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Old 03-06-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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RV toilet paper

Does anyone else know about this? I was looking at an RV book, and they made me aware of the GREAT TOILET PAPER RIP - OFF that most people are not aware of. The article took 2 clear glass jars or glasses, then put the RV paper with some water (3 or 4 sheets) in the first glass, then do the same with the other with many store brand household toilet paper brands. (I used Wal Mart Angel Soft 2 ply) Then stir them around in the water with a spoon. Most will dissolve JUST AS WELL as that over priced RV paper! If your favorite household brand doesn't, then try a different brand. No more RV paper for me!!! Randy[/I]
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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never ever have used "RV" toilet paper. its a scam to liberate you from your money


if the paper you use know is safe for septics its ok for an rv holding tank.

the jar shake test is a good tried and true method
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:19 AM   #3
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All I had to do was look at the price of it to know it's a ripoff. We have always just used our "house brand" as we are on a septic system at home anyway. Usually get it at Cosco by the case. Much cheaper there.
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Save your money. Just use a decent quality single-ply paper. Savy campers have been doing this just about forever.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:56 PM   #5
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Scott brand had a display at the Hershey Show one year and were giving away rolls of their toilet paper that was single ply and for use in RVs and Homes with Septic Systems. It's way cheaper than the OFFICIAL RV TOILET PAPER and they have coupons on line all the time. It's also very soft for single ply paper.
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Scott brand had a display at the Hershey Show one year and were giving away rolls of their toilet paper that was single ply and for use in RVs and Homes with Septic Systems. It's way cheaper than the OFFICIAL RV TOILET PAPER and they have coupons on line all the time. It's also very soft for single ply paper.
I finally located the "RV dept" in my local Super Walmart. And they carry the Scotts brand...it's cheaper and there's more on the rolls and therefore more in the package. I'll have to look for the on-line coupons.

Why the RV stuff is in automotive and not in with the other camping stuff is beyond me.
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Radio, we're all talking about REGULAR off the "normal" household goods area toilet paper- you know the stuff next to the paper towels and napkins aisle. It works in the RV tanks just as well. I use 2 ply (more "finger safe")paper- called Angel Soft that I get at Wal Mart for around 5.00 for 24 rolls, and it states SEPTIC SAFE on the front. No need for any RV related paper! GOOD LUCK, Randy
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Radio, we're all talking about REGULAR off the "normal" household goods area toilet paper- you know the stuff next to the paper towels and napkins aisle. It works in the RV tanks just as well. I use 2 ply (more "finger safe")paper- called Angel Soft that I get at Wal Mart for around 5.00 for 24 rolls, and it states SEPTIC SAFE on the front. No need for any RV related paper! GOOD LUCK, Randy

"Finger Safe" That remines me of a joke, if you run out of toilet paper you can always use a dollar, but if you only have 3 Quarters, 2 Dimes and A Nickle you would be in bad shape!!

I have a septic system at my house and the stuff we use at home go"s camping with us. Used RV toilet paper one time because it was free from an RV show, I see no differance in the two other then the cost. The only thing with toilet paper in an RF, make sure you send plenty of water with it when you flush other wise it will stick to the dry part of the tank and on the tank sensor.
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A neat little trick that I learned on another web site is to use CALGON in the black water tank. This is a water softener that you put in your washing machine for soft brighter clothes. BUT it also makes a non-stick surface- makes the water "slick" just like a water softener would, except a little more concentrated...PERFECT for the black tank. I put in 1 capful each time I empty, and now I don't have that empty tank "aftersmell" anymore either, without adding anything, which tells me that it works. I still add the other stuff, too, for odor free "fill ups." Just thought I would pass this on!! Randy
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Nice Idea, I will have to try that, I wounder if Calgon will nuturalize the acid in the black tank.
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I use the Calgon all the time works well I put it in when the season starts and when I leave the campground with a couple gallons of water so it coats the whole tank and make draining easier and nothing sticks also put the desolving packets in for a fresher smelling tank.
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I use the Calgon all the time works well I put it in when the season starts and when I leave the campground with a couple gallons of water so it coats the whole tank and make draining easier and nothing sticks also put the desolving packets in for a fresher smelling tank.
The water softener addition is part of the "Geo Method" of black water tank maintenance....see: http://cbruni.googlepages.com/

I have read several places where the addition of bleach (as suggested by the Geo Method) is probably not a good idea, as it kills the "good" bacteria in the black water tank. Even though the black water tank is basically a "chamber pot" instead of a septic tank where the bateria break down the solids, I would think that some bateria in the RV tank to start the process is probably not a bad think. But the bacteria reaction cause some of the smell also, so what is a fellow to do??

I had good results with adding an enzyme to the Thetford recirculating toilet in my Trailmanor, and I think I am going to continue that with my Surveyor black tank, as well as a non-formaldehyde deodorizer. Plus, I am going to add some water softener to keep the sides of the tank and the probe slick as suggested by the Geo Method.

I used RV TP in my Trailmanor, but after reading this thread I think I am going to switch to the cheap single-ply TP and see how it goes. Even though our Trailmanor had a recirculating toilet, we had very little smell, and hope that our experience with a black water tank will be even more odor free.
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We use Scott brand at home and on the go... I mean in the TT. Never had a problem.
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Radio, we're all talking about REGULAR off the "normal" household goods area toilet paper- you know the stuff next to the paper towels and napkins aisle. It works in the RV tanks just as well. I use 2 ply (more "finger safe")paper- called Angel Soft that I get at Wal Mart for around 5.00 for 24 rolls, and it states SEPTIC SAFE on the front. No need for any RV related paper! GOOD LUCK, Randy
Ummm, yeah, I know that...but this is priced about the same regular Scotts TP...and I was buying tank treatment, so I got me some. And we are actually talking about economy...not just TP.

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