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View Poll Results: what type of toilet paper are you using
marine/RV paper - we have a manual head 10 8.55%
regular single ply - we have a manual head 24 20.51%
regular double ply - we have a manual head 26 22.22%
we use the "good" stuff - we have a manual head 10 8.55%
marine/RV paper - we have a electric head 7 5.98%
regular single ply - we have a electric head 9 7.69%
regular double ply - we have a electric head 6 5.13%
we use the "good" stuff - we have a electric head 8 6.84%
we are "baggers" but am glad there was a poll choice for us so we aren't left out 28 23.93%
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Old 21-06-2013, 12:19   #16
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In the past I had clogs in my line every so often and took the system apart. It was caused by toilet paper that didn't disintegrate not only in days, but in weeks. It was something new the admiral bought.

I found that to eliminate my problems I now test the toilet paper in a jar of water. UNUSED toilet paper, that is. Put a few sheets in a jar of water and if see they fall apart in a couple of hours or even over night, if so, they are OK for my head system.
I got this tip from Peggy Hall either in person or in her book "Get Rid of Boat Odors". I cant remember which. Great Book by the way. It tells how to get rid of major problems as well as those irritating little problems. Well worth keeping on board.
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Old 21-06-2013, 12:21   #17
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I have adopted a pump while in use procedure too though.
me too, very neccessary after a curry or a feed of chips & Guinness etc.

I call it multi-stage sh&ting...
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Old 21-06-2013, 12:23   #18
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To question of poll:

We use TP and flush it, but have a "one foot of TP into head limit" rule. Any extra goes into the covered waste bin.

Funny with this:
Some people respond "never used more than a foot of paper anyway".
Others with "Oh my God, I thought everyone used about 10 feet like I always do".

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Old 21-06-2013, 12:28   #19
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porta-potti. and when I read of all the head problems it doesn't seem too bad.
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Old 21-06-2013, 12:51   #20
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i like turtles.
They would clog the head if you try to flush them!

Or do you just let them go so that they can wash themselves off? Isn't that almost like having a direct discharge?

Snapping turtles would be dangerous!
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Old 21-06-2013, 12:56   #21
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I use fish. I catch one once a day, wipe my ass with it, then take it outside and wash it off over the side. Then I fry it up for dinner. 2 for 1 use is conservative and just makes sense.
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Old 21-06-2013, 13:27   #22
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Sams club "members mark" or Walmart white cloud.

Never a problem while we had our Gemini.
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Old 21-06-2013, 14:12   #23
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Poll is flawed, we have one manual AND one electric. What do I do-do???
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RM 69 toilet, regular stuff. No problems ever.

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Old 21-06-2013, 14:44   #25
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I now test the toilet paper in a jar of water. UNUSED toilet paper, that is. Put a few sheets in a jar of water and if see they fall apart in a couple of hours or even over night, if so, they are OK for my head system.
I got this tip from Peggy Hall either in person or in her book "Get Rid of Boat Odors". I cant remember which. .
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Also, RV Forum tested using a similar method and rated Northern Quilted as best, beating the RV/Marine brands. And it's easier to find. If you're interested, Google will find the test for you I'm sure.
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Old 21-06-2013, 14:53   #26
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Raritan PHII, regular grocery store cheap paper and have never had a clog! ......................................
Same here,- I don't have a problem. I don't understand what system people have that causes a problem. I have a three foot straight hose to the holding tank. What do those with the problem have? ....long convoluted plumbing?
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I don't get it. What, supposed to wash your butt hole with soap and water or baby wipes every time??

You wash your hands because they come in contact with food. Required hygene.

If someone uses their butt in process of eating french fries, then maybe this obsession with clean butt makes sense. Otherwise toilet paper is plenty "good enough" for proper hygene.

Am I some sort of animal for doing it this way? (oops, animals don't even wipe do they?)
Well, I'm been to countries where people don't take baths for weeks, either, and think that's fine. Everyone has to set their own hygiene line on what works for them. I was just telling where one person I knew had set the line, and why.
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Never use the stuff. Hook up one of those kitchen sink spray nozzles.
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Being someone who does long trips... I always carry wipes... water is to precious to waste on the ocean and I can see no point in the expense of a water maker...

As to guests..? if dickheads can block a toilet on land coz they need 1/2 a roll for their sad butts... what chance my heads with their skinny outlets... apart from that.. toilet paper kills the sea floor...
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(oops, animals don't even wipe do they?)
That's right and thas has been a pet peeve of mine for a long time. We think we're sooo bloody intelligent and that we're God's chosen ones whom he created the whole f@cking universe for and yet we're the only ones on the face of this planet who have to muck about wiping the sh!t off our asses on a daily basis.
You know all the other animals are laughing at us, right?

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