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Do I really need special toilet paper???


Just did my walk thru on the 5th wheel on Friday and tech mentioned that I needed to use rv/marine tp - but staff at campingworld say I dont need to...
what advice should I follow???

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You don't need special toilet paper, but you do need paper that dissolves easliy and completely, to prevent possible blockage when you dump your black tank

A good way to determine suitability is to put a piece in a glass of water and see what happens after a few minutes. Swirl it around and see if it dissolves.

We have been using Angel Soft from the super market for 5 years now without any problems. I'm sure there are other brands that will work as well also.

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never would have thought about doing a tp test - too funny fred! thanks for the brandname - guess I will have to switch from Charmin super ply...lol

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We've used regular Scott's tp for over 12 years..always on sale somewhere...never had a problem...use the extra rolls to take up space in the medicine cabinet when we're on the road so stuff doesn't roll around.
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Fill an empty jar (a quart mayo jar works great) half full or so with water. Put in a sheet or two of your toilet paper. Shake the jar rapidly for a few seconds. If the toilet paper falls apart it's RV holding tank friendly. Shouldn't take more than 2 or 3 minutes to dissolve.

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We have been in one type of RV or another off and on for 40 years. We have never used special RV/Marine TP and have never had an issue.

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OK.  I'll be the "turkey" that brings up the "legal" issue.

Go ahead and do the test of TP in water.  I would have to agree that the Angel Soft would be good.

Now, when we picked up our Mobile Suites, there was one piece of paper from the manufacturer of the toilet that said, "Do not use Charmin Ultra."  So, I'd say to look carefully at ALL the literature that came with your RV and see if you have a similar cautionary document.

Now, they didn't specify "Ultra Soft" or "Ultra Strong".  So, I need to do the TP in water test myself because I have the dreaded "H" problem (yeah, hemorrhoids) and I REALLY like softer TP.

OK, Guys.  Now we can have the "H" jokes.

Terry


-- Edited by Terry and Jo on Sunday 19th of December 2010 10:20:39 AM

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I, too, did the jar-shake test and was pleased to see that my usual Angel Soft passed the test!  That's what we have been using the past year and so far no problems.  We do, however, flush the black tank frequently.

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so it sounds like most systems don't have an issue with the tissue...

sorry couldn't resist...

-- Edited by heyduke on Sunday 19th of December 2010 07:13:08 PM

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Walmart's Great Value TP.

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The extent to which one would completely rely on the advise of the walk thru tech would be judged on whether or not he/she has ever owned an RV. A question, perhaps to be asked when doing the walk thru.  I was kinda having a funky day until I read this post, I don’t mean to make light of the helpful and accurate comments about it, but when I got the image of my fellow RVers doing a TP test with a mason jar, I wondered if that might be one of those moments that make a reality TV program.   Terry I suspect in today’s society that there probably is a legal issue to TP. 

If the TP package says septic safe, regardless of brand, then it also will work well in an RV.

Ahoweth I agree with you. But then my opinion is just a wipe away from reality.   

 


 



-- Edited by TXRVr on Sunday 19th of December 2010 06:12:34 PM

-- Edited by TXRVr on Sunday 19th of December 2010 06:14:07 PM

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When we moved into the S/b we had a lot of trouble with double flushing. Once in a while everything was fine. We thought it was the fact it was the first low flush toilets we ever had. Then one day we switched to Angle soft. Never a problem since. When they came to clean the septic tank they said Angel soft is the best you can use with a septic. We plan on sticking with it when we full time.

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Keep in mind that holding tanks are not septic systems. If the tp does not dissolve in the tank chances are it will clog your discharge valve.

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Ok, I have a question. I have Chrones, which means I have the bid "d" alot. I have to have soft tissue, and now will switch to Angel Soft (was using Charmin), nothing in my lit on the Allergo except to use RV TP which has always been out of the question cuz of my needing soft tissue.
Now the question - Can I use the flushable wipes in the black tanks?
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I wouldn't, unless they pass the dissolve test.

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Angel Soft..................

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We have used the 2 ply  Kirkland from Costco and it easily  passes the shake test.  I don't know why anyone would use the expensive RV stuff...Angel Soft is great too.

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Scotts. States on the package "Safe for septic and RV". I also use Dometic tank treatment for fulltime rv'ers in the black tank that breaks down waste and tissue. Right now I use twice the amount then normal because we are not able to flush the black tank when we dump. Water spigot winterized.

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ok, that was Dave, this is Doris.  He is "anal" about using anything that says "septic safe".  I do the grocery shopping...next outage will be followed by Angel Soft!

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Another vote for Kirkland from Costco.

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phxmtngirl wrote:

Ok, I have a question. I have Chrones, which means I have the bid "d" alot. I have to have soft tissue, and now will switch to Angel Soft (was using Charmin), nothing in my lit on the Allergo except to use RV TP which has always been out of the question cuz of my needing soft tissue.
Now the question - Can I use the flushable wipes in the black tanks?
Thanks



Hey phxmtngirl,

I wouldn't take a chance by putting those down the tank.  Just my thoughts . . .

Cheers,
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Thank you TX :) I will continue to use the trash can lol
Happy Camping to all :)

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I'm not full timing yet. But have been camping for years. I have been buying and using normal paper for years and never had any problems. The chemicals you put in the tank seems to turn everything to water in a few days.

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Sears-Roebuck catalog.

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