Portable Toilet Cleaner What Is That Smell

In our Motorhome we have a shower but no toilet. Which is ok but we really do need something! Considering we have brought every thing for our bus on eBay that is where we headed to sort our Toilet situation!

What Is That Smell?

David looked and brought a Porta Toilet on eBay (brand new at less than what you pay for them in the shops!). It was a reasonable price, and we thought we could put it in the shower and have a toilet for our boys. But only use it for peeing in! No poop allowed while living in a motorhome as we didn’t want the smell. Then we had to look around at all the Portable Toilet CleanerΒ products that didn’t have nasty chemicals.

At first we were using this Portable Toilet Cleaner….

Toilet Cleaner What is that smell

BLUE BIO PORTABLE TOILET CLEANER

First Portable Toilet Cleaner ~

Liquid Cleaner

But the smell was so bad! It smelt the whole bus out, even with the Shower Door closed. We even tried adding Nappy San to the bottom section of the porta toilet.

The smell was bad – that bad that I demanded the toilet to be taken out until we went to the shops for something different. So back to the camping store for this Portable Toilet Cleaner……

Trying to find a product that helps smells

OUR SECOND PORTABLE TOILET CLEANER PRODUCT

Our second Porta-loo toilet Cleaning Product!

It was ok for a few days, but then again it was bad! So bad that you would have been knocked over if you walked through our bus door.Β  The smell was like a sewerage dump point multiply by 100.

Even smelt like someone had done a big S**T in the bus on the floor smell!

I heaved, our boys heaved. David was choking.

The Portable Toilet is now outside. Empty

Porta-Loo outside our motorhome

COULDNT HANDLE THE SMELL SORRY!!

Our porta-loo is now sitting outside πŸ™‚

Under the front of the Motorhome. Where it will stay until we get a shower Toilet tent. That porta-loo is never going back into our shower floor. I couldn’t bear it – the smell would scare away the ghosts!

What would be ideal would be to put in a toilet and tank but we don’t have anywhere for one to fit

This is what I would love to have…….

Β Porta Loo

Do You Use A Porta Loo?

What Products Do You Use?

Cheers

Lisa

New life on the Road

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

19 thoughts on “Portable Toilet Cleaner What Is That Smell

  • May 28, 2012 at 2:10 am
    Permalink

    Poor you – I never thought they would have a smell! I thought it was chemically controlled!
    jan recently posted..Moroccan Adventure

    Reply
    • May 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm
      Permalink

      We are trying to use Natural products as our boys cant have chemicals in the bus πŸ™‚

      After all of the wonderful ideas on our Facebook page we are giving it one more try!

      Cheers
      Lisa

      Reply
  • May 28, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    Permalink

    We have a portaloo … we use the eco store nappy soaking stuff! It does a great job! We have no problem with the smell. Hope you find a workable solution.
    Wheel Education recently posted..Fun Times

    Reply
    • December 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm
      Permalink

      Thanks Wheel Education for the great tip πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • January 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Permalink

    Iki just bought a portable toilet and have used it last week while camping. there was absolutely no smell at all. only a bit after using it, but that lasted only while opening the slide to dispose of poo :). the waste container is hermetically sealed and no air escapes at all.
    it was different when emptying the toilet. . . that smelled terrible.

    Reply
    • January 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm
      Permalink

      Hi Peter,

      We still do not like using our portable toilet! It really smells bad, but its good for when we are on the road and we do not access to a toilet!

      I leave the emptying of the toilet to hubby – he agrees, it does smell bad when its ready to be emptied out!

      Cheers
      Lisa

      Reply
  • July 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm
    Permalink

    Use the blue packs of the same brand that you bought. Not only will they kill the smell they’re so strong that the smell you’ll be greeted with when opening and closing the door on the toilet will be refreshing and wonderful. Even if you do number two in the toilet.

    Reply
    • December 3, 2015 at 6:23 pm
      Permalink

      Thanks for the great tip πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Pingback: World Toilet Day | New Life On The Road

  • Pingback: Its My Bus And I Am Going To Cry If I Want To | New Life On The Road

  • April 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm
    Permalink

    Hi Lisa, we have used chemical toilets in the caravan both inbuilt and portable porta potti, never underline never had a problem, we use the theory a toilet is a toilet and use for both #1 & # 2s. Yes a minor odour immediately after use for #2s however once the trap door is closed that odour dissipates within seconds, we use the commercially produced products without having any preference for brand as we have never had a bad brand and always look for the cheapest, recently purchased 2×1 litre bottles for $16-00 each. My question for you is you’re your
    Ebay bought toilet sealing adequately, I ask as I purchased what I thought was a great buy from Aldi for $90-00 and it leaked, could not seal the tank, the seat cracked all round crappy machine, I then big the bullet spent another $160-00 and bought a Thetford and never had a problem lasting years. Good luck

    Reply
    • December 3, 2015 at 6:22 pm
      Permalink

      Hi John,

      YES! Ours wasn’t sealing correctly and that was the issue. We have since purchased a better one and are having more luck with it – mind you its now outside in a Toilet Tent so I am not sure if that is helping with keeping the smells away πŸ™‚
      Cheers
      Lisa

      Reply
  • June 11, 2015 at 5:45 am
    Permalink

    I have never tried the portaloo. It looks pretty handy for what it is. I am looking for a similar thing for when we go out on the road. Would you say that with enough care, you would have been able to keep it from smelling.

    Reply
    • December 3, 2015 at 6:18 pm
      Permalink

      Yes! We have since starting using another Porta Loo {had to buy another one!} and changed the Products and so far all is good πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • February 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm
    Permalink

    Feeling really bad that you faced such an awful sanitary issue, but I am really surprised that it happened, last year in November I bought a portable toilet for my daughter, since she is 4 years old and I want he to learn outdoor toiletry manners also.

    It is been 3 years of now, we haven’t faced any of such problems. Might be it is the difference of manufacturing company.

    I wish that you get a better option to use, especially for outdoors.

    Reply
  • March 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm
    Permalink

    Great article
    Portable toilets provide a toilet seat located directly above a vault containing a chemical to disinfect and remove odours from the waste water. Recirculating toilets use chemicals as the toilet flush fluid. The wastes are separated from the fluid, wastes discharged to an internal holding tank, and the fluid reused.

    Reply
    • March 11, 2016 at 10:14 pm
      Permalink

      yeah thanks for the information on how portable toilets work!!!

      Reply
  • December 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm
    Permalink

    Adding Nappy San to the bottom section of the porta toilet is a great idea.For getting rid from nasty smell we should put it outside.Thanks for posting!

    Reply
  • December 21, 2016 at 8:40 pm
    Permalink

    Hey!

    Useful Post.

    It is important to clean the toilets to maintain the hygiene. Wash the toilet top and bottom halves thoroughly outdoors using a garden hose. If a small amount of deodorant/disinfectant remains in the waste reservoir you can add water from a garden hose, slash the waste inside the reservoir to loosen it, and then empty this diluted wastewater out.

    I really appreciate your efforts for writing this post. Hope this helps.

    Good luck buddy! Keep doing great work!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge