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WEST MARINE Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet

Easy to carry, operate and maintain, the Runabout 962 functions with a self-contained water supply and holding tank. The adult-size seat optimizes comfort while the manual, bellows-style flush delivers a bowl-clearing rinse every time. Quality features include durable, high-density polyethylene construction and firm locking side latches.

Type: Portable Capacity: Freshwater tank: 2.6gal.; Waste tank: 2.5gal. Material: Polyethylene Dimensions: 12"H x 14-1/2"W x 16-1/2"D Color: Gray Warranty: One year

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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet 12914644 321496206
In stock online.

$109.99

Runabout 962 Portable Head, Hold-Down Brackets (Pair) 551614 385310018
In stock online.

$26.99

Product Description

Easy to carry, operate and maintain, the Runabout 962 functions with a self-contained water supply and holding tank. The adult-size seat optimizes comfort while the manual, bellows-style flush delivers a bowl-clearing rinse every time. Quality features include durable, high-density polyethylene construction and firm locking side latches.

Type: Portable Capacity: Freshwater tank: 2.6gal.; Waste tank: 2.5gal. Material: Polyethylene Dimensions: 12"H x 14-1/2"W x 16-1/2"D Color: Gray Warranty: One year

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West MarineRunabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet
 
3.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Practical (9)
  • Corrosion resistant (8)
  • Installs easily (6)
  • Quiet (3)
  • Water efficient (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small boat (7)
    • Low usage (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (5), Casual/ recreational (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    response to previous review

    the previous reviewer commented on the fresh water tank capacity being larger than the waste tank. this is common in portable toilets as it allows several emptying operations before having to refil the fresh...Read complete review

    the previous reviewer commented on the fresh water tank capacity being larger than the waste tank. this is common in portable toilets as it allows several emptying operations before having to refil the fresh water tank. that way you only have to carry the lower half to dump it. it would be difficult to use the space above the holding tank to hold waste as it wouldnt travel upward. if you are going to comment on engineering you should have a basic understanding of it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Questionable quality

    The unit was purchased for a rebuild project. Some months later when installing the unit, it was discovered that the interconnection plastic piece that holds the "O" Ring was busted from...Read complete review

    The unit was purchased for a rebuild project. Some months later when installing the unit, it was discovered that the interconnection plastic piece that holds the "O" Ring was busted from the factory. The plastic was very brittle and would likely have made a bad mess if not discovered in time.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    If only spare parts were available

    By River Rat

    from Little Rock, AR

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Corrosion Resistant
    • Installs Easily
    • Practical
    • Quiet
    • Water Efficient

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low Usage
      • Small Boat

      Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet:

      I bought one in 1996 and used it through 2007 without trouble. In preparing for a river cruise this year, I checked its operation first only to find that the accordian pump had embrittled and broke to pieces. I would have rated it five star if I could have gotten a replacement part. The gaskets also harden but these are easily made.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Questionable quality

      By JP_Mac22

      from St Louis, MO

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Corrosion Resistant
      • Installs Easily
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Brittle Plastic
      • Cheeply Built

      Best Uses

        Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet:

        The unit was purchased for a rebuild project. Some months later when installing the unit, it was discovered that the interconnection plastic piece that holds the "O" Ring was busted from the factory. The plastic was very brittle and would likely have made a bad mess if not discovered in time.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Toilet

        By Boat Nut

        from Nc

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Corrosion Resistant
        • Practical

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boat

          Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet:

          The original West Marine toilet I ordered leaked at the top tank. West Marine sent me a new one. When I received it it was a different brand. It's not leaking. Good job West Marine!!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I have purchased 3 of these heads.

          By Monkey Shines

          from Mathews VA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Corrosion Resistant
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy to use
          • Installs Easily
          • Light weight
          • Practical
          • Simple Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating Or Camping

            Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet:

            I have used these heads for weekend camping and for boating. I replaced a smelly holding tank and marine head with one of these toilets. I put it on a non-skid pad where the old head was located. It is easy to use and clean. I have another one I have used for tent camping for over 10 years and just bought a 3rd one for a pontoon boat.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Portable Head

            By Man Scout

            from Clearwater, FL

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Corrosion Resistant
            • Installs Easily
            • Practical
            • Quiet
            • Water Efficient

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Low Usage
              • Small Boat

              Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet:

              Very well built and EASY to use. Gravity does all the work. Love the water reserve.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Product

              By Aquahorse

              from Ellendale, DE

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Practical
              • Water Efficient

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Low Usage
                • Small Boat

                Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet:

                Nice to have when you are away from facilities. Fairly compact, fits in storage area of boat.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                works great for our situation

                By coastalgeorge

                from red bank nj

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Corrosion Resistant
                • Installs Easily
                • Practical

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Boat

                  Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet:

                  works both on the water and in the woods as a sanitary devise very well

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic potty

                  By kris10n

                  from Boca Raton

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Practical

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Low Usage

                    Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet:

                    Bought this to use in the SUV on long trips and in the boat for short trips for our 3 year old daughter. Anyone can use it easily. Very practical toilet. And we will continue to use it in the boat.

                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    The Decade Toilet!

                    By Bill

                    from Richmond, Virgiia

                    About Me Advanced

                    Pros

                    • Corrosion Resistant
                    • Installs Easily
                    • Lasted For 10 Years
                    • Practical

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High Usage
                      • Small Boat

                      Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet:

                      This toilet lasted for ten years on my sailboat with moderate to heavy use. It finally broke and I am buying another. I wish I could get that kind of service from the rest of my on-board equipment!!

                      (37 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      response to previous review

                      By tom

                      from englewood, florida

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Corrosion Resistant
                      • Practical

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Boat

                        Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head, Portable Toilet:

                        the previous reviewer commented on the fresh water tank capacity being larger than the waste tank. this is common in portable toilets as it allows several emptying operations before having to refil the fresh water tank. that way you only have to carry the lower half to dump it. it would be difficult to use the space above the holding tank to hold waste as it wouldnt travel upward. if you are going to comment on engineering you should have a basic understanding of it.

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