Composting toilets for RVs

When you’re looking for a new RV toilet, there are many factors to take into consideration:

  • Size
  • Ease of use
  • Disposal of waste
  • Water required
  • Power consumption
  • Cleaning requirements

A RV composting toilet can save you time, money and effort, and be environmentally friendly too.

Fuel-saving RV toilets

Whatever size of motorhome or RV you have, your RV toilet will need to fit into as small a space as possible. It needs to be odour-free, easy to clean, simple to empty and not add extra weight to the overall home.

Many high-end RVs and motorhomes feature flushing toilets as these are what people are accustomed to using in their home. However, any flushing toilet requires both a supply of water to flush it, and a holding tank for the resulting wet waste. Both fresh and so-called black water adds significant weight and storage requirements to any RV.

A Nature’s Head® composting toilet removes the need to carry all that extra water and waste, increasing fuel efficiency.

Why choose a Nature’s head composting toilet for your RV?

  • Size: Nature’s Head® separating toilets are one of the smallest of all portable toilets available, with a full size, comfortable seat.
  • Robustness: A winning combination of sturdy materials and great workmanship ensures every Nature’s Head® separating toilet will give you years of service in all environments and weather conditions.
  • Simple to operate: Easy to use, simple to empty anywhere in just minutes.
  • Low frequency emptying: Wet waste can be poured away every 2-5 days, whilst solid waste can compost and store for months (or 60-80 uses). If it’s not full, there’s no need to empty the solid waste section between trips!
  • Eco-friendly: Liquid waste (urine) is separated out, so you can simply pour it away down a drain. Solid waste is dried and composted into inert compost (humanure). Humanure is safe to dispose of in a bin, buried (not in bags), or added to a compost heap.
  • Chemical-free: No chemicals are required, just a spritz of a solution with a little acetic acid (such as vinegar) for cleaning, and some dampened composting material such as coir to kick-start the process.
  • Space-saving: No water tank or black water tank required, so you’ll have more space inside your RV for other storage!
  • Cheap to run: In fact, almost cost-free! A small bale of coir can last months, and the ventilation fan can run from a small solar panel!

RV, campervan or motorhome?

Both ‘RV’ and ‘camper’ are generic term for a vehicle that you can live in away from home, and still enjoy many of the facilities of home.

  • Campervans are usually smaller vehicles, such as the iconic VW camper van. They don’t usually have room for any bathroom facilities.
  • Coach-built motorhomes are based on a truck chassis, with a top living space added. Space is still at a premium, so any toilet needs to be compact and odour-free!
  • Large motorhomes and American-style RVs are the big boys of the road. These are long vehicles with every mod con from home, from cookers to showers, and in the larger US models, a garage at the back for a small car! Space may not be at a premium, but comfort and elegance is.

We’d add one more type:

  • Expedition vehicles are rugged, tough ‘go anywhere’ vehicles that are used for long trips across countries and continents. (We’ve got one ourselves!) They require toilet facilities that are environmentally friendly, large capacity, robust, and that work in any temperatures. That’s why composting toilets are the No1 (and No2!) choice for expedition vehicles.

Questions about installing a toilet in a RV?

Call us, email us or check out our FAQs! Also see these terrific videos by the Wynns, which explains it all!

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