collapsible or foldable buckets? (1 Viewer)

Cal54

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@patricia the newbie : I have just bought this:

Amazon product ASIN B076T3NVJ9
Not used it yet as only arrived today but definitely packs up very small. I only got the 12litre version but would suggest the bigger one would be suitable.
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Bought one from Wilkinsons only available online £5,been using it for last 2 years.It is as good as the ones I’ve seen in camping shops costing double that.
 

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I’ve been using one that looks identical to the Wilko one for a few years. I’ve used boiling water from kettle mixed with cold water from site tap for washing. Bear in mind that any slight pressure on one side will allow it to tilt and water to slop out. I wouldn’t fill it to the top like the picture on the advert unless using outside or in washroom.
https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-collapsible-bucket/p/0435934

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I prefer a plastic trug, they will do everything the bucket will do but they are stronger and just so much more versatile. Two take up no more room than one, they can be used for everything from keeping beer on ice to storing dirty washing, or taking it to the launderette or taking the washing up to the sink, so many uses (y)

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Wouldn’t fit in our PVC, horses for courses! Looks like OP has limited space too.
 
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Cal54

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I also have the Wilko one and use it for my waste when on site - can then just chuck the contents out each evening.

I agree that trungs are very versatile but not easy to store in small campers.
 
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We got the Wilko type from B & M. From memory about 4 quid. Used it for about 3 years now. Starting to crack at the folds so won't last much longer.
 
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We use 2 identical plastic buckets that fit inside each other.Keep them in my back box and fill them up with other things like washing liquid,,cloths,breshe heads etc so no wasted space.BUSBY.

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I prefer a plastic trug, they will do everything the bucket will do but they are stronger and just so much more versatile. Two take up no more room than one, they can be used for everything from keeping beer on ice to storing dirty washing, or taking it to the launderette or taking the washing up to the sink, so many uses (y)

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Always carry a couple in shower and put bits and pieces in. Use for same jobs as Jim
 
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We have a couple of Campa buckets, use them for all sorts of things including storage.
 

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As mentioned above, be careful with the silicone type collapsible ones as they flop easily when knocked so you could end up with a foot bath rather than a strip wash! :D

As for the cloth type buckets and bowls they are also very susceptible to collapsing when being used. If it was something I was wanting to stay rigid I'd stick with a 'fixed' bucket/tub ... a storage box would do the job then you can simply use it for storing stuff afterwards.
 
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We also use a couple of Trugs, stack inside each other and then fill with stuff like ground pegs and awning straps. Then store in beeny box.

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I saw some plastics rubber type ones in either B&M or Home Bargains yesterday they look handy and they squash flat(y)(y)(y)
 
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The plastic trugs sound like a good idea, I do carry alcohol lol fruit and odds and ends stored between the seats , do you know if they squish up ?
You've given me some ideas I hadn't thought about
 

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You can get square trugs which might be a better option as they waste less space when used for storing items.
 

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We sell a nice collapsible bucket at shows. they have silicone bands and solid bands and are very strong compared to the others shown on this thread. I use mine for washing the van and my cars.

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I keep a collapsible silicon bucket in the gas locker. The normal round bucket I used to have in the campervan was useful but not very efficient use of space.

Instead we have a couple of lidded rectangular buckets (used to contain garden bird food) that can be stacked with the small one inside the bigger one:

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You have all given me some great ideas and I think I'm going for the analogue idea , save myself a lot of money.
I have a couple of rectangular plastic boxes in my shed I'd forgotten about, so I think I will use them in combination with a piece of tarpaulin to stand on to dry off and a saucepan to tip the water over me.
 

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