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Thetford is the world's leading manufacturer of mobile sanitation products for the RV, marine, camping and truck markets. The products that Thetford produces are designed to make mobile living a more pleasant experience, and include lines of products including:

  • Lightweight, low-water-use toilets to be permanently mounted in boats, RV's or trucks.
  • Hand-carried, fresh-water-flush, self contained portable toilets for a variety of uses.
  • Specially-formulated waste holding tank deodorants and treatments to be used with their toilets.
  • Other products to make mobile living more convenient, quicker, cleaner and easier.

Portable Toilets

Portable Marine ToiletThetford's Porta Potti helps to make sure that whether you are on the road, at home or on the boat, that you are never without a toilet. These portable toilets are sanitary, odorless, leak proof, and are available in a variety of sizes and are ideal for a wide range of uses.

Thetford also offers a series of portable toilets, designed specifically for marine use. These specialty portable toilets are compact and convenient and can be secured with hold-downs when the boat is in motion. Marine models are designed for dockside pumpout hookup.

Chemicals and Cleaners

Thetford Marine CleanerDesigned specifically for RV holding tanks, Thetford has developed a line of holding tank deodorants to ensure safe and powerful odor control so that you get maximum performance with minimum effort. They also offer a line of products for holding tank maintenance to help prevent problems from occurring while also extending the life of critical parts of your RV.

Thetford offers a line of cleaners designed specially for marine use are formulated to be environmentally friendly and biodegradable, as well they are packaged in 100% recycled 'green' bottles.

Norcold Refrigerators

Norcold Fridge

Norcold's line of refrigerators are high-quality refrigerators designed to give you and your family years of trouble-free service. Norcold is the leading manufacturer of RV gas/electric absorption refrigerators in the country, and their line of AC/DC refrigerators and freezers are top of the line too. The AC/DC refrigerators are quiet, dependable, and ideal for marine use.


What is a Thetford portable toilet?
Thetford Porta Pottis are two-piece, fresh-water flush toilets that conveniently travel anywhere a toilet is needed. Porta Pottis are easy-to-carry, self-contained, sanitary, odorless, leak proof, and hold their own fresh water supply for flushing.

Thetford Porta Potti

Where can Porta Pottis be used?
Portable toilets have a multitude of uses, while they are commonly used for leisure-related activities (RV's, campsites, boats, hunting trips, etc.), they are also ideal for toilet training children, construction sites, emergency situations, and locations where there is a shortage of water and/or power.

How does a Porta Potti work?
Porta Pottis are two-piece systems. The top section includes the seat, cover, bowl, flushing bellows and fresh water tank. The bottom section is an odor and gas-tight detachable waste holding tank. The two sections are held together by a locking latch, enabling the entire unit to be hand-carried as one piece or each section to be carried separately. Porta Pottis carry its own supply of water for flushing, so you don't need to worry about using it where water is scare. Porta Pottis (depending on the model) average between 27-62 flushes between emptyings. When the lower tank is full, simply separate the sections, take the bottom section to any conventional toilet and empty it there.

RV Toilet Tissue

Should I use a special RV/Marine tissue?
Yes. Rapid breakdown of toilet tissue helps prevent clogs - an issue when dumping an RV holding tank. Thetford's Aqua-Soft (2 ply) and RV/Marine toilet tissue (1-ply) are specially made to break down to fine fibers.

What should I use to clean my Porta Potti?
Thetford recommends using Aqua-Clean, a high-grade, non-abrasive cleaner, and a soft sponge or cloth. DO NOT use a highly-concentrated or high-acid content household cleaner, nor those containing abrasives as they will scratch the surface of your Porta Potti, diminishing its looks, and also could hamper its performance by damaging the valve seal or plastic parts.

Thetford Deodorizer

Can I use household products to deodorize or clean my RV's sanitation system?
No! Only RV specific holding tank deodorants and cleaners should be used. "Homebrews" (a single or combination of household products) can damage your toilet - even possibly forming a dangerous, explosive mixture - so it should never be used.

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