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Old 10-07-2018, 10:01 PM   #1
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To RV toilet paper or not to RV toilet paper

I am sure that this has been discussed many many times on this or a different forum but finding is proving to be beyond my limited computer skills

Being still new at this rv thing I have read many differing opinions on the use of rv toilet paper vs regular toilet paper.

Some feel that regular toilet paper is fine as long you use plenty of water and dump often there should be no issues. Others say that using regular toilet paper will only be asking for problems, maybe not now but soon and using rv toilet paper is the only way to go

Just wondering about your opinions on which way to go or if it matters. We have an 18 foot trailer that is used mainly for weekend trips and a couple of two week vacations each year
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Just use septic safe. It breaks up in water and flushes out. Use plenty of water. Most camp grounds I have been to use septic systems. One other thing, never, never use wipes in your tank! I did not but it is a mess because they do not break down!
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:15 PM   #3
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we get along fine with the RV paper. is there a problem with using the RV paper I don't know about, other than it being thin and having a finger poke through it.
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16 years of full-timing and using regular (Scotts or Costco) all the time. Absolutely no problem. That RV stuff is just a high-priced gimmick.
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:43 PM   #8
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Think about it...........
Toilet line to tank---3"
Black tank dump line...3"

There is NOTHING special about RV TP except PRICE and cheapness in quality

40 + yrs I have used the SAME TP that I use at Home....soft, fluffy 2 Ply and a big ole WAD of it.
I have never had a clogged RV toilet or waste holding tank.

There is NOTHING different about an RV vs a S&B House except for it being on wheels

Do NOT make RV complicated.
No reason to become OCD either.

When you POOP...FILL the toilet bowl up then flush it down the pipe and let water run for a few seconds.

Enjoy your RV...go about using it pretty much like you want.
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To RV toilet paper or not to RV toilet paper

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Think about it...........
Toilet line to tank---3"
Black tank dump line...3"

There is NOTHING special about RV TP except PRICE and cheapness in quality

40 + yrs I have used the SAME TP that I use at Home....soft, fluffy 2 Ply and a big ole WAD of it.
I have never had a clogged RV toilet or waste holding tank.

There is NOTHING different about an RV vs a S&B House except for it being on wheels

Do NOT make RV complicated.
No reason to become OCD either.

When you POOP...FILL the toilet bowl up then flush it down the pipe and let water run for a few seconds.

Enjoy your RV...go about using it pretty much like you want.


BINGO....

The issues you hear about with back tanks is that where the toilet dumps into the tank. Then not a lot of water gets used/flushed and the “mound” grows. It’s VERY common when the black valve gets left open for long periods. If the tank stays wet, it doesn’t matter what TP you use.

Another vote for Kirkland, used the same on our septic system when we had one.
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Just use whatever doesn't give you the dreaded finger poke.
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What ever we have in the house. Kirkland for many years.
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We use household toilet paper and dispose of it in a waste basket, just like we did living in our S/B house. The thought was that sewer systems don't need to deal with additional solids placed in them. Dissolved TP still needs to be removed from a city sewer system before the clean water can get discharged. Home septic system drain fields, by design will slowly plug up from solids being filtered out. So the conclusion is, why add more solids like TP?
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We use household toilet paper and dispose of it in a waste basket, just like we did living in our S/B house. The thought was that sewer systems don't need to deal with additional solids placed in them. Dissolved TP still needs to be removed from a city sewer system before the clean water can get discharged. Home septic system drain fields, by design will slowly plug up from solids being filtered out. So the conclusion is, why add more solids like TP?
I don't think your not putting toilet paper in a public sewer system that was designed for it will make any difference at all.

What about the solids that come out of you?

There may be some room for debate with a septic system but a public sewer system with a waste water treatment facility? Nope, flush the paper.
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We use household toilet paper and dispose of it in a waste basket, just like we did living in our S/B house. The thought was that sewer systems don't need to deal with additional solids placed in them. Dissolved TP still needs to be removed from a city sewer system before the clean water can get discharged. Home septic system drain fields, by design will slowly plug up from solids being filtered out. So the conclusion is, why add more solids like TP?
Yuk! These systems are made to take toilet paper so I use them as they are intended. I don’t want poopy paper in my waste basket. Scotts and Costco paper come in single ply which is easy on the plumbing, we use it on both our stick house (septic) and our RV (15 years no problems). Much cheaper than “RV” toilet paper and available everywhere.
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