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ItalianBella
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   Posted 8/5/2006 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
hey  i just thought id put this idea out there. Would anyone go as far as to put a portable toilet in there car?? ive been thinking about it.but dont know how well it would work..I saw a site that sold them and they are only like 30cm by 30cm or there abouts, so there not big and they have a flush system thingy and it has a bit at the bottom where u can take it out and empty it, its a no smell system. Might be extreme and i dont know if id use it but hey it might save me alot of anxiety when driving around. Was gonna put darker tints on my car so u cant really see in haha and put in the back seat and put some sort of curtain thing up...sounds extreme and weird probably but hey alot of ppl might benefit..what does everyone think???

rlc06
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   Posted 8/5/2006 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello I have done that it depends on the kind of vehicle you have. If its a Minivan or suv its nice cause you have room to hop to the back, with a car or truck its much harder. It saves you time from having to get out locks the doors and run and to me it does kinda help with the anxiety you have to worry about finding a place to go. I have been told though i cant seem to find it yet. There are people who will install a small bathroom in your minivan if you are disabled.
 
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pb4
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   Posted 8/5/2006 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I too do this...I sold my car and bought a mini-van, nice because the side windows are tinted, took the very back bench seat out and there is my port-o-pot, easy access for me to get to because the seats right behind the front drivers and pass seats are also bucket seat.

I call it my "potty van" as opposed to party van, LOL!

I have crohns (15yrs) lactose intolerance and IBS, so doing this has helped tons with my anxiety about leaving the house to go anywhere, plus even though I've been feeling better, it's a nice "security blanket" to have in keeping the anxiety at bay.

:)

ItalianBella
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   Posted 8/6/2006 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
do u guys actually use the toilets in ur minivans?? im just thinking, would i actually use it, or feel comfortable in using it

pb4
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   Posted 8/6/2006 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, a yr ago when I first got it I used it alot, thankfully I've been feeling better (knocking on wood) and havn't had to rely on it much lately...

it's better then crapping your pants!! so I feel more comfortable using it then soiling myself, that's the worst feeling, it really hits you emotionally when that happens, and it's a gross mess to clean up.

Luckily I havn't had to use it when I'm the one driving, just sometimes when my hubby was driving I'd have to go to the back and use it...but we've been together forever so doing that whle he's driving isn't embarassing to me, what is embarassing is that I have to do it because I don't have enough control over holding it in.

We do what we gotta do!

:)

Keriamon
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   Posted 8/7/2006 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't ever needed to put a toliet in my car--thankfully--but we had a portable toliet in our pop-up camper and it wasn't any trick to use it--you just sit on it and do your business. We just saved it for nighttime and morning peeing, so I don't know about pooping in one, but it does flush! You pump the water into it, then pull the handle out that opens the bottom part (like an airplane toliet) and down it goes into the storage container. You can empty the "gray water" out in your toliet at home (at least my mother did that a few times without problems).

My fiance and I tent camp and our chamber pot consists of a coffee can (although I've been begging him to let me buy a real chamber pot). Now THAT is something that it takes some getting used to in terms of peeing into it. Of course it's no trick for him, but it's a bit of a challenge for me. That's why I want a proper pot--it's bigger and has a gentle, rolled metal edge (as opposed to a narrow, sharp one). What's funny is we have told our friends about it and now several of them have them too. Some people go so far as to put cat litter in the bottom, but I don't think it's really necessary. I just carry it to the toliet with me in the mornings once I'm up and dressed and pour it out in there. I give it a rinse at the outside faucet and leave it outside to dry and air out. You can find chamber pots in antique stores and in old-timey general stores, especially in Amish/Mennonite communities. Even an antique pot is cheaper than a portable toliet and the chemicals to put in it (and takes up less room). To poop in it, you can put the kitty litter in the bottom to help absorb any odors and then just toss it out when you get home like you would with a cat's litter box.

Sheryl72
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   Posted 8/7/2006 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I have honestly been thinking about this over the past few weeks. Except I have no idea how I would do it. I drive a Lumina Car and would have no where to put it. I was trying to figure out away that you could just cut a big hole in the seat and have a toilet under it!!!! I haven't figured it out yet!!!! I have an hour commute each way to work and believe me if someone could invent it I would probably buy it!!!!

Keriamon
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   Posted 8/7/2006 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Sheryl, could you rig yourself up a chamber pot like I was talking about, then just set it up in the passenger seat and sit on it and do your business? If you are pulled over on the right-hand shoulder and are in the right-hand seat, no one will be able to see into your car to see you sitting on it.

ItalianBella
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   Posted 8/7/2006 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
hehe sheryl i have a two door car and not much room in the back. i to thought, gee if i could just lift up the seaat and cut a whole in the bottom and then put a porta loo that would be great. but i dont think its that feasable haha...the one im looking at getting is about 30cm by 30cm or there abouts and i was gonna put it behind my front passenger seat, push the front seat forward as much as i could and like face it so that im facing the side...so not facing like the stearing wheel direction. so u sit sideways facing the side windows..if that makes sense...ive got it all worked out haha just gotta put it into place if im game enough.

ItalianBella
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   Posted 8/12/2006 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
blahhh to IBS

pandacrazy
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   Posted 8/13/2006 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
My sister started carrying one with her in her car. It helped relieve alot of her anxiety about finding a place to go. I have an $11 green pail with a seat and lid on it from fleet farm that we use for camping. There is some blue stuff that you get it comes in little packets that you drop one in with a little water and then there is no smell. You can get it by the camping stuff anywhere. I also carry it with us in the van when we travel. Barb

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