Best RV and Camping Toilets in 2021
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Last Updated: July 2019
When it comes to RV toilets, there are 'butt' a few choices in type and style to choose from. (heh)
Here, we've reviewed our top choices for the camping toilet that makes life on the road a bit easier.
When it comes to a camper toilet, figure out which style suits your camping style the best.
Then choose one that will fit the available space. Buy, install, and then 'go' on with your happy camping! (It's going to keep happening, yes, LOL.)
Your Butt's Favorite Guide To RV Toilets
If you want to learn more about RV toilets, including the different types that are available, read our Camper Toilet Guide.
You will learn:
- Gravity flush and composting toilet differences
- Do you really need to buy RV-specific toilet paper?
- Pros and cons of each type of RV toilet
- Help you decide which type of toilet will be best for you
The Best RV Toilet Reviews
We found the best toilets of all types for your consideration.
Below we have reviews for:
Gravity Flush RV Toilet Reviews
First up, we have the traditional gravity flush toilet that most RVers use. This style of RV camping toilet generally sits directly above the black tank. It's the most similar to a house toilet. Minus the water storage tank.
Instead, it uses water from the RV's freshwater tank (or from your city water connection) to flush the 'goods' down into the holding tank.
Wait, Why Didn't Any Thetford Toilets Make The Cut?
Sure, you will notice a lack of popular brand Thetford RV toilets in the 'gravity flush' toilet section.
While the Thetford toilet is a major player in RV toilets, there are a couple of reasons why we didn't include them:
- Sure, they have a huge selection of RV toilets with plastic bowls, but we don't consider these to be high-quality toilets. They are made of cheap plastic. Because of this, we only reviewed RV toilets with porcelain bowls.
- More importantly, to replace the flush ball seal in a Thetford toilet, you must disassemble it. Our top RV toilet picks allow replacement from the top (accessed via the toilet bowl) without disassembly. We consider this a major feature as all flush ball seals will eventually need replacement.
Dometic rules the toilet game here. No, Thetford isn't BAD, that's not what we are saying. It's just that Dometic is a better choice for the above reasons.
They make a great RV toilet with some features you won't find in Thetford toilets.
What's The Difference Between Our Top Toilet Picks?
The Dometic 320 series of RV toilet shares many similarities with the Dometic 310 series.
However, there are two exceptions. (Previously the 320 offered a residential style wooden toilet seat whereas the 310 had a cheaper, plastic seat, but this is no longer the case as they now both offer a wood seat.)
The Dometic 320 RV toilet's two differences over the Dometic 310 are as follows:
- The Dometic 320 has a truly elongated toilet seat, giving you more 'room' inside the bowl for guy bits.
- The Dometic 320 has a fully enclosed rim (like a residential style toilet and has less potential for 'spills'), whereas the 310 has no rim and the water jets are completely exposed.
There isn't a huge price difference. Occasionally, there may be no price difference.
If you have the room to install the elongated bowl of the Dometic 320, then it really is the most residential-like of the RV toilet offerings.
Best RV Toilet (elongated bowl)
Dometic 320 RV Toilet
The Dometic 320 RV toilet is a pretty darn nice porcelain RV toilet.
What sets it apart from the other RV toilet offerings is its elongated, porcelain bowl (instead of the usual plastic, more round toilet bowl) and residential-style enameled wood toilet seat.
Yes, these things do matter.
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Continue Reading Dometic 320 RV Toilet Review
Best RV Toilet (standard bowl)
Dometic 310 RV Toilet
The Dometic 310 RV toilet is a giant leap up from the typical plastic Pee and Poo gobbler that most RVs come with.
If you are looking for a superior RV toilet that offers an easy-to-clean porcelain bowl, full circumference water coverage during flushing, and great build quality, this Dometic RV toilet is for you.
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UPDATE 7/19: Kelly has been using the 310 for a few months.
She VERY MUCH dislikes the rinse pattern WHILE DRY CAMPING. It's fine while connected to shore power. Yes, her water pump is working well and it's substantial.
Hers rinses in a 'candy cane' pattern of water rinse so much of the bowl never gets rinsed. We are leaving this as a top pick for the moment while we continue to research the 310. It DOES come with a spray nozzle, so one can rinse manually.
Continue Reading Dometic 310 RV Toilet Review
Portable Camping Toilet Reviews
Portable camping toilets give tent campers, van dwellers, and other outdoor lovers who don't have a fixed toilet in an RV the ability to do their 'doodie' indoors.
The alternative is to grab a shovel, dig a hole, and pop a squat.
Yeah, that makes a camping porta potty sound like a luxury item when we put it that way.
Best Portable Camping Toilet
Thetford Curve Porta Potti
The Thetford toilet Porta Potti Curve (model 550E) is a 'great' portable camping toilet. (They are all gross if you ask us)
Unlike most portable toilets, it uses an electric water pump that eliminates the need to manually pump to flush.
Its modern design may bring a little 'flair' to your camper.
Continue Reading Thetford Porta Potti Curve Review
Best Portable Camping Toilet Runner-Up
Thetford Porta Potti 550P
If you want the simplicity of a manual flush pump (no electrical parts to fail) then the Thetford Toilet Porta Potti 550P is the portable commode for you.
With its large holding tank capacity and ease of dumping (forever gross), the 550P is a great high quality, portable camp toilet.
Continue Reading Thetford Porta Potti 550P Review
Best RV Composting Toilet
Nature's Head Composting Toilet
If the idea of never having to deal with RV black tanks ever again floats your boat, then Nature's Head composting toilet system should pique your interest.
However, don't be fooled that you will never have to deal with human waste again - you will but in a much different (and arguably better) form. (It won't be sewage!)
If you are looking for a way to minimize freshwater consumption and extend your dry camping time, then read on.
Continue Reading Nature's Head Composting Toilet Review
Why Didn't We Review Cassette Toilets?
There is a fourth category of RV toilets - the cassette toilet.
This style of camping toilet isn't generally one that you would install in an existing RV, and it isn't suitable for tent camping.
Rather, if you have an RV cassette toilet, it will have been installed in a rig from the factory.
Retrofitting one is a bit of a chore since it requires creating an access panel to the outside of the RV and having the exact right dimensions on the inside of the bathroom.
One scenario where you might install a new cassette toilet is if you are building a tiny house or cabin.
The cassette toilet will look like a permanently mounted commode while not requiring a separate black tank or sewage connection.
There you have it. You should now have an idea of which RV toilet is best for your situation.
If you want to learn more about the different types of RV toilets, read our Camper Toilet Guide.
We look for ease of use plus quality in toilets. We found what we believe to be the best RV toilets available.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.
We do our best to answer all sane/relevant/answerable questions posed to us.
(We don't answer duplicate questions, so please read all comments before submitting a question.)
We hope we have 'flushed' any questions or worries you may have had.
No-one needs to worry about their 'doo-ties' while they are trying to camp in their RV, lol!
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He-llllo. I'm the co-founder of Camp Addict, which my biz partner and I launched in 2017. I frigging love the RVing lifestyle but in December of 2020, I converted to part-time RV life. Heck, I lived in my travel trailer for over 5.5 years, STRICTLY boondocking for pretty much all of it. Boondocking is a GREAT way to live, but it's not easy. Anyway, I'm passionate about animals, can't stand campgrounds, I hardly ever cook, and I love a good dance party. Currently, I can be found plotting and scheming whether or not to start collecting farm animals (or plotting my next RV trip!) at my beautiful new 'ranch' named 'Hotel Kellyfornia', in Southern Arizona.
Camp Addict co-founder Marshall Wendler brings his technical expertise to help explain RV products in an easy to understand fashion. Full-time RVing from April 2014 - December 2020 (now RVing about 50% of the time), Marshall loves sharing his knowledge of the RV lifestyle. Marshall spends the majority of his RVing life boondocking. He is the part of Camp Addict that knows 'all the things'. He's good at sharing his technical knowledge so you can benefit.