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Old 03-28-2012, 09:00 AM   #21
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Do a test....take your regular "at home" TP and put it in a glass of water. Then take the cheapo 1-ply lighter than air TP and put it in a glass of water. They'll both break down in plain old H2O. The 1-ply may break down a bit sooner, but they'll both break down.

As I've always said...."Life is too short to use cheap toilet paper."
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:02 AM   #22
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We started using Angel Soft single ply which is listed as septic safe. I read about it here somewhere. It desolves great.
About a year and a half ago we also read somewhere on here about performing a test with tp and water. In side by side tests (very scientific here ) place a sheet or two of the rv tp in a cup of water and do the same with other brands you want to try. We now use Angel Soft 2 ply. It is rated septic safe but better than that the test showed the tp dissolving very fast and it is fairly strong and very soft. We use Charmin at home but do not use Charmin in the camper as it took a long time to dissolve.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:15 AM   #23
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About a year and a half ago we also read somewhere on here about performing a test with tp and water. In side by side tests (very scientific here ) place a sheet or two of the rv tp in a cup of water and do the same with other brands you want to try. We now use Angel Soft 2 ply. It is rated septic safe but better than that the test showed the tp dissolving very fast and it is fairly strong and very soft. We use Charmin at home but do not use Charmin in the camper as it took a long time to dissolve.
But what is a "long time"? How often do you dump your black tank? When we're out, we dump about every 3 days. We've never had a problem with paper not dissolving. We use the store brand from Sam's Club and have not had any issues with it.
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We have always used Angle Soft at home with our septic system and in our last 2 campers with no problem.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:57 AM   #25
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We just keep a garbage can next to the commode and put the tp in it and empty the garbage can every day. Been doing that since 1976 and have never had a problem. This way, we can use any brand or kind of tp we want and don't have to worry with it getting stuck on the probes. Pretty simple solution.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:23 PM   #26
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We just keep a garbage can next to the commode and put the tp in it and empty the garbage can every day. Been doing that since 1976 and have never had a problem. This way, we can use any brand or kind of tp we want and don't have to worry with it getting stuck on the probes. Pretty simple solution.
My in-laws did this. Put me down for one "no." But to each their own.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #27
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My in-laws did this. Put me down for one "no." But to each their own.
Put me down for an "eww" on that one...lol
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My in-laws did this. Put me down for one "no." But to each their own.
Yep, I prefer to handle that paper only once
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:28 AM   #29
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But what is a "long time"? How often do you dump your black tank? When we're out, we dump about every 3 days. We've never had a problem with paper not dissolving. We use the store brand from Sam's Club and have not had any issues with it.
I also dump about every 3 days. It sounds like the Sam's club brand works great for you, however, back to my original comment....I decided to run the test again with Angel soft 2-ply septic safe and Charmin ultra strong (way too much time on my hands ). The angel soft which is very inexpensive and soft on the you no what broke apart in less than 1 hour when trying to pick it out of the water. After 15 hours (I'm not waiting any longer as that's long enough) the charmin is still intact and showing no signs of breaking apart. That is too long for me.

So the OP wanted to know if there was a less expensive TP to use that was safe for the tanks. It sounds like he now has several choices. But as I stated before, I won't take any chances by using the charmin.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:49 AM   #30
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We just keep a garbage can next to the commode and put the tp in it and empty the garbage can every day. Been doing that since 1976 and have never had a problem. This way, we can use any brand or kind of tp we want and don't have to worry with it getting stuck on the probes. Pretty simple solution.
Most marine toilets don't like any TP in them at all.
They grind up the poop and mix with water and deodorant chemicals and
that goes in the holding tank for pump out.
Any house boat that we've ever rented- we were told NOTHING goes in
the john that didn't come out of you!

It's easy to turn TP dirty side in and roll with clean sheets.
Drop in a wastebasket lined with a recycled WallyWorld bag and you're good.
There is no smell, your fingers don't get soiled and you know your
holding tanks aren't getting plastered with TP
AND YOU CAN USE ANY BRAND!!!

What ewww factor??? There's folks out there walking their dogs who
then stop and pick up steaming doggy poop with a plastic glove or
plastic bag over their hands!!! Are those folks (bless them for picking up!)
saying there's a ewww factor with putting TP in the waste basket?

We don't call it camping for nothing.
I'm just glad we don't have to dig a hole to have a place to go!
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