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rockin rockwood

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Re: Toilet paper?
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2017, 08:00:20 AM »
Tom, I'd like to donate a hundred dollars to the repair of your valves on the condition that you never talk about putting used TP in a bucket. This whole topic is like a bad car accident. I hate watching it but love to see where it goes!
Vito55, I hope your happy with yourself for bringing this up!! :)
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Re: Toilet paper?
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2017, 09:55:29 AM »
I don't know what the material is all I know is two people have told me that dropping the tanks are a really big deal. No access to the valves without dropping the tanks.

Sorry, that makes absolutely no sense.  Valve location has to be at the tanks lowest point.  Otherwise they dont work.  I changed the black tank valve on my fiver a couple years back.  Took me a couple of hours, and about 50 dollars in parts.  Yes my valves are cable operated too.  The real reason everyone wants to charge so much is its a black tank.  Who in their right mind wants to work on someone elses poo?

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« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2017, 01:33:29 PM »
I can't see why they would have too drop the tanks either.
Tom, buy a basic set of hand tools and some cheap coveralls, then change them out yourself. It can be a bit messy if you don't clean your tanks first, but still relatively easy to do.
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Re: Toilet paper?
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2017, 02:45:42 PM »
FWIW many sailboaters use the 'poop in the trash' method. I figured they had small holding tanks and sailed a long way (long time) between ports  ???

After travels to Mexico and other countries with less than stellar plumbing you find that many places have a small trash can and a no flush rule. We do the same in our MH. Never a problem and no odor.
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Re: Toilet paper?
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2017, 02:57:30 PM »
Yes, I've seen it in Mexico.
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« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2017, 04:20:33 PM »
We solved our occasional problem by differentiating between "just wet" and "other", if I may be so indelicate.  We place the "just wet" in a lidded, step on to open, trash can and flush the "other".  Works for us.  No odor.

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« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2017, 05:01:00 PM »
I sure would if I was sitting next to an open can of poop  :(

It's not an open can. We do the same as Tom does. We use one of those small trash cans with foot pedal for the lid. But most of the time we use the facilities at the campground. My wife gets up to pee about 3700 times a night and that's about all that's in the black tank.
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Re: Toilet paper?
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2017, 12:14:21 PM »
I can't see why they would have too drop the tanks either.
Tom, buy a basic set of hand tools and some cheap coveralls, then change them out yourself. It can be a bit messy if you don't clean your tanks first, but still relatively easy to do.
It might be easy for you to do but not me. I am almost 70 years old with a bad back and emphysema. I have not gotten down on the ground to change my oil in two decades. I sure as heck will not get down on the ground to change out a set of bad valves. I already own a basic set of hand tools, you can't live in an RV and not own a basic set of hand tools. But I am restricted to really easy jobs done standing up. :-[
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« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2017, 12:16:46 PM »
Sorry, that makes absolutely no sense.  Valve location has to be at the tanks lowest point.  Otherwise they dont work.  I changed the black tank valve on my fiver a couple years back.  Took me a couple of hours, and about 50 dollars in parts.  Yes my valves are cable operated too.  The real reason everyone wants to charge so much is its a black tank.  Who in their right mind wants to work on someone elses poo?
The two people who gave me estimates were not estimating what they would charge. Neither one would do the work. They were estimating what they thought someone else would charge. Both have a lot of experience fixing RVs and neither one could even recommend a local that could do the job.
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« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2017, 12:19:57 PM »
This is SO GROSS!
Geeze, this has been discussed I thought to death.  Apparently not.  Buy any septic safe TP that you find you like the best.  There are several people who have done tests on different TP brands and they have their preferendes. 
Holding tank plugs tend to be lumped into one basic thought.  Lack of water.  These holding tanks need a lot of water to help break up poo and TP.
I don't believe anyone could read a thread labeled 'Toilet Paper' and manage to be offended by something they read in the thread. If you have that weak of a stomach then avoid threads with titles like this. It is positive we won't be discussing rainbows, unicorns and kittens in a thread like this. Meanwhile my post has nothing to do with tp not breaking up, it deals with a stuck valve.
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« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2017, 12:37:49 PM »
I don't believe anyone could read a thread labeled 'Toilet Paper' and manage to be offended by something they read in the thread. If you have that weak of a stomach then avoid threads with titles like this. It is positive we won't be discussing rainbows, unicorns and kittens in a thread like this. Meanwhile my post has nothing to do with tp not breaking up, it deals with a stuck valve.

Lolol. Winner!!!

And I bought tp today, first time in years. Thanks everyone.
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« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2017, 01:26:13 PM »
Lolol. Winner!!!

And I bought bought tp today, first time in years. Thanks everyone.

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« Reply #42 on: September 26, 2017, 01:35:49 PM »

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Re: Toilet paper?
« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2017, 03:59:54 PM »
We only use the basic Scott tissue, not RV specific paper, and no paper remains at the time of dumping. Either with or without a macerator.  No need to use any special disposal method.
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« Reply #44 on: September 26, 2017, 05:47:17 PM »
Lolol. Winner!!!

And I bought tp today, first time in years. Thanks everyone.

  The first time in years??? Dare I ask, What have you been using?
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« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2017, 06:14:57 PM »
  The first time in years??? Dare I ask, What have you been using?
They have been using the one sheet method.

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Re: Toilet paper?
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2017, 06:31:54 PM »
I quit
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Re: Toilet paper?
« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2017, 06:53:38 PM »
I don't know what the material is all I know is two people have told me that dropping the tanks are a really big deal. No access to the valves without dropping the tanks.

How about pictures?  I absolitely do not believe that the tank needs to be dropped.  Please post a picture of your undetbelly.  Like I said previously  I'm 71 years old and can still crawl under my fiver to fix stuff.  I understsnd some are no longer physically able. I guess those folks have way more disposable income than I do.  When I get to the point I can jo longer work on my fiver is time to sell it.
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Re: Toilet paper?
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2017, 06:56:17 PM »
How about pictures?
There is a membrane covering the bottom of the RV and I am not going to crawl on my back to photograph it.
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« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2017, 07:03:44 PM »
There you go!  The bottom material is likely plastic and held on with some self tapping screws.  Taking screws out will access the dump valves.  Maybe 20 minutes tops.  4 bolts and a little effort and the darn valve blade is out in your hands.

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Re: Toilet paper?
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2017, 07:25:34 PM »
There you go!  The bottom material is likely plastic and held on with some self tapping screws.  Taking screws out will access the dump valves.  Maybe 20 minutes tops.  4 bolts and a little effort and the darn valve blade is out in your hands.
No the bottom material is not plastic it is metal and I am not going to crawl on the ground for anything. I get out of breath just going from the living room to the bathroom.
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« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2017, 08:50:44 AM »
They have been using the one sheet method.

https://youtu.be/LEBt84BP84g

  The first time in years??? Dare I ask, What have you been using?

Noooo. Haha. We've been using tissues!

 

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