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Old 09-21-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
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TP 1ply, 2ply, 3ply, or Sears catalogue?

My DW and I have been using non RV toilet paper and have never had a problem with tank draining. I always use my tank flusher and everything seems to clear out properly. I have never done the bottle shake test and we use whatever paper is in the sticks and bricks house at the time. As well we use Calgon & laundry soap in our tank.
My wife was recently told by a very knowlegable person that we had been lucky that we had not had a major clog and that we better use RV toilet paper because everything was going to clog up and we would be in a real mess. Now she is in a tiizzy and wants to switch to RV toilet paper at several times the cost. I think that everything is fine the way we are going, and with proper tank flushing procedures and our tank chemicals we will not have a problem. What are your feelings on this and is this person who informed her that I was in for problems full of poop themselves?


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Old 09-21-2012, 04:56 AM   #2
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We use the Scott's one ply. The one that says its safe for septic systems on the package. Tallulah has done the test vs an rv brand and got identical results. We haven't used chemicals for a few years and all is well in tank land.


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Old 09-21-2012, 05:14 AM   #3
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We use Costco brand TP,it falls apart just like RV TP,you get alot more paper for alot less money.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:20 AM   #4
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We use Scott 1000 1 ply and have not had a problem. We do use "RV Digest It" by Unique and it liquifies everything in the tank.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:24 AM   #5
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We've used the same toilet paper in our RV that we use at home for 10+ years. I've had no problems. I don't plan to switch to RV toilet paper unless someone can present an overwhelming reason.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:28 AM   #6
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One ply has been working find for me and probably 2 ply would work just as well also. The Sears Wish Book might give you a bit of a problem. Considering there is 20+ gallons of water pushing everything out thru a 3" pipe under gravity pressure I not sure how standard TP plus bio products could cause a blockage, as long as it stay wet. Goes along with the recommendation not to leave your black tank valve open when at a CG with full hook ups.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:37 AM   #7
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Unless you go the purported third world application you can have problems with any brand if you overload the system. That being said, we switched over to from the RV sandpaper grade to Angel Soft a couple of years ago after several recommendations from on the forums and other RVers.
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When we started traveling six months per year about 6 years ago, we used the "right" paper. Soon tired of that and switched to one ply. Got tired of that and went to two ply. Within a couple of years we were using the same paper (multi ply, soft, easy on tush) paper we use at the stick and brick. We never have a problem. We do make sure we buy products listed as septic safe. One thing we have learned. People with rvs are a bit obsessive about black tanks - we sure spend a lot of time worrying and talking about them.
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Quilted Northern is our choice, been using for years and no clogs. Same thing we use at home.
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Angel Soft.

It dissolves really well.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:53 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by macantic View Post
We use Costco brand TP,it falls apart just like RV TP,you get alot more paper for alot less money.
Same here, never a problem.
Let the black tank fill full or fill it that full, dump the tank, then follow with dumping the grey tank.
Been doing that since I got a TT with a tank in it, the first one or two didn't even have a toilet.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Wayne M View Post
Angel Soft.

It dissolves really well.
If we can't trust the Marines, who can we trust.

I'll stand with Wayne. I've used Angel Soft for six years now and I use a Sani-con. No problems. Always use plenty of water.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:32 PM   #13
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Sam's Club Member's Mark for over 12 years without a problem. Get DW to do the bottle shake test.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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Akibase, Like you we use whatever is on hand. Never a problem in 7 years. If you don't already have a clear section in the tank drain you could put one in (bayonet connection) to "prove" that the tank is cleaned out.

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