The Thetford Porta Potti Curve 550E toilet features a user-friendly, battery-powered flush to complement its sleek, modern design. The raised seat height and increased bowl size create a more comfortable and relaxed sitting position.
Controls are hidden to keep them in safe and maintain a smooth appearance. An integrated toilet paper holder ensures the ultimate in convenience.
Fresh and waste water tanks can be easily monitored with a simple check of the easy-to-read level indicators. The Curve also features an improved water tank carrying handle for easy transportation.
An optional hold down plate to secure the Curve Porta Potti 550 to the deck is also available.
Dimensions: 17.625 in H x 15.25 in W x 17.75 in D.
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Thetford Porta Potti Curve 550E
Sleek, modern and homelike design
Comfortable seat height
Level indicators for Fresh and waste water tanks
Increased bowl size
Fresh Water Tank: 4.0 gallons
Waste Water Tank: 5.5 gallons
Optional hold down plate to secure to deck available separately (THE-92415) Note- Plate available May 2012
What would cause a brand new just put together and primed unit not to ever flush?...Can hear battery but no water into bowl
Probably a defective unit. My Curve worked perfectly after I Installed batteries and filled with water...pressed the button, water would flush, no problem.
Not sure never had that problem' but maybe tube is blocked, trying blowing air through
The obvious thing to check would, of course, be your fresh water level. Is there enough water to reach the pump...? Also, have you checked for any kind of blockage at the point where the water exits into the bowl...?
when ready to empty the waste tank, how heavy will it be?Specs say waste water tank is 5.5 gallons; that would be 45 plus pounds to rustle around. That seems heavy.About how many deposits before having to empty?Never maintained a porta potti but now in need. Thank you!
It's pretty easy to move around, as well as being easy to empty. The process of emptying the fully laiden tank section is comparable to pouring a 5 gallon gas can. As for the number of "Deposits" it can handle?...well, that depends on who and how many people are using it. I had 4 adults and 2 kids using mine and I would empty it every morning, despite the waste tank not being full. If you're planning on feeding a football team sized family prune juice and then turning them loose on this Porta Potti, the design threshold of this thing will definitely be in the Redline.
I have two and do not find it an issue to empty the tanks. I just don't let it fill up before emptying.
1. How reliable has the "electric flush" system been for camping use?2. Has anyone had the need to repair or replace the "electric flush" system?3. Compare the maintenance of the manual pump or bellows system with the battery operated system.
It is very reliable. No need to repair or replace system. I highly recommend this unit. no maintenance necessary
The electric flush on my Curve works great. No problems in the first year of ownership. I plan to buy another.
I've had the toilet in my boat for two seasons and never had any issues with the flush system. I was a little skeptical at first when something like this is battery powered but it works great. I like the fact that it doesn't go into a preset cycle meaning no fixed amount of water is dispensed...it simply activates the pump only for as long as you hold the button allowing you to conserve on water. As far as maintenance to the flush system itself (pump)...there is none other than replacing batteries.
How many & what type of batteries are needed?
This unit uses 6 AA batteries.
This seems like an great product.. My only question is since it uses batteries to operate is there a way to us it manually without batteries? In an emergency there may not be any batteries to use.
You only need the batteries for rinsing the basin.
The batteries are only required for the convenience of washing down the bowl after a deposit, so if they died you could always use a cup of water if a wash down was required. It should be noted that I use this device in my sail boat and after one season of regular use, I haven't had to replace the batteries yet. I'm very pleased with the device.
Batteries are just for the flush, everything else works fine without batteries. I guess in an emergency you can pour water from a small container.
The batteries operate the flush water, you manually open the tank door. The batteries last a long time, a really good toilet.
I do not believe there is a way to pump w/o batteries. You could manually flush with water from an outside source.
how does the electric work?
This is an excellent unit the electric component iuses batteries to pump water into the toilet bowl that component works very well to flush the toilet you need to push the lever
does it have a clip or snap to hold it secure?
McSkipperThere is a base piece that can be purchased from Thedford for $29. plus shipping. I purchased this for use on our boat and would suggest it if you dont want the potti dancing around the head.
dont need one
It has a clamp with a lever that holds the top half with fresh water to the bottom half. It's convenient to unclamp the top from the bottom to dump the bottom with the waste. I recommend the product.
How stable is the Curve Toilet? Does it slide around during travel in an RV? Any problem with tipping over?
Igor, to solve this concern, Thetford has created a hold down plate kit - availability ETA 5/2012 part # 92415
Needed for use when I work in the yard.. garage is a perfect place. near the mop sink.
Didnt last long
Purchased March 2014. Used seldom. April 2015, found tube from pump in fresh water tank to bowl broke at the pump. Hose connection at bowl delivery spout is not accessible. So no way to replace the hose. Company not willing to warrenty 3 weeks after warrenty period. I have no idea when the hose actually broke but it would have been after camping season in 2014. Hose is very frail and continued to split when I attempted to reconnect it to the pump. The Curve was in a garage the entire time when not in camping use. Explained all this to Thetford. Was told I would just need to buy another porta potty. Company had no part number for the hose so I would need to buy a pump. It comes with a hose. Pump cost more than new potty. Imagine the weakest link of a product not accessible to replace? I call it a Disposable Depository.
Perfect product for our needs.
We have an RV but since our son grew up and moved out on his own, my husband and I find camping in our conversion van to be far easier and convenient. BUT... I still want amenities such as A/C (which we installed) and my own toilet. This Thetford Curve is PERFECT for the curtained space we use as our "powder room" and is large enough for even a guy to use. Terrific product. We really can camp anywhere now!
great porta potty CAN'T GET PARTS
Used this on a boat purchased May of 2012 electric pump stoped working Called thetford gave them a part number from there website they told me the parts are no longer available and that I would have to buy a new porta pottyBeware
Very happy with this unit. Has twice the capacity of my old porta potty and the electric flush is convenient