Rifton HTS on the Road

June 26, 2015 by Kristin Capone, PT, DPT, MEd

The Rifton HTS portable travel toilet shown over a toilet seat at a bathroom at a park facilityJJ is a 4th grade student at Southern Elementary School in New Castle, Delaware. Although he uses a wheelchair because of his dystonic cerebral palsy, JJ has great communication skills and is one of the happiest kids I know.

Recently, his school program planned a field trip to Glasgow Park. But right away we ran up against a familiar problem: community outings such as these present unique challenges for staff and parents when considering how to provide adequate care for a child like JJ. Toileting is a particular challenge.

JJ is growing bigger and cannot be held on a regular toilet anymore. Instead he uses the Rifton HTS  at school which provides him with adequate support so he can toilet comfortably and successfully. But this type of support is generally not found outside of his special program in school.

But this time was different. In fact, it was easy. Why? Because we used the Rifton HTS Portability Kit.  Packed into a carry-bag, this light-weight, foldable frame allowed us to provide the supports JJ needed for toileting at Glasgow Park. It was an amazing success and such a simple solution!

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Joan wiggs | June 30, 2015
Love this. My son has the same diagnosis. He's 34 now. He wants to ride on our private battery golf cart but needs the lateral supports like toilet chair. Do you know of a back support seating that would work? Only 95-100 pounds. Seen some that can put into regular chair like dinner table when visiting family. Open for suggestions
Alex | March 22, 2024
Have u looked into a special tomato sitter. That's currently what I use at the dinner table. U can put it on a regular chair or one of their bases, we've even strapped it into a bike trailer/jogger for quick trips to the store. They also have one that doubles as a car seat and is FAA approved meaning u can use it on a plane
Vera | January 21, 2019
I would love to see you make a portable frame for the Large Potty need to offer this in all is very much needed..getting ready to purchase one of the HTS in a Large and it is just important in this size also..Please consider doing this ASAP! Love this seat for my daughter and she loves it too!
Jennifer | June 28, 2022
We love our rifton portable potty seat. However, our daughter is outgrowing it and we need the large portable potty seat! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP FAMILIES LIKR US! Please make a larger option!
Tina | August 07, 2023
Ive been asking them to make the portable system in the large size for years. There is such a huge demand for people who travel that need a toileting system that is portable. this needs to be offered in all sizes Rifton.
Dawn | February 08, 2019
Can the portable toilet seat also have a potty underneath
Rifton Equipment | February 12, 2019

The portability kit is an accessory. The HTS must be ordered with either the mounting bar or a stationary or wheeled base option. When the portability kit is in use, the seat and back are secured onto the portability frame, which in turn can be placed over a toilet seat. Or the pan accessory can slide underneath the seat from the back to serve as a potty underneath, when the portability kit is in use.

Erica | March 20, 2019
I love the idea of this portability feature since travel is difficult. Unfortunately a lot of us needing assistance use the large sized toileting system. Any chance this could be made for the large?
Elena | March 25, 2019
Hi Erica, Thank you for your comment and request for a large size portability kit. I will send this request on to our design team to look in to. Elena
Laura | May 14, 2022
We’ve just gone to a large size and am really saddened to learn the portability kit is not suitable for this size. It’s been amazing for us to be able to pack it all into a bag and use away from home. Please can this be made to suit the large HTS
Elena Noble | May 16, 2022
Thank you Laura for sharing your suggestion. I will forward it on to our design team.