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Let's see those homemade groover set-ups!(pre-use)

So we have a pretty good handwash station thread going already. I thought I would see what folks have going as far as making their own groovers. I've seen a few pics of really stellar Johnny knock-offs but I wanna see the ammo cans, the tubes, the buckets and whatever else y'all have crafted up to crap in.

I'm thinking to make up two groovers Grand Canyon style in the style of Canyon REO. 25mm(if I can find them) or 30mm Ammo cans. Two for catching poo and one to hold the seat and supplies. What do y'all think, is it worth it to go with the 30mm over the 20mm ammo can for that extra little bit of crapacity?

What say you?

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The 20mm "rocket box" can hold all I want to carry.
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The 20mm "rocket box" can hold all I want to carry.

And they get quite heavy as well. We took a 30MM on my latest grand trip as I couldn't find a 20 on short notice, it worked well but was REALLY heavy when full. I think the best accessory one can have is a riser to allow the seat to be raised about 6 inches in order to completely fill the can.
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Here is ours. 30mm box.
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Sorry to ask the obvious - but I've just never been clear on this:

An ammo can covers the reusable? (Even if it doesn't have a cleanout other than opening it?)

An ammo can covers the double wall?
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Sorry to ask the obvious - but I've just never been clear on this:

An ammo can covers the reusable? (Even if it doesn't have a cleanout other than opening it?)

An ammo can covers the double wall?
We use the scat machine most times but I have a lid with a clean out as well. I am not aware of a double wall requirement. Even the $800 Johnny is still single wall.
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Haha thanks for clarifying pre-use.



I think the riser is key for the Grand - you want to be able to (comfortably) get those last few inches of use. That may be your challenge!


We were able to get max 5 days for 12 people out of one 20mm can with a riser and some light tapping when you 'close it up' for the day to settle everything and level it out. For 21 days we filled up 4 cans and were working on the 5th, and had a spare 6th can. Obviously the 30mm cans will hold more but you'll also have to custom rig a way to carry them as many groover storage bags are built for 20mm.
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Haha thanks for clarifying pre-use.



I think the riser is key for the Grand - you want to be able to (comfortably) get those last few inches of use. That may be your challenge!


We were able to get max 5 days for 12 people out of one 20mm can with a riser and some light tapping when you 'close it up' for the day to settle everything and level it out. For 21 days we filled up 4 cans and were working on the 5th, and had a spare 6th can. Obviously the 30mm cans will hold more but you'll also have to custom rig a way to carry them as many groover storage bags are built for 20mm.

What is a groover storage bag?!?!?!? Never heard of anyone putting the groover in a bag, unless you're referring to a drop bag in the boat?


Not trying to be a smart ass, just curious.
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Not exactly DIY for functionality, but DIY for aesthetic... My daughter painted these cans. The bus is the eco safe can. The Pink Floyd can is for supplies.
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