Camco Portable Toilet Bucket With Seat

Last updated date: September 9, 2020

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Camco Portable Toilet Bucket With Seat

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Overall Take

This bucket toilet comes with a seat and lid attachment that snaps securely to the rim of the bucket. Three liner bags are included. In our analysis of 59 expert reviews, the Camco Camco Portable Toilet Bucket With Seat placed 2nd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 9, 2020:
Checkout The Best Portable Toilet for a detailed review of all the top portable toilets.

Expert Summarized Score
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,042 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The seat shuts tightly on the rim of the bucket; no spillovers in case it’s knocked down.
- Camping Maniacs
Utilizing a soft and smooth interior it can be hosed and washed very easily without the need for scrubbing.
- The Tent Hub
Made from UV-resistant, durable substance.
- My Trail Co
This 5-gallon bucket features a seat with a lid attachment that fastens tightly onto the bucket’s rim. So, you won’t have to worry about the seat not staying in place.
- Pool Done
Seat fits securely onto the rim to prevent unwanted movement and slippage
- Gear Signal
This camping toilet is a five gallon bucket style toilet seat, which has lid attachment and three bag liners.
- Review the Bests
It is a no-frills toilet, which is affordable and straightforward.
- Best Composting Toilets
It’s easily to clean because of its smooth interior and its durable because it’s made of polypropylene.
- Smart Hikr
What experts didn't like
The seat is not very ergonomically designed to suit males.
- Camping Maniacs
The chair shuts too closely, might even need tooling to pry it off.
- My Trail Co
It is a little flimsy
- Pool Done
Seat a little on the slim and thin side
- Gear Signal
There were few users were unsatisfied with product’s feature complained that the seat was plastic which made it very flimsy and small rimmed was a bit hard to take off the seat.
- Review the Bests

From The Manufacturer

The Camco Toilet Bucket is a simple and easy to use toilet for camping, hunting and other remote activities. The five gallon bucket comes with a seat and lid attachment that snaps securely onto the rim of the bucket. The bucket has a smooth interior, making it easy to empty and clean. It is lightweight and the bucket features an attached carry handle. Lid and seat are made of durable, UV-resistant polypropylene.

Overall Product Rankings

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Basicwise Portable Travel Toilet
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Overall Score: 9.2
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An Overview On Portable Toilets

Outhouse. Latrine. Potty. John. Commode. There are seemingly endless synonyms for the toilet — the universally utilized piece of hardware used for the disposal of human waste.

Having a bathroom with a flushing toilet nearby when you need to go is the definition of convenience, but that may not always be the case, particularly if you’re traveling or in an area without running water when nature calls.

Luckily, there is a variety of portable toilets to satisfy your needs and budget. Whether you’re looking for a private portable toilet for bedside convenience, a van life adventure or an off-the-grid cabin, the options are wide-ranging. These toilets can also be used for natural emergencies, construction sites or to support those with incontinence issues.

The most basic bucket toilet is a canister fitted with a toilet seat and lid (you can even DIY your own) that you line with a plastic bag and empty when necessary (when it is full or starts to smell).

There are many gussied-up versions of the bucket model, which come with features like full-size toilet seats, integrated toilet paper holders and removable waste pails with lids. Meanwhile, there are lightweight portable toilets that fold flat when not in use for easy storage in small spaces, like a home closet or trunk of the car. These resemble a toilet seat on legs, and some require you to purchase your own waste pail.

Portable toilets with flush technology, which are often more of an investment, sport a two-compartment design with separate tanks for water and waste. These models, typically powered by pumps, allow users to flush and rinse the toilet bowl with the touch of a button. Sanitization chemicals can also be added to liquify the waste, and tank level indicators help users know when it’s time to empty.

Toilets with flush features are typically heavier than ones without. Basic foldable toilets weigh roughly between 2 and 7 pounds, while flush toilets can clock in at 10 to 30 pounds. The heavier construction of flush models makes them more popular for use in RVs.

Whether you choose a portable toilet with all of the bells and whistles or the most basic model, all of these products have the same purpose: To help you and your loved ones take care of business in the most comfortable, hygienic manner possible.

DWYM Fun Fact

  • American entrepreneur George Harding, co-founder of PolyJohn Enterprises Corporation, secured the first patent for a polyethylene plastic portable restroom in the 1960s. It was described as a portable toilet cabana that would be made out of plastic instead of wood or metal. Harding sold his invention throughout the U.S. and Canada by towing two toilet units across the countries on a trailer behind his car. PolyJohn still manufactures portable restrooms, as well as bathroom accessories, hand sanitizer stations, trailers and more.
  • “Everyone Poops” by Tarō Gomi, a book for children up to 3 years old, was originally published in Japanese in 1977. It showcases how creatures throughout the animal world deal with the realities of digestion. The book continues to bring joy to potty-training tots (and their parents) to this day.

The Portable Toilet Buying Guide

  • One thing to keep in mind when shopping for a portable toilet is the tank capacity, which can range from 1 to 9 gallons. The larger the tank, the less frequently the toilet will have to be emptied. If you plan to use it while traveling, consider how many individuals will use the device. Prepare to empty it more frequently if you have multiple users in your group.
  • Most portable toilets can support weights between 250 and 440 pounds.
  • Only one person can use the portable toilet at a time.
  • Keep your portable toilet out of direct sunlight and store it in a cool, dry place.
  • Sprinkle a layer of kitty litter on the bottom of the lined pail of your bucket toilet to soak up odors and promote absorption. You can also use wood stove fuel pellets. Do not sprinkle kitty litter or wooden pellets in a portable flush toilet.
  • Use your portable toilet on level ground, avoiding rocky areas and slopes.
  • Stock up on commode liners or waste bags. If you don’t use them, be prepared for a messier clean-up.
  • Always dispose of your waste properly at appropriate dumpsites to minimize the spread of disease (and to ensure you don’t ruin someone else’s day).
  • Be prepared to sanitize your hands after using a portable toilet (and after emptying and cleaning the device).
  • Mist your portable toilet with a disinfectant spray like Lysol to kill germs and keep it fresh.