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Thetford Portable Toilets Review

Thetford portable toilets are a popular brand we reviewed to find the best for recreational needs.

For over 40 years Thetford has been manufacturing both permanent and portable toilets and waste holding tank deodorants to meet the needs of people around the world.

Whether you are looking at a new toilet for your home or that perfect accessory for your boat, RV or tent camping experience they have just what you need.

The Thetford Porta Potti is becoming increasingly popular for camping, rustic cabins and most recreational uses. Here is a look at three of their most popular models.

The 25112 Porta Potti 365

The Thetford 25112 Porta Potti 365Thetford 25112 Porta Potti 365

This model is one of the most popular of the Thetford Toilets. Its 5.5 gallon holding tank makes it the ideal porta potti for medium to large families or for that hide away rustic cabin. Some of the features of this portable toilet include:

  • 5.5 gallon holding tank
  • Level indicator that tells you when the waste tank needs emptying
  • Piston pump flush
  • Lid latch that secures the seat and lid in place to prevent spillage when traveling
  • attached empty spout with cap
  • 16.5 inches tall

The 365 Porta Potti is rather expensive selling at around $160.00 in most places. However, users seem not to mind the price as they love The Thetford 365 Porta Potti giving it 4.5 stars out of 5. Exclaiming that it "Must be the best portable on the Market" (Amazon review)


  • Extremely sturdy construction
  • easy to drain
  • nice tight seals prevent leakage
  • Great height almost as tall as a regular toilet

Many reviews especially liked the fact that this toilet was not at all messy The "easy to empty" (JC Whitney review) was echoed over and over through numerous reviews. Obviously making this a great selling point for those who have dealt with messy and dirty porta potties in the past.


The only real negative that was mentioned is one user who experienced some problems with the piston flusher and needed replacement found that the replacements were difficult to find, Stating that he would have to get the part from Australia.

Overall, this toilet seems built to last. Making it a great addition to camping or traveling experience. This toilet has been used at camp sites, in cabins and even in rooms of patients with limited mobility with great success.

Overall Ratings

135 Portable Toilet

Thetford Porta Potti Picture

The Porta Potti 135Porta Potti 135 is one of the compact models of the Thetford portable toilet line-up. Designed for RV, marine, and camping use this small toilet is easy to transport. It's features include:

  • Pour out spout
  • 12.125 inches high
  • Built in deodorizer
  • 2.6 gallon waste
  • bellows flush

The Thetford 135 did not receive extremely high reviews earning a rating of only about 3.5 stars from all the different review sites combined. However, the main problem does not seem to be with this product it's self so much as a problem with consumers who bought this porta potti because of the price tag and did not read the specifications.

For those who were truly looking for a compact porta potti this one seemed to fit the bill nicely.

Pros of The Thetford 135 Porta Potti:

  • Small
  • compact
  • easy to store
  • easy to empty
  • travels anywhere
  • great for use when traveling with children in a Van

Cons of the Thetford 135:

  • The low height makes one feel as though they are sitting on the ground
  • The bellows flush -customers would prefer the piston flush system that comes on other models.

It appears that some users were surprised at the height of this portable potty. Since the height is clearly stated in all specifications for this product one can only assume that consumers saw the $85.00 price tag and thought they were getting a regular size porta potty at a low, low price.

Overall Ratings

Campa Potti XG

The Campa Potti XG is another of the Thetford Portable Toilets that are full sized. Made for those camping excursions and other places where you may want the convenience of having your own private potty. The XG seems to fit the bill scoring 4.4 out of 5 stars in customer reviews. Here are some of the features that make the XG a stand out porta potti.

  • Rotating pour out spout for easy emptying
  • removal seat and cover
  • 16.5 inch height
  • Good for approximately 45 flushes
  • strong billows for flushing
  • Locking latch closure
  • Reasonably priced at around $90.00

A full size porta potti at a reasonable price the Campa Potti is a big hit with users. One user summed up this portable toilet by saying "good height, convenient, easy to dismantle, easy maintenance" (Cabela's review) and most of the other users felt the same.


  • Nice height
  • easy to use
  • easy to empty
  • durable
  • no leaking


The only real complaint with this Thetford porta potti was that it seems to fill up fast.

Overall Ratings

Conclusion - Overall

Overall, Thetford Portable Toilets seem to be well made, well functioning porta potties. While most people seem to prefer the full size versions over the compact 135.

The 135 is a big hit with those who are looking for the convenience of a portable toilet in a size that can be easily stored and carried.

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