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Old 12-14-2010, 09:58 AM   #15
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Hey! I'm a guy and I use bar soap! Scum be d**ned!
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:03 AM   #16
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Dropped the bar soap once, bent to retrieve, slipped and damn near fell all the way out into the bedroom!! (that one left a mark.)

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:07 AM   #17
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Well, I've read evidence that the best thing to use in the RV shower is dehydrated rose petals, and that shredded coconut is the preferred exfoliator....

Sorry, couldn't help it...just kidding....I don't worry about soap scum at all
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:20 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by powerboatr View Post
never heard this one
but it sounds pretty full of BS

i have used irish spring forever and a day

I will second that.. Right down to the brand recommendation.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:22 AM   #19
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We use both bar soap and body wash. Never had a problem with either. As far as scum residue is concerned, we wipe down the walls and floor of the shower stall after every shower. Keeps cleaning to a minimum; in fact, the only thing I have to clean occasionally is the shower stall floor.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:27 AM   #20
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Like the poster above we have used- bar soap, regular toilet paper for 27 years and no problems.
Every year when winterizing I add about gallon of Simple Green to each the gray and black tanks when about full of water. Then drive an hour or so on an up and down curvy mountain road before dumping.
We use "Scrub Free" to clean the shower walls.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:32 AM   #21
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Pears soap. We don't worry about soap scum in hard water areas. If you have a concern about soap scum in hard water areas, them use a body wash. Otherwise just use what you like. If you have a concern about soap scum build up in the gray tank (yet you don't seem too concerned about all the other "stuff" that ends up in the gray tanks from the kitchen) pour a couple gallons of cleaner that gets rid of soap scum down the shower drain and drive down the road for a few miles with it sloshing away.
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:40 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Wanabee FTer View Post
My shower is too small to use bar soap. If I dropped it I'd never be able to pick it back up!
My 1st 5ver was basically an oversized pickup camper on a single axel. And yes if I dropped the bar I had to step out of shower to pick it up. Been full timing for almost 10 years and no problems here with bar soap.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:34 AM   #23
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Theres too much filling/dumping to worry about soap scum...
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Originally Posted by Midniteoyl View Post
Theres too much filling/dumping to worry about soap scum...
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:09 AM   #25
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The picture to the left shows a boat that we traveled on for 4 years. All the gray water eventually was pumped overboard. However it would hold enough to allow you to be in fast moving water when you released it. The tank had a removeable lid and after an extended time it would start to smell! That required me to roll up my sleaves and scrub. Gives you a graffic idea of just what a gray water tank would look like inside and you are better off not getting the Picture!
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:57 PM   #26
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We use the liquid body wash as bar soap gives more scum buildup. Would not worry about the tank.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:35 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Mopar1973Man View Post
Something interresting to add... I'm not sure if it will be safe for RV use or not but...

Like here at home the shower stall get soap scum build up and gets a dirty apppearance. So what I do is 100% strength I spray down the showaer stall with CLR and it quite litterial will rinse away with water.

I wonder if you mixed a milder solution for the RV and cleaned the shower as well as dump some in the holding tanks to help break up the sludge?

I know there is the ice cube trick, calgon, water softerners, etc...
Are you just pouring the CLR into a spray bottle? I might have to try that. I have the orange peel FRP board making up my shower and it takes alot of scrubbing with comet and one of those scrubber sponges to get the hard-water soap scum build up off.
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We've used bar soap for years. No problem.
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