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Old 04-03-2023, 05:10 AM   #43
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Rv myth promoted by fearmongers.

Have been using tp from our house since 2006. We long haul and have been stationary for up to three months.

We laught every time we see this topic come up.. for this last trip ( 10k miles) i installed a bidet attachement .. love it..and went through a lot less tp however, it can be cold 😆

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Old 04-03-2023, 05:14 AM   #44
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We use minimal toliet paper, just for number 2. I like my tank sensors at zero, and my black tank reads zero when empty. We dry camp, and I want to know how full my black tank is.
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Old 04-03-2023, 05:34 AM   #45
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I been camping in 5th wheel and motor home RVs for 42 years and always put toilet paper in the toilet. I camped with 3 different couples that doesn't put toilet paper in the toilet for fear of stopping up the tank outlet. Why, Why and Why? We don't use RV toilet paper and never had a stop up. We always put 3 toilets of water after we empty the black tank and a cup of baking soda. We hold the black tank till we leave or until its almost full. I think if they heard of someone having a stop up, they probably keep the outlet valve open when they have full hookups. Opening the gray tank valve is fine. Keeping water in the black tank is the key. You should only open the outlet valve for the black tank to dump. Did you ever have the black tank outlet stop up?
Yes, we use regular toilet paper all of the time and never had a problem. I clean my black tank until the water runs clear, then put whatever deodorizer available in the tank with some water.
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I'm always amazed when people don't use a system for what it was designed for.

We have always flushed the TP and have never had an issue.
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Old 04-03-2023, 06:08 AM   #47
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Camping with rv toilets for about 35 years. Alway use TP. Now when the 4 kids were young we used the camp rest room during the day.

I aways start off with a good amount of water. 2-4 gallon or so. Black water no grease here. We dump grease in a grease bucket and wip down pan with with paper towels.
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Old 04-03-2023, 06:23 AM   #48
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We don't have as much experience as others here - just 3 years - but we flush toilet paper and have never had a problem. We do use a lot of water and I will fill up the black tank before emptying and refill with a couple of gallons after emptying. We received that advice from the tech at the dearlership.
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This topic stinks!
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Old 04-03-2023, 06:32 AM   #50
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I also had a grey tank clogged up with cooking grease as the tank drain is only 1 1/2 inch pipes versus the 3 inch that the black tank has. Why they didn't use the same size on both is beyond MY comprehension.

I solved that problem by installing a grey tank flush system for the grey tank that works off of the same feed for the black tank flush system.

As far as toilet paper, we use Sam's paper plus flushable wipes. Never had a problem in over 20 years of RVing.

However, I believe that Monaco designed their tank systems to work better than most other than not putting in 3-inch drains for the grey tank.
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As far as toilet paper, we use Sam's paper plus flushable wipes.
Please don't ever flush flushable wipes anywhere. They are absolutely not flushable, regardless what the packaging says. They clog up pipes and septic tanks and are a pain for treatment plants. It might not cause you issues in your RV, but it will add to problems further up the line. Google it if you don't want to take my word for it.
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I really have to laugh at those people who put their dirty toilet paper in a can beside the toilet. Really? Do people actually do this ? Even with a lid on it, the stench must be terrible in there at any time, and imagine if it gets a bit warm, not to mention attracting flies. Still got to empty the can eventually. Whose job is that? Are they saving the paper as a souvenir? Going to wash the wipes out & re-use them? How do they justify: sanitation, recycling, health concerns?

If they are so worried about plugging up their septic system, then obviously they are doing something wrong with their sanitation dumping process and/or have obstructed lines. So then by putting the dirty TP into a plastic bag, then it goes into dumpster and off to the landfill. Say the bag breaks open in the dumpster, flies get into it, plus now the smell comes out. Same thing happens at the land fill. By flushing, it is carried away in a sanitary method, gets processed at a treatment plant humanly, and the sludge which is now sanitized is used in many ways. Aka, recycled properly. Hey, how long does that plastic bag the butt wipes are in take to decompose anyhow?

Betcha there are going to be some crappy (pun intended) answers to my post.
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I have to chuckle every time someone states NOT to flush flushable wipes through the toilet.

How I manage MY sanitary habits are of my choosing. When I was growing up back in the 50's, I was taught to flush TP DOWN the toilet, not into a bag or can sitting next to the toilet. Then they came out with sanitary wipes of all kinds, some good and some not so good. Why would I flush TP down but not the good flushable wipes? Isn't going to happen!

If the local sanitary sewer authority that manages the waste coming from millions of homes is able to handle the good flushable wipes that DO break down easily, I am sure they can handle the few wipes that are used in my RV also.

Residential septic systems are different than commercial septic systems. Homeowners with septic systems manage their waste appropriately otherwise they will be pumping their tanks out quite often. I have owned septic systems in the past so I know how to manage one correctly.

I would bet that most of the current commercial septic systems have huge macerators in use prior to their HUGE septic systems.

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I am as careful with my gray tank as I am with my black tank. When we cook and have grease or sauce or food scrap buildup in pans, I always take them outside and rinse them out with the hose before bringing them to the sink for washing. Decaying food can smell and clog things up as bad as poop.
Not necessarily a good practice in bear country. Other critters also love human food, racoons, coyote's, etc.
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Never in a million years would I consider NOT putting used toilet paper down the toilet. Nor would I wash grease and foods bits off pans and plates onto the ground. That goes into a trash bag, and is disposed of properly.
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