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Old 05-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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Toilet Paper - What to use RV or Regular household Toilet paper?

Still being relatively new to the world of RVing, we have only been using RV toilet paper out of fear of blocking up the black water tank. I was wondering if this fear is valid or not. Is it worth paying extra for the RV stuff or am I just throwing money down the ........

Please let me kow if you use RV toilet or regular household toilet paper and if so then what Brand works best?

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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Costco brand works fine.

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
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Regular toilet paper that says it is septic safe. And PLENTY OF WATER. That's a must, plus keeping the black tank closed and don't dump until it is 2/3 full. We never worry about dumping until she burps - you'll quickly learn what the 'burp' is and you will learn about how long you can go between dumps. Yes, you probably have gages, but they are notorious for not working well all the time, but all of us learn how long we can go between dumps.

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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The answer is yes and no. Some household brand TP's do not breakdown easily which is a necessity to avoid problems with plugging up the black water system. The way to know which is ok and which is not is to take a piece of the paper or two and let it sit in a jar of water. After about 10 mins or so, give it a shake, those that are suitable for RV use will break down into a bunch of loose fragments. Those that stick together as one sheet are not suitable. I have found Cosco TP (Kirkland Brand) has been fine but any TP that breaks down when immersed will do.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:00 PM   #5
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I really don't see how any kind would cause a problem. Think about it, if you camp for a week and fill your tank it's not going to break down in that amount of time anyway. Plus the fact when you empty at a dump site it's going into the same sewer system that everyone in that area uses and I'm sure they aren't using RV toilet paper in there houses, public toilets, and anything else that dumps into that system. You have 3" pipes in a motorhome and 3" pipes in your standard septic at home.
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This is a non-issue.... There have been posters on this question over the years who have actually tested all kinds of papers, and they ALL break down overnight.... I use Kirkland/Costco, most of the time, no problems in 21 years of RVing.
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I did a home test in a glass of water: Charmin did not break down very fast where the Angel Soft (septic safe) broke down remarkably fast.
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Doesn't matter IMHO. Either type will clog (if I give it a chance) in my FW that has a 45 degree bend in the drain below the toilet. Same thing in my prior Class A.
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Have always used Scotts 1000 1 ply and never had any problems.
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X2 on the Angel Soft septic safe. It has a quilted pattern that not only breaks down in the tank, but works for its intended use too.
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Have always used Scotts 1000 1 ply and never had any problems.
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Scotts one ply for us as well.
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Use Scotts single Ply John Stott.


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