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Old 07-10-2016, 09:45 AM   #1
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What type toilet paper to use

this is our first year with a new Outdoors RV - Creekside. When draining the black water tank it frequently gets clogged and i cant drain the whole tank. we use a septic safe tp recommended by our dealer. are there any other suggestions? Thanks
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Is tank full when dumping? Are you using a lot of water to help tissue and poop go out?
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:55 AM   #3
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this is our first year with a new Outdoors RV - Creekside. When draining the black water tank it frequently gets clogged and i cant drain the whole tank. we use a septic safe tp recommended by our dealer. are there any other suggestions? Thanks
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I suggest you use both more water and less toilet paper.

BTW any toilet paper that passes this test is fine:
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yes the tank is always full before i empty the tank. This last time i even tried dumping 4- 5 gallon buckets of water while dumping and still it clogged. we were out for a week this trip and emptied at the end with a full tank
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We use this product and whatever TP is on sale or the stuff from Costco. Never a problem.

https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Campers...=Happy+campers
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Toilet paper selection is not your issue. I have always used the Kirkland or Costco brands for our use.

I would bet that you have some tank installation construction debris caught inside the lines going to the black tank flush valve.

I would have the tank scoped with a camera to see exactly what is happening and then correct it.

You may have to get a professional septic system person who has the proper equipment for diagnoses and correction.

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Toilet paper selection is not your issue. I have always used the Kirkland or Costco brands for our use.

I would bet that you have some tank installation construction debris caught inside the lines going to the black tank flush valve.

I would have the tank scoped with a camera to see exactly what is happening and then correct it.

You may have to get a professional septic system person who has the proper equipment for diagnoses and correction.

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Can you fill the tank with straight water and observe if there is a difference when you dump the tank?
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Just so happens I was looking for TP for my new to me Journey not too long ago and found four rolls for $1 at my local Big Lots store.

Angle Soft 2-ply regular.

Soft, strong, unscented, and pass the "dissolve quickly in water" test. At 25 cents per roll, can't be beat.
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We use the Charmin UltraSoft, same as in the house. We also use Happy Camper tank treatment, which dissolves just about everything!
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In the 39 years I have had campers I have never relied on overpriced toilet paper to help me dump my tanks. I use normal toilet paper. You know, the kind you can get a good wiping with without your fingers penetrating the paper.
I drain my tank when it becomes 1/2 full. Before I drain the tank I fill it up to full with water then pull the handle. Whoosh! Then I close the valve and add another 1/4 or more tank of clear water and drain again. I again close the valve and add a few gallons of water to the tank before using it again.
I do use sanitizing chemicals just for stink insurance but they aren't really necessary. I always leave a campsite with a clean tank partially filled with water, detergent and water softener added so it can slosh around and clean the tank and sensors. I never leave a tank dry unless the camper is going into storage. Even then there is enough anti freeze in the tank to keep it wetted down.
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For giggles and because I had just spent 3 days working on my home’s waste water plumbing system, I did the toilet paper break down test on three different brands. All were listed as septic tank safe.

Charmin, FAILED.

Scott, PASSED.

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Alot of the time people that are new to black water tanks don't realize that less paper is better.
We run into it when people (non RVers) use our toilet and use half a roll of paper to do the job. It usually takes a little education to avoid the clog ups.
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