult your Thetford toilet's user manual for specific instructions and safety guidelines, as procedures may vary depending on the model.

How to clean a Thetford toilet?

Gather supplies: gloves, mild detergent, sponge or brush, and clean cloth.

Empty and rinse the cassette if applicable.

Clean toilet bowl thoroughly, including under the rim.

Flush to rinse away debris.

Wipe down exterior surfaces with soapy water.

Remove and clean seat and lid separately.

Clean cassette housing if applicable.

Optional: disinfect surfaces.

Dispose of waste properly.

Perform regular maintenance as recommended.

What is the maximum loading in kg for a Porta Potti?

All Porta Potti's are fully functional with a load of 120 kg during normal use.