Okay, let me start by stating this… Nowhere in my wildest literary imagination have I ever imagined writing a piece about toilet paper, but since I have stumbled upon an RV TP dream, I must share it! After spending a sum total of about three months in various hotels while waiting to make the big purchase, I sampled various brands of toiletries, coffees, paper products, etc. Of course, my little Lola goes with me everywhere, and on one occasion, after wiping her little nose (yes, I treat her like a baby – – don’t judge me! Hahaha!) I dropped the tissue in the toilet and went back to finish her daily grooming. When I returned to the restroom, about five minutes later, the tissue had broken into tiny pieces in still water. Now, for the average home dweller, this means nothing. To an RVer, however, this is the TP Holy Grail! You can take a look at the RV TP Test here. Click the pic for the Amazon listing. 🙂
I immediately did a search for the brand on Amazon, and there it was – – Georgia Pacific Envision. The end all be all was that I placed an order for a case of 80 rolls for a grand total of $56.00, that’s 70 cents per roll! The typical RV and marine TP averages $6.00 for four rolls… need I say more on this topic? (Angelic voices singing in the background!)
I guess this is as good a time as any to mention another Amazon acquisition of note – – a collapsible tea kettle – – wonderful space saver and works like a charm!
In other news, I have had a bit of work done on the Rialta in the past couple of weeks, including having a new battery installed, as well as a new sewage valve and a few other minor tweaks. Tomorrow, I will have some work done on the refrigerator as I’m still having an issue getting it to run on propane. Turns out, the culprit is a missing vent cover, which I found online for under $40.00. I also need to have the tail light replaced. Let’s just say, I’m adjusting to backing up in a near 21′ vehicle – – yada, yada, yada – – the tail light is no longer in one piece. I was quoted $70-$90 for the part and after another visit to Amazon, I purchased the part and had it overnighted for under $50.00 (Touchdown!)
The last of my current upgrades include having a hardwood floor installed this week and a paint job which will be completed next week. I’m having it painted a solid white so that stealth boondocking will be a great deal easier with the rig looking more like a work van than a motorhome. Of course, I will post pics as soon as it’s all done!