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Old 09-20-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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Toilet paper-rv vs regular

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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Old 09-20-2015, 10:04 AM   #2
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Take a couple or three sheets of what you use at home.
Place them in a jar with some water and let it sit for a few minuets.

Did the paper start to break down yet?

If so then it will work fine in your RV.

Use the stuff from Costco, no wall of paper yet.

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Old 09-20-2015, 10:10 AM   #3
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Just don't put paper in the system. Why chance it. We use a small trash can for paper.

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Old 09-20-2015, 10:22 AM   #4
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Like Ford Idaho said, put some in a jar half full of water. Put the lid on and shake it up. If the paper disintegrates you are good to go. Our home paper works fine. I think it is Scotts Extra Soft or something like that.
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:39 AM   #5
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"RV" toilet paper was simply created by some master salesperson who took the cheapest 1 ply toilet paper, rebranded it as "RV" toilet paper and charged a whole lot more for it.

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Old 09-20-2015, 11:01 AM   #6
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Charmin Ultra Mega Rolls. Same as at home. It breaks down till it's not even visible when dumping. I do use a small amount of treatment (enzyme) between dumps. Yes, as stated, the mason jar will tell the tale. Put what ever tissue you are wanting to use in the jar with water, lid it and shake a few times. If it readily breaks up go for it. To me the sewer system installed in todays MH's allows for use of home products (over priced, dedicated, single ply RV TP is not a home product) and the stretched reasoning for not putting the used tissue where it belongs just doesn't make sense to me. Other types of RV's may dictate the use of such products but to me, it is not necessary in your Berkshire or my Georgetown. If done properly, the dumping process using the provided cleanout system gets rid of all residual waste. I'm sure this controversy will continue forever more.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:03 AM   #7
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For 30 years we have used household TP . No problems yet . WOW , using a trash can , got more guts than I do !
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30 years also of camping never used RV TP unless it was from a starter kit. No issues & yes we put TP in the system.


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In the October issue of Consumer Reports they did a study of toilet paper for septic systems. Finishing third overall but rated best for septic systems was Scott extra soft because of how well it disintegrated.

The worst in disintegration were the two quilted Northern brands they tested and also all three Charmin brands.

Just FYI take it for what it's worth.
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RV toilet paper is just a product to extract more of your money from you.

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