Nature's Head Composting Toilet Review – Full Time RV Living



A lot of questions surround composting toilets in RVs. So we’re giving you the poop…I mean scoop…on the good, the bad, and the stinky of composting toilets! Check out the blog post on our website for more details! https://www.fateunbound.com/composting-toilet-review/

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A lot of questions surround composting toilets in RVs. So we decided to explain our experiences with our Natures Head composting toilet in an effort to demystify the topic. I installed our composting toilet in our RV back in April of 2017. So we’ve had plenty of time to familiarize ourselves with this unconventional commode. As with most situations, there are pros and cons to replacing a standard toilet with a composting toilet.

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45 thoughts on “Nature's Head Composting Toilet Review – Full Time RV Living

  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    If you are "boondocking" why dont you just dump your gray water on the ground? Its just soap and water

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    The benefit of a composting toilet is to actually compost human waste so it can be returned to the soil where it belongs.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Can a plastic bag be placed in the toilet, so when ready to change it, you can just lift out the heavy waste without needing to the tip it in the bag if one does not plan to turn this into actual fertilizing garden material?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    How did you connect your grey water and black water tanks together? Is there a video?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    That looks so big. I am not sure if I can fit that in. my toilet area. I so want to do this.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Did you ever think of plumbing you liquids into the grey tank below. Like Long Honeymoon?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Great review!

    Does the fan venting at the bottom cause odor outside? I wouldn't want to make myself a bad neighbor in the campground that way, so would vent out the top, if I can manage it. Thanks!

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    What happens if you eat at chipotle and end up with a 1.5 instead of 1 or 2..

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Thank you for this. Very interesting. But I'm curious about putting the waste into a plastic bag and throwing it in the trash. That seems like it will never actually compost. So it's just like pooping into a giant diaper.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    A question; you mentioned you're able to boondock a lot longer; however, the urine tank has to be dumped into a toilet or down a tank at a campground. if you're in a boondocking place where there's no where to dump the urine and it has to be dumped every few days what do you do with it to allow you to boondock longer?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    I'm getting my first RV soon and I am definitely planning on doing what you guys did – get rid of the toilet, connect the black tank to the gray tank and get a composting toilet.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    her: "this actually doesn't need to be dumped all that often"
    him: (slowly turns to camera with proud smirk) "yeah, I keep it plenty full"

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Thanks for this, cause I've never seen how to set up this type of toilet. I've seen on another channel where a person created his RV from a former ambulance. He had a natures toilet as well. He replaced the number one, tank, ran a hose to a newly created 9 gallon "yellow" tank. Since you have a black tank and not using it, modifying the number one part of the natures head, is something to consider.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    You could greatly extend the time between clean outs if you added 1 or 2 dozen earthworms to the moist coconut fiber.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Do you guys ever try to evaporate (very carefully!!) grey water? And, what do you do with the emptied compost?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    omg, you two are young and occasionally corny BUT you're the best RV reviewers on YT

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Just saw your video on the composting toilet. Question: how heavy is the toilet when you full and taking out of the RV to dump? Could you simple disassemble toilet in RV and take liquids out first and dump, then return to take out base of toilet and dump afterwards?
    Thank you,

    MM

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Great video & system! better than what i seen truckers do, which is do #1 in water bottles and throw them out the window of their Semi trucks, and do #2 in grocery bags and fling them out the windows too on the highways.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Very good informative video. I like this toilet and if I ever become a camper van person this is the way I will go too. No black tank frequent dumps to hinder the schedule and more boon-docking days. Thanks so much.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    The only reason I would get one is if I wanted to be able to dump in the middle of the forest. I prefer black tank because you never actually handle the waste, you're just installing a temporary sewer pipe that will be clean before you disconnect it again. If you do everything correctly, there will be no smell at ANY step of the process.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    “Gone a long time between dumps.” Sounds like a personal problem to me.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Do you break up your composting medium ahead of time and have it ready for the next cycle of operation ?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Great video, thanks for the detailed information.

    I have made up my mind that I will ONLY us my black tank for #1.

    This is all way more work than it takes to just poop outside or in a community toilet.

    Both the black tank and the compost toilet are not for me.
    I don't find it inconvenient to poop outside 🙂

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    While traveling in an RV does this move? Does it have to be attached to the floor?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Wouldn't work for us, but I do appreciate the explanation Dave & Jenny! We do tend to use RV parks more than boon docking, and when on the road a fair bit, finding dump stations isn't all that hard. We have a Class A diesel pusher, and all our tanks are large. Unsure if they make many bumper pulls with large tanks…but something I might watch for! A well done video, which I'm sure will be helpful to many, and I appreciate the editing that goes into the finished product as well!

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Why not just use natural organic soaps and simply dump your grey water to the vegetation around your camp site?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    I have a question, what about diarrhea, when it starts out half solid, but then turns into all liquid, does it still go into the sawdust side? Also, the bags you’re using are they plastic or biodegradable? Was it hard for you to control which comes out, I’ve tried to urinate first, then defecate, but at the end urine escapes me again, how are you pros at this? Sorry to be so graphic, but you kind of have to be for this subject matter. Lastly, after you dump it all out, what do you clean the inside with, soap and water?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    VERY GOOD REVIEW…Q. Weight of typical Liquid container. Q. for us females how is the urine directed Q. weight of the whole assembly . Is getting it in and out of bathroom difficult.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Hi congrats on an informative video! I have a tiny house as a short term rental, currently we have the rv toilet. We are thinking about changing over to this Nature's Head compost toilet. But, I wonder if you feel the compost toilet would need to be dumped after each guest? If this toilet adds a 30minute turnover time to getting the house ready for next guest it would not be worth it. Also, would like to know how you feel guests could adapt to using it without it obtaining unsightly stains? Looking forward to your advice. Thanks.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    What will eliminate the liquid smell is Yellow Dollar Store Mouthwash.. The chems in it neutralize urine odor

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Very thorough review.. Thanks, I'll stick with my black tank since we have 2, 45 Gallon ones, LOL.. Ms. DreamRider isn't as brave as you guys? Pulling a black tank lever whoas seem a better option for us. We don't do 1/4 of what you guys do. Keep up the good videos. We love seeing you guys. Stay safe..

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Hi!
    How many coconut coir bricks do you use each time you refresh after you dump? Also how much does it cost monthly for the bricks?
    Thank you for your time! We enjoy your channel!
    -JT

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Can you use the composted waste in a garden? Does it actually compost?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    A dumpster? I thought you use the final compost for a tree or something? Another thing is why wouldn't you just put the bag in the bottom so you don't have to empty it upside down later. You can thank me later. Maybe send me some TP.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    if 2ppl poop everyday, only require to dump the solids once per month?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Excellent video. Thank you for posting this. I do have one question. After you dump your solids waste into the plastic bag – do you then clean / spray out the waste bucket before dumping the new coconut coir in?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Question On compost toilet: Where do you dump the liquid tank every 5 days when you are boondocking? Do you have a larger container in the truck bed that it gets poured into until you reach a dump station? Do you just take it into town when food shopping and dump in a public toilet? Thanks. Love your channel…..

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    I’m saving up for a van and the “toilet topic” was one of the bigger things I was still trying to figure out. This is literally the best video I’ve seen for any rv/van toilet! Thank you both so much for posting, you helped out a shit-load! Lol

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  • November 15, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    Please consider using biodegradable bags since you're conscious enough to do not use water to flush and chemicals to clean thé toilet👍 Now has come the time to respect the nature. Thanks fór a great video otherwise👍

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