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Old 06-24-2009   #1
 
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Which groover to buy?

A glamorous topic, no doubt, but I need to get a groover and have the cheaper option of the wag-bag system for $100.00 or the ECO Safe set-up with bullet box for $180.00. Any feedback on why I should spend an extra $80.00? What's the advantage?

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A lot of river permits don't allow the WAG bag system... Westy, Yampa, Lodore, Grand, to name a few. The regs on those generally state 'washable & resuseable' which it is neither.
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Wag Bags only cost like $4 or $6 each. You can get a rocket box at an army surplus store for around $20ish. However not all trips accept Wag Bags for disposal system. Definitely cheapest, but you need to check with peritting authority. BTW Westwater does accept Wag bags with a rocket box to lock it shut
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I'm sure you'll get many opinions, but I vote for the Eco-Safe.

1. No wag bags to buy, reusable system
2. you can get 50-70 uses in the Eco-safe vs. 2-3 before you have to put a new bag on.
3. Wag bags in the trash is pretty gross. If you put them in a rocket box, you are hauling about the same amount of weight and space as the Eco-safe.
4. I think the eco-safe is easier to set up.
5. eco-safe is easy to wash out at an RV dump site, then reuse!
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I've got both. The Wag Bag is incredibly expensive (per use) and has a much higher yuck factor. My EcoSafe is 14 years old this year, going strong, well thought out, secure, easy to clean system. Especially like the secure feature. No e coli contamination on my trips!
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i've been rolling with and EcoSafe for four years or so and have zero complaints. No broken parts, easy to clean, comfortable to sit on, and it generally has a great view.
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I think I'm convinced Eco-Safe is the way to go. Thanks a bunch for the feedback!
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I hear good reports on these.
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any idea on the cost of the selway fab product?
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The Riverbank System (Selway Fab) is $329 plus $25 shipping... I was hoping it would be less as that's a lot for a groover, but those that have them really like 'em.

The groover is the only piece of equiment I'm missing for a reason ...
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