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Old 09-20-2015, 02:03 PM   #21
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The thing I don't get is why go to the trouble of putting the tp in a wast basket when you don't have too. I have yet to see someone in one of these discussions have an issue with tp if they use lots of water and wait till the tanks is at least 3/4 full before dumping.
It was the way TOWTA was raised and she continues to this day. No harm, no foul, no black tank issues. I ain't about to try to change her. She does it at home where it is totally unnecessary, but...

P.S. I will empty trash cans, BUT, I don't empty that trash can.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:06 PM   #22
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Like Ford Idaho said do the mason jar test. I found that Angel Soft dissolved the best, that's what we use and it's cheap.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:15 PM   #23
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Use scott tissue. Is disolves in water. Try some in a glass and stir. Northern and charmin bulk up and can cause problems. Good luck
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:16 PM   #24
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X2 on the Costco Kirkland brand. Have used it in the trailer and the septic system and never a problem. It breaks down very well doing the shake test in a jar of water.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:33 PM   #25
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We have been using Cottonelle 2 ply most recently with no problems. Generally we use whatever the DW prefers at home, also use the GEO method for tank treatments. Almost two years with this RV and several on the previous using same paper and methods. Tank indicators work like they always have since new. Have a clear fitting at the dump valve, can see the TP flowing out like pieces of confetti
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:43 PM   #26
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It makes no difference what paper you use. They all flush out through the black tank valve the same way. The waste and paper is not in your tank long enough to decompose, anyways.

I use the same (Costco) stuff I use at home. Never had a problem.

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Old 09-20-2015, 03:03 PM   #27
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It makes no difference what paper you use. They all flush out through the black tank valve the same way. The waste and paper is not in your tank long enough to decompose, anyways.

I use the same (Costco) stuff I use at home. Never had a problem.

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But, paper that does not dissolve quickly could end up getting caught up and hanging on the level sensors. I think that is the only concern when it ones down to what kind of TP to use. I think even notebook paper thrown into the toilet once wet for a minute would flush out just fine. It's all about the sensors.

I switched to Horst sensors 2 months ago and no false readings. Didn't really have many times in the past but if I treated my tank at home before a trip the sloshing around while travel could give me a false reading when I setup camp. Not so with the Horst sensors.
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:25 PM   #28
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Only soiled TP goes down into our "black" tank......Everything else goes into a plastic grocery bag in a waste basket beside the toilet.......If you have kids that is another problem to re-educate them to RV living!!!!!!.....J
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:45 PM   #29
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P.S. I will empty trash cans, BUT, I don't empty that trash can.
Mine should be called a yellow tank. It better be one hell of an emergency if someone takes a dump in mine. "The bath house is right over there"....
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Hey folks,
Does anyone have any thoughts on tp? What's the purpose of a special rv paper, is it any better than regular toilet paper for the system?


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I use "septic tank safe" TP from BJ's, it dissolves in no time. If that's not available, get cheap single-ply TP (from the $$ store), that works also.
On that same subject: I had to tell a guest not to use wipies after they clogged up the BW tank, duh! Just because they're "flushable" doesn't mean they disintegrate. I read an article that the sewage treatment plants are having problems with wipies clogging up their machinery. It seems the manufacturers should know this.
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