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WEST MARINE Runabout 962 Portable Head

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 12914644 321496206
In stock online.

$119.99

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
 
4.0

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Practical (10)
  • Corrosion resistant (9)
  • Installs easily (8)
  • Water efficient (4)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boat (8)
  • Low usage (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (7), 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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4.0

love it!

By Babyboy1111

from Pittsburgh

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Installs Easily
  • Water Efficient

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Boat

    Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

    Need bigger holding tank!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    This was a replacement of an existing unit

    By Definace

    from Silverdale, WA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Corrosion Resistant
    • Installs Easily
    • Practical

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low Usage

      Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

      Last one lasted 22 years, This should be the last one I purchase

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 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:

        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.

        (5 of 5 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:

          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:

            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:

              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:

                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:

                  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:

                    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:

                      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.

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