The dark side is amazing.

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  1. silverfz

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    My 2nd pup had a ac, electric roof, and a cassette toilet . first time my kids used It....the nasty way to clean them with clogged toilet paper was the last straw for me to go dark side.
     
  2. Halford

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    which kind of toilet paper did you use? Cassette toilet require special kind of toilet paper.
     
  3. silverfz

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    Honestly not sure, we went on a camping trip where a hurriance went through the area. It rained so hard with wind. Me , wife, DS ,DD , Dog and mother in law spent a miserable week inside.
    when we came back my wife rather gentle let me pick between 2 TT she and my daughter picked out . i was over ruled.
    I know we love to camp and its was 21k but she had me on the cost of it when she pointed to the fact i have 2 motorcycles in the garage living in the north east where summers are short .
     
  4. MaeKay

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    Oh my gosh! I never thought of this! We’ve never had to fuel while towing yet!
     
  5. Halford

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    using wrong toilet paper for cassette toilet is like throwing in paper towel at toilets at home.
     
  6. MaeKay

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    So basically use septic safe TP?
     
  7. silverfz

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    I used the one they sell in camping world and camping store that is labelled as RV toilet paper. Not sure what brand.

    My son who was being potty trained did over use it.
     
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  8. Snow

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    I use the regular Kirkland brand in the TT, same as we use at the house.. Use enough water in the black tank and you will have little issues..


     
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  9. Halford

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    Just use any RV toilet paper. I would love to use soft ones for home but its a no-no.
     
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  10. MaeKay

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    We get free TP from work (weird perk, I know...) so I would have never thought of buying the cheap stuff. Glad I found out the easy way!
     
  11. West Coast Canuck

    West Coast Canuck Jumped to the dark side ......

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    Lol...with you on that one....now have grand kids potty training...
     
  12. West Coast Canuck

    West Coast Canuck Jumped to the dark side ......

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    Tell me about it...I have a hemi under the hood. Have lots of power for pulling though...
     
  13. kitphantom

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    Since we only had the folding toilet that used gel bags in our pups, I dreaded learning how to deal with the black and gray waste tanks on the TT. Very much not as bad as I feared, turns out the most difficult thing is figuring out tricks so my puny hands can deal with the connectors when I'm solo.
    We'd already developed strategies for gas stations with the pups, we just expanded on them for the Retro. We start looking for gas sooner rather than later, or fill up when we find a good place, since we sometimes drive around a gas station and head on down the road, if it's not set up for easy refilling. (Driving with the LP 'fridge on means extra steps before and after refueling, since we don't go anywhere near the pumps with it on.)
     
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  14. Snow

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    We stop for gas once we hit about 1/2 a tank.. yes does meen a lot of stopping but also means no worrying about if we can make to the next station. Not too much of an issue when your on the interstate or major highway but when your off on side roads out in the country 1/2 a tank may be the difference between making the next town or not..
     
  15. kitphantom

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    Even on the interstate, it can be an issue. There's a section of I-70 in Utah that has something like 120 or 150 miles between towns with services. I even got nervous on my trip home from Ohio in the fall, when heavy winds, bad weather, and a seeming lack of handy gas stations meant I got much lower on gas than I like. Once I found a rest stop, I could use my app to see where gas station were coming up. (At least I had cell service there.)
     
  16. MaeKay

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    I use the Gas Buddy app to see how far the next gas station is or which town has cheaper gas. But I make sure to plan ahead because we have driven out to Baker, NV (the loneliest highway in the US) and there was no cell reception OR gas stations.

    Using Gas Buddy we discovered Wells has cheaper gas than Elko (by about 30 cents) and Fernley, just outside of Reno, is also a lot cheaper.
     
  17. Snow

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    Gas Buddy works great when the other humans in the vehicle are awake.. I have tried to get the dogs to use the phone and a few apps while I drive, the other humans sleep and the dogs stare out the windows at passing toilets..
     
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  18. MaeKay

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    LOL. Yeah, I used to always be the navigator and I can’t sleep in the car so I would plan ahead and look at maps, etc. Now that my husband has discovered how fun it is to surf his phone while I drive, I drive more often. Which is funny because I’ve always offered to take a turn driving.
     
  19. Adam H

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    I'm not sure if all those TP posts last week are referring to cassette toilets only, but with most black tanks it doesn't matter 1 bit. I've been using the multi ply quilted super soft super thick stuff for 15+ years and have never had a black tank clog on any of my campers. That RV paper is a huge rip off; twice the price, feels like sand paper, takes 1/2 roll every time..... Just make sure the tank is filled with water to the top before dumping. Your posterior will thank you for it.

    Adam
     
  20. mstrbill

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    So do we and never had a problem with either the Thetford electric flush porti potty, or the flush toilet in the Niagara. I think as long as the paper soaks for a bit, the chemical will break down the paper. The only problem I had is with something that shouldn't have been in the toilet.
     

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