Regardless of class, ethnicity or social status, at the end of the day, what joins us all together is that, at some point, we will all need to use the facilities. While many caravan parks and tourist locations offer washrooms and porta-potties, for those who enjoy off-the-grid camping in particular, a portable toilet is a must.
With the recent popularization of caravan camping in Australia, the market is currently flooded with various models of portable toilets, each featuring different specifications and being offered at a different price. Thetford however, seems to rise above the rest with their collection of high-quality portable toilets, like the Qube and Excellence lines.
The following few paragraphs, provided by Caravan RV Camping, will briefly go over everything you need to know to differentiate between Thetford porta potti models and to decide which is the very best fit for you.
The Thetford Corporation
Thetford’s Porta Potti Qube and Excellence lines, which cover everything from basics to luxury, is bound to have the perfect selection for everybody. Since its foundation, Thetford Corporation has consistently provided the market with high-quality mobile sanitation products for a variety of mobile vehicles including RVs, boats, and trucks.
Thetford Corporation consistently goes above and beyond their competitors when it comes to manufacturing high-performance porta pottis specifically geared towards comfort and efficiency.
Thetford Qube versus Thetford Excellence Porta Pottis
As mentioned, Thetford’s Porta Potti Qube and Excellence lines cover a variety of needs with their vast array of models. For a quick rundown of Thetford’s basic Qube models, click here.Thetford Excellence Porta Pottis, on the other hand, are considered Thetford’s “top-of-the-line” models, being equipped with superior comfort, added features, a larger size, and an advanced electric flushing system.
The following few paragraphs will go over a few of the Thetford’s Excellence line features.
Thetford Excellence Porta Potti Features
Firstly, there are two styles of Thetford Excellence Porta Pottis:
The electric Excellence porta potti is the only electric portable toilet offered by Thetford. Aside from the flushing mechanism of both these models, however, they are essentially identical. As mentioned, the Excellence line goes above and beyond the Qube line, being categorized as “large luxury” toilets, as pposed to the “large” ranking attributed to the top Qube model (the Qube 365).
While the Qube 365 comes in at a nice 408mm, the Excellence models are a whopping 443mm, the tallest height offered by Thetford, and also feature a convenient flush water tank level indicator, a feature that has only been integrated into the Excellence line.
Both electric and piston models feature a 21L waste holding tank capacity and a 15L flush-water tank capacity, however, the electric system weighs slightly more, coming in at 5.5 kg (as opposed to the piston model’s 5.3kg). Lastly, the design of Excellence models has been improved and modernizing, featuring a “more homelike toilet shape”, an integrated toilet paper holder, convenient cover controls, and superior carrying handles, all within one sleek white finish.