Thetford Porta Potti Review 2018

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It was almost 60 years ago in 1960 that the very first Thetford Porta Potti was manufactured. Along with British brand Elsan, Thetford helped to revolutionise the leisure industry while adding some much needed decorum to the old “Thunder Box” designs.

Thetford LogoOver the years the 'Porta Potti' name has become so widely used and accepted that it has become a generic term used to describe all Portable Toilets, rather than a specific range of Thetford products. As the name implies a Porta Potti is a portable toilet that provides convenience and complete independence from fixed toilet systems. Thetford Portable Toilets are commonly used by campers, whether it be tent camping or trailer tents but are also frequently found in van conversions and campervans owing to their compact dimensions. The truth is there is no end to the number of places one might need a Portable Loo.

If you'd like to take a closer look at the Thetford range in person Homestead Caravans keeps in stock most Porta Potti Qube models and the Porta Potti Excellence manual flush. PRICES NOW SLASHED ACROSS THE THETFORD RANGE.

Today the Thetford brand has greatly and expanded upon its origins to become a leading global supplier of mobile sanitation systems and cooking and refrigeration appliances. The Thetford brand may have changed but their products are just as innovative, reliable and well made as they ever were.

Thetford cleaning and maintenance productsThere are many reasons you might require a Portable Toilet, they offer a simple and practical solution when a fixed toilet is inaccessible or is too difficult to reach for health reasons. Common applications include, camping, caravanning, beach hut, holiday chalet and boat. They are frequently used as a temporary toilet during building works etc.. They are hygienic to use and easy to maintain without unpleasant odours. There is also an extensive range of Thetford Toilet Care Products to help sanitise and maintain your purchase, ensuring many years of trouble free service.

READ MORE: Thetford Toilet Additives and Maintenance Products

Porta Potti Features

Thetford Toilets combine superior quality moulds and solid construction with practical, modern and ergonomic designs to ensure satisfaction and long life. How else could they provide each Porta Potti with a 3 year warranty? The truth be told, they might just be too good to sit on! Thetford also offer outstanding customer service and have an extensive worldwide network of service centres.

A Porta Potti is exceedingly strong and yet lightweight, even when full, adding to their portability furthermore, the waste tank has an integrated carrying handle, ensuring you always stay clean and dry during handling.

A Porta Potti consists of two sections; a combined upper flush-water tank and toilet bowl with detachable seat and cover and a lower waste-holding tank. The two-parts are easy to attach and detach using the clasp at the rear of the toilet. These tanks come in various sizes which dictate the standing height of the toilet; the larger the tanks the taller the toilet. Some waste holding tanks have an integrated level indicator that that turns red when it's time to empty.

Thetford toilets feature a unique integrated rotating emptying spout, making the release of waste matter very straightforward. There is no need to dismantle or clean separate parts. The vent button on the waste-holding tank prevents unpleasant splashing during emptying – phew! The stopper on the waste-holding tank conveniently holds the emptying spout in position, making re-attachment of the two tanks even easier.

Porta Potti Use

Waste Holding TankWaste Holding Tank - adding the correct dosage of Thetford Aqua Kem Blue or Aqua Kem Green chemical to the waste-holding tank is easy, via the emptying spout. The solution works to breakdown the waste and deodorise the tank. It's worth noting that Thetford own products also help prolong the life of the seals. The solution is kept inside the tank until the air release valve is pushed and the spout is aimed into the direction of the waste collection point. Buying a toilet with a level gauge is very practical but if you seldom use the toilet it may require emptying before the level gauge is activated.

Flush Water Tank - a mixture of water and flush-water fluid such as Aqua Rinse Plus is poured directly into the flush-water top tank. This mixture is designed to clean the bowl and helps prolong the life of the seals after each use. There are 3 types of flushing mechanism; piston and bellows, both a kind of manual pump that require minimum effort, and a push button electric flush. Electric flush of course offers the most convenience (sorry couldn't resist) but in truth it really offers most benefit where physical limitations make it necessary due to illness, injury or disability. Electric flush carries a higher cost which for the average user is difficult to justify, given the ease of use and effectiveness of piston and bellows pumps.

Toilet ChemicalsA quick note about chemicals – There are many brands of toilet chemical, which at first can seem a little confusing. The basic rule is, top tank additive is coloured pink, while waste tank additive is either blue (includes formaldehyde) or green (no formaldehyde, instead relies upon a biological reaction to breakdown the waste). It is also possible to purchase the same in powder format, which for some users is considered easier to manage and clean in the event of spills.

Don't forget your Thetford Toilet Paper, it quickly dissolves into a solution once inside the waste container and not a moment before – thank goodness!

Thetford Porta Potti Qube Range

At Homestead Caravans you will find alternative Chemical Toilets on show but admittedly, the Porta Potti Qube range is the rule by which all alternatives are measured. Sure there are cheaper toilets around and they are not without their merits however, if you enjoy reading novels and solving complex equations while on the lav, you're going to need Qube. Qube Toilets have a modern design with smooth lines and subtle curves, which not only look good but provide optimum comfort and ease of use too.

Recently improvements have been made to the Qube range including the addition of an integrated lock cover, a recess for opening the cover, an improved blade handle and a more comfortable waste tank handle.

Our toilet display includes 4 Qube models, each offering individual comfort levels to suit your wishes and meet your needs. To recap differences between the various models include, the size of the waste-holding tank and the flush-water tank, the type of pump installed and whether or not the waste-holding tank comes with a level indicator.

Porta Potti Qube Advantages at a Glance

  • Durable, comfortable and practical in use.
  • Rotating emptying spout with stopper to facilitate positioning one tank on top of the other.
  • Convenient vent button for splash-free emptying.
  • Choice of flushing system.
  • Integrated cover lock ( for ease of use when having to walk with the flush-water tank).

Thetford Porta Potti Qube 145

Thetford Porta Potti 145Purposefully compact for ultra-tight storage spaces such as those found in campervans and trailer tents etc., the Thetford Porta Potti Qube 145 is a comfortable, practical Portable Toilet. All Thetford Toilets are easy to clean and maintain. Supplied with a free 150ml bottle of Aqua Green and Aqua Rinse, so you can use straight out of the box!

  • Dimensions: 33 H x 383 W x 427mm D
  • Seating height: 324mm
  • Flushing system: Bellow pump
  • Capacity of the waste-holding tank: 12 Litre
  • Capacity of the flush-holding tank: 15 Litre
  • Net weight: 3.6kg

Our price £47.99
RRP £74.95

Thetford Porta Potti Qube 165

Thetford Porta Potti 165Thanks to it's larger fresh and waste tanks the Porta Potti Qube 165 offers an ideal sitting position and is a popular choice despite not having the convenience of a water level indicator. The Thetford Qube is a great all-round performer with manual bellows pump. Supplied with a free 150ml bottle of Aqua Green and Aqua Rinse, so you can use straight out of the box!

  • Dimensions: 414 H x 383 W x 427mm D
  • Seating height: 408mm
  • Flushing system: Bellow pump
  • Capacity of the waste-holding tank: 21 Litre
  • Capacity of the flush-holding tank: 15 Litre
  • Net weight: 3.9kg

Our price £49.99
RRP £79.95

Thetford Porta Potti Qube 345

Thetford Porta Potti 345With compact dimensions like the Qube 145 but equipped with a level indicator to warn you well in advance when the waste-holding tank needs emptying. The manually operated piston pump provides easy and powerful flushing. The good news is, like all Thetford Toilets it is fitted with a clean system for emptying that includes an air release button for a smooth flow. The bad news is, guys get to empty the toilet; come on, you didn't think you were going to get out of that job did you! Also supplied with free chemicals to get you started.

  • Dimensions: 330 H x 383 W x 382mm D
  • Seating height: 324mm
  • Flushing system: Piston pump
  • Level indicator display for the waste-holding tank
  • Capacity of the waste-holding tank: 12 Litre
  • Capacity of the flush-holding tank: 15 Litre
  • Net weight: 3.8kg

Our price £52.99
RRP £80.00

Thetford Porta Potti Qube 365

Thetford Porta Potti 365Typically very comfortable and robust with smooth ergonomic edges, the Thetford Porta Potti Qube 365 has larger dimensions like the Qube 165 giving it a more practical seat height. It is also fitted with a level gauge for convenient notification of when the waste tank is full. Piston pump flush ensures powerful bowl cleaning, with both bellows and piston pumps easy to locate and replace when required from our spares department.

The Porta Potti Qube 365 is an ideal family size portable toilet with a larger flush and waste holding tank, requiring less servicing. It has a sensible seat height.

  • Dimensions: 414 H x 383 W x 427mm D
  • Seating height: 408mm
  • Flushing system: Piston pump
  • Level indicator display for the waste-holding tank
  • Capacity of the waste-holding tank: 21 Litre
  • Capacity of the flush-holding tank: 15 Litre
  • Net weight: 4.0kg

Our price £64.99
RRP £85.25

Porta Potti Excellence the Designer Portable Toilet

The Jewel Amongst Portable Toilets the Porta Potti Excellence truly reflects the knowledge and experience of its manufacturer in great detail. The Porta Potti Excellence differs not only from any other portable toilet, it also distinguishes itself in shape and seating height, similar to that which you are accustomed to from your toilet at home. In combination with a larger seating surface, the Porta Potti Excellence is comfortable for all ages.

Thetford Porta Potti ExcellenceThe design offers an integrated control panel with pump, water filling unit, and level indicator for the flush-water tank. This indicator and the level indicator of the waste-holding tank tell you when to fill the flush-water tank and when to empty the waste-holding tank. Additionally the Porta Potti Excellence is equipped as standard with an integrated toilet roll holder.

Thanks to its luxurious appearance and its high comfort level, the Porta Potti Excellence can be used anywhere, be it on a camp site, a boat or even at home.

Porta Potti Excellence Advantages at a Glance

  • Distinctive in shape and seating height, similar to that which you are accustomed to from your toilet at home
  • Integrated control panel with pump, water filling unit and level indicator for the flush-water tank
  • Level indicator display for waste-holding tank
  • Integrated toilet roll holder
  • Convenient vent button for splash-free emptying
  • Manually operated piston pump for flushing the toilet; it is light, easy to use and ensures powerful flushing
  • Integrated cover lock ( for ease of use when having to walk with the flush-water tank

Porta Potti Excellence

This is a luxury large portable toilet with a unique design and plenty of useful features.

  • Dimensions: 447H x 388W x 450mm D
  • Seating height: 443mm
  • Flushing system: Piston pump
  • Level indicator display for the waste-holding tank
  • Level indicator display for the flush-water tank
  • Capacity of the waste-holding tank: 21 Litre
  • Capacity of flush-water tank: 15 Litre
  • Net weight: 5.3kg

Our price £104.99
RRP £130.10

To reduce the risk of damage, premature wear and problems, and to enjoy maximum comfort we recommend using Thetford Toilet Care products.

Thetford Porta Potti Brochure

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