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Old 02-23-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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RV Toilet Paper

Please explain to me, what is the difference between RV Toilet Paper, and what you buy at the local store? Other than price.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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Please explain to me, what is the difference between RV Toilet Paper, and what you buy at the local store? Other than price.
The RV toilet paper is designed to leave your hand full of u know what. The TP at home isn't.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:20 AM   #3
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Regular single sheet TP should work fine in an RV toilet. Don't use fluffy TP like Charmin or Cottenelle, or there could be trouble lurking in your tank.

Scotts makes a single sheet paper.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
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The RV toilet paper is designed to leave your hand full of u know what. The TP at home isn't.
EXACTLY

We buy what's on sale or simply bring our favorite from home.
Others here will swear it matters and you should only use
RV because it won't clog your holding tank.
I disagree.

There is an alternative--- we don't flush the TP in the RV.
We toss it in a waste basket in the john. We use a walmart
bag as a can liner and typically take out the trash each
evening with the kitchen scraps while we're doing our
evening walk-about.
We're old house-boaters and marine toilets absolutely don't
want TP of any kind so we've been potty trained that way.

Don't stress out over this!!
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:14 AM   #5
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Not stressing out, just curious.
Thanks
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:37 AM   #6
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Anyone use the Scott's RV TP? I found it at WalMart for under 3.00 for a 4pk.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:50 AM   #7
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I believe the rv paper has a lot less wet strength, therefore it breaks down easier in water. Wwith a good rinse of the holding tank after every empty, you should be fine no matter what goes down it.
I make toilet paper for a living and have not bought any in over 10 years, I use the same stuff in the trailer as in the house. I can tell you that certain ones have a lot of wet strength and take a long time to break down whether at home or in the rv.
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if you are unsure if your home TP is safe for septic/holding tanks, then take one square of it and put into a glass of water and shake up the glass. if the TP falls apart then you have nothing to worry about. We use Quilted northern, it is safe to use and cost's less/feels better.
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I agree with Danielflading. The reason people are so worred about TP is because it needs to break down. It will be stuck in places within your tank if it does not break down correctly. For example it may get stuck to your tank sensors giving you false readings. The best thing is put the tp in a glass of water for how ever long you thing you will go without dumping. If it falls apart then it will be easier to keep tank free of extra TP. If it is still together then prepare for it to be stuck through out the black water tank and POSSIBLE issues in the future.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:34 PM   #10
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We have always bought RV TP when we had our hybrid. I have read lots of opinions on this. I believe it's how you clean out the black tank at the end of a trip that counts. Does anyone use the water softener trick to keep the tank "slick"?
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