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T.P. talk


 Ok I'm sure this subject has been talked about many time over, but just what type of T.P. do you us, and mainly  are there any non rv types that work just as good.  Thanks



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Many different kinds - look for "septic safe" on the label. None of them are 'RV' labeled. Often we use Scotts single-ply. Key with any of them is plenty of water so they dissolve. Put a sheet in a glass of water, cover with hand and shake - - if you quickly see it starting to dissolve, good to go.

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Yea I knew septic safe, and the ole water test, was just wondering if there was a favorite among you all. The specific rv stuff is rather spendy.


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My septic guy says it makes no difference....they all dissolve about the same

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My septic guy says it makes no difference....they all dissolve about the same


Definitely not true in an RV holding tank, which is not a septic tank.  There are toilet papers out there with rag content, to make them soft, and they do not dissolve well.  We once ended up with one package that was not septic safe and did have issues.  It tried to clog up on dumping and gummed up our internal tank sprayer.  

Costco says their toilet paper is RV safe and we have been using it the last couple years with good results.   A 30 pack is about $15 and lasts around 6 months.  Luckily we have a place to store it.



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We use Scott's, the original one.

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Yea I knew septic safe, and the ole water test, was just wondering if there was a favorite among you all. The specific rv stuff is rather spendy.


 I think you'll find the favorite turns out to be whatever is on sale that meets the 'septic safe' rule.   Lots of people use the original i-ply Scotts, including us when we find it on sale.   We also have been using the Costco brand - be surprised at how many nooks you can stuff TP into in  a motorhome.

 

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Angel soft. Used by most at the Fall Rally. That is when we switched, and we have not had an issue.

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We use walmarts angel soft.. seems to do great.. Passed the water test..And says septic safe too...

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Thanks all for the input, might seem like a small issue, but I don't want to bugger up anything!!


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I don't know right now where it is, but someone here posted a thread a while back about Angel Soft being reformulated, thus is took more to dissolve.  We had been using that, but have changed over to Scotts.  I don't know if it is the "original," because the one we buy is the one without the center cardboard piece.  When we were living in Oklahoma City, I always was able to see "tufts" of toilet paper flowing through the sewer line when dumping.  Since going to the Scotts, I no longer see those tufts of paper.

Edit:  OK.  I found the thread about the change in Angel Soft.  It is at: Angel Soft TP Warning

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We use Scott 1000 and did do the mason jar test where you put in a sheet with water...shake...and see what happens. I tried angel soft but it didn't dissolve...that was our prior brand.

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We use the purple package of Scott's - dissolves quickly and is MUCH softer than the other Scott products.

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I use Scott 1000 in a cassette toilet (very little water). When dumping you can see that all sheets are completely broken down to shreds.

It's inexpensive, a roll lasts a long time, it's readily available and breaks down completely. Who could ask for more?

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Current issue angel soft.. passes the test.. been using it for 6 months.. never a problem.. not sure about the old stuff.. if there was one or not.. Can only speak on what I know.

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We don't worry about the brand of TP we use. I never understood why tissue has to break down in less than a minute (who came up with that standard? blankstare). We don't dump that fast! biggrin We use plenty of water and wait until the tank is at least 3/4 full.  It's usually at least a week to ten days before we dump the tanks.  We've had our rig for over a year and our sensors are still pretty accurate.



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TheNewhalls wrote:

We don't worry about the brand of TP we use. I never understood why tissue has to break down in less than a minute (who came up with that standard? blankstare). 


 As long as it doesnt break down while you are using it......lol



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TheNewhalls wrote:

We don't worry about the brand of TP we use. I never understood why tissue has to break down in less than a minute (who came up with that standard? blankstare). 


 As long as it doesnt break down while you are using it......lol


 Well that's a given...ha ha!



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poncho62 wrote:
TheNewhalls wrote:

We don't worry about the brand of TP we use. I never understood why tissue has to break down in less than a minute (who came up with that standard? blankstare). 


 As long as it doesnt break down while you are using it......lol


 Well that's a given...ha ha!


 Guess there are some brands of TP that you haven't had the joy of field testing yet!  

 

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Aw thanks guys/gals I get the picture, when the time comes think it'll be Scotts.


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We don't worry about the brand of TP we use. I never understood why tissue has to break down in less than a minute (who came up with that standard? blankstare). We don't dump that fast! biggrin We use plenty of water and wait until the tank is at least 3/4 full.  It's usually at least a week to ten days before we dump the tanks.  We've had our rig for over a year and our sensors are still pretty accurate.


 That's a good point Gene...Lee hates the Scott's but I am sticking with it and frankly at this point I don't even know why.  I'll have to tell him your a TP rebel!!! 



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For those who like to live dangerous, give Charmin a try, since it is not septic safe due to rag (cloth) content. I am sure it will convince you that not all toilet papers will work.

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For those who like to live dangerous, give Charmin a try, since it is not septic safe due to rag (cloth) content. I am sure it will convince you that not all toilet papers will work.


 Bill,

We've been using Charmin for over a year with no problems. Of course now that I've said that...



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Scotts 1-ply. I do not know all the scientific knowledge/reasons and really do not care. Experience is the key. When we used the "softer" tissues, the tank had a lot of trouble emptying. I will not go into details but since we switched to Scotts, that problem has completely disappeared. No, we have not changed our habits (more water, less water, full tank vs. 3/4, etc). I do not know how long it takes to break down a square but I do know that since switching to any 1-ply, evacuating the black tank has not been a problem.

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