Camping box instead of motorhome or touring van
A camping box is more up-to-date and more sought-after than ever. But what is it anyway and what does it have to do with portable toilets?
What is a camping box?
The picture above shows an empty camping box. The purpose of camping boxes is to transform your vehicle into a camper van in just a few steps.
In the same way, the camper van can be transformed back into a normal car or bus. Camping boxes are available in countless variations.
They are equipped with everything you need to live in a mobile vehicle. Anyway, you can adapt them to your needs and pack them so that everything you need for a trip is included.
There is room for a water canister, gas cooker, crockery, food, cool box and much more.
Depending on the manufacturer of the camping box, they are equipped and built differently.
Sometimes as a large box or in modular construction, with and without extendable rails, as well as in numerous design variants.
When folded out, some camping boxes even become a bed. Depending on the conditions of your car and your requirements, you will find the right camping box.
Open the boot, put in the box, pack clothes and utensils, stow food and off you go on your travels. Nothing stands in the way of spontaneous trips. It's easy to see why camping boxes are becoming more and more popular.
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A little revolution?
Independent travel with a camper van or motorhome always requires certain investments, which are usually not insignificant.
In addition, the motorhome is not entirely suitable as an everyday car. Such boxes make time-consuming and expensive conversions to the van or bus unnecessary in order to be able to travel.
From our point of view, camping boxes are a kind of revolution in the travel segment. They open up new approaches to travelling.
It is no longer necessary to set off with a packed station wagon and sleeping bags in the boot. But certainly exciting!
What about the toilet?
For such a project of turning a car into a camper van in just a few steps, one thing is still needed: a small toilet.
Ideally, it could be stowed inside the camping box. Everything needed for a spontaneous trip is neatly and safely stowed in the camping box or at least takes up little space.
Our small toilet, the Trelino, fits perfectly in the middle compartment of the IQ camping box. An ideal addition, in our opinion!
Why a composting toilet for the camping box?
Separating toilets have many advantages compared to cassette toilets. We have already written about this a few times. We discuss the topic in detail in the following articles. Read more here:
- Blog article: Camping toilet comparison
- Blog article: Why it pays to switch from a cassette toilet to a divider toilet
The most important advantages of composting toilets at a glance
Composting toilets do not need water. This is because urinals are dry toilets. So you can use your fresh water for many other more useful things. And since you don't need water, you don't create waste water...
If you separate your urine from your solids, no unpleasant odours will arise. These do not have to be combated with chemicals. Therefore, you can do without chemicals completely. This is not only good for you, but also good for the environment.
Urine is a natural substance and so is your solid. You can simply use it as compost or fertiliser. Alternatively, you can pour the urine into any normal toilet and dispose of your solids in normal household waste, like nappies or small animal waste. Because everything is nature.
Costs, weight and material
Starting at 899,- EUR, the simple storage boxes are available from IQ Campingbox.
The IQ Campingbox 2.0 with bed construction, kapok mattress and the accessories shown (water canister, gas cooker, etc.) costs 1949,- EUR. The IQ camping box can also be rented for EUR 29 per day.
The camping boxes are made of PVC-coated multiplex panels. The IQ camping box with bed construction has a tare weight of 49 kg.