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Old 09-17-2018, 11:48 AM   #1
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How do you wipe away the high price toilet paper?

I get sticker shock every time I buy RV toilet paper. I had one person tell my wife there is no difference in regular toilet paper and RV toilet paper.

For the record I hook up to sewer, make the drain is closed, put a few gallons of water and the tank tablet to break down waste.

I was under the impression that RV toilet paper broke down quicker and easier.

Any thoughts?
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:57 AM   #2
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This has been discussed many times previously. There are even videos on YouTube showing tests of shaking different brands in a bottle of water.

You will get many recommendations on what to use and you'll even hear from those that dont flush it at all and throw it into a trashcan. (Yuck!)

Here's what we've done in EVERY camper we've owned in 40+ years... We use the SAME EXACT toilet paper we use in our home. No problems in our septic tank and NEVER a issue in the camper.

There are several RV related , 'old wive's tales'.
RV toilet paper and Nitrogen filled tires come to mind quickly.
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Skip the RV emery cloth (uh...I mean toilet paper) and use Angel Soft double-ply TP or the Walmart Good Value brand single ply TP.

Both work great in my RV.

But don't use 1/2 a roll for each wipe of the booty...

And, don't forget to flush paper down each time with plenty of water.

We actually did a test of TP at a rally a couple of years ago where we put several brands of TP along with the RV brands each separately in a mason jar and let them sit for five minutes in plain water, then shook them up.

The Angel Soft was the only brand that completely disintegrated after 5 minutes in the water while the rest all still held their shape mostly.

The Walmart brand I bought as the Angel Soft was not available at that particular Walmart (T or C, NM) and I bought what seemed to be a 1000 roll package that lasted several months (still have some in there) in my RV while full-timing and flushed out without any issues.
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We just use Costco's Kirkland brand toilet paper at home and in the TT.
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We've got a member on here who's kid did a science project just on this very question:

Science fair time - which toilet paper is best for RVs?
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I get sticker shock every time I buy RV toilet paper. I had one person tell my wife there is no difference in regular toilet paper and RV toilet paper.

For the record I hook up to sewer, make the drain is closed, put a few gallons of water and the tank tablet to break down waste.

I was under the impression that RV toilet paper broke down quicker and easier.

Any thoughts?
You don't need RV toilet paper. Not only is it pricey, but it's VERY soft and there are very few sheets. We use the same toilet paper we use in our house (we have a septic system). We get the single ply from Costco. It works just fine.
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We use Angel Soft or perferably Costco TP. 17 years RVing including 7+ full timing, 4 different RVs and never a problem. I do, however, run the tank flush every dump.
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This has been discussed many times previously. There are even videos on YouTube showing tests of shaking different brands in a bottle of water.

You will get many recommendations on what to use and you'll even hear from those that dont flush it at all and throw it into a trashcan. (Yuck!)

Here's what we've done in EVERY camper we've owned in 40+ years... We use the SAME EXACT toilet paper we use in our home. No problems in our septic tank and NEVER a issue in the camper.

There are several RV related , 'old wive's tales'.
RV toilet paper and Nitrogen filled tires come to mind quickly.
X2. Exactly!!
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We use Scott's single ply and Angel Soft 2ply.
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Well it's official...we'll talk about ANYTHING in here!


We've been camping for years and never had a black tank clog and heard horror stories of what people had to do to unclog.


Never empty the tank unless it's at least 3/4th full (if it's not and you need to empty, stand on the flusher for about 5 minutes!)


We did learn to never flush while the bathroom fan was on.....eewww
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