Before our minds descend into the septic tank to look at a creepy RV toilet dilemma (do you flush RV toilet paper or toss it?), I want to take a minute to wish my Halloween Hubby a very happy birthday today!
Ghouls and goblins abound here at the Fountain of Youth near the Slabs, where we’ve landed unexpectedly early for the season. We won’t be partying Vegas style for Jim’s birthday this year, but we’ll be livin’ large at FOY until December 31. Stop by and say hello if you’re nearby.
And Now for Something Creepy: Flush RV Toilet Paper or Toss It?
Two nights ago while sitting in the spa we met a fascinating octegenarian who’s been RVing longer than we’ve been alive. Al’s a man of wisdom and appears to have all his wits about him, but he suggested something that made us cringe. His “best RVing tip” got me wondering how many others do what he does in the RV. What is it you ask? Well, here’s a synopsis of the advice:
“My best RV tip is: Don’t flush RV toilet paper! Toss it in the trash. That’ll save you lots of problems later on.”
I gagged as soon as he said it. Then I looked over at Jim and could tell he was thinking the same thing. Yeah, I’ve heard one or two other hard-core dry camping RVers mention this RV toilet tip before. But when they did I wanted to vomit. I must be a wuss but I just can’t imagine keeping a trash bin full of used TP in my tiny home, just a few feet away from where I’m sitting now. Trash cans full of TP remind me of some nasty restrooms in Mexico. The thought of keeping stinky, urine and poo soaked paper in my bathroom gives me the creeps. In my mind it’s almost as bad as the hippies who use re-usable wash rags instead of TP to do the deed.
So my quick question to you, dear readers, is:
Do you flush your RV toilet paper or put it in the trash?
If it goes in the waste basket, then what? Does it smell? How long does it linger till you toss the trash? Are we being foolish by not doing the same?
Knock on wood, our RV plumbing has never had an issue with toilet paper clogs. Jim says I’m going to jinx us now just by bringing up this subject. But I have to know. Are we too squeamish? Do we put our plumbing in jeopardy by flushing the TP? A major clog hasn’t happened once in our ten years of RVing and while I don’t like to say never, I imagine that if it were to happen it probably would have by now.
If you’ve been grossed out by a nasty, putrid RV toilet plumbing clog, and you think it was because of toilet paper, I want to know about it!