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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 31-05-2016, 18:47
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Never ever ever waste your money on "special" MH toilet papers. Biggest ripoff ever.
Any cheaper soft paper from Lidl, Aldi etc works just fine.
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Never ever ever waste your money on "special" MH toilet papers. Biggest ripoff ever.
Any cheaper soft paper from Lidl, Aldi etc works just fine.
Don't be tempted to try the very cheapest paper from Aldi.
We tried it once, never again.
When I was at school we had a saying,
"There are three grades of toilet paper:
Thin,
Very thin &
Errgh!
"
The Aldi product definitely fell into the last category. We haven't tried any other Aldi paper but some of the Lidl ones are good & not too expensive.
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or perhaps a better way of phrasing the question..........

why do we use a special motorhome toilet roll in our loos?

Are they better formulated to break down in the narrow timeframe between use and emptying the cassette? They don't seem to wipe my backside any more efficiently than the standard Andrex back home (less so I reckon) and yet they can be several times more expensive, and less easy to find.

I'm determined to do a test of a cheapie, an 'Andrex', and a 'proper Motorhome' one to see what the difference actually is.

Have there been proper tests and evaluation? What are your views?
Hi Sprinta

You've educated me there, i didn't know there were special motorhome loo roles, we just use standard household stuff.

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I read a story in the DM last week about a thrifty young lady who had saved hundreds of pounds by using a water pistol instead of paper . For some reason she has now reverted back to using toilet rolls, I wonder why? The water pistol method could be easily be done on MH toilets by modifying the rinse outlet nozzle etc.Thetford may have already got the patent on it though.
A bit off topic. A couple of weeks ago whilst on an aire in France, my wife witnessed a lady emptying a cassette by putting her hand in the top opening and pulling out the contents and putting down the drain. We could only think that too much paper had been used so that the contents couldn't be poured out - or her husband (usually a man's job) had let her empty but had not explained how to do it properly. She did have gloves on though

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For my first few years in "Government" service our loos were equipped with a special harsh version of Izal, with "Government Property" printed on each sheet, presumably to stop people stealing it for use as sandpaper. It only changed when the cleaning was contracted out. I've never used the special caravan paper, in 40 odd years.
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well, all of your comments has reinforced my resolve to go with common or garden cheapie rolls from now on without my bothering to see what difference there may be

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For my first few years in "Government" service our loos were equipped with a special harsh version of Izal, with "Government Property" printed on each sheet, presumably to stop people stealing it for use as sandpaper. It only changed when the cleaning was contracted out. I've never used the special caravan paper, in 40 odd years.
and dont use it shiny side up,
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Now I beg to differ in that whatever toilet paper you use will not disintegrate fully and get wrapped up in the mechanism inside the cassette (specially designed for that purpose ??)

We use the same paper as at home but then put into into doggy bags for separate disposal.......................am I the only one ??????

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A bit off topic. A couple of weeks ago whilst on an aire in France, my wife witnessed a lady emptying a cassette by putting her hand in the top opening and pulling out the contents and putting down the drain. We could only think that too much paper had been used so that the contents couldn't be poured out - or her husband (usually a man's job) had let her empty but had not explained how to do it properly. She did have gloves on though

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knowing that the French are VERY polite and insist on shaking hands every day and the infamous double cheek kiss (on the face ) I do hope that you were out of that aire sharpish first thing in the early morning.....

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We use the same paper as at home but then put into into doggy bags for separate disposal.......................am I the only one ??????

I hope you are!

Shades of third world countries without proper sewerage systems!!
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