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Old 03-02-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

While out enjoying ourselves last summer we ran out of RV toilet paper. I asked neighbor to borrow some and was told they never use RV toilet paper just the regular stuff that we all use at home. Now I have been using the RV stuff for almost 20 years now so my question is do I need to use RV paper or can I just use the regular stuff?

Thanks for your input,
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:37 PM   #2
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Hi Everyone,

While out enjoying ourselves last summer we ran out of RV toilet paper. I asked neighbor to borrow some and was told they never use RV toilet paper just the regular stuff that we all use at home. Now I have been using the RV stuff for almost 20 years now so my question is do I need to use RV paper or can I just use the regular stuff?

Thanks for your input,
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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Maureen: For what it's worth, we use Scott, SINGLE PLY regular tissue (1,000 sheet sz.), and have since starting to fulltime in late 2005. Don't know from experience but others have frequently related plugged black tank problems resulting from use of "regular" tissue of a heavier ply. which evidentally does NOT break up as readily. Let's see what others may suggest. Steve & Lynette
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:14 PM   #4
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Perform your own test. Glass of water and a small square (2" x 2") of toilet paper. See how long it takes to break down. There are a number of regular household toilet papers which work well in RV holding tanks. Some work better than others.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:29 PM   #5
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We have used the Scotts also, its also siptic safe, when ever toilet is used flush with plenty of water. Most RV's have a direct shot into black tank but some do have 45* bends to the tank and if not enough water is used the pipe could become blocked.
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Maureen,

We've found that any 1-ply toilet paper does just fine in the RV. It breaks down very easily & does not clog up like 2-ply brands do. IMO, no need to pay the extra $$'s for the the RV specific kind. Just get the cheapest 1-ply you can find (that doesn't feel like sandpaper )

And, as Roger stated, always be sure to have plenty of water in the bowl to facilitate an easy flush.

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Old 03-02-2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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We use Angel Soft TP.
We test it & it breaks up real good & I have also seen it ranked at the top for TP to be used in RVs.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:02 PM   #8
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Been using Cottenelle for a long time now, and without any emulcifiers in my tank as well. I usually add between 2-5 gallons of water to the tank before it ever goes into service to prevent solid build up and stuck paper.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:30 AM   #9
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Here goes.............
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The Politics of Recreational Vehicle Toilet Paper (RVTP)

It's not a secret in the RV world that conservative RV'ers prefer
single ply toilet paper. They are convinced that somewhere in the
Constitution, or The Bill of Rights, they are protected from being
forced to use double ply paper.

It's also true that liberal RV'ers, prefer double ply. They see
this as a "right to choose". They sneer at the phrase "quilted
using girlie men" and vow to take this fight all the way to the
Supreme Court.

The battle lines have been drawn. The fight is about to begin.
Liberals plan to expose conservative RV'ers. Not literally of course,
but they plan to show that conservatives actually fold and then wipe.
They say that nobody in their right mind would try to use only a single
ply to finish the job.

Conservatives counter with their own argument. They claim that years
of using one page from a Sears and Roebuck Catalog, per visit, has
enabled them to come to grips with single ply paper. They long for the
old days of the catalogs, and refuse to be forced into the double ply
world.

Liberals claim that quilted double ply is the wave of the future. And
they love the rolls with pictures of little elephants on them.

Meanwhile, conservatives are calling for Wal Marts across the nation
to remove all double ply paper from their shelves. They say if Wal Mart
refuses to do this, they will refuse to stay overnight in their parking
lots.

The RV world has taken a neutral position on this issue. They refuse
to endorse either side in this great American RVTP wipe off.

Spokesmen for each side have come forth to have their say on the
subject. Senator Edward Kennedy was seen on T.V. recently raving about
the softness of the new Charmin quilted, triple ply paper he found at
an exclusive store in Hyannis Port. Even at $42.95 a roll, he saw no
reason why poor people couldn't be afforded the luxury and comfort of
this paper.

When Newt Gingrich was informed of Senator Kennedy's remarks he said
he wasn't surprised that a left handed wiper would see no problem
with burdening the government with such a free handout.

It's obvious to this observer that the gloves have come off on this
issue and the battle will rage on. You haven't heard the last on the
Great American RV Toilet Paper fight.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:11 AM   #10
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Thank you, everyone.

Your input is very much appreciated.

Maureen
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LOL, John Harrelson!
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