Post by dartostunic on Jun 4, 2011 15:17:42 GMT -5
Hey guys! well I am formally a 'shasta head' with my 1970 (14")lowflyte purchased last week. I have gutted interior and was wondering what to do about the potty situation. I was hoping to put at hand held shower head somewhere on this beast for real off the grid stuff, but I have not seen any other members talking about such an upgrade. obviously no black water tank, but what are my options. Do you guys just stick with porta potties? Thanks in advance for your considerations.
When I got my 69 compact it had an old porta potty in the closet. I took my ice box of of the wall in the kitchen beside the closet and opened that area up and made a bathroom out of it with a door! I used fiberglass and tile wall board to do the floor, ceiling and walls and added a flushing toilet and hand held shower. I do not have a holding tank so my camping will be with full hookups or you could use a portable exterior tank and take it the the dump site if you didn't have sewer hookup at camp site. We took camper out memorial weekend and had no problems with full hookup. We did not use the shower since the camp ground had very clean showers but I have tested it.
A fellow LoFlyter here. I've started a blog for all things LoFlyte. If you come across any info or docs you think may be of use to others, please let me know. I'd like to collect as much as possible to put it in one place.
As for the shower conversation, I actually have plans for a pop up/privacy cabana and a solar shower. Nothing very hi-tech, just enough to rinse off after a hot day. We also use a Luggable Loo. They're super cheap and easy to store/clean.
Post by dartostunic on Jun 9, 2011 13:00:32 GMT -5
hey guys, thanks so much for the input. i really appreciate it. i will do more research and decided which route to go. i have seen a small toilet/shower black water tank which is rectangular but might take 4 inches of the height due to its size. will let you know soon!!!
Don't know if you've done this yet, so I'll add our little bit. We took the closet in our Compact and found a shower pan/toilet stand that fit perfectly. Instead of a toilet (no black water tank), we got a porta potty, cut a drain hole in the shower pan, added a drain with a little attachment that shoots the water directly into the gray water tank that fits under the trailer. We reinforced the front wall a little and hung a gas tankless water heater. We finished the walls with several coats of marine spar varnish to keep the wood look. We hung a shower curtain over the door and it all works great. Good luck on yours!