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 T@B 400 Camper Accessories


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PANGOLIN RV Water Pressure

Regulator with Oil Filled Gauge




2021 Improved Version; The pressure gauge of PANGOLIN RV water pressure regulator is filled with high-class silicone oil. The clarity, stability, and seismic performance are higher than other gauges and it is not easy to fade. The gauge is filled with oil to prevent water intrusion and rust, and the sealing is stronger, the service life is prolonged. And we use high-grade brass; Lead-Free; corrosion-resistant.

NOTE: Dave switched to the Pangolin RV Water Pressure Regulator after the dial malfunctioned. This version has 5 stars and great reviews for the same price.

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Camco 40043 TastePure

RV/Marine Water Filter 


See Camco Video for details

Camco TastePure Water Filter protects against bacteria, reduces bad taste, odors, chlorine and sediment in Drinking Water.


  • NOTE: First use? Be sure to let the water run through the charcoal filter until it's clear. The filter is used when directly filling the fresh water tank AND used to fill the water jugs. When filtered, we will use for cooking and drinking.

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Camco 40045 TastePURE

Inline Water Filter Replacements


See Camco Video for details

Camco's TastePURE Water Filter reduces bad taste, odor, chlorine and sediment in drinking water. Connect the TastePURE Water Filter to your drinking water safe hose for safer, cleaner water. Removes aluminum, bad taste, cadmium, heavy metals, hydrogen sulfide, iron, lead, mercury, odor, and turbidity

The TastePURE Water Filter attaches to any standard water or garden hose connection.

 Camco product video available

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HAPPY CAMPERS Organic RV Holding Tank Treatment - 64 Treatments


Not only is Happy Camper the most effective odor neutralizer, it is also the most cost-effective product on the market..


1 scoop of Happy Camper will treat a 40-gallon black tank and another scoop will treat your grey tank.


NOTE: Don't leave home without it. We use Happy Camper in the grey water tank to eliminate any foul odor. We are extremely pleased with this product. (July 2021)

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Hopkins 10704 FloTool

Spill Saver Measu-Funnel


  • On/off spout with tube and cap.

  • Easy grip handle for premixing. Durable cap with duel lanyard straps.

  • Flexible tubing for hard-to-reach areas.

NOTE:  We use this product to mix some Micro Pur water purification powder to water when adding more water to the fresh water tank. 

NOTE: This product is not needed when using the 3-gal water jug with a pouring snout. The Micro Pur powder can be added to a 3-gal jug just prior to refilling the fresh water tank.

Other styles available

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Camco (22484) Water Bandit

Connects Your Standard Water Host

to Various Water Sources - Lead Free


  • One end connects to a standard water hose, via a brass, male, standard water connection.

  • The other end a highly flexible, silicone polymer sleeve stretches to fit over the end of virtually any standard water source; those with damaged or stripped threads and even to water sources with no threads at all.

NOTE: We haven't had to use this product but it's in the supply box when it is needed.

Other styles available

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Camco Water Tank Filler

with Shutoff Valve


See Camco Video for details

Camco RV Water Tank Filler with Shutoff Valve helps fill your water tank in a fraction of the usual time and eliminate line backflow. Large 5/8" fill tube allows you to fill your camper, trailer or motorhome water tank at or near full pressure while minimizing line backflow. Quarter-turn pressure-sealed valve allows you to selectively control water flow.

NOTE: Absolutely necessary. A standard hose nozzle does not fit the water intake unless attached to this filler tube.


NOTE: Add a water flow meter and you'll know how much water is flowing into your tanks.

NOTE: Not needed if using the 3-gal water jug with pouring snout.

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Rainwave RW-9FM LCD

Digital Water Flow Meter


The Rainwave RW-9FM LCD Digital Water Flow Meter displays a digital LCD screen in gallons or liters exactly how much water has flowed past its sensor.


Powered by a 3-volt button cell battery protected from moisture with an O-ring, the device automatically starts tracking usage as soon as the water starts flowing through it. 

NOTE: It is worth adding the flow meter to the filler tube when refreshing fresh water to know exactly how much water is added to the fresh water tank.

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zero-G 4001-25 Flexible, Kink-Free, Drinking Water Safe Garden Hose, 


The zero-G hose is the future of advanced hose design. Compared to traditional hoses, the zero-G is 50% lighter in weight which assures effortless handling and easy maneuvering.


  • 50% Lighter Weight Compared to Commercial Vinyl Hose

  • Jobsite Tough - Abrasion, Leak & Puncture Resistant with Burst Rating of 600+ PSI

  • Kink-Resistant, Easy to Maneuver, Drinking Water Safe & Lead Free

  • Does NOT Expand or Retract, Guaranteeing an Uninterrupted and High Water Flow Rate

  • Assembled in USA

NOTE: Dave loves this product because it is collapsible, easy to store, and does not kinkup. We use it specifically for drinking water.

Other styles available

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Camco 39000 Rhino - 15 Gallon

Portable RV Waste Holding Tank with


NOTE: We use approximately 4 gallons of grey water a day with two showers and two meals of dishwashing water. That gives us four days to fill the T@B 400 Camper's 18-gallon grey water tank with 12 gallons.

The 15-gallon Portable Waste Holding tank is easy to set up, drain the water from the grey water tank, and roll (or tow) the portable tank to empty at the dump station.

NOTE: It worked out to be very convenient to keep the portable attached during longer stays. When full(ish) the portable was rolled-towed-or placed in back of van to a dump station. (JUL 2021)

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Camco 39000 Rhino - 15 Gallon

Portable RV Waste Holding Tank with


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Katadyn Micropur Classic Powder 100g Simple and safe. Ideal for vacations and traveling. Micropur Classic inactivates bacteria in water tanks and containers.

It is ecologically friendly and keeps water free from germs, algae, and odors. Silver ions preserve water for up to 6 months. Shelf-life: 10 years.

NOTE: We learned about this product through our German family as they took us on a 4 month RV trip around Europe. There is a tiny measuring scoop that is included. We use 1 scoop for our 2020 T@B 400 fresh water tank. The product is hard to find in the US.

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Coleman Jug With Water Carrier,

5 Gallons, Blue



Reliance Products Desert Patrol

3 Gallon Rigid Water Container


NOTE: The T@B 400 has a 30-gallon freshwater tank.


We keep two 5-gal jugs plus three 3-gal jugs in the tow-van for refilling the T@B 400 freshwater tank when boondocking.

Using the 3-gal jug is the easiest way to directly refill the fresh water tank when not hooked up to city water.

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Camco RhinoFLEX RV 5ft Sewer Hose Extension Kit with Swivel Fitting - 39765


See Camco Video for details

NOTE: Dave switched to the FLEX hose making it easier to store in a small compartment.

  • Kit compresses to 24" for storage and can be stored in 4" square bumpers

  • Kit includes 5' RhinoFLEX sewer hose, swivel bayonet fitting, swivel lug fitting and two locking rings

  • Fittings swivel for ease of use and are detachable

  • 5' RhinoFLEX sewer hose is made of 23 mils of durable polyolefin and reinforced with steel wire

  • Works with any sewer hose that has a bayonet fitting

  • NOTE: Absolutely appreciated this product's flex storage ability. (JUL 2021)

Camco RhinoFLEX RV 5ft Sewer Hose Extension Kit with Swivel Fitting - 39765


See Camco Video for details


Camco (22505) 90 Degree Hose Elbow


Hose Elbow

Camco's 90 Degree Hose Elbow can be used with water hookups to your RV, residential outdoor faucets and with washing machine hookups. It eliminates strain on your water hose connection and prevents kinking.


Inline Water Pressure Regulator


Water Pressure Regulator

Camco Brass Water Pressure Regulator helps to protect the RV and boat plumbing and hoses from damage caused by high-pressure city water. Reduce water pressure to a safe, consistent 40–50psi of operational pressure. 


Lavario Portable Clothes Washer

Manual Non-Electric


See Lavario Video for details

LAVARIO is the best portable washing machine in the world. Our patented “power flow technology” is totally unique because it drives water through fabric with amazing cleaning action. Only minimal arm strength is needed because gravity does the work on the down-stroke and buoyancy makes the up-stroke easy.


Lavario is non-electric, portable, easy to use, and proudly manufactured in the USA. Lavario can be used in an RV bathroom, apartment bathroom, or outdoors, anywhere convenient to drain water. 

NOTE: After 4 months exploring the South West, we have a few tips: (JUL 2021)

  • The Lavario requires lots of water which was not as available when boondocking, especially in the desert states.

  • Stopping at laundromats turned out to be necessary.

  • We still used the spin dryer to accelerate air drying - when we had electrical hookups and time to air-dry.

Other styles available

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Ninja Portable Mini Spin Clothes Dryer

Mini 3200 RPM Centrifugal


See Ninja Video for details


  • With a hi-tech suspension system and gradual acceleration, not only is it quieter and easier to use, it also lasts longer.


  • Stainless steel drum with 22 lbs. capacity. High grade thick stainless steel drum, made with a special triple fold for extra durability and safety.


  • The suspension system and other features allow this unit to be quiet without reducing the spin speed. Motor is powerful enough to spin even with a full, sopping wet load.


  • Gets clothes nearly dry in only 3 minutes. Hundreds of times more energy efficient than conventional tumble dryers! Removes much more water and detergent from the clothes than a washing machine spin cycle.  

Other styles available

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Tru Earth Biodegradable Laundry Strips D (32 Loads, Fragrance-Free)


The smart formulation effectively seeks out and dislodges dirt molecules and stains, keeping them in suspension until they are rinsed away. It makes your laundry washing chore easier, healthier, more economical, and much kinder to our planet.

NOTE: We use this product at home as well.

Other styles available

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Majestic Pure Essential Oil

100% Pure and Natural,



AirXwills Portable Tire Inflator for Cars. Bicycles and Other Inflatables


NOTE: This is a rechargeable tire inflator. that does not need to be plugged in to operate. Preset the inflation level and it automatically stops.

Other styles available

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Function as a multi-use leveler, jack stand, and tongue wheel support for a versatile addition to your tool kit

NOTE: We have one set and now plan on getting one more set for severe possibilities. These leveling pads are the best for leveling the RV camper.


Camco T Level (25543)


NOTE: We have two of these levelers for the tow van. When we do a quick overnight just the van is leveled, if needed, with the yellow levelers.


Significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to raise and lower scissor jacks with Camco’s Scissor Jack Socket.


NOTE: Attaches to a drill to automate raising and lowering the "camper feet." A real game-changer.


Camco T Level (25543)


  • Camco RV T Level can be mounted with screws or adhesive, and provides front-to-back or side-to-side leveling.


Portable EMS-PT30X
RV Surge Protector


All-in-one Portable Surge & Testing


The tried and true all-in-one surge protectors are portable devices that have both surge protection and pedestal testing in one unit.


Simply plug the device into the power pedestal to check the quality of your power and then plug in your cordset.


You can continue to monitor the quality of power while your RV is connected and surge protected.

Which RV Surge & Electrical Protection is Right for You..

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Honda 663530 EU2200i 120V 2200-Watt 0.95 Gallon Companion Portable Inverter Generator with Co-Minder


The EU2200i Companion delivers 10% more power than the previous EU2000 Companion - enabling you to power more of what you need, in the same lightweight, compact package.


The EU2200i Companion offers one 30A receptacle for RV applications (requires optional adaptor) and one 20A receptacle. The 30A receptacle allows 2 EU2200i models to be run in parallel by way of a simple parallel cord and not an external parallel kit.


The EU2200i Companion can operate a wide variety of appliances, making it perfect for portable use at home, camping, on the job site, or much more. 


The EU2200i Companion is powered by the Honda GXR120 Commercial Series engine. The GXR120 delivers exceptionally quiet, smooth, fuel-efficient performance in a small, lightweight package.

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MAXOAK Power Station

500Wh lithium Solar Generator

Bluetti AC50S Wireless Charging

Battery Backup


See King OA1501 Video for details

The Bluetti is our 500Wh rechargeable lithium portable power station we keep on the table inside the RV. The integrated wireless charger on top makes it a convenient place to keep our phones and ear pods always charging up.


  • Off-grid Power Backup with the foldable handle design, it is space-saving to carry around for outdoor activities such as camping, road trip, tailgating party, BBQ, adventure, photography, fishing,etc.

NOTE: It's a valuable item when bookdocking - power anywhere, power anytime, JULY 2021

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Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD,Grey


It affords maximum battery longevity, delivering just the right amount of charge every time.


Charge your batteries anywhere around the world via the included 100-240V, 50/60Hz universal AC adapter.

The charger has 8 independent charging circuits capable of charging 1-8 batteries in any combination.


Rapid charge enables 8 batteries to be fully charged to maximum capacities in 1-2 hr.

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Eneloop AA  Rechargeable Batteries


Eneloop AAA  Rechargeable Batteries



NOTE: Dave has used rechargeables for decades. When compared to others using rechargeables (in the band) his eneloops were superior working the electronics and holding a charge longer.


eneloop Ni-MH 'Low Self Discharge' batteries utilize Panasonic’s advanced rechargeable cell technology allowing them to be recharged up to 2100 times.

They also have extreme temperature performance down to -4 deg F.

Other styles available

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Dual Wireless Charger,

COSOOS Qi Certified


See COSOOS Qi Video for details

NOTE: We found the wireless charging pad so convenient by the bed that we now have them in different rooms to automatically have a place to set down our cell phones and ear pods.

Other styles available

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Good Earth Lighting

Rechargeable Indoor/Outdoor

LED Task Light 


NOTE: We place one in the dining area, one in the kitchen area and one in the bed area to provide all the light needed, even when boondocking. They are easy to recharge with the USB and the Solar Generator Bluetti every morning.


The magnetic mount and integrated hook are ideal for attaching to car hoods for a little extra light when you are working in the workshop or garage.


Easy to recharge battery, like a smartphone. Just plug in a USB wall charger (not included) and the micro USB charging cord (included) until the full charge indicator light turns green.

Other styles available

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 USB-C to USB-C Fast Charging Cord (6 ft), 60W Power Delivery PD Charging for Apple MacBook, iPad Pro 2020, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and more


NOTE: The C-to-C cord is needed to connect a laptop to a higher-wattage PD port (Personal Device.) A higher-wattage PD port is necessary to provide the higher wattage needed for charging laptops.


The Solar Generator Bluetti has a PD port for recharging our laptop inside our T@B 400 Camper. 

A PD Car Charger is used in the van to provide the wattage needed to recharge our laptops while on the road. 

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 USB-C to USB-C Fast Charging Car Phone Laptop Charger Adapter 


NOTE: The C-to-C car phone charger is needed to connect a laptop with a higher-wattage PD port. A higher-wattage PD port is necessary to provide the wattage needed for charging laptops.


The Solar Generator Bluetti has a PD port for recharging our laptop inside our T@B 400 Camper. 

A PD Car Charger is used in the van to provide the wattage needed to recharge our laptops while on the road. 

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PD port for Car Charger

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Portable HDTV

Over-the-Air Antenna


NOTE: If there is a signal out there, it will pick it up. We actually purchased two: one for the camper and one for home.

  • Omnidirectional over-the-air antenna brings you HDTV for free

  • Multi-directional signal acquisition (no pointing required) receives free VHF/UHF/FM signals

  • Always ready with simple setup - no tuning needed

  • Amplified for best signal

  • Powered Options: 110V AC or 12V DC at 100mA


RV Patio Mat Forest Green

9 x 18  Camping Mat


High quality, UV protected, reversible mats. Made of a 100% Polypropylene (plastic) tubing weave, these mats are super durable and perfect for any outing.


Use it at the beach, at a picnic, at a campground... wherever you go, these EZ Travel Mats can be used.


EZ Travel Mats are easy to wash and fold up in a snap.Carry Bag and Ground Stakes Included. Green Wave Color Scheme.

Other styles available

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Tarp Cover - Heavy Duty, Waterproof,

6 x 8  Camp ground sheet

for Clam Screen Shelter


2-Pack, Green-medium Weight Protection

Tarp Cover, 6X8, 3.35 Pounds, Waterproof.


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Clam Outdoors Quick-Set Traveler

Screen Shelter - 20lbs

Other sizes and styles available

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Quick Set 9870 Tent,

72 x 72 x 82 inches

We used the larger Clam Outdoors Quick-Set EscapeXL Screen Shelter for van camping and boat camping. It is perfect for shade and breeze during day trips and offers a bug-free night of fire-fly gazing.

Tarp Cover - Heavy Duty, Waterproof,

6 x 8  Camp ground sheet

for Screen Shelter


More sizes and styles available

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Onway Aluminium Portable

Folding Table and Bench Set


We picked this compact, foldable table because the benches are separate from the picknick table making it is easy to set up fold-down. It's compact to pack away in the van.


One-table-two-benches - made of Aluminum tubes, slats and board.

NOTE: Extremely light weight and amazingly compact.

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Oodles of Noodles Solid Deluxe Foam Pool Swim Noodles 3 Pack 55 Inch Length


NOTE: Changing the T@B 400 bedsheet is not easy. We found out just using a flat sheet on top of the mattress with pool-noodles securing the sheet between mattress and side walls works awesome - and is easy to undo and redo after washing. So any twin or queen flat sheet will do.

I used a twin flat sheet (see photo below) but a queen flat sheet would be more flexible to pull tight when needed.

BEST TIP: The pool noodles keep things from falling all the way down the side of the wall and past the platform. (To retrieve my cell phone, the mattress had to be completely removed before looking under the platform. The noodles will prevent that from happening again.)


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3 PC Sheet Lodge Printed Ultra-Soft Microfiber Sheet All-Season Bed Sheets


NOTE: Changing the T@B 400 bedsheet is not easy. We found out just using a flat sheet on top of the mattress with pool-noodles securing the sheet between mattress and side walls works awesome - and is easy to undo and redo after washing. So any twin or queen flat sheet will do.


Because we are from Wisconsin, we like woodsy themes - and the price was right. The sheets feel soft to the touch and wash beautifully. Perfect for camper-living.


Each set comes with 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet and 2 pillowcases (1 for Twin size).

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Inofia Queen Mattress Memory Foam 6" No-Risk 100 Night Trial


See Inofia Mattress Video for details

NOTE: The T@B 400 FROLI sleep system provides a unique sleeping surface with an independent suspension design that adjusts to your body weight and movements as well as creating an articulated air-flow surface.

The 3" mattress that covers the FROLI sleep system comes in three sections to allow for easy access to the battery, AC system. There is no underbed storage. We sacrifced easy access to this area for more comfort and replaced the 3" mattress with a queen-size 6" memory foam mattress. We are glad we did.

The 6" Inofia Mattress fits perfectly. Any thicker and it wouldn't fit.

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Wake In Cloud - Rustic Patchwork Comforter Set, Christmas Red Black Trees Pattern Printed, Soft Microfiber Bedding (3pcs, Twin Size)


NOTE: We love this twin-size comforter on top of the flat sheet (secured in place with pool noodles). It's super lightweight, easy to wash, and quick to dry. Perfect for trailer-camping.

  • 【Set】1 comforter 68x90 inches (twin size), 2 pillowcases 20x26 inches.

  • 【Material】100% soft microfiber, durable, wrinkle-resistant, fade-resistant, and machine washable.

  • 【Easy Care】Machine wash in cold water, gentle cycle, tumble dry on low or dry naturally, do not bleach.

  • 【Guarantee】100% satisfaction with the 30-night trial, return for a refund if you don’t entirely love.

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Lightweight Comforter All Season Down Alternative Bed Comforter


NOTE: Used as a topper comforter if more warmth is needed during very cold evenings. The comforter is easy to wash, dry, and quick-dry, super lightweight, and easy to do a long roll-up and stuff at the wedge where the bed meets the teardrop edge of the bed and out of the way.

  • The twin comforter brown tan is made in OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified and hypoallergenic.

  • The all-season comforter twin can be used all year-round. The Lightweight comforter twin is light enough for summer when the night cools off and heavy enough for winter without feeling tied down into the bed.

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 Bathroom Business Explained

Scroll down to find list of supplies

NOTE: Dave and I decided to not use the camper toilet system because we don't want to clean black-water tanks. We also don't want to use public toilets since the COVID virus has arrived. Instead, our toilet is turned into a human litterbox. After many experiments, we have put together the best-layered contents that make it easy to put together, remain odorless, and is easy to dispose of. It's a layering system of products that are highly absorbent and mostly natural. Most of the products listed can be picked up wherever farm or pet supplies are sold. For your convenience, you can also order them online here at no extra charge to you.  Scroll down to find a list of supplies


I started this as an overnight convenience. The toilet elevator is necessary when two people are using the bathroom overnight with plenty of space for men to feel comfortable using. Because there is no liquid in the toilet, driving around with a toilet full of pine pellets is not a concern and always available for use even on the road.


To discard contents, pull up garbage bag excess straight up. (Leave the contents in the bowl until after you tie three knots.) The training pad automatically wraps over the contents diaper-style making the chore much easier. Three knots will ensure no leakage when discarded at a gas station while getting fuel or the campground dumpster.

Here is our best-layered toilet preparation

  • Keep toilet cover in the upright position.

  • Purchase XL Puppy Training Pads. Each training sheet holds 8 cups of liquids. (Or pick up at farm or pet stores. There is a wide variety of this product now available.)

  • Cut a small section of one sheet and place it at the bottom of the toilet as an added protection against leaks. You won't need to change this one unless there is a leak - highly unlikely.

  • Purchase 13-gallon garbage bags (I preferred white). Place one garbage bag inside the toilet. Spread smoothly around the bottom. Bring the excess bag over the toilet seat & rim. (This excess will be used to wrap up and tie three knots before discarding.)

  • Take a full sheet of the absorbent liner (training pad). Gather one side together and tape-in-place. Opposite the gathered side, repeat (gather the opposite side and tape-in-place.) It will now look like a large paper bowl. Place this absorbent-paper-bowl inside the toilet layering it on top of the plastic garbage bag already lining the toilet. Secure edges of paper-bowl under the toilet-seat lid to hold in place.

  • Add pine pellets (2" deep) inside the paper-bowl-lined toilet. (Pine pellets absorb more than 500% of their own weight and the natural pine scent along with the absorbent training pad absorbs odor.)

  • Place the toilet seat lid down. Your weight will keep the contents in position.

  • To discard, pull up garbage bag excess straight up. (Leave the contents in the bowl until after you tie 3 knots.) The training pad automatically wraps over the contents diaper-style making the chore much easier. 

  • With 3 knots, you can be assured no leakage or odor escapes. We threw it in the back of the van until we found a campground dumpster or discarded at a gas station while refueling.

  • TIP:  We used this method exclusively every night for urine. If using for #2, wet some pellets on the side. Wet pellets will fall apart.  Cover #2 with the wet crumbled pellets to eliminate odor fast.

  • TIP: Toilet paper isn't odor-controlled so discard in a separate container.


American Wood

 PinePellet Bedding, 40 lb


America's Choice Bedding Pellets provides hassle free and long lasting use. Pellets are specially designed to provide super absorbency. Available in a forty pound size.

Managing your bathroom business is the most important part of camping during COVID times. Click for instructions on how to use a layered technique

  • Add pine pellets to cover the absorbant  pad. Pine pellets absorb more than 500% of their own weight and the natural pine scent along with the carbon filled training pad helps to reduce odor.)

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Bulldoglogy Premium Carbon Black

Pee Pads with Adhesisve Sticky Tape Boots


Managing your bathroom business is the most important part of camping during COVID times. Click for instructions on how to use a layered technique

  • Purchase XL Training Pads. Each training sheet holds 8 cups of liquids. 

  • Purchase 13-gallon garbage bags. Place one garbage bag inside the toilet. Spread smoothly around the bottom and edges. Pull the excess bag over the outside of the toilet and rim.

  • Take absorbant puppy-pad and gather one side and bind with tape. (Do the same with the opposite sidpappere.) It will now resemble a paper bowl.

  • Place the paper-bowl as a new layer inside the garbage bag already lining the toilet. Spread evenly around the bowl  and over the edge of the toilet and under the toilet-rim-seat  Your weight on the toilet-rim-seat will hold all in place.

Other styles available

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Order the Bulldoglogy Pee Pads

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Amazon Brand - Solimo Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags, 13 Gallon, 45 Count

Managing your bathroom business is the most important part of camping during COVID times. Click for instructions on how to use a layered technique


Purchase 13-gallon garbage bags. Place one garbage bag inside the RV toilet. Spread smoothly around the bottom and edges. Using the excess garbage bag, cover the whole outside of the toilet and rim.

Other styles available

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Order the Trash Bags on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3wYwXQN

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Alpcour Portable Pop Up Tent – Privacy Tent for Portable Toilet, Shower and Changing Room for Camping and Outdoors


DURABLE AND WATERPROOF MATERIAL – The Alpcour Camping Shower tent was designed and engineered to be one of the most durable and long-lasting available in the market. With this goal in mind, it is only made using the highest quality materials. The whole tent is made of polyester fabric which is an essential material for showers. It is 100% waterproof, durable, and lightweight. To keep the tent upright and sturdy, it is enforced with metal rods as its frame, allowing it to withstand rain and wind.

  • Removable Mat included

NOTE: If in a mosquito-buggy area, we drape a large mosquito netting over the top of the tent for extra bug-free comfort.



Mosquito Bed Net

9640 32x78


Order the Alpcour Privacy Tent

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GO Anywhere Complete Portable Camping Toilet - for Camping, Hunting, Fishing


"Our compact toilet weighs just 7 pounds and folds closed to standard briefcase size. It provides the comfort, height and ease of use of a standard toilet, supports up to 500 pounds and is stable on uneven ground. No mixing, messy chemical waste storage tanks or dump stations required. No assembly required."


NOTE: We use this compact toilet when vancamping along with a Privacy-Shower tent.


  • Requires purchasing their Go Anywhere Toilet Kit because the 13 gallon kitchen trash bags do not fit.

  • We combined the Toilet Kit with absorbant pads and pine pellets. (The link for instructions is below.)

  • PERMITTED BY THE US BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT for use in Wilderness Areas where carrying your waste out is required.

Managing your bathroom business is the most important part of camping during COVID times. Click for instructions on how to use a layered technique

Order the Compact Toilet

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Go Anywhere Toilet Kit 12-pack