Vantage Restroom from PolyPortables Offers New Hinge System, Enhanced Durability

Vantage Restroom from PolyPortables Offers New Hinge System, Enhanced Durability
Henry Davis, left, the director of operations for PolyPortables, discusses the re-engineered doorframe on the Vantage portable restroom. The doorframe now has a single sonically welded jamb point that reduces the amount of rivets in the unit. (Photo by Craig Mandli)

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The Vantage portable restroom — a longtime best-seller for PolyPortables — was the company’s centerpiece at this year’s Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show. Several new upgrades had the crowd buzzing.

Perhaps the biggest upgrade is self-closing truClose hinges that operate through an internal stainless steel spring and are constructed from outdoor-rated materials. The hinge, according to Henry Davis, the company’s director of operations, makes the Vantage user-friendly and durable.

“Our previous units used integrated hinges, but the truClose hinge is an upgrade in durability and ease of use,” says Davis. “It has been tested in excess of 300,000 open/close cycles, and because it is completely enclosed, it makes cleaning the inside of the unit easier. The hinge is also very easy to replace if needed.”

Other upgrades include a single-jamb doorframe and sonically welded jamb point, eliminating excess rivets; a heavy-duty rotary latch handle with occupancy decal to secure the restroom while in use; and deeper cutouts in the strap guides for easier handling both individually and on transport trailers.

“The upgrades were all made to make the Vantage easier to clean and more durable,” says Davis. “The double-wall construction does make this unit a little heavier than previous models, but it’s more durable in the long run. We thought that was a good exchange.”

The unit’s smooth interior makes it easy to clean, while the rivet-free exterior makes construction easy, Davis says. More than 70 percent of the parts used in the Vantage restroom are interchangeable with other PolyPortables standard units, simplifying replacement part inventory.

The unit comes on a roto-molded plastic skid, with a 60-gallon waste tank and deep sump. Interior features include a toilet seat and cover, urinal, stainless steel lock brackets, three-roll toilet paper holder with rod and padlock, coat hook, wall mirror, keystone roof, and an easy-lean door handle. Externally, modular walls simplify repairs, and they are constructed from high-molecular-weight material with extra UV protection.

“The Vantage is our top-of-the-line unit that is made to stand up to heavy use and abuse,” says Davis. “It is ideal for special event use, but works great for longer-term use as well.”
Vantage options include a recirculating flush system with a foot or hand pump and 40-gallon flip-top waste tank. A fresh flush system can also be installed with either a foot or hand pump, 40-gallon flip-top waste tank and a Pro-22 internal hand-wash station. Also available are interior hand sanitizer stations, vanity shelves, motion-activated lighting, Take-A-Seat toilet seat cleaners, or any other options available with the Ambassador upgrade package. It is available in 17 colors.

“The Vantage is very customizable to what a particular company may be looking for,” says Davis. “We want them to be easily integrated into an existing fleet of units.”
Davis says he’s excited by the feedback on the Vantage upgrades, especially the hinge system. Much of the feedback the company receives at the WWETT Show directs future innovations and improvements to existing products.

“WWETT gives us a chance to find out what people are looking for in their portable units,” he says. “The people here are more than willing to let us know what they think and what they need. That’s why this is the show to attend for this industry.” 800/241-7951; www.polyportables.com.



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