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Old 10-03-2018, 03:44 PM   #1
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Recently, I was reading one of the articles on storage solutions, and one of the suggestions was to have the clear plastic shoe organizers attached to the inside of the bathroom door. They mentioned using one of the pockets to store ziplock bags, in which you would place used toilet paper. I've also seen a couple of other people mention placing used toilet paper in trashcans, instead of their toilet. I know that toilet paper has to go in a trashcan if you have a compostable toilet, but are people not placing it in the regular toilet either? I've owned Class B's for about 12 years and have used them mainly for a week or less of camping at a time, but I've always bought the RV toilet paper and have placed it in the toilet. So, now, I'm curious. What do most people do? Obviously there wouldn't be any issues with toilet paper blocking the valves or something if it doesn't go in the tank, but putting it in a trashcan sounds disgusting. Just curious and am trying to learn as much as possible, so I'm interested in hearing any opinions.
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There are no right or wrong answers with this topic, just opinions and preferences.

Used toilet paper goes in the toilet & ends up in the black tank in our RVs. I've always done that with no issues on either gravity dump or macerator pump out.
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I just put t-paper into toilet. No issues using cheap regular t-paper.
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I get enough of that when traveling to third-world countries, I'm not going to do it in this fine country. Our paper goes into the toilet with wild abandon. Never an issue in 13 years of B-vanning. For reasons I have never understood, looking for things to pointlessly obsess about seems to be a part of the RV-owner personality profile.
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...For reasons I have never understood, looking for things to pointlessly obsess about seems to be a part of the RV-owner personality profile.
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Thanks everyone for your quick replies and for letting me know that putting toilet paper in the toilet as intended is quite normal!! I had never thought of putting it elsewhere until I saw those comments I mentioned, and then I started wondering if I was crazy and was doing something wrong. Well, I guess I can't necessarily say I'm not crazy, but at least now I know I wasn't doing something wrong. Thanks again!!

I think there are probably people in any club or community that obsess a bit too much - that was a great comment though!
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Indeed, propensity to RV toilet life chats seems to be high based on the number of threads related to macerators, hoses, black tanks, cassettes, dumping pleasures, etc.

I recently visited the well-preserved Teutonic castle - Malbork from the 13th Century, tour guide also talked about monksí eating and toilet habits, their beer was a big portion of their diet so using cabbage leaves worked great.

Deer donít need toilet paper, so, diet is important.
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For reasons I have never understood, looking for things to pointlessly obsess about seems to be a part of the RV-owner personality profile.
Amen! (now, to make my reply long enough to send) Amen!
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then, rvsprinterguy:

Amen! (now, to make my reply long enough to send) Amen!

Can I just Amen the Amens? Hey, folks, these neat Bs are made to use and not constantly worry about all the possibilities of life.
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Upon hearing a female longtimer speak favorably after she switched disposal methods, I decided to give it a try as well. The suggestion was to segregate #1 TP into a sealed bag for trash. #2 TP... well, there's much less of it generated, and it presents a greater potential health hazard, so it goes into the black tank.

I do find that I get cleaner black tank flushes with segregation and less TP in there. Whether or not there's enough of a difference to inspire someone to switch methods? I don't think it's critically important, but I said what the heck, it's not difficult to do and it makes dumping easier, so I'll do it. Plus we boondock and it helps save tank space between dumps.

I have a small kitchen can that I got from West Marine mounted above the commode for #1 TP, with a gallon zip lock inside. And a regular trash can for everything else (I almost always travel with our dog, so all trash is kept in the wet bath to keep it away from her inquisitive snout).

Oh, BTW, that IS a Sesame Street branded trash can in the second photo. It's the plastic-coated canvas collapsible kind with a metal wire embedded in the rim. I squashed it into a triangular shape to fit this wet bath corner, and then I cut a lid out of coroplast and edged it in belt webbing (hinged it as well). And it just wasn't complete without the Oscar beanbag toy.






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