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Old 09-17-2016, 10:27 AM   #1
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Let's talk toilet paper

I've seen a few threads about toilet paper in the black tank, among other things. I just had one specific question: is it really necessary to get "RV toilet paper?" From previous threads, I've seen a few different responses, but wanted to just focus on that issue instead of tagging on a different thread. We've been using Costco TP for years and don't want to change, but willing to sacrifice our posteriors if it truly saves the tank. Thoughts/opinions?
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I've seen a few threads about toilet paper in the black tank, among other things. I just had one specific question: is it really necessary to get "RV toilet paper?" From previous threads, I've seen a few different responses, but wanted to just focus on that issue instead of tagging on a different thread. We've been using Costco TP for years and don't want to change, but willing to sacrifice our posteriors if it truly saves the tank. Thoughts/opinions?
You are fine with the paper you are using, lots of water is the key to avoid black tank problems.......
Keep the valve closed till ready to dump.........always keep a good water level in the tank so a "Mound" does not start.........and everything will float........and come out.
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If you are in any doubt, do the "Jar Test".

Get any jar, put water and TP in the jar.

Give the jar a shake or two (or seven).

If the paper in the jar is broken up, Use It.
If it is still in one piece, watch out.....

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Costco brand is highly recommend by RVers. No...you definitely do not have to buy the expensive toilet paper specifically for RVs. Basically, any labeled 'safe for septics' will be just fine. We like Costco, also.
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If you are in any doubt, do the "Jar Test".

Get any jar, put water and TP in the jar.

Give the jar a shake or two (or seven).

If the paper in the jar is broken up, Use It.
If it is still in one piece, watch out.....

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Did the Jar test on Quilted Northern Plush this morning. It did not break up, even with way more then seven shakes. Will not be using it in the coach!!

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Old 09-17-2016, 12:04 PM   #6
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I will not compromise when it come to my TP

I like soft fluffy strong TP and a big wad of it.

Have yet to cause any issues in S&B or RV

We FTd for 7 yrs

Toilet drain line is 3"
Dump line is 3"

Heard about clogs/blockage......know how to clear them
BUT NEVER personally had one. Just don't understand HOW folks manage to cause one
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I will not compromise when it come to my TP

I like soft fluffy strong TP and a big wad of it.

Have yet to cause any issues in S&B or RV

We FTd for 7 yrs

Toilet drain line is 3"
Dump line is 3"

Heard about clogs/blockage......know how to clear them
BUT NEVER personally had one. Just don't understand HOW folks manage to cause one

I was the same until my HOUSE toilet clogged with the Charmin we used to like. Plumber said that it was the cause - it doesn't break up and it moves slower than the water so it can get stuck in the pipes and form "concretions"....

Will do the bottle test for the TP if I change brands in the coach. better safe than clogged....
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No, not necessary to buy RV specific TP. We use Scott's 1000. Commented on the company web site as ok for RV use, readily dissolved in water, and readily available everywhere via Wal-Mart.
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Been full timing for 9 months now. We use every brand of tp and do not use any chemicals in our tanks. Have had no problems at all. Keep the black tank valve closed and use plenty of water. If you have a tank flush setup be sure to flush until clean and you will have no problems.
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Any tp marked "septic safe" works just fine. Started with the Cosco paper 13 years ago, but it was not always readily available. Switched to any brand marked "septic safe" with no problems. Just be sure to use a good blank tank additive to break down the waste.
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No, not necessary to buy RV specific TP. We use Scott's 1000. Commented on the company web site as ok for RV use, readily dissolved in water, and readily available everywhere via Wal-Mart.

That's what we are currently using, but find it starts breaking up in the bowl and as a result sticks to the ball resulting in leaking down of the after flush bowl water. We have actually been thinking of returning to Scotts RV paper that we previously used. If bought as Walmart its not much more than regular Scotts.
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I use Costco brand with no problems for the last 3 years full timing.
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Angel Soft dissolves faster and better than any RV TP I have ever used...and I tested the stuff in a bowl of water to find out for sure.
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We use angel soft for 10 years and never had a problem.
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