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Old 03-30-2010, 09:03 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Isadora View Post
That's what waste paper baskets are for.
True a couple of years ago we vacationed at Playa del Carma, Mexico and every place we went requested that we not flush ANY tp. That took some getting used to.
But for the trailer we use rv tp.

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:20 PM   #16
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t p ?

who uses THAT stuff nemore?

isn't there a hand held sprayer RIGHT near the head?

that's the rv bidet, no paper needed.

i use a LARGE metro area yellow pages.

of course the 1000 page book is entirely on a dvd,

so wiping is tricky.

but it can be REused 1000s of time...

i tried using the newspaper...

but the kindle screen was very hard to get clean...


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Old 03-30-2010, 10:17 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Isadora View Post
I think you can use anything you want. Just don't flush it if it isn't RV paper. That's what waste paper baskets are for. If you have a septic tank at home, anyway, it's just something you get used to.
I lived on a boat for ten years, and now I live in my Argosy. In both instances, the way I see it is simple.

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Old 03-31-2010, 01:09 AM   #18
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Just don't squeeze it,unless you're Mr. Wipple. Personally,I'd take a walk in the woods and bury the evidence. Maybe in a few thousand years someone will trip over this rock and say to his buddy, "look Fred it's got pieces of corn in it."
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:07 AM   #19
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After reading this thread and in particularly Pat Conway's response, I sure wish we had read (and followed) his reasonings! We started off using household toilet paper... and noticed that the dump valve wouldn't close! It was stuck half way open and half way closed. Ah, well, 40 year old dump, it needs replacing due to age, right? I think wrong now. DH noted toilet paper stuck in valve when he took it off. NOTHING BUT RV TOILET PAPER FOR US NOW! Or, we could do what Isadora suggests.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:15 AM   #20
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All our TP comes from the Yellow Store(Dollar General). Not sure of the brand.It made by Georgia Pacific I think. I did the mason jar test before we used it in da traylor. It breaks up fine almost as soon as it hits water. Thats another thing make sure you flush first before using the head the first time after its dumped. Water in the tank first is important. 3 years now no problem yet.
Also if ya wanna clean a little. When ya leave home on an empty tank,buy 10lbs of ice and dump down the head. The ice will mover around as you travel and melt and you will have enough water in there to get er started.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:10 AM   #21
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Do it the old fashion way; use corn cobs. first a red one than a white one to see if you need another red one. Dispose of in camp fire.
If in the woods, becareful what might be in that handful of leaves; poison ivy is ......
Also while with "mother nature" be careful of rattlesnakes.......yure gonna die

Moral of the story, use a quality tp that dissolves readily and serves the purpose for which it is intended.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:41 AM   #22
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A friend of mine just tested Cottonelle and Costco's Kirlkland (the individually wrapped ones).

The Cottonelle did not really break up after an hour.

The Kirkland readily broke up into tiny pieces after the same time frame.
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:25 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by DD.KARAOKE View Post
I lived on a boat for ten years, and now I live in my Argosy. In both instances, the way I see it is simple.

I cannot agree more. After several years of fighting paper in the black tank, all paper now goes in the waste basket. The Mrs. just uses too much, and although we were using RV approved, "we" still plugged up the system last year. Now we have no residual in the tank after dumping, any smell is now gone (it was the TP rising above the liquids), and I have no worries with blockage or plugging up. I also have no reason to use Formaldehyde based products. From now on, all paper goes in the basket, not the black tank.
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I am searching Forums because I seem to have a
mountain of Charmin under my Thetford in my 72 Excella. Now I know what to use instead but any tips on dealing with this now?
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Here's some interesting bathroom reading. I haven't done the macerator thing but the other tips have been really helpful. I got some giggles from it, too.

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