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Broadmoor RV is proud to be one of the nation’s largest and most respected, family owned RV dealerships. We pride ourselves on service after the sale and are proud of the fact that we employ more certified master technicians than any other dealership in the entire Northwest. The goal of our mature, friendly, and experienced sales staff is to exceed our customer’s expectation and make purchasing an RV as much fun as using one. With our large inventory , volume, and low overhead it’s no secret that at Broadmoor RV, “We Flat Sell ‘Em For Less.”
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Convenience. If you travel a lot, it’s helpful to have your own toilet at your disposal. You don’t have to use a communal one at rest stop, Porta Potti, or those stationed at campgrounds. You’ll need to make fewer stopovers if you have one in your RV (especially if you have kids!)
Privacy and comfort. RV toilets are great if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like using public restrooms. They’re also important if you have health issues and require quick and easy access to a commode.
Versatility. Thebest porcelain RV toilet will be similar to the one you have at home. Many are full-sized and have large, comfortable seats. Some are very practical and can be used in campers, boats, trailers, and other types of vehicles
.Earth friendly. If used properly, RVs can be quite environmentally-friendly. Some toilets have composting features that turn your waste into fertilizer. This allows you to leave a smaller impact on the earth.
Types of RV Toilets
Traditional Gravity Flush
This type of RV toilet is similar to a household toilet, except it doesn’t include a water holding tank. As a result, it can only be used when it’s connected to an outside water source or if it’s used when the water pump from the RV holding tank is on. Typically, you flush the toilet with a foot pedal. You’ll also need to fill the tank with water using a lever.
This type of toilet has motor-powered blades that soften and thin the waste before it’s transported into the holding tank (AKA black tank). The waste in the holding tank becomes much more fluid because of how it’s crushed down into tiny pieces before it moves from the toilet to the black tank.
A toilet with a vacuum flush uses a macerating pump and a vacuum unit to remove all the contents in the bowl. The vacuum makes flushing much more powerful and liquefies solid waste. It’s convenient because you can typically place it in several areas of your RV.
Composting toilets do not use any water, and they separate solids from liquids. They’re useful if you have a limited water supply, and you’re part of a couple or a single traveler. When used properly, they do not smell bad. However, they may emit a soil-like smell, but a vent fan moves the air from the bowl outside. It’s not ideal for a family because of the number of times you have to change the tank.
This type of toilet does not separate solids from liquids, so it produces raw sewage. While they’re very portable and easy to install, you must dump the waste quite frequently at an RV dump or in a toilet. Also, because no hose is involved, you will see and smell the sewage.
A cassette toilet is like a portable camping toilet in several ways. However, it’s fixed in place, and you can usually access the waste storage tank from outside your RV. Like the portable toilet, you will see and smell the sewage as you eliminate it at a dump station or toilet. Van owners often use cassette toilets because their rigs are smaller.
Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thetford is a leading manufacturer of mobile sanitation products for the RV, marine, camping and truck markets. The company created its first slide-action valve for RV holding tanks in 1963. One top product is the Thetford Aqua Magic V RV Toilet Hand Flush-High Profile.
Dometic started in 1920 when Swedish engineering students Baltzar von Platen and Carl Munters created the world’s first refrigerator. The company manufactures a variety of products, including RV toilets, holding tanks, mobile refrigeration, furnaces, and air conditioners. One popular product is the Dometic 320 Series Standard Height Toilet.
RV Toilet Pricing
Under $100: There are a few RV toilets in this price range, but they may lack features that make waste disposal more convenient.
$100-$150: You can find a decent RV toilet at this price point. Less expensive ones will be entirely plastic, and pricier ones will have ceramic elements.
Over $150: You can spend hundreds of dollars on a premium RV toilet. The best toilet is typically made of china or porcelain and is designed in ways to provide ultimate comfort.
An important factor when it comes to finding the best RV toilet system is hygiene. First and foremost, toilets for travel trailers should flush properly. Also, they should have sealed valves, be leak-proof, and not spread bacteria inside your motor home. Since RVs consist of enclosed spaces, infections can easily spread. It’s also crucial that the toilet doesn’t emit a foul smell.
There are several types of RV toilets, and some are more comfortable than others. For example, you may prefer a high-profile toilet, which is easy to sit on. Also, some RV toilet manufacturers make replacement seats that close slowly or are made of wood. Still, other options include remote flush switches or toilets with backlighting.
Some RVs have a small amount of space, so toilet options may be limited. For example, cassette toilets may be necessary for smaller vehicles. Toilets should also have the ability to rotate 360 degrees so they can be used in several positions. Low-profile toilets are also preferable for narrow spaces.
Ease of Installation: A portable or full-size RV toilet should be easy and not very time-consuming to install. Since it’s an essential item for traveling, a flush toilet for RV should come with straightforward installation instructions. In addition, the best RV toilet should be simple to repair and easy to clean.
Durability: RV toilets are often made of plastic, but some are made with better plastic than others. While it’s not as durable as porcelain, it can still function as required. If you want to feel like you’re at home, a porcelain commode is a better bet, and it’s long lasting.
Waste Capacity: The more waste your portable toilet can hold, the longer you can travel without emptying it. If you let the waste sit too long, it will start to smell. RV toilets with higher waste capacities will make your trip much more comfortable, and you won’t have to stop as often to empty them.
Type of User:If you are elderly or disabled, you probably want to avoid purchasing a low-profile toilet. If necessary, you can install a raised platform for this type of toilet to make it easier to use. High-profile toilets are preferable because they’re similar in dimension to household units.
Length of Trip: If you plan on taking a long trip, it may be challenging to find places to dump your waste. In those situations, you may require a spare tank, particularly if you have a cassette or portable travel toilet. These types of toilets are also more convenient if you’re visiting a remote area.
This gravity flush toilet has a 100-percent vitreous ceramic bowl and 360-degree vortex flush pattern with powerful swirl-jet cleaning action. It’s lightweight and features a long, full-sized seat that’s 18 inches tall. It includes an easily accessible water line connection, two-bolt installation, and optional hand spray. It also has a two-year warranty.
Installation is straight forward, and the product is designed well. The toilet is taller than most standard toilets, and it flushes with power similar to a house toilet. The foot pedal is great because you don’t have to stick your nose close to the dump valve. Also, a toe touch provides a fast clean-water refill. The ceramic bowl is easy to clean, and it has sturdy construction with no wobble.
One downside is the toilet seat is plastic. You may need to be careful when taking off the lid to replace the seat with a different one because part of that thumb sticking up in the back is the cover for the water valve area. There have also been some reports that the valve or seals leak.
This toilet features a single-handle flush system: simply press it halfway to add water to the bowl and all the way to flush. It has a textured lid that sheds water and resists scuffs. It weighs just 9.4 pounds and can be fitted with a hand sprayer to reduce water consumption. Also, its higher profile provides a taller seat height for comfort.
Installation is easy, and the toilet is very sturdy despite being lightweight. The extra 2 inches in height are good for older people and those seeking more comfort. Also, it’s very easy to flush and has a solid handle. It comes with a flange seal, bolting hardware, and bottle of chemicals for the black tank.
One downside is that the toilet is plastic, and the lid is a little flimsy. In addition, there have been some reports that the seat ring is uncomfortable and the toilet bowl does not hold water. It may also be difficult for a large adult to use due to its small size.
This toilet features a single-pedal system: press the pedal halfway to add water to the bowl and press all the way to flush. The seat and cover is easy to remove for cleaning and service, and the front shroud pulls off for easy access to mounting bolts and the pedal mechanism. It comes with a hand sprayer to reduce water consumption.
It’s easy to install and easy to use. The foot pedal flush is smooth and simple compared to a system with a double-pedal flush. The flush mechanism pulses the water and cleans the bowl well so it does not get dirty. Its base is also strong and sturdy for larger individuals. It looks nice and has the appearance of a residential unit.
The toilet is large and is completely plastic and may use more water than other models. Also, your foot may slip on the pedal when flushing, slamming the valve shut. The hose nozzle only works while the pedal is depressed.
The amount of water you use to flush the toilet depends on how long you choose to flush it. In general, it should just take a couple of seconds to wash waste down the drain. To conserve water, don’t flush for very long.
With a composting toilet, you can dry the solids area more quickly by using sphagnum peat moss or coconut coir. You also need to turn an agitator every time you use it. Liquids can be flushed down a toilet or septic tank.
Sludge will start to form if you don’t change the tank frequently enough on a composting toilet. As a result, it is less than ideal for more than three people to use this type of toilet in a recreational vehicle.
To prevent your toilet from smelling like urine, keep the urine hole or tube clean. You can pour fresh water or Nature’s Miracle down the urine hole after each use to neutralize any smells.
You should empty your water and waste tanks every few days at a dump station. The more people you have in the RV, the more often you will need to do this.
Q: Can I use a residential style toilet in my RV?
A: A home toilet is not recommended. A replacement RV toiletis specially designed for a motorhome. Most importantly, it uses much less water than a toilet in your house. Some new, efficient ones use as little as a pint of water. Also, the best RV toilets are designed to withstand the RV traveling on twisty roads; home toilets don’t have a flush tank, which would cause spills.
Q: How often do I need to empty the compartments from a composting toilet?
A: It depends on how many people use the toilet and how frequently they do so. For example, one person who lives in an RV full time may need to change the liquid compartment every other day and the solid compartment once a month. The more deposits in the solid compartment, the wetter it will be. When the waste takes longer to dry, the toilet will stop composting and start to smell.
Q: Is special toilet paper required?
A: Yes. If you don’t use the proper toilet paper, you can clog your tank. The best kind of RV toilet paper will disintegrate quickly in water. Some popular brands include Charmin Ultra Soft and Angel Soft. There is also toilet paper designed especially for RV use, but it may be rough on your bum. Look for brands marked “septic safe.”
Q: How do I fix a clogged RV toilet?
A: Usually, RV toilets become clogged due to toilet paper. The first thing you should do is open the valve and pour hot water inside it. This should break down the matter that is clogging the toilet. Certain chemicals designed for septic use may also fix a clogged toilet.
Q: Is there a way to keep the toilet from smelling?
A: An RV toilet may start to smell because there’s a leak, the sewer tank is damaged, there’s a clog, or it hasn’t been cleaned in a while. Some of these problems you can resolve yourself, such as removing a clog or sanitizing the tank. Other issues may require a professional.
Our pick for the best RV toilet is the Dometic 310 Series Standard Height Toilet. Its high-profile design provides a taller seat height, and it can be fitted with a hand sprayer. It’s sturdy, easy to flush, and comes with equipment that makes installation easy.
By most metrics, the RV industry is on the rise. Since taking a hit during the financial crisis of 2008, RV manufacturers have seen sales increase and experts expect the industry as a whole to be worth about $75 billion by 2025. Those numbers are no doubt comforting to the three biggest companies in North America: Thor Industries, Forest River, and Winnebago. Love campers and trailers? Come join our new community group.
But change is afoot. If the RV industry wants to survive whatever economic twists and turns emerge over the next decade, they need to pay attention to one major group: millennials.
New data shows that millennials make up the largest group of campers at 41 percent and that share of the market is growing. By 2025, the number of consumers between the ages of 30 and 45 will total 72 million people.
The importance of millennial campers was the focus of this year’s newly revamped trade show, RVX. In his keynote speech, RV Industry Association (RVIA) President Frank Hugelmeyer said that more than 40 million people are potential RV owners, and he questioned whether the industry was doing enough to get new customers.
“The RV industry talks to all consumers in the same way,” Hugelmeyer said. “But the next generation of buyers are different,” Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler tells Curbed. “[For millennials] it’s not about the stuff you collect, it’s about experiences, travel, and who you meet.”
Bob Martin, CEO of Thor Industries, told Curbed that the company is seeing the age of consumers coming down drastically across its 17 brands. Thor isn’t selling strongly with millennials yet, Martin reported, but he believes that will happen over the next five years.
Wheeler sums it up well: “Innovate or die. Brands like Airstream could become irrelevant.”
While I doubt that Airstream will become irrelevant anytime soon, Wheeler, Martin, and Hugelmeyer all make the same point: Embrace millennials or risk obsolescence. But while these execs have all identified the same problem, none of them are millennials. So what do millennials actually want from the RV industry? This RV-owning millennial breaks it down.
Start with better design
Head to an RV sales lot and you’ll notice the same thing: A sea of identical RVs. From the boring exterior graphics to the mundane beige that afflicts most interiors, the RV industry has struggled to adopt modern design trends. It’s not just about getting rid of the dated swooping graphics—although I can’t stand the swoops—it’s about approaching RVs like how we approach design and building more generally.
RVs should be well built (more on that later), functional, and pleasant to look at. Some would argue that good design is as little design as possible. In most travel trailers, fifth wheels, and Class As, the RV industry has just added more—more slide-outs, more TVs, more of all the things they think will sell.
But millennials don’t want more. We want the iPhone of RVs: Elegant, user-oriented, and innovative, with clean lines and sleek surfaces that don’t have to be hidden behind swoops.
RV industry data has long shown that older consumers between the ages of 55 and 75 like more traditional, large RVs, while younger consumers favor smaller trailers. But there are signs that in the future, smaller trailers and campers will reign supreme. Campers like the Happier Camper, the Air Opus, and the Barefoot Caravan have garnered a ton of attention in the U.S., and some older RVers are ditching large Class As and Class Cs in favor of the maneuverability of smaller campers.
Millennials in particular are eager for smaller models, a trend confirmed by Airstream’s Bob Wheeler and Thor’s Bob Martin. Compact campers provide all the essentials in a small and affordable package, and lightweight models often don’t need an additional tow vehicle to pull them. Trailers like Taxa Outdoor’s Mantis check all the boxes: lightweight, can sleep a family, and fit in a standard garage. And bigger companies like Airstream are paying attention; Wheeler confirmed that for Airstream, “small is the new big,” and customers can expect more models trending down in size and weight.
Embrace van life
Along with the “think smaller” mantra, RV manufacturers need to embrace van life. While still a small sector of the RV industry, camper vans are a growing trend that’s here to stay. Packed with amenities and with more functionality than the stuffy motorhomes of yesterday, Class B vans are easy to park, get better gas mileage than many other RVs, and can easily tow small boats or toy haulers.
Rethinking the bathroom doesn’t necessarily mean getting rid of it; it means paying attention to function. At the new RV trade show this past spring, SylvanSport debuted a revolutionary hard-sided trailer that features a patented all-season, indoor-outdoor sliding kitchen. And while outdoor kitchens are nothing new, this one slides out from the shower area for a brilliant use of space. We’ve also seen innovative showers in camper vans and bathrooms that do double duty as gear storage. The options are endless—RV manufacturers just need to step up.
Focus on quality
If there’s one negative association people have with the RV industry, it’s that manufacturers don’t build for quality (stay tuned, we have a feature on this issue in the works). Some companies use top-notch materials, while others use thin-grade aluminum, sub-par laminate and woods, and spot welds. And because of the high number of RVs rolling off the production line, it’s rare for every single RV to be checked for quality before leaving for the dealer—in some cases only 20 percent of campers are being inspected.
Want to impress the next generation of RV buyers? Don’t skimp on quality.
Bob Wheeler from Airstream admitted that “Europe is about 15 years ahead of us in terms of design.” He blames market forces, saying that companies need to take more risks and think creatively about what consumers want.
Airstream’s parent company, Thor Industries, is hoping to use their recent acquisition of European RV-maker Erwin Hymer Group to help boost innovation in the states. Although Thor won’t ship products from Europe, they will look overseas for “R&D and to give us an edge,” says Bob Martin.
European ideas can help push the American RV market to innovate. Recently, North American-based NüCamp RV announced that it will start manufacturing the popular, retro-inspired Barefoot Caravan in the U.S. We need more of this.
Use technology well
Likewise, technology is integral to the future of campers and RVs. But while some want to throw as much geeky tech into an RV as possible, millennials know it’s more about the true functionality of the technology than the mere fact that it exists.
Throw out the giant TVs and instead focus on how technology can improve an RV owner’s experience. App-controlled smart trailers and new RV apps are a start, but manufacturers shouldn’t sleep on smart appliances, high-end batteries for off-the-grid travel, and autonomous driving technology. And in a world where remote work is more prevalent than ever, integrated high-speed internet connection is essential.
Beyond tech for personal use, real innovations in RV technology should be oriented toward making campers more eco-friendly. The irony of enjoying the outdoors by pulling heavy, poorly-constructed trailers with gas-guzzling trucks is not lost on younger generations.
A love for the outdoors unites most RVers, no matter their age. Manufacturers should capitalize on this commonality and commit to eco-friendly construction and products.
Families are the future
Camping and RVing have always been family-oriented activities. It’s an easy way to vacation, travel, and adventure with multiple generations. But sometimes manufacturers forget that millennials have families too—54 percent of millennials camp with their kids, and 63 percent of millennial parents who camp do so more than seven nights per year.
This means that instead of waiting for millennials to buy giant Class A RVs, manufacturers need to start incorporating all of the other pieces of advice listed—like smaller, green RVs—and build them for families, too. The Winnebago Revel is a fun camper van, but it can only sleep two. The adventure-minded Airstream Basecamp also only sleeps two. Small campers don’t have to just be for couples.
The phrase that millennials are “all about experiences” is cliché at this point, but it does carry an element of truth. Instead of assuming this just means millennials are on Instagram all the time, RV manufacturers need to think about how this influences RV design.
The number one way manufacturers can take advantage of the younger generation’s focus on experiences is this: Build campers with gear storage.
For me, my camper is not just a mobile home that goes from RV parking lot to parking lot. I explore off-the-grid, and I use bikes, kayaks, SUPs, skis, snowboards, and climbing gear to do it. But an alarming number of RVs have no place to put bikes for a family, much less larger items. I believe this is why van life is so appealing to younger generations; even though vans are smaller than other types of RVs, they often have more room to store bikes, skis, and even snowmobiles.
For millennials, RVs are the means by which we adventure. If you build it, we will come.
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A southern Minnesota man is facing his seventh DWI charge after he allegedly drove an RV through a roundabout last weekend while drunk and high on methamphetamine.
Mitchell Schultz, 38, of Lake Crystal, is charged with DWI, drug possession and driving after having his license cancelled, court documents filed in Blue Earth County show.
According to a criminal complaint, Schultz crashed an RV into a roundabout Saturday morning at the intersection of State Highway 22 and County Road 90, just south of Mankato.
Responding officers found Schultz at the scene. He gave them baggies of methamphetamine and submitted to a preliminary breath test, which showed a result of .138, well above the legal limit of .08. Later, in an interview with investigators, he admitted to drinking and smoking meth that morning.
At the scene, Schultz told officers that he was a passenger in the RV and that the driver ran away after the crash, the complaint states. However, witnesses told officers that Schultz was the only person they saw get out of the vehicle.
Emergency crews brought Schultz to a hospital to be treated for cuts and bruises. He was later booked into the Blue Earth County Jail.
If convicted of the DWI charge, Schultz faces 7 years in prison.
According to court documents, Schultz has been convicted of six prior DWIs.
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The State Fire Marshal’s Office says that two have been arrested in connection with an RV fire in St. Martinville.
Deputies say that 34-year-old Leroy Begnaud, III of New Iberia and a 16-year-old were arrested in connection with the fire that destroyed an RV, two ATV side-by-sides, and three 4-wheelers.
The fire, according to deputies, was reported on May 23 in the 4300 block of Main Highway in St. Martinville.
At the time of the fire, the St. Martin Parish Fire District requested assistance from the State Fire Marshal’s Office in determining a cause.
Deputies say that an assessment of the scene indicated that the fire was intentionally set inside the RV.
A 16-year-old was arrested after a traffic stop uncovered items reportedly stolen from the camper. The teenager allegedly admitted to investigators that he assisted Begnaud in burglarizing the camper and then setting it on fire.
Begnaud was arrested on Wednesday, May 29 and deputies say that during questioning he allegedly admitted to the burglary and setting the fire.
Begnaud was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail on a hold to be transferred to St. Martin Parish Jail to face one count each of Simple Arson, Criminal Trespass, and Criminal Conspiracy.
The 16-year-old was also arrested on those same charges.
The investigation was a collaboration between the State Fire Marshal’s Office, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, and New Iberia Police Department,
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We’re back home after nine months on the road seeing America in our RV.
Time to take a break, right?
Not on your life. If anything, traveling around the country has given us a new appreciation for the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and we’re itching to get back out there immediately.
Our summer travel wish list includes trips to the Olympic Peninsula, Vancouver Island, the Columbia Basin and the North Cascades Highway. And we’d love to get back to Mount Rainier National Park, the Long Beach Peninsula and the Oregon Coast.
So much for us. What’s on your travel wish list?
We heard from a number of readers who wrote to Going Mobile with some ambitious travel plans themselves in the upcoming months.
Bob and Helen Fisher are traveling to Napa, Calif., around Father’s Day, camping in the redwoods of Humboldt County along the way, a family tradition.
“Every year there seems to be one less tent and one more RV!” Bob writes. He’ll also do a 200-mile bike ride out of Santa Rosa on that trip, (an event aptly named “The Terrible Two”), and the Fishers are also planning trips to Libby, Mont., and the high desert to attend the Oregon Star Party in the region’s famously dark skies.
Seabury Blair Jr. is lying low for most of the summer, but plans a short trip to Bumblebee Campground on the Coeur d’Alene River in June. In the fall, Seabury is heading out for a major trip.
“We’re either driving the Blue Ridge Parkway next fall, or doing a one-month tour of lakes in Montana, Wyoming and Oregon,” he writes. Both trips sound great — bravo!
Doris Butler also is staying put for the summer, but hopes to travel in the fall.
“We would like to go south for the winter and go birding in California, Arizona, New Mexico and then get to Texas and Florida someday,” she writes.
Howard Braham dreams of RV travel, but it’s not happening this year.
“We had a trip mapped out for May-June to Yellowstone and upper Montana. But life has gotten in the way,” he writes, adding “we’ll hunker down in Spokane Valley surrounded by eight grandkids.” Family time sounds nice, Howard.
And reader Jennifer Ferrero is still in the fantasizing phase when it comes to RV adventures.
“We don’t currently have an RV, although my parents and siblings have them. I have a dream of visiting all of the national parks in my own RV sometime,” she writes. “My husband isn’t quite ready to get one, but I can’t wait for my little home on wheels.”
Thanks for sharing. Now let’s hit the road.
Are we RV people?
“Hell yeah!” That’s John’s conclusion in a story he wrote for The Los Angeles Times. If you have a moment, go online to read about the good, the bad and the ugly of our recent RV travels. You’ll find it this way in a Google search: “John Nelson: Are we RV people?”
This week’s Going Mobile question
Hey you snowbirds: Is it better to store your RV down south for winter use, or drive it home? Send your email responses to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share what we learn.
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