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Old 10-14-2010, 06:42 PM   #1
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Toilet Paper

I haven't seen a thread on this subject for a number of years, and we have more and more new folks coming into the fold. Does anyone know which of the available brands, other than the ones specifically marketed for boats and RV's, disintegrates quickly enough to not be a problem in our black tanks? I remember older posts talking about putting some in a glass jar to see how quickly it dissolves, but in the interest of time and buying a bunch of different brands, I thought that some of you might have a quick answer or opinion to share. Thanks.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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I've found that any of the cheapo brands that are less than $0.25/roll (the ones that feel like 1000 grit sandpaper) fall apart just as easily as the expensive RV/Septic system paper.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:08 PM   #3
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Sam's member mark brand. Completely dissolves, not like Charmin
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:23 PM   #4
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And if you don't like Walmart brands--Angel soft (septic safe) passes the "shake test" and is available everywhere. Using it for years, never had a problem.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:29 PM   #5
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Most Scott's, or Walmart "Best Value" house brand ...DW likes both of them better than most others.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:02 PM   #6
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We'd always used RV toilet paper but just had to spend 2 months in rural Minnesota and it was impossible to find. We switched to Scotts septic safe 2 ply. While dumping and flushing the black tank I watch via the clear 45 degree clear fitting and didn't see any evidence of paper still being in tact so I think it worked well. Don't get anything "quilted".

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Old 10-14-2010, 08:15 PM   #7
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"Big Roll" from Walgreen's. Often on sale 50 cents each. 1000 sheets single ply, tough enough for no "poke through", yet disintegrates. Scott is fine, but we prefer Big Roll.
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Cottonelle Ultra is all we use. Both at home on our septic system (back when we had a home), in a portable toilet (back when we tent camped then later when we had a pop-up) and in the RV. I got my first portable toilet in 1979. Never have we had a problem with the TP breaking down. We always get one that we like that says "safe for septic systems".
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:51 AM   #9
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We also buy any brand that is marked as "septic Safe." I believe Northern septic safe was the last brand that we purchased. Joe
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We use what we have in our house. We bought that because of price and what works for us. I've never really understood the paper in a glass of water test. In the ones I've seen all the paper dissolved eventually. By the timed my tank needs dumping I'm sure the paper has broken down. We've never had any problems and I haven't talked with anyone that has.
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My late husband and I bought our first RV in the mid 70s and the only time I have used the RV paper was the few times I bought a new RV and a package of it was given to me. I have always used anything that says "safe for all septic systems". For many of the early years that was mainly Scotts but now I use whatever I have a coupon for and/or is on sale. I have never had a problem. I have been full time now for over 9 years.

I have read posts on forums over the years in which people have posted results of doing dissolve tests and some of the national brands have always done better than the RV brand.

I also, like many, have not used any chemical or treatment in my tanks for at least 10 years without any odor issues. I am currently parked at a family member's home for the last 2 weeks. I have not yet emptied my tanks and there is no odor al all. Being single I can easily go 2 weeks or more in water conserve mode, unless I do laundry in the coach but that's a benefit of parking with family is one can use house laundry .
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And if you don't like Walmart brands--Angel soft (septic safe) passes the "shake test" and is available everywhere. Using it for years, never had a problem.
Angel Soft for us also.
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We use what we have in our house. We bought that because of price and what works for us. I've never really understood the paper in a glass of water test. In the ones I've seen all the paper dissolved eventually. By the timed my tank needs dumping I'm sure the paper has broken down. We've never had any problems and I haven't talked with anyone that has.
All paper will dissolve eventually. "Eventually" is the key word here. Joe
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