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Anaconda, BCF, Bunnings, Tentworld, Chemical, and Camping Toilets Show Down!

Updated: Jun 22, 2023



It’s the showdown we’ve been waiting for!


It’s time to go through the most popular toilets available at Anaconda, BCF, Bunnings, and Tentworld so you can choose the best toilet for your caravanning needs.


Each website will have its highest-rated chemical camping toilet discussed to give you the most useful review on what’s out there.


We will also introduce you to the brand-new Laveo, which isn’t available at any of these stores but can be delivered directly anywhere in Australia and New Zealand right now!


Here are the contenders:


  • Ancaconada - Spinifex 20L portable

  • Bcf - Thetford 345 12L Potti Qube

  • Bunnings - Weisshorn portable toilet

  • Tentworld - Domestic Waeco Sanipottie

  • Laveo - Dry Flush portable toilet


Anaconda - Spinifex 20-L Portable toilet/ Camping toilet / Chemical toilet



What is it?


The first camping toilet we will be looking at is the Spinifex 20L Portable.


The Spinifex 20-liter portable is a chemical porta-potty with all the bells and whistles.


What’s the cost?


Priced at $169 AUD, this is in the low-range price tier of portable toilets.


Dimensions?


40.4 x 35.3 x 39.1 cm.


What are the features?


  • This chemical toilet has an ergonomic seat and a straightforward, clean-looking design.

  • Inside is a 20L capacity waste tank and a 15L fresh water rinse tank.

  • Every time you need a number 2, you'll need to pump the piston to flush, giving you a brief workout.

  • You can open and close the slide valve with double seals to prevent leakage, but you may still catch a few smells.

  • Durable construction, it boasts a 200kg weight capacity, so you’ll be ready for your heavy-set friends.

  • As this is a chemical toilet - getting chemicals is a must. (It’s in the name.)


If you’d like to learn more about chemical toilets, we've created a guide on how to empty and clean your chemical toilet here.


Problems?


  • As the price is low, some may find the quality lacking; plastic is the main component that doesn’t feel too durable even though it has been stress tested.

  • Reviews overall have been good. However, some have mentioned leakage, which can be a cause for concern.

  • You will need to get chemicals for this portable toilet; no question. Smelling like a mini chemical waste factory will be part of your camping life.

  • Special toilet paper is needed to wipe the mess from your backside, as normal toilet paper will not dissolve and will clog the bog.

  • Travelling to the blackwater tank needs to be considered; it’s not fun and can ruin even the most stoic individual's day.


Where can I use it?


  • Caravanning

  • Camping

  • 4WD & Offroad

  • Boating

  • Fishing


BCF - Thetford Potti Qube 345 12L Portable toilet / Camping toilet / Chemical toilet



What is it?


The second camping toilet we will be looking at is the Porta Potti Qube.


The Porta Potti Qube is the smallest model we will be reviewing in this article, and it is designed to be simple and easy to use.


What’s the cost?


$244.99AUD making this a mid-range priced toilet


Dimensions?


33 x 38.3 x 42.7 cm.


What are the features?


  • On average, the Porta Potti Qube can be used for 3-5 days before the waste tank needs to be emptied.

  • Inside is a 12L capacity waste tank. (making it the smallest of all the portable loos)

  • Emptying is as simple as unscrewing the cap, pushing the vent button to let air into the waste tank (to prevent splashing), and pouring waste out.

  • It is simple to dismantle the waste holding tank and transport it to the closest blackwater tank.

Problems?

  • Customers have mentioned overflowing after flushes, which should be considered.

  • May be too small for larger adults.

  • You will need to get chemicals for this portable toilet.

  • Special toilet paper is needed, just like all chemical toilets on this list.

  • Travelling to the blackwater tank is a staple of chemical toilet ownership.


Where can I use it?


  • Caravanning

  • Camping

  • 4WD & Offroad

  • Boating

  • Fishing


Bunnings - Weisshorn Portable toilet/ Camping toilet/ Chemical toilet




What is it?


Third on the list is the Bunnings Weisshorn portable chemical toilet.


What’s the cost?


$90 AUD makes this the lowest-tier priced camping toilet.


Dimensions?


37x 44x 41x cm.


What are the features?


  • This Weisshorn 20-liter portable toilet was made with high-quality material.

  • There is no need for additional power or water connections.

  • You can flush it up to 50 times without a problem, thanks to its 12-litre freshwater capacity.

  • The two tanks are held together in one piece by corrosion-resistant side latches.


Problems?


  • The flushing pump can be awkward and difficult to press.

  • The seat is narrow and circular rather than the oval shape found on other brands.

  • The side latches that lock the two tanks together can be tricky. (As mentioned by reviews)

  • Keeping chemicals stocked up is important.

  • May be too small for larger adults.

  • Special toilet paper is required


Where can I use it?


  • Caravanning

  • Camping

  • 4WD & Offroad

  • Boating

  • Fishing


Tentworld: Waeco Sanipottie Portable toilet/ Camping toilet/ Chemical toilet.



What is it?


The Tentworld—SaniPottie portable toilets—comes next.


What’s the cost?


$199.00 AUD, putting it in the mid-range of portable toilets


Dimensions?


38.7 x 33.3 x 38.7 cm


What are the features?


  • A big seller in the US

  • The convenient top-mounted port is easy to fill.

  • Access to self-contained 18.9 litres of freshwater supply

  • Lightweight - since it weighs less than 6 kg, you can easily take a SaniPottie toilet to most places.

  • Easily accessed side latches to lock the tank.

  • Adult-size seat and lid.


Problems?


  • The seat can be a little uncomfortable. ( As told by reviews)

  • Hold-down brackets are not included (sold separately)

  • Keeping chemicals stocked up is important.

  • Special toilet paper is required


Laveo - Dry Flush Portable toilet/ Camping toilet/ Chemical toilet.



What is it?


The Laveo dry flush is the next big thing when it comes to camping, boating, or any of your portable adventure needs.


It looks like a toilet, works like a toilet, but doesn’t smell like a toilet.


You’re probably shocked by this, but hear me out - What if a toilet didn’t stink?


What if you had the opportunity to enjoy your holiday without having to smell the negative consequences of travelling in confined spaces with your extended family? (We’re looking at you, Uncle Steve).


Well, that was the reverse engineering mindset with the Laveo.


They’ve made a huge splash in the US and are now available in New Zealand and the Australian Outback.


Seriously, once you’ve converted, you’ll be screaming Laveo from the mountaintops!


Watch this short video to see it actually working. It's pretty amazing!



What’s the cost?


AUD $2,300 including GST.


Dimensions?


40.6 x 45.7 x 50.8 cm.


What are the features?


  • The Laveo Dry Flush is an excellent choice if you want something genuinely portable.

  • The mechanism can run on AC power or batteries, and one set of batteries should last for roughly 300 flushes.

  • It is less than 13kg in weight.

  • Large adult-sized seat

  • It uses cartridge-sized liners to enclose the trash and keep your space fresh.

  • There are no messy holding tanks to worry about; just take the liner out, throw it in the trash, and you’re done!

  • The Laveo Dry Flush has been weight tested up to 226 KG, and the cartridges are available directly here.

  • For campers searching for a wholly waterless and convenient portable toilet, the Laveo Dry Flush toilet is a perfect choice.


Problems?


  • It’s on the higher end of the price scope.

  • Cartridges are required to flush.

  • Suited more for short to mid-range excursions.


Where can I use it?


  • Caravanning

  • Camping

  • 4WD & Offroad

  • Boating

  • Fishing


Summary


So there you have it, the best chemical and camping toilets at Anaconda, BCF, Bunnings, Tentworld & Laveo.


With the changes in current technology, the movement from chemical waste will rapidly push towards waterless options to save on resources when you’re in the middle of the outback.


We are big believers in the Laveo, as it focuses on convenience and ensuring you’re enjoying your trips rather than shifting chemical waste!


For more articles on all things portable, check out our blog here!

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