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Old 09-24-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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Flushable Wipes question

Getting the Tracer ready for the maiden voyage and on my checklist I made a note to bring septic safe flushable wipes. Did a few internet searches and for the most part seems like the general consensus sways to no by a slim margin, but also there is not much mention of RV usage.
Can anyone share their RV opinions or experiences with this please.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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in short, NO.

RV toilet paper only unless you plan to have a sealed trashcan by the potty.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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RV toilet paper only unless you plan to have a sealed trashcan by the potty.
That is what we do. Don't forget a plastic bag in the can.
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Since getting into the inclosed black tanks is an expensive ordeal, I think I would only put single ply potty paper down the shoot and nothing else. Flush-able doohickeys might be alright at home with city sewers and septic tanks, but that TT or 5th wheel inclosed potty tank, I say it's a no no just to be on the safe side.

You don't need to buy that RV paper, any SINGLE PLY paper is safe to use.
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We just don't put any paper down the toilet. It all goes in a plastic bag lined trash can. Wife has done that since she was a small child as their sewage system in their house was very finicky. At home, she does it, but not me, it goes in the toilet. She empties them, so it doesn't bother me in the least.
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Getting the Tracer ready for the maiden voyage and on my checklist I made a note to bring septic safe flushable wipes. Did a few internet searches and for the most part seems like the general consensus sways to no by a slim margin, but also there is not much mention of RV usage.
Can anyone share their RV opinions or experiences with this please.
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Only rv toilet paper n the black tank is our policy....all wet wipes, booty wipes, kids wipes go in a bag inside garbage can
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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We've used them for years and never had a problem. However, we are sure to put plenty of liquids in the tank to avoid a brown pyramid. It really doesn't matter what you put down there, if there isn't enough liquids you're going to have a problem eventually.

If you're really concerned, try placing a sheet of TP or wipe in a glass of water. Put your hand over the top and shake it up. The ones that break up quickly are better for your tank.

Putting the used TP in the garbage next to your toilet is gross to me but you're paying the bills so I don't vote(;
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:22 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the advice. Maiden voyage went well. I went with the RV paper in the toilet, and wipes etc. in a bag lined small trash can with a step operated lid.
Learned a lot on the trip, such as my Tracer doesn't come with a toilet paper roll holder, so I will be installing one later this week. Also a fellow camper told me to level the unit by placing the spirit level on the frame lip of the front storage doors. That worked well.
Thanks again for all tips.
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Thanks for all the advice. Maiden voyage went well. I went with the RV paper in the toilet, and wipes etc. in a bag lined small trash can with a step operated lid.
Learned a lot on the trip, such as my Tracer doesn't come with a toilet paper roll holder, so I will be installing one later this week. Also a fellow camper told me to level the unit by placing the spirit level on the frame lip of the front storage doors. That worked well.
Thanks again for all tips.
We use a floor stand for the TP holder since there is no easy way to mount one that won't be in the way.
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