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Old 10-24-2015, 04:19 PM   #1
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A sticky question, toilet paper

Hi Everyone !!!

Here is another " NEWBY " question.

When I was in Wal Mart, I saw that they had RV Toilet Paper ???????

Do I need SPECIAL.... Toilet paper in my RV, or is Regular Household OK?

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Old 10-24-2015, 04:28 PM   #2
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You need something that disolves quickly. At a minimum use Septic Safe paper. Heavier paper will eventually clog/mess up your tank sensors.

LOL - be careful with the RV paper. It can disolve in your hand quite literally.

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Short answer is No. There is a test you can do in which you put a piece of household TP in a jar of water, give it a shake, and if the paper breaks down, it's good to use in your RV. The secret to all of this is to use lots of water when flushing, never empty your holding tanks until they are at least 1/2 - 3/4 full.
I have been using the Happy Campers product and ordinary 2ply TP for a few years and as advertised, never had a problem with my holding tanks.

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Old 10-24-2015, 09:56 PM   #4
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NO. Important to remember that your RV has a HOLDING tank, not a SEPTIC tank. The key is plenty of flush water. If that means your black tank fills a bit sooner, so be it. We've been fulltiming for almost 3-1/2 years, using standard 2-ply Quilted Northern and no chemical treatment at all. No problems.

There are proper times and places to conserve water. Your RV black tank is not one of them.
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Old 10-25-2015, 01:11 AM   #5
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We use Charmin Basic. 5 1/2 years fulltiming no problems yet.
Don't worry about the one minute test on paper breakdown unless you plan a flushing BIG mounds of paper moments before you dump. If you use enough water it will all flush out when you dump.
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Old 10-25-2015, 03:44 AM   #7
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As others have stated, no special paper is needed, just use plenty of water.
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:28 AM   #8
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Nothing special needed just remember to leave the dump valve closed untill you have enough collected in the tank to dump. Never leave the dump valve open while connected to the sewer line, thats a good way to build up Mount Washington DC.
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Do the paper test. Put a section of paper in a cup of water over night. In the AM if the paper has dissolved, it's good for the black tank...if still in one piece, don't use it.
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A sticky question, toilet paper

We have a septic system at home and use the same TP in the coach - Charmin, Quilted Northern, Costco and Walmart brands work fine. If you take a few pieces in water and shake them around in a jar, they should break apart. Then you will be ok😄
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We use Charmin UltraSoft tissue with Happy Camper tank treatment!
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In 40 years of RVing, I have never worried about what kind of toilet paper I was using, and I have never had a problem.

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There is a product available for your RV called "Pure Power Blue". It is a biodegradable liquid that will desolve any toilet paper you choose into liquid waste when used properly. Makes for easy flushing of your black holding tank. Much better than using RV toilet paper.
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Just don't use that Charmin quilted TP.I haven,t use it but i know better

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