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Old 09-23-2018, 10:25 AM   #81
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IMHO, dedicated RV toilet is one of the greatest ripoffs in the industry.
What about the millions of households in North America (and around the world) that have their own septic system, do they buy RV toilet paper or use a waste basket to store the disease carrying wrapped up s..t in their homes to take it to the landfill once every two weeks - we don't. No, septic safe toilet paper, common sense use or avoidance of chemicals like chlorine and if at all possible no grease in the septic system, not to forget the pouch of Septobac once a week to feed the 'wildlife' is what works. This is what keeps septic systems functioning trouble free for decades.
Those that have experienced the 'mountain of poop' should probably have a close look at the amount of water they are using, maybe cut down on the amount of TP and definitely inspect the seal on the black tank gate valve.
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IMHO, dedicated RV toilet is one of the greatest ripoffs in the industry.
What about the millions of households in North America (and around the world) that have their own septic system, do they buy RV toilet paper or use a waste basket to store the disease carrying wrapped up s..t in their homes to take it to the landfill once every two weeks - we don't. No, septic safe toilet paper, common sense use or avoidance of chemicals like chlorine and if at all possible no grease in the septic system, not to forget the pouch of Septobac once a week to feed the 'wildlife' is what works. This is what keeps septic systems functioning trouble free for decades.
Those that have experienced the 'mountain of poop' should probably have a close look at the amount of water they are using, maybe cut down on the amount of TP and definitely inspect the seal on the black tank gate valve.
Speaking of Ripoffs,,,
Is it posibill your Septobac is one ???
When we had our house built here approx 27 years ago,,,
The Health Department in our County said to not add any chems,,,
and to let Nature take its course !!!

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This is always one of the funniest threads on here.

I have a septic tank at home. I have an RV. I use the bathroom in both equally. One has field lines and perks. One doesn't. I fill both with water and one dumps automagically and one I have to pull a lever and wash it out. Both work. I ain't using one ply tp. I was in the Army. I won't eat Army food again, and I won't use one ply tp.
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This is always one of the funniest threads on here.

I have a septic tank at home. I have an RV. I use the bathroom in both equally. One has field lines and perks. One doesn't. I fill both with water and one dumps automagically and one I have to pull a lever and wash it out. Both work. I ain't using one ply tp. I was in the Army. I won't eat Army food again, and I won't use one ply tp.
No Dried Beef on Toast for you ???
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This is always one of the funniest threads on here.

I have a septic tank at home. I have an RV. I use the bathroom in both equally. One has field lines and perks. One doesn't. I fill both with water and one dumps automagically and one I have to pull a lever and wash it out. Both work. I ain't using one ply tp. I was in the Army. I won't eat Army food again, and I won't use one ply tp.
LOL, yes even in the Navy we had crappy food. I use this in our RV: TankTechsRx - RV Holding Tank Treatment & Cleaner . Our toilet is on the right side and our tank is on the left, so once after we got to the dump station it only took a minute to empty the black tank, I asked my wife if it looked clear in there and she said no. I had her put some dish soap down the toilet and flush it and guess what a lot of non broke down crap came out, we figured out who was the last one to go and it wasn't us, it was a friends little girl, either she used to much TP or made a big one...
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Speaking of Ripoffs,,,
Is it posibill your Septobac is one ???
When we had our house built here approx 27 years ago,,,
The Health Department in our County said to not add any chems,,,
and to let Nature take its course !!!


This isn't chemicals, it's naturally occurring bacteria and enzymes, $4.57 for the 8 pack box at Walmart. We've been using it for decades and can easily go 10 years between pump outs. Actually, we had it pumped for the first time this spring, the vacuum truck driver said we could have left it another 5 years. Our old 'tank' (hole in the ground) which was from the 60's has never been pumped until it collapsed.

https://summitbrands.ca/septobac/sep.../#product-tabs
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This isn't chemicals, it's naturally occurring bacteria and enzymes, $4.57 for the 8 pack box at Walmart. We've been using it for decades and can easily go 10 years between pump outs. Actually, we had it pumped for the first time this spring, the vacuum truck driver said we could have left it another 5 years. Our old 'tank' (hole in the ground) which was from the 60's has never been pumped until it collapsed.

https://summitbrands.ca/septobac/sep.../#product-tabs
It seams to me that we put plenty of Bacteria in out Septic Tank DAILY !!!



I have to believe the Health Dept. & the Co. that did ous sys. knows what is right !!!
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It seams to me that we put plenty of Bacteria in out Septic Tank DAILY !!!



I have to believe the Health Dept. & the Co. that did ous sys. knows what is right !!!

I'm sure you do, but it requires certain bacteria and enzymes to break down grease, hair, laundry soap residue and harmful bacteria like e-coli and salmonella.

Btw., SeptoBac is similar to what is being used in modern municipal sewage treatment plants in Europe.
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Don't laugh. Had a friend who did essentially that. Owned a camping site so far out in the boonies it was just beyond the last power company pole.

He dug a hole about 6-7' deep and then stacked old truck tires on top of each other until they were about a foot below the surface of the ground. Put a steel plate on top of the tires, torched a hole in the plate. Backfilled level with the ground only left a 3" pipe sticking out. Looked just like a connection to a septic tank. Last I heard it was still working just fine, kind of like an outhouse only without the cold, bugs, and stench.
Here in Arkansas... I don't think the "blue plastic barrel" shop septic tank is that unusual.
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:43 PM   #91
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Rv paper by Scott Tissue

Check out Amazon for rv paper by Scott Tissue company. I buy it by the case, very economical.

I prefer rv paper because we dry camp alot and i dump my tanks into a portal to my septic system at home.
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We have been using Scott, both in home and camper, for many years.
Never had a problem. As one reader said, make sure you use plenty of water to flush in camper.
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Family mostly uses baby wipes when camping. never had an issue in all the campers i've owned.. I know many here may cringe but I don't see no big deal..

Never a clog.

50 pack at walmart 1.20$
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Use Dollar Store toilet paper. Itís exactly the same as RV toilet paper but much cheaper. Thatís what we use and other people we know. Whatever you use, always have lots of water in your black tank.
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Ive never even noticed the price I guess I should
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They say John Wayne toilet paper is good,it doesn't take any sh---t off Tonto.
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Angel soft. 'Nuff said.
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I get sticker shock every time I buy RV toilet paper. I had one person tell my wife there is no difference in regular toilet paper and RV toilet paper.

For the record I hook up to sewer, make the drain is closed, put a few gallons of water and the tank tablet to break down waste.

I was under the impression that RV toilet paper broke down quicker and easier.

Any thoughts?
I do know that even the RV paper does not totally break down. We do the same thing you do, leave the drain closed and only drain it when it is full. The last time we camped, we flushed the tank with our inside flusher and lots of tp came out. It's supposed to break down, but it doesn't.
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Family mostly uses baby wipes when camping. never had an issue in all the campers i've owned.. I know many here may cringe but I don't see no big deal..

Never a clog.

50 pack at walmart 1.20$

Baby wipes are the last thing I would tolerate and trust me they really mess up any septic system, meet the $500 wet wipe courtesy of my daughter.
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Samís Club Members Mark brand TP. Has worked for us at home (septic tank) for 20 years and in our 2 RVís for 5 years.
+1 on Sams members mark. Used it for years now and never an issue. Do the tp test in a jar with water and you will see it breaks down where the RV stuff stays in a full sheet! Scottís RV didnít ever seem to break down in the jar test.
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