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Old 03-15-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
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Important papers: toilet paper cover


My toilet paper keeps unrolling all over the floor during travel.
It’s a basic stock ‘64 recessed holder.

How do you keep it from unrolling??

On ships we had a rolled stainless steel serrated “cover” that prevented this.
Anyone know where I can find one?

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Old 03-15-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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My toilet paper keeps unrolling all over the floor during travel.
It’s a basic stock ‘64 recessed holder.

How do you keep it from unrolling??

On ships we had a rolled stainless steel serrated “cover” that prevented this.
Anyone know where I can find one?

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Mine never does this, have you had your running gear balanced? How's the axle? You know, I've seen plastic covers in pet stores... designed to keep your kitty from amusing herself when you're not there, but it would probably work for T.P. traveling too.

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Old 03-15-2006, 05:16 PM   #3
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lol.....my oh so clever husband chimed in an said put a rubber band around it
while your on the roll
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Old 03-15-2006, 05:22 PM   #4
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We take an empty plastic water bottle 1-liter size, cut off the ends and split it lengthwise to slip over the TP roll while underway. The 2-liter size works well for paper towels...

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we used to do the rubber band too with the sob, doesn't move on the AS. Rubberband over the roll holder insert than over the paper for travel then pulled off to the side without having to remove the insert for use.
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:47 PM   #7
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Superman's solution

Safari 64:

Remove the toilet paper from the roller, squeeze the sides together until the center cardboard tube looks like this (), then put it back on the roller. Now it should not unravel as you travel.
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:27 PM   #8
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Safari 64:

Remove the toilet paper from the roller, squeeze the sides together until the center cardboard tube looks like this (), then put it back on the roller. Now it should not unravel as you travel.
Of course, if you squeeze too hard, you will wind up with lots of short lengths of TP...
Something I have used, is an oversized paper clip, through several layers.
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I use a small french clothes-pin for both my TP and paper towels. If not they unspool themselves and it never looks the same when you re-roll it
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:10 PM   #10
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I guess that by '68 things got really hi-tech. In 1968 Frank Boorman, Apollo 8 commander, refused to orbit the moon unless they fixed this TP problem. At launch the vibration would make the tp unravel so once they hit weightlessness the unraveled paper floating through the orbiter became quite bothersome. NASA scientists went to work on a new plan to create an in-flight tp containment center, also known as the IFTPCC. Airsteam soon adopted this new technology in all new '68 trailers; they called it the WBTPCCI.

Here is a few pictures of the TP holder in park and launch sequence.
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:09 PM   #11
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French clothes pin?

Thanks, great ideas all. I'll try them
Can't have the important papers flying around

Whats a French clothes pin?
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Our Bambi did this all the time. My fix was not as neat as what has been posted.....I just took the roll out and set it on the floor on it's side.

Haven't had the issue with the Safari to have to worry about doing it or any of the other fixes.....
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I guess that by '68 things got really hi-tech. In 1968 Frank Boorman, Apollo 8 commander, refused to orbit the moon unless they fixed this TP problem. At launch the vibration would make the tp unravel so once they hit weightlessness the unraveled paper floating through the orbiter became quite bothersome. NASA scientists went to work on a new plan to create an in-flight tp containment center, also known as the IFTPCC. Airsteam soon adopted this new technology in all new '68 trailers; they called it the WBTPCCI.

Here is a few pictures of the TP holder in park and launch sequence.
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Smile Good luck with the tp solutions

Love the humor in this thread uberlanders I was cryin from laughin so hard!!

Paula--hope my post (#6) wasn't offensive, surely didn't mean it to be. I thought you might have been funnin on that one so I was laughin with not at your response--important clarification. Couldn't give ya more pos karma cause it said I gave ya too much already...Guess that's what I get for reading the hanger falling off the closet/running gear jokes on another thread...

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