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Old 03-04-2016, 01:34 PM   #21
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Most of what I would offer has been said. I found it interesting that when I did the "single sheet in a cup of water, shake and check in 24 hours," that the camper TP didn't break down! Second, this matter of filling the stool with water by slightly depressing the flush valve before fully depressing, is critical. Third, a clear elbow attached when dumping black water, will show lots of "stuff" left behind, even though you are using the tank rinse system. As a result, after the original dump, I shut the valve, run the rinse for 3-5 minutes, dump, with the rinse running and repeat that procedure until "stuff" quits coming out. Taking short cuts here likely, will give you "distasteful" regrets in the future.
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:37 PM   #22
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:38 PM   #23
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We have found that we can use regular TP but honestly, when I dump, I can see the difference between regular and RV TP. The RV TP dissolves more thoroughly.
Due to the fact it is one ply.
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:39 PM   #24
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So My wife and I are in a discussion about the use of TP in the RV. She thinks that we can use any TP we want and I say that we have to use RV TP only!
So can you all tell me which one we should use and why? or is there even an issue here? We are new to RVing, our unit is in the driveway but we have not used it as of yet. We were going to go out next wknd but rain is in the forcast for CA, (can you believe it) Rain in CA.... We need it... Please let us know about the TP.
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I use Costco Kirkland tp and have never had a problem. I also use the drop in pods to break up the waste.
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:42 PM   #25
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And additional to using a flush... Make sure you are not distracted and forget to open up the tank to drain... Otherwise you get to reenact OLD FAITHFUL... Not that I know from experience in Florida...
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:23 PM   #26
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I guess the other posts pretty well covers it. When we bought our RV last year, the dealer did not install the TP holder because they found so much variation in where to put it (other than the bathroom). Glad they didn't because we bought one shaped like a hook, making it easy to change rolls. Our bathroom, like most, is rather small, so we placed it above shoulder height while on the throne. It is very easy to reach, yet it never interferes with movement in close quarters. The other thing that has worked for us over the years was to squeeze the roll slightly oval. It prevents the TP from unraveling while underway.
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:51 PM   #27
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Like mentioned already. If your not certain, take a quart jar with lid. Fill about 3/4 full with water. Add 2-3 pieces of tp and shake. If it breaks up you can use it. If its still solid, stay away from it.
I did that and the jar stayed solid
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:56 PM   #28
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I did that and the jar stayed solid
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Well, if it broke up I wouldn't use it, the jagged edges would do some damage.
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I'm sure a lot of folks will disagree with me, but for the six years we've been RVing, we've always used the same TP we do in the house. It's not single ply, but it seems to do just fine. Occasionally, just like probably everyone else, we'll get some stuck on a sensor and it reads funny but no other problems. In the new RV, the rear toilet has a macerator, so everything is chewed up before it heads to the tanks anyway. We also make it a point to add a cap full of Calgon Liquid Water Softener to the tanks each time I empty them. That keeps the water sort of slick so the sides of the tank are slippery and things are less prone to stick. I also never empty the black tank until it's at least 2/3 or more full so there's adequate pressure to flush everything through. Just my experience, not saying anyone else is wrong at all. All the other posts I've seen are correct, too. But you absolutely do NOT need the expensive single ply used newspaper that CW and others market for $2 per roll, that's for sure.
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We did a science fair experiment and concluded that you can use whatever feels best on your bum. Just use plenty of water!



Been fulltiming for 9 months now and 50-100 nights in the years prior- no issues.
What brand did you find was your preference? (Science fair wise of course)

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We have some friends who use that system with the "tower" next to the toilet. I always make sure I've pee'd before we go visit them. Nasty if you ask me.
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Most of what I would offer has been said. I found it interesting that when I did the "single sheet in a cup of water, shake and check in 24 hours," that the camper TP didn't break down! Second, this matter of filling the stool with water by slightly depressing the flush valve before fully depressing, is critical. Third, a clear elbow attached when dumping black water, will show lots of "stuff" left behind, even though you are using the tank rinse system. As a result, after the original dump, I shut the valve, run the rinse for 3-5 minutes, dump, with the rinse running and repeat that procedure until "stuff" quits coming out. Taking short cuts here likely, will give you "distasteful" regrets in the future.
X2 again.....RINSE THOROUGHLY

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I'm sure a lot of folks will disagree with me, but for the six years we've been RVing, we've always used the same TP we do in the house. It's not single ply, but it seems to do just fine. Occasionally, just like probably everyone else, we'll get some stuck on a sensor and it reads funny but no other problems. In the new RV, the rear toilet has a macerator, so everything is chewed up before it heads to the tanks anyway. We also make it a point to add a cap full of Calgon Liquid Water Softener to the tanks each time I empty them. That keeps the water sort of slick so the sides of the tank are slippery and things are less prone to stick. I also never empty the black tank until it's at least 2/3 or more full so there's adequate pressure to flush everything through. Just my experience, not saying anyone else is wrong at all. All the other posts I've seen are correct, too. But you absolutely do NOT need the expensive single ply used newspaper that CW and others market for $2 per roll, that's for sure.

More water and then.......more water....it appears that the engineering of RV black tanks would not make a water conservationist happy.
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