Last Updated : November 20, 2020

Camco Portable Travel Toilet Review

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If you need the very simplest option for a portable toilet, the Camco Portable Travel Toilet is your best option. Without a lot of extra features and no added mechanisms, this is a bargain toilet that can be taken anywhere you need. Keep reading to find out more about this travel toilet and just how simple it is.

Product overview

The Camco Portable Travel Toilet was designed for camping, RVing, boating, and other recreational activities. It was made for people on the go, and that is precisely what this portable travel toilet offers.

This portable toilet features a 5.3-gallon holding tank and a 2.5-gallon fresh water tank. This toilet is small so that it can be portable wherever you need to go. The toilet works phenomenally for off-the-grid situations, but can also be a great toilet for RV and campers.

Camco 41541 Portable Toilet

  • 2.5 gallon flush tank
  • 5.3 gallon holding tank is detachable
  • Measures 15.5 inch H x 14 inch W x 16 inch
  • Why we like it: Using a bellow type flush mechanism the Camco 41541 grants uses a pretty powerful flush, even for a portable unit. 

You don’t need to worry about odors with this toilet. The Camco Portable Travel Toilet has a sealing slide valve that locks in odors. This valve also protects against the dreaded toilet leakage.

This toilet uses a bellow type flush which has its pros and cons. The good thing about a bellow type flush is that it requires no batteries or power for the flushing mechanism. The bad thing about a bellow type flush is that it requires you to physically push down a mechanism which pushes the water into the bowl to flush it.

The Camco Portable is a two-piece travel toilet that features side latches that secure the tank to the toilet. When you are ready to empty the toilet, it’s as easy as unlatching the top piece and dumping the waste.

This toilet is as simple as portable travel toilets get. Although not the best composting toilet, this is an excellent choice for travel toilets. Being extremely affordable, this is an excellent option for anyone who needs the very simplest option.

Great for camping and RVing

Among the portable toilets that exist, the Camco Portable has the least number of features. While some opt for other toilets with more features and mechanisms, this is a good alternative for those on-the-go people who require a toilet.

If you are going camping, this toilet can sit at the corner of your tent, ready for when you need it. This toilet is also an excellent backup for trailers and RVs. Sometimes, your RV or trailer toilet won’t work, and this is a nice backup for when that happens.

The compactness of this is what users enjoy most. The smaller tanks and very compact look of this toilet make it easy to transport wherever you need it next. Even with a full holding tank, the toilet is easy to lift and move, which also makes the waste tank easy to empty.

How easy is it to use?

The Camco Portable Travel Toilet is the easiest to use among most other portable toilets. To set up, use, empty, and clean takes minutes.


The Camco Portable is a small toilet that is ready to use right out of the box. Just add water into the fresh water tank and optionally chemicals into the waste tank. With those two elements included, the toilet is ready to use immediately.


To use this toilet, open the lid, and do your business. The bellow flushing works differently than other battery-powered units. With a bellow flush, you mechanically push down a lever that physically pushes water into the bowl. The waste flushes down into the holding waste tank.


To empty this toilet, unlatch the two side latches to remove the fresh water tank from the holding tank. Use the sealed gate valve to easily dump all the waste into a household toilet or waste removal station.


Cleaning is easy and usually only requires water and movement. Fill the waste tank with water, seal it, and shake the container vigorously. Water is often all that you need to remove all the waste and debris. In the case of extra debris sticking to the sides of the waste tank, you can additionally use chemicals that will break apart the leftover waste.


● Compact design - This portable toilet is so small you can take it anywhere with ease.
Easy to empty - The sealed gate valve allows you to dump your tank into a household toilet or waste removal station quickly and efficiently.
Easy to clean - Whether you use water or chemicals, this tank is compact and easy to clean.
No batteries needed - The bellow flush is purely mechanical, and no batteries are required to operate the flushing mechanism.


● The toilet is tiny, and some will opt for a larger portable toilet.
● Although the bellow flush is a pro, for some this will be a con. It can be a pain to mechanically flush the toilet instead of being able to push a button.


If you want a simple toilet you can use for off-the-grid situations, and anywhere you go, this portable toilet is a viable option. The toilet is compact and can transport easily. It is also small enough to be able to empty and clean with ease. If you need a backup toilet for your RV or want a simple solution to going to the bathroom on-the-go, the Camco Portable Travel Toilet is a good choice.

Charles Cole

Hello. My name is Charles. I have been in the home improvement industry for a number of years. One of the most important renovations that home owners can make is a bathroom upgrade. Not only does it add significant value to your home, but it also costs a fair amount to do. Bathroom renovations are not frequently undertaken so choosing your sanitaryware can be source of enjoyment or regret for years to come. This is definitely the case for toilets. Read more about me and the site here.

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