The other day, our reader Beverly accidentally dropped a cleaning brush down the RV toilet holding tank. Now that’s an “OOPS!”
What a blast from the past when Beverly found her way to our August 2007 post about how to remove an item from RV toilet holding tank.
Oh the memories! Barely two months into our full-timing lifestyle, we were green as grass when it came to RVing.
The short backstory: When we hit the road I used to think it was smart to use a five gallon collapsible water jug to fill our toilet holding tank at dump stations without pressurized water. The day I accidentally dropped the jug spout down the RV toilet holding tank was probably the last day I ever used that method.
Talk about overthinking things. Now we just use the fresh water from our holding tank when adding chemicals to the black water tank. Duh.
Twelve years later, poor Beverly was just trying to be a good RV housekeeper when she dropped her toilet cleaner down into the icky black tank. Jim gave her some pointers about trying to get it out. So we hope she comes back to let us know how that worked.
How NOT to Drop it Down the RV Toilet Holding Tank
Meanwhile, we pondered her shitty predicament (you knew that was coming!). And we asked ourselves “Why the heck haven’t we ever thought of a way to avoid the same fate?”
So here’s what we did.
We just added a ball chain to the top of the toilet brush. And all we have to do is make sure it’s wrapped around our wrist when cleaning the toilet.
Or rather, all Jim has to do is make sure he hangs onto the chain.
And that’s my second pointer: always make sure the other person cleans the bowl. That way if something gets dropped, you’re not the one who did it.