ECO-Safe Spare Tank

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Get a spare tank for your ECO-Safe Toilet System. The crushproof plastic tank is good for 50 uses and is easily cleaned and reused.
  • The rotomolded plastic tank is crushproof. It has rounded corners for easy cleaning.
  • The tank inner dimensions are 16.5" x 7" x 11" Tall. It holds 5 gallons, good for approx. 50 uses and fits inside a 20mm Rocket Box (sold separately)
  • The tank meets all requirements of the BLM, NPS and USFS for a washable, reusable toilet. It empties easily at an RV dump or in a Scat Machine.
Many boating areas now require you to carry out human waste. Even for those that don't, the removal of waste products protects the environment. Always check ahead with the area management agency to find out what they require for carry out systems.

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  • Tank inner dimensions - 16.5" x 7" x 11"H
  • Tank outer dimensions - 17" x 7.5" x 13.5" H
  • Capacity 5 gal, 50 uses
  • Rotomolded polyethylene plastic
  • 6" use opening, 3" clean out opening

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    Q:

    I guess I am unsure how this works. Is it as simple as a plastic box with a seat on it or is there something sophisticated about it that helps reduce odors, break down waste, makes it easy to empty and clean, etc? Where would one empty such material? I don't know so I am asking.
    Asked on 4/21/2013 by chas from Marquette, MI

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    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      First of all you will need a 20mm ammo can to put the "plastic box" into to carry from place to place. Poo gets really heavy. Second, you will need to purchase the toilet seat that attaches to the "plastic box". If you purchase the complete system it comes with the seat as well as a 3" diameter hose to dump the wastes. You use a garden hose attached to a water faucet which is attached to the "plastic box". The water forces the waste out of the 3" hose. This can be done at a RV dumping station. Some river takeout locations provide a free dumping station. As far as odors and break down of waste, it is the same as the old "groover" 20 mm ammo cans. However, this system is far easier than emptying and cleaning the old "groover" 20 mm ammo cans.
      I hope this helps.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by REM from Colorado Springs, CO
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The system is really simple. The lids keep the odor down when not in use,
      and the chemicals keep the odor down when in use. We usually clean them in a
      SCAT machine (these are public facilities at river take-outs), but there is
      also a way to hook it up to your toilet. To be honest, if you get the
      chemicals right, it is not very disgustingŠ looks like blue oatmeal and
      smells of urinal soap cakesŠ could be worse.

      Answered on 4/23/2013 by vidiot42 from Eugene, OR
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This is a wonderful sealable toilet container. The toilet lid snaps onto the back and keeps it pretty secure. It is better than a plastic box. I do not know what material it is but it is tough. It is hands down better than any other portable toilet if have seen or tried. It does not help break down odor but i add blue liquid or blue tablets for RV septic systems. I do not mess with the hoses the come with the package unit. I just open the lid and dump it in my toilet at home. It is a lot cheaper and easier than the aluminum version, but works just as well. Not to mentions it lighter and easier than the aluminium options. I use this for long car camping trip for a family of 6 and for rafting and canoeing trip. after 7 days it was about half full with two adults and 4 kids using it daily. We usually travel from place to place and this gets thrown all over our car trailers etc and has never leaked a single drop. I feel it is a great unit.

      Answered on 4/23/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      What you see in the picture is just a liner. This liner is sized to
      fit into an army rocket box which are usually available at rafting
      shops and army surplus stores. Before you use it you should put
      something into it to keep the smell down; clorox (liquid or powder),
      the stuff they use for toilets in RV's, or my favorite, Groover Tamer
      from www.grooverlabs.com (pricey, but works best, especially on a
      longer trip). And there are seats that are made to fit that liner
      exactly available on the NRS website. Pricier than what you could get
      at the local hardware store, but is less tippy and less likely to
      allow spills outside the liner. The liner should also come with caps
      and hose that let you empty the thing at a standard RV dump site,
      though you will need a short water hose to complete the system.
      Robert Cady

      Answered on 4/22/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The ECO-Safe system collects and contains human waste. Some river sections have a clean out system called a "Scat Machine," that empties, rinses and sanitizes this type of toilet. You can also empty it in an RV dump, with the included accessories. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, if you need further info.

      Answered on 4/22/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This tank is usually carried in a 20 MM army surplus ammo box, aka "Rocket Box" and then there is a toilet seat that fits over the bigger opening. Most rivers that require that you pack out your waste have a dump station at or near the takeout. Directions for dumping and cleaning are provided at the dump stations.
      Mark

      Answered on 4/22/2013 by MT_Cutthroat. from Helena, MT
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Ummm, pretty much all your questions are answered on the nrs website:
      http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=2729
      But pretty much: to keep odors down you drop in a separate product like rv
      toilet systems.
      To empty it take it to an rv dump atayion, attach a drain hose to the 3"
      outlet, and a water hose to the other side, and blast away.
      I like this toilet system.

      Answered on 4/22/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      piece of cake.  just drop it into a standard rocket box which doubles as a toilet stand and convenient watertight carry box.  loads easily onto your raft or dory, and then invest into the seat that clips into place making it very stable unit to sit on while doing one's business.  It's very helpful to keep as much water as you can in the box so the enzymes can better do their job and the emptying process is more thorough.  We've used these on the Grand for the last 7 or 8 years and they work great.
      stay floating my friend,
      Jim

      Answered on 4/22/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You are correct . is a plastic rectangular box.
      I use this on my float trips down the Deschutes river.
      Spray the inside with Pam before the trip and then add some water with
      deodorant chemicals.
      Pinesol works as well as the chemicals you can pick up in most sportsman's
      stores . or Wal-mart for that matter . look in the RV toilet section.
      The Dechutes has a cleaning system at Heritage landing called a SCAT machine
      that will clean out the ECO-safe toilet . or a bucket for that matter.
      The ECO - Safe toilet system has it better over most other systems including
      a bucket with a gamma seal lid in that it
      1) Fits in a Rocket Ammo Box to protect it and help keep it from
      tipping over from use. I have two rocket boxes . one for the tank and
      another for the toilet lid that I put extra toilet paper, Pine-sol or other
      deodorant in . handy wipes . gloves for handling the tank .. Etc.
      2) The lids are very secure and easy to put on and off .. note you
      really only need to remove the large center lid during the trip.
      3) The system DOES also come with hose and instructions so you could
      take it to a regular (not SCAT machine) waste Dump station and hook it up to
      it (same sort of station you would take your RV to dump the waste). That
      is what the "second" smaller lid or opening is for . to hook the cleaning
      hose up to the tank for an RV dump station.
      4) When I pack the toilet back up for the last ride out of the river .
      I add more pine-sol to it and a bit more water . then as I head through the
      rapids the agitation helps prepare it for a good clean at the SCAT station.
      Hope this helps .

      Answered on 4/22/2013 by Anonymous
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Great System

By wh2oscott

from NIdaho

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Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Packs up small
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Camping
    • Weeklong trips

    Comments about ECO-Safe Spare Tank:

    having a sealed tank inside a sealed rocket box is a very smell free and secure system for river trips. A very efficient use of space

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    5.0

    good fit great for deposits

    By richy river

    from eugene or

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    Pros

    • Easy to clean

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        Comments about ECO-Safe Spare Tank:

        Had these b4 will have them again

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