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Old 06-05-2005, 10:39 AM   #1
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What do you use to clean toilet?

Hi I was thinking I could use those new disposable toilet brushes (that already have the cleaner on them) in the airstream. I have a plastic type Thetford toilet. Does anyone else use these things? Or are the cleaners on them too abrasive for the toilet and the valve? Thanks a lot.
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:49 AM   #2
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Rivet Suggestion ...

With the exception of 'TP', if you want to be prudent ... "Don't put anything in the toilet, unless you have eaten it first"
That will encourage trouble free operation of the system & valves.

A somewhat interesting thread can be found here:
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Hi I was thinking I could use those new disposable toilet brushes....
I don't know..... I agree with the previous post - I would be concerned about the disposable end clogging up the works.

But back to your original question: "what do you use to clean ..."

Here are my choices:

1. get someone else to clean it
2. if that fails - then i vote for a bleach type disposable wipe and a (disposable) rubber glove. Wipe it down, starting on the outside - working toward the interior and then throw the wipe and the glove out in the TRASH. If you do this regularly the job is never too horrible and your plastic potty won't get scratched with scouring agents.

Happy cleaning....
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Old 06-05-2005, 12:16 PM   #4
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Just a note to this post: You can buy a box of 100 Nitrile disposable gloves for about $9.00 per box. Use them for cleaning and use them for dumping the Black Water Tank, we always carry them.
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Agreed, rubber gloves make just about any nasty job more bearable. I also like a little hand sanitizer for cleaning up afterwards

There was a thread awhile back where someone mentioned an old-timer said they wax their toilet bowl to help keep it clean! Anyone try that yet?
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There was a thread awhile back where someone mentioned an old-timer said they wax their toilet bowl to help keep it clean! Anyone try that yet?
I tried, but I couldn't get the buffer inside the toilet to polish the wax.
Seriously, a coat of non-abrasive (clear coat safe) automotive wax should help keep things , umm, sliding through with a minimum of effort. If I did it, though, I would definately either A-throw away the applicator and polishing towel when done, or B- use someone else's supplies.
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I don't know..... I agree with the previous post - I would be concerned about the disposable end clogging up the works.
Wait a minute ... you don't throw the disposable end down the toilet ... put it in a baggie and then use the trash can.

I've tried them ... they work pretty good. It is just a 'sponge' with some cleanser built in ... which is OK for me ... my toilet is china ... not plastic.

Also, I use them only after I have dumped the black tank ... and am in the process of rinsing it. That way ... any chemicals from the 'sponge' are rinsed out of the tank.

But nothing beats a pair of gloves and some elbow grease.
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FYI, there are cleaners designed to be gentle to those plastic toilets and sinks. Check the line of products produced by Thetford.

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It really sounds like our toilet (original) is a lot less complicated than the ones folks use around here...It just has a spring loaded covering on the bottom that empties directly into the black tank. A water sprayer is available if anything gets stuck.

We simply have used an old fashioned toilet brush (a shorty we picked up in a trailer store) and water for cleaning. It hasn't given us problems, but maybe this is because it is so very low-tech.

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I agree, I wouldn't put anything down into the tank like what has been suggested. If it hasn't been eaten, drank or is TP, then it belongs elsewhere. Depending on year of the coach, my concern is not so much for the tank or it getting stuck in there (I mean a LOT larger things can be put in there) . My concern is the tank sensors....not so much with 2004s and up, but with pre 2004s that had the electrode type sensors.

...and I use just plain old liquid type cleaner for the throne and typically do the cleaning part before dumping so that any of the chemicals do find their way out of the tank during the flushing out process.
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Don't you at least put in deodorant stuff?

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I agree, I wouldn't put anything down into the tank like what has been suggested. If it hasn't been eaten, drank or is TP, then it belongs elsewhere. Depending on year of the coach, my concern is not so much for the tank or it getting stuck in there (I mean a LOT larger things can be put in there) . My concern is the tank sensors....not so much with 2004s and up, but with pre 2004s that had the electrode type sensors.

...and I use just plain old liquid type cleaner for the throne and typically do the cleaning part before dumping so that any of the chemicals do find their way out of the tank during the flushing out process.
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Don't you at least put in deodorant stuff?

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Yea, you got me there, I should have said besides the normal tank chemicals that are widely used. I have some Coleman stuff that I really like and seems to do a great job....better than the Theftford liquid stuff.
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"What do you use to clean the toilet? "
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Seems like confession time again. I clean the toilet in the Airstream, and she cleans the one at home. Last week I found out that she uses a tooth brush on the inner rim of the one at home. How did I find out? Well, it just so happens that last week she was using one of my old discarded blue handled toothbrushes for the purpose. Being traditional cuties, I'm always a blue toothbrush, she's always a pink toothbrush.....While pausing to rinse the bowl, she left the used toothbrush on side of the washbasin, just as I walked in, picked up the toothbrush, and started to brush my teeth. I was soon spitting and retching down the wash basin, and telling her that whatever new toothpaste she had bought, it was too disgustingly horrible to use. Then I saw her face........ Nick
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