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Old 02-11-2016, 07:50 AM   #43
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My DH likes his "fluffy" tp. Well in our last TT it developed a giant clog. I switched us to good old Scotts single ply. No problems at all, roll lasts forever and ever and it's on the cheap end. No more problems. The wipes thing is a big no-no. really probably shouldn't use them at home either.
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:23 PM   #44
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It isn't even recommended to flush them down a S&B into a sewer. Very bad idea.
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Old 02-11-2016, 09:27 PM   #46
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We actually make our own. We use Kleenex Hand Towels paper towels, soak them in witch hazel, and put them in a plastic Huggie's wet wipe container.

They are not "septic safe", but will they hurt our black tank?

Or is the issue that they will eventually clog up the dump station?
That IMO, is asking for trouble with your black tank. It will also cause problems with a septic tank.
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Our toilets say waste solids and toilet paper only.
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:10 PM   #49
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NO PAPER IN THE TOILET OF ANY KIND!

I'm sure some of you will think this is too hard or too gross, but it is easy to get used to.

I can't STAND thin dissolvable TP - I want the nice soft paper that my fingers won't accidentally poke through, and I want to be able to use enough (which is more than minimal). After the first (last and only) time I clogged up the RV toilet, I changed this system:

1) The nice Costco TP - not too expensive.

2) A Litter Genie, into which all paper (TP, wipes and any other product that you may be using) goes into this - you slide the blade with one hand, and shove the paper into the bag with the other, and then the spring-loaded blade closes and holds the bag completely closed. The cat poop and pee clumps go in there too (or in a second Genie, if you want).

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NO PAPER IN THE TOILET OF ANY KIND!

I'm sure some of you will think this is too hard or too gross, but it is easy to get used to.

I can't STAND thin dissolvable TP - I want the nice soft paper that my fingers won't accidentally poke through, and I want to be able to use enough (which is more than minimal). After the first (last and only) time I clogged up the RV toilet, I changed this system:

1) The nice Costco TP - not too expensive.

2) A Litter Genie, into which all paper (TP, wipes and any other product that you may be using) goes into this - you slide the blade with one hand, and shove the paper into the bag with the other, and then the spring-loaded blade closes and holds the bag completely closed. The cat poop and pee clumps go in there too (or in a second Genie, if you want).

Cat Litter Disposal System | Litter Genie
The ones made for baby diapers work too, although we use the holding tank in the MH the way it was designed so all the TP goes down it. We use the Costco Kirkland brand TP. We had a Litter Genie, gave it away since it filled up too fast with the litter for seven cats.
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I have one of those for our cat, and was wondering about bringing it with us when we go full time. Just for this reason. Kinda big, but I think we can make it work.
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:51 PM   #52
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I am a campground manager and every time I have trouble with campground sewer system it is because of WET WIPES. please don't flush them.
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They've always scared me, so I have a little trash can in the head to dispose of anything I don't want in the black tank! Including wipes! Why take the chance of messing up your rig?


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We have a cat-litter genie, and when we go full-time, we are taking it with us.
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While I have to agree that an RV black tank is not a septic, "stuff" does breakdown in there, even in just a few days. And it also have ridges on pipe fittings and at least one valve (for dumping) and those are both prone to snagging any paper or cloth-like product that passes by. Once that happens, a clog begins to build and all bets are off!

And, if not in the RV, then in the campground sewer system. I worked as a handyman in campgrounds for several years and have fixed clogged sewer systems multiple times, including much larger pipes than our RVs have. It's amazing what folks will dump into the drains, and even more amazing how the fibers clump up and collect grease & goo to form a solid mass. Most campground systems have lift pumps in the sewers because at least some sites will be too low for gravity flow. Even macerator pumps will choke on fibrous stuff like wet wipes. It can't chew up stringy stuff like that - it just wraps around the pump impeller and shaft and usually has to be disassembled to clear out.

I guess some people have discarded stuff like this successfully, perhaps for years, but as a general practice it just begging for trouble.
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My wife snuck some wet wipes into the RV last trip even though I strictly forbid it a while ago.......ok I asked nicely.

Long story short, maserator pump bound up and i had the pleasure of digging out a clump about the size of a baseball of wet wipes along with gallons of VERY undesirable water.

Wet wipes were tossed in the trash.

NO wet wipes EVER in the RV
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