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Old 07-18-2017, 03:41 AM   #1
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Toilet paper concern

So this may be a bit TMI for some people but it's a valid concern. What do others do with the toilet paper if you want to continue to use the soft kind. My husband says that this can be a concern for clogging the lines, and we plan on boondocking sometimes. I find the option of wiping and putting it in a trash bag instead of in the toilet a bit unsanitary. We always wash our hands after. Would a diaper genie be an alternative? What do others out there do, serious question and would appreciate input. Thank you.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:14 AM   #2
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toilet paper concern

So after I asked the question I googled for more information on diaper genies and lots of people use them and feel they work great. Thanks
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:13 AM   #3
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is not going to clog the lines if you do your construction properly. 30 yrs of busses i have had proves that. put in trash or even the wood stove also works
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What do others do with the toilet paper if you want to continue to use the soft kind.
As previously noted, the toilet to black tank plumbing should not be a concern as it should be nearly straight down. If it isn't, you may want to re-engineer as you may be in for a life of misery.

There is a test for toilet paper - very simple. Put a square or two into a glass of water with a lid and shake it up. If the paper disintegrates, it is good to use. If it does not, it is should be avoided. Most paper on the market that is labeled as "septic safe" is acceptable.

The other 'tricks' are to be sure to use plenty of water in the black tank, do not keep the drain valve open when at a full-hookup site (you need the whoosh of lots of liquid to flush out the solids), and driving around with a tank half full of 'stuff' (lots of liquid) is not a bad thing as it will break up the solids and allow it all to swoosh out the drain when dumped.
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RV shops all sell "RV Tissue" that supposedly disintegrates more fully than regular TP.
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RV shops all sell "RV Tissue" that supposedly disintegrates more fully than regular TP.
Yes... but... that "sandpaper" does not qualify as the "soft kind" - at least to my tender parts!!
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Yes... but... that "sandpaper" does not qualify as the "soft kind" - at least to my tender parts!!

Yeah, but the "Soft Kind" can't do double duty when refinishing a fender.
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Yeah, but the "Soft Kind" can't do double duty when refinishing a fender.
HA!! Very true!!
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This is honestly one of the major reasons I did a composting toilet. Sorry world but that john wayne toilet paper (rough and tough and don't take crap off nobody) is unfit for use.
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So this may be a bit TMI for some people but it's a valid concern. What do others do with the toilet paper if you want to continue to use the soft kind. My husband says that this can be a concern for clogging the lines, and we plan on boondocking sometimes. I find the option of wiping and putting it in a trash bag instead of in the toilet a bit unsanitary. We always wash our hands after. Would a diaper genie be an alternative? What do others out there do, serious question and would appreciate input. Thank you.
If it is good enough for a SEPTIC SYSTEM, it is good enough for your black tank.
The big thing to remember is that plenty of water makes for clean tanks.
Otherwise you get the "poop mound of death".
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