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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 22-06-2013, 07:53   #31
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This makes me wonder the same thing as every time I see those bears on TV ... if it takes yards of TP before you "feel clean", isn't it your diet that needs adjusting, rather than your paper choice?
I've only every used a manual head (and a portapotty), never clogged anything up yet.
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Old 22-06-2013, 07:56   #32
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Surprised at the number of baggers so far. Is this just a way to prevent guests from ever coming to visit you on the boat again?
We flush "the good stuff" through our electric head and use bags. We use a lot of wet wipes and they don't get flushed.
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Guess you folk are mostly 'City Types'.... my observation is most animals lick their ass and privates clean... or drag their ass's on some grass..
And if they can't reach... That's what friends are for....
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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...
This would be my question for the hand-wipers. How do you manage the water? Or do you use sea water for the butt/hand cleaning? Carrying wipes doesn't seem to be a sustainable solution to me... I suspect I'll be transitioning to hand-and-wash once we move on board full time.

I've always used a small amount of single-ply, and never once had a head jam. I bet most of the head troubles comes from people using huge wads of paper, just like they do on land. Three squares usually does the job; five if I'm having a bad morning .

Drives me nuts to go into public toilets and watch people pulling one, two, three feet of paper out of the dispenser just to dry their hands. God knows how much they use to wipe their asses.
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Guess you folk are mostly 'City Types'.... my observation is most animals lick their ass and privates clean... or drag their ass's on some grass..
And if they can't reach... That's what friends are for....
lol, I thought they just did that for fun
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Old 22-06-2013, 08:49   #36
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Am I some sort of animal for doing it this way? (oops, animals don't even wipe do they?)

Weeell, not sure I agree ! Ever watch where Fido sticks his nose to do some licking?
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Actually, observing/comparing the behaviour of domesticated animals may not be very accurate. As a previous poster pointed out, diet is probably a very relevant point and there are not too many domesticated animals that are actually eating their normal diet.
As for the dragging of the butt, that is a sign of worms, not hygiene, and the sniffing of another's butt is communication.
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Am I some sort of animal for doing it this way? (oops, animals don't even wipe do they?)
No. They lick.
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One reason I have no dog is they tend to lick their owner's face immediately afterwards.

Yuck!

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But then again a properly trained dog could save you big bucks in toilet paper ...

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I have to replace my macerator blade at least twice a year, my dunny gets constant use
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Huge difference among brands. An old diagnostic is to put a couple of sheets in a jar with water, shake and see whether the brand breaks up, softens into a gel, how long it takes to absorb, etc. Corn cobs not recommended.
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This thread is now closed, due to un-natural hygiene methods.
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Which is unnatural, paper or licking? lol
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Costco TP and a Lavac manual. The holding tank, thanks to Peggy Hall,is an aerobic digestor, is above water and gravity draining - no macerator needed. Life is good.
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