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Old 08-17-2022, 04:11 PM   #1
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Do you need RV toilet paper?

On the road for almost 4 months now but it's my first year RVing.
At Walmart stocking up. Do you need RV TP?
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Old 08-17-2022, 04:15 PM   #2
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Yes! RV paper isn’t as heavy and the binders are more readily broken down in the waste so as to be drained out more easily.

Regular TP goes through so many bends and turns thru the sewer system that by the time it gets to the waster treatment plant, it’s all pulverized.
For septic systems, the bugs in the tanks help to break the TP down.
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Old 08-17-2022, 04:16 PM   #3
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The only thing SPECIAL about RV TP is the PRICE

Use ANY septic safe TP of YOUR choice
* just no wipes etc
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Old 08-17-2022, 04:39 PM   #4
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I've never used RV TP as it's expensive and crummy paper. We've been using Scott's single ply paper in the house and motorhome for years.

The only paper I wouldn't use in an RV, is two ply extra thick pillowy type paper. It's just too thick. There has been a simple test for years. Take a jar full of water, add a couple of sheets of TP and shake. RV safe paper will disintegrate in a few seconds.
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My wife and I are "weekend adventurers" with our coach (we're both are still blessed with full time careers) and given limited use of our coach, we error on the side of caution and have used Scott RV Rapid Dissolve toilet paper for several years.

During Covid lockdowns when toilet paper was in short supply, we could only purchase a couple of packages of Scott Comfort Plus toiler paper for our home. The Scott Comfort Plus seemed very similar to Scott RV Rapid Dissolve in that the feel, paper thickness, "ribs", etc. are near identical. I've been tempted to use the Scott Comfort Plus as it's price is 50% lower than the price of Scott RV Rapid Dissolve but the Chemical Engineer in me has said "no" as I can't find any "dissolvability" comparisons between Scott Comfort Plus and Scott RV Rapid Dissolve.

Hopefully some forum members can comment on experiences using Scott Comfort Plus toilet paper.

Scott Comfort Plus --> https://www.scottbrand.com/en-us/pro...content=Tissue

Scott RV Rapid Dissolbe --> https://www.scottbrand.com/en-us/pro...9&gclsrc=3p.ds
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As usual, Old Biscuit gives the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
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I've never used RV TP as it's expensive and crummy paper. We've been using Scott's single ply paper in the house and motorhome for years.
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Don --

Which Scott single ply toilet paper do you use? Both the Scott 1000 (their economy price TP) and the Scott Comfort Plus are both single ply toilet papers.
If you use Scott 1000, does it have some softness that my wife would want?
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The only thing SPECIAL about RV TP is the PRICE

Use ANY septic safe TP of YOUR choice
* just no wipes etc

Newbies get taken by sales hype all the time.
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Old 08-17-2022, 05:35 PM   #10
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I feel perfectly fine/safe with ANY single ply toilet paper. Yet to have any issues over several years with 3 RVs that go out regularly.


The RV black water plumbing uses 3" piping. That's pretty big around. With proper black tank use you shouldn't have any issues. Proper black tank use means making sure you don't dump your black tank unless it is at least half full. Why? Well, by the time your black tank is 1/2 full the contents will have likely been "brewing" for at least a day or two. That is plenty of time to soften things up, break things down, etc (especially if the vehicle has been moving, sloshing, etc). Then when draining it is enough volume to create a good flow that pushes almost everything down the pipe.



Warning: Improper use of your black tank while hooked up can cause a problem. When hooked up at a full hookup campsite, you should never leave your black valve open. If you do so, all of the liquid will quickly drain out of the black tank leaving a pile starting to form. That pile doesn't break down as easy, can harden, etc and cause a crappy problem.


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Old 08-17-2022, 05:42 PM   #11
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Use whatever you want.

After you use the RV paper the first time, you will understand how thin it is and will end up using 3-4 times as much.

Most RVs have a direct drop toilet. If you use the right amount of water, the type of TP you use will not matter.

Wipes and "flushable" wipes are a whole other story.
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I do not use RV specific TP. I buy Costco and never have had an issue from it.

You can see the pieces broken up to almost nothing through the clear waste elbow I have.
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I always use RV TP when I want the dreaded finger poke.

Kirkland for us. Plus I installed a bidet and that cuts the usage even more.
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Old 08-17-2022, 05:51 PM   #14
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Scotts single-ply and absolutely no wipes - even if they state 'flushable'.
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