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Old 02-24-2011, 10:09 AM   #31
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Sorry about that. Yes I meant dumping the tank and then adding some water.
peskin, I knew what you meant.....I thought I would just make a joke about it.



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Wow, I used to think you could stir up the most discussion
by asking "which oil is best?"

Not so-- which TP is best has gotta be winner.

You guys are really Passionate about your Potty Paper!

Dan, this is important stuff !!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:50 AM   #32
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Wet Wipes, even being septic safe, can cause issues as well. 1 trick I do after a weekend is to dump my leftover ice in the toilet to help break things up on the way to the dump station.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:18 AM   #33
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WOW, I guess I made a mess of this thread. OOPS, I ment a interesting thread.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:10 PM   #34
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Use whatever TP you like, either on the way to the next campground or when you leave home the next time dump a big bag of ice into the holding tank by the time you get to the campground any remaining TP is beat to pieces and will come right out.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:21 PM   #35
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This question has not been wiped up yet!

Now that many of you have had input to this informative question..
" What toilet paper to use in your RV?"

Inquiring minds would like to know more stuff.....

1. Calgon Water Softener powder does soften water and makes cleaning out your black tank the solids better.

2. Which TP do you use and is the cheapest?
Scotts Walmart?
COSTCO bulk cheap stuff?
The stuff the bears use and doesn't anything behind!
Regular everyday home TP?

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Old 04-04-2011, 01:30 PM   #36
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:48 PM   #37
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OK, after an exhaustive 3 month test in our 5th wheel using one roll each of every kind of TP we could find; and watching through the clear elbow on every tank dump; the results are in.

While dry camping with routine black tank dumps to a "blue boy" (every 4 days or so) with no opportunity to use turboflush due to I have to haul that water a quarter of a mile and haul the black water almost the same distance to the dump station ....

NO DIFFERENCE in TP (IN THE TANK). All TP used exited just fine when dumped regularly. BIG difference before it GETS in the tank (if you get my drift). We are going for comfort now.

Solids are the major issue; not the paper. Paper not sticky; solids are.

Since water usage is minimized and turboflush is not used "much", Calgon Liquid Water SOFTENER (not Calgon Laundry soap) is critical. After dumping, a cup of Liquid Calgon Softener and a few squirts of dish wash soap or a quarter cup of laundry soap lets most of the solids leave on the next dump.

Now having said that; it really does depend on how your campground manages THEIR septic system. If they use a city sewer, no worries. If they use a septic system or sand mound then they most likely would appreciate you using septic safe TP.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:53 PM   #38
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Just FYI for those who may not be aware: We purchase our TP at Costco (Kirkland brand) - cheap, septic tank friendly and passes the "sheet of TP in a glass of water" test.

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OK, after an exhaustive 3 month test in our 5th wheel using one roll each of every kind of TP we could find; and watching through the clear elbow on every tank dump; the results are in.

While dry camping with routine black tank dumps to a "blue boy" (every 4 days or so) with no opportunity to use turboflush due to I have to haul that water a quarter of a mile and haul the black water almost the same distance to the dump station ....

NO DIFFERENCE in TP (IN THE TANK). All TP used exited just fine when dumped regularly. BIG difference before it GETS in the tank (if you get my drift). We are going for comfort now.

Solids are the major issue; not the paper. Paper not sticky; solids are.

Since water usage is minimized and turboflush is not used "much", Calgon Liquid Water SOFTENER (not Calgon Laundry soap) is critical. After dumping, a cup of Liquid Calgon Softener and a few squirts of dish wash soap or a quarter cup of laundry soap lets most of the solids leave on the next dump.

Now having said that; it really does depend on how your campground manages THEIR septic system. If they use a city sewer, no worries. If they use a septic system or sand mound then they most likely would appreciate you using septic safe TP.
Hmmm....I never thought of it like that.
Glad you mentioned about the different waste systems that campgrounds might have, and I will definitely keep that in mind!!!!
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:08 PM   #40
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This is what I use

I use the Calgon powder in the box.
Here is what it looks like. It is sometimes hard to find in different parts of the country.
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