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RRUGG

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Nothing to do with RVs but based on my own use, if they contain some sort of soap, you're setting yourself up for an itching problem at your south end. Ask me how I know that. Discontinuing use of them ended the itching after a day or so. Got so bad I saw a doctor about it. Story of my life. Learn stuff the hard way. Character defect?


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tmmar wrote:

narcodog wrote:

I wouldn't use them. In a home system you flush power to force the stuff down the pipe. In an R/V it is just gravity.If one got hung up along the way you may have a problem.


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RRUGG wrote:

Nothing to do with RVs but based on my own use, if they contain some sort of soap, you're setting yourself up for an itching problem at your south end. Ask me how I know that. Discontinuing use of them ended the itching after a day or so. Got so bad I saw a doctor about it. Story of my life. Learn stuff the hard way. Character defect?



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If your TC has a really, really short, non-convoluted dump plumbing path from the black tank to the outlet, then maybe, repeat _maybe_.

The likely issues I see are the possibilities that they may take time to break down, and they may require the presence of more bacteria than are present in the short-term environment of the holding tank.

Gotta say that I probably won't try them in my Tiger CX, even with its super short, one 90-degree turn dump plumbing.

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I use them, and use plenty of water to flush. so far no problem. Oh yes, I also have a quickie flush in the tank so it also helps to flush them out the sewer hose to the CG sewer.

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Several years ago we tried these at home (city sewer system) and they ended up clogging our drain (actually outside the house and before it reach the city line). Plumber snaked it out and broke it free.

Fast forward a few years. We now live in a house on a septic system. Wife bought a package of these "wipes" and I questioned them. Before using any, I dropped one of them into a glass of water and let it sit over night. Next morning I shook the glass and it dissolved like an alka-seltzer in water. The cloth was completely dissolved.

Although these do dissolve, we've decided to NOT put them down the toilet. In the camper, we never use them.


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We subscribe to the "better safe than sorry" philosophy and put them in the trash even at the house (septic system). Trash gets taken out often, but that's better than emergency maintenance


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Just so happens I was flushing out the black tank just yesterday. Now I had previously dumped the black tank with a very full condition so there should not have been anything in there. Well the only thing(s) in there were the disposable wipes and of course they were no longer white...


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Always guilty of offering "To Much Information", I will admit to using those Preparation H hemorrhoid wipes. Now, I use it following normal wiping with tissue, so it isn't as nasty as it sounds. Instead of dropping it in the trailer commode, I drop it into a ziplock sandwich bag and put it in the trash, which gets taken out of the trailer immediately after.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

There was a post on here not to long ago asking for suggestions on how to unplug the black tank drain line.......wife found them 'disposable wipes' and had been using them


Yup. I'd not use them. Just toss them in a bucket for trash.


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