RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Beginning RVing: Toilet paper

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > Toilet paper

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 5  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
JR323

Temple, TX

Senior Member

Joined: 06/17/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/17/02 12:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK, brings up another question, what about the flushable wipes? It is heavier than regular tp but it also says safe for septic systems. I read somewhere it takes 3 weeks for it to dissolve. Kids use it. Pick up the new TT tomorrow. It seems with the size of the pipes there shouldn't be a problem when emptying the black tanks.

Deen

Vancouver, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 12/07/2000

View Profile



Posted: 06/17/02 01:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've used standard household TP since we started RV'ing in 1958, never had any trouble with any of it.

chrisa

North East Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 01/19/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/19/02 10:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Consumer reports just did a article on "flusable wipes". They found that they NEVER break down, and don't recomend that the be used if you have any kind of septic system.


Chris A (and dog)
2000 Excursion V10
2003 Cardinal 31BH
Equal-I-Zer Hitch

bsinmich

Holland, MI

Senior Member

Joined: 11/18/2000

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/20/02 07:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You will find you will use only half the amount of toilet paper if you use both sides before flushing it down.
A Stock Report,
Northern Tissue touched a new bottom last week and many were wiped clean.


1999 Damon Challenger 310 Ford

CampingNuts

Holliston, Massachusetts

Senior Member

Joined: 01/12/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/17/02 06:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I personally wouldn't even use 'flushable' wipes in my home septic system. If they stick to the walls or pipes it's like having potato peels in there, once they're stuck more will stick and you'll have a mess.
I think it would be better to put a little covered garbage can in there for such tossables.
Just my two cents.



It's not just life, it's an adventure..... Live it!
2006 Flagstaff 831QBSS, quad bunks & slide out
2003 Chevy Express Extd Psgr Van, 6.0L V8 3.73
1990 Subaru Legacy
1995 Saturn SL2, kids' car
1987 Porsche 944 our toy
2001 Trail-Lite 8280 (gone)

EDucator

location: Allegheny Forest

Senior Member

Joined: 02/02/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/18/02 01:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Flushable wipes are horrible and present clogs... I know! Our last TT was owned by a friend who paid his dealer $100 to winterize it. They were even going to empty the (then full) black tank and wash it out as well. So he & I are checking everything over and we test the dump valve operation and wooosh, stink, yeeech, and one set of very red & embarrased cheeks on him. He was quite mad and to top it off the TT was being stored at his office lot so now there was solid waste everywhere. Turns out the dealer threw in 4 wipes and they clogged along the way leaving a larger amount of waste still in the tank beyond what poured out of the pipe itself. They didn't pour in the RV anti-freeze either so a line developed a leak when it came time to fill the water tank. Yep! Water all over the floor!! Now he was really mad but we got things resolved with a bit of minor effort and the TT was a good performer after that.


ED

I'm the lucky one; my wife is the one who married the idiot!! ">

2002 Ram 2500HD Quadcab 4x4 - 8L V-10 - Fisher MM plow - Tekonsha Prodigy
2001 28' Hornet Reese Dual Cam


snapdragon

Lexington, KY USA

Full Member

Joined: 11/29/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/23/02 03:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What about Cottonelle? Mu husband is picky about what he uses on his posterior.

adVentureMan

Memphis, TN, USA

Senior Member

Joined: 02/27/2001

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 06/24/02 07:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Just picked up the new TT and found out that I may not be able to use some state parks because I am over 30 feet in length. "

I'd be afraid to use your trailer in some of the state parks in which I've camped! A 30 footer is a pretty big rig for some of those "campground roads"


Doug and Kathy
2008 Chevy 2500HD extended cab Duramax/Allison 4WD
2013 Cougar 327RES
"Nuestra casa con buena vistas"

Need RV Checklists?

JR323

Temple, TX

Senior Member

Joined: 06/17/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/20/02 08:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok, I appreciate the information. Just picked up the new TT and found out that I may not be able to use some state parks because I am over 30 feet in length. I thought it was the box that counted and it is 27 feet. Now I understand the standard measurement is from tip of the hitch to the back of the bumper.

rep

san angelo,tx.

Full Member

Joined: 01/25/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/20/02 10:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We use John Wayne t/p. It doesn't take crap off of anyone. Grin!!!!


Big B & little b
2003 Tradewinds LE
2002 Kia 4 dr. Sportage tagging along
Red & Ginger (min. dashies) guard dogs
330 kittycat sitting on a Spartan chassis
FMCA# f308571
Do not drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 5  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > Toilet paper
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.