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    Hi experts, much as we love our 1988 Honda acty Romahome, we could do with an on board toilet. At the mo we have a bi pot and a toilet tent, but its a bit nippy this time of year!!
    So what is the smallest van with an on board toilet?
    Also our beds are a bit hard so we take an extra duvet to lie on but this takes up so much space and we dont have much
    Any hints or tips?
    We have just had a new exhaust made for it as we couldnt find a new one
    and although the engine is tiny we have had 70 mph out of it this weekend !!
    we have just come back from Coniston and have had a great time despite the weather

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    Our Outlook has an on board toilet!!

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      #3
      Used to put my luggable loo in the footwell for overnight use! that's when I'm on my own anyway. I know what you mean about the toilet tent, just come back from a meet at Polstead where I used that instead of the awning. Although the loo still came inside by the back door at night. I believe it's possible to put the biopot inside a locker, but you would have to then lift up the seating and lid to get to it. I think most of the small Romas have the same system, even when built in. Someone correct me if I'm wrong!

      The awning is better (I have a movelite drive-away still, fits the caravan too!) and my mate Linda and myself fashioned a corner for it from two extra movelite poles, and a shower curtain, which does preserve your modesty and has been also used for a shower space as well!

      My beds were too hard in the Kip. I got some single egg-box mattress toppers and cut to size, then pinned them down with the cheapest single mattress covers from Argos. Always had micro fleece blankets, they go over that and tuck in, and they are left in place and I sit on them during the day. All I put back in the lockers during the day are the sleeping bag and pillows.

      Glad you had a good time out in your little van, I wish my demountable had done that speed! It was happiest at 45mph, even in 5th gear, only ever achieved 50 going down a hill with the wind behind me!

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        #4
        Hi Shaz

        If you go on the main website here: http://smallmotorhome.co.uk/campinginaromahomeduo.html

        and scroll down you will see pictures and a description of the onboard toilet option in our old Duo, the Outlook has the same option. I would think they are the smallest with a dedicated onboard toilet although it is not a cassette type but it does fit neatly under the sink and is easy to get out and empty.

        As regards your hard beds, we have a Duvalay, quite expensive but well worth it. You can see our video here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Smallmot.../8/biBVA55RKJw

        and they are available from the forum shop here: http://astore.amazon.co.uk/smallmoca...ng=UTF8&node=9
        Graham
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          #5
          I don't know whether this is of any help. It works on my Romini which is internally similar to some small Romahomes. But it does involve an element of DIY.
          For the cupboard under the sink I fashioned a Dexion (slotted angle-iron) frame in which my toilet sits. The extended end of the frame is mounted on two little wheels which run between two wooden guides screwed to the cupboard floor. The GRP opening had to be widened slightly, but not enough to affect the structure. That is amply covered by the closed door.
          The toilet is easily pulled out into the floor area for use and just as easily pushed back.
          Of course, for privacy the user must be the sole occupant when in use!
          If anyone is interested in this idea I could post a picture or two. BUT NOT WHEN IN USE!
          Jim.
          Last edited by Twolitre; 05-10-2010, 12:45.
          Keeping people waiting is stealing a part of their lives.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Twolitre View Post
            If anyone is interested in this idea I could post a picture or two. BUT NOT WHEN IN USE!
            Jim.
            Spoilsport.
            Graham
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              #7
              Originally posted by Graham View Post
              Spoilsport.
              Some people say "I have nothing to hide". I wish it was true!
              Jim.
              Keeping people waiting is stealing a part of their lives.

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                #8
                I read somewhere that the Tandy Relint Firecrest came with a toilet.



                One I was particularly interested in was the Rickman Rancher, which I believe also has space for a toilet.



                The Tata camper van (an Indian make) has an onboard loo and looks absolutely fantastic but I would presume very difficult to get hold of:


                And anything is possible with the Swedish Saab Toppola Camper van! How mad is that!

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                  #9
                  A few interesting pictures there Coz, I have never seen any of those vans before.
                  Graham
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                    #10
                    Love the Saab one!

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                      #11
                      The Rickman Tancher was a kit car based on Ford Escort running gear. the camper shell was supplied completely empty and so you fitted it out how you wanted it and so presumably could include a toilet. Not very small though.

                      I always fancied one!!!

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                        #12
                        My Renault Kangoo-Roo has an on-board porta-potti - and comfy bunks too!

                        I'll be advertising it for sale later this week and am currently preparing a website for it - http://www.kangooroo.comli.com. There are no pics of the loo yet - but one will be added shortly.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by peterholden View Post
                          The Rickman Tancher was a kit car based on Ford Escort running gear. the camper shell was supplied completely empty and so you fitted it out how you wanted it and so presumably could include a toilet. Not very small though.

                          I always fancied one!!!
                          You are dead right Peter. I always fancied one too. I have often wondered whether any enterprising person ever built these purely to sell on.
                          There are always one or two on the Rickman Club Stands at Kit Car Shows - sometimes for sale.
                          Unfortunately the Rickman outfit apparently had an export deal go sour on them some years ago. Which put paid to further production. A great pity, because they were well designed and very sturdy with the option of galavanised chassis etc.
                          There were also at least two other self build Camper Van offerings in the heyday of kit cars which were much larger and had (I think) twin rear axles. Not seen either of these for years though.
                          Jim.
                          Keeping people waiting is stealing a part of their lives.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Graham View Post
                            A few interesting pictures there Coz, I have never seen any of those vans before.
                            Hi Graham,
                            I've been doing a lot of research into small campers in the last few weeks to make the most informed choice. There are so many cool but dinky ones out there, including the Romahome of course. Just wonder why there aren't more of them out on our roads.

                            Here's another one I found - the Mitsubishi Delica camper:-



                            So cute!

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Twolitre View Post
                              You are dead right Peter. I always fancied one too. I have often wondered whether any enterprising person ever built these purely to sell on.
                              There are always one or two on the Rickman Club Stands at Kit Car Shows - sometimes for sale.
                              Unfortunately the Rickman outfit apparently had an export deal go sour on them some years ago. Which put paid to further production. A great pity, because they were well designed and very sturdy with the option of galavanised chassis etc.
                              There were also at least two other self build Camper Van offerings in the heyday of kit cars which were much larger and had (I think) twin rear axles. Not seen either of these for years though.
                              Jim.
                              I absolutely love the Rickmans and tried to buy one that came up on Ebay and the Rickman Club webby recently. There must have been something off with it though as the keeper went a bit odd when I asked to do a Dekka inspection and then bid against me (using various aliases). When it didn't meet its reserve, she said she'd sell it instead to an ex rickman club member for a lower price. Shame really. I saw one in Lyme Regis a few months ago and was bowled over!

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