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Old 09-25-2018, 12:47 AM   #101
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:31 AM   #102
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When we are home in Ontario, we use Royale toilet paper. In the U.S. we look for septic safe toilet paper. Thanks for the tip on Angel Soft.
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:58 AM   #103
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More than the paper it is the fact that most of the time the tank does not have enough water in it to flush correctly when dumping. We have a 3 gallon bucket and at each dump we pour the 3 gallons of water into the tank with the chemicals. Thus the tank will have a charge of water to move around and break up the solids as you drive, then the nex flush will be complete.
Its worked many years for us.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:01 AM   #104
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we use angel soft septic safe
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:45 AM   #105
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RV T-P just say no to that rip off .

1) Learn to use less. Soldiers do a good job of this. I learned real quick in Vietnam that small pack of TP in a box of rations got wiped out in a hurry. Simple, learn to use less by using less, trust me you will get good at it.

2) Baby wipes are tough, just try to tear one in half and you will find out, they don't float and they will clog up a system. When I bought my place it had a septic system and I had it cleaned out, not knowing the last time it was. I am stand there watching the guy and I notice the hose would jerk a little and I asked what is that? He said Baby wipes. Really? He said he is 2nd generation in a family business and baby wipes have increased sales of service cleanings by about 25%. They shorten the time between cleanings.

3) Unless you are boondocking water is your friend when it comes to the black tank, start with a half full bowl and post flush with at least a full bowl of water.

More water, less paper and don't throw the baby out with the black water...
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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$
I guess it doesn't matter who's septic system gets screwed up after you leave...

Baby wipes are the worst for septic tank systems...

Might want to rethink your theory on using them.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:25 AM   #107
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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 will not break down and even those so called flushable types don't break down all the way. seen the results at the **** processing plant.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:28 AM   #108
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I was recently in Bangladesh where I discovered a unique solution: They don't use any! Then again, they never pass food at the table with their left hand.
And the funny thing is they think bacon is filthy...
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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$
You are correct... I DID CRINGE!

This is the worst practice you could do for a RV black tank, campground septic, home septic system or municipal sewerage.
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A friend of ours a couple years back purchased an Excel 5er and the interesting thing is the RV documentation suggested they use a brand named White Cloud. Never suggested the V TP at all. They were able to find it at Walmart and wasn't expensive at all...
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more water is the key, not the paper...
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:27 AM   #112
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more water is the key, not the paper...
This. Water is the key. Before we start using the black tank I always pour 5-7 gallons of water in to start. Don't worry. Your black tank won't get full prematurely. Your grey tank will fill up far sooner than the black. Also make sure when you flush, let the water run down for a few seconds after. Water, water, water. I also use the enzyme additives to help break stuff down. Never had problems with Charmin.

Last tip, if you don't absolutely have to, skip the dump at the campground you just stayed at. Get out on the road and let it slosh around. Dump at your destination if at all possible.
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Just look for septic safe on it and you are fine. We use Angel Soft and septic safe flushable wipes.
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Toilet paper is toilet paper. I find it comical that some here actually know what brand they use. As far as "septic tank safe" I've yet to find TP not labeled that way. Perhaps I need to devote more time in the toilet paper aisle at Krogers?

As an aside I use a macerator pump to empty our tanks at home. Baby wipes brought my pump to a complete stop. I am now intimately acquainted with the pump and impeller construction. I won't flush them into our city sewer either.

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Baby wipes say do not flush and not labeled septic safe. So Yeah, i can see that.
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Toilet paper is toilet paper. I find it comical that some here actually know what brand they use.
I'm not sure why?

TP is something most people buy regularly and for the most part have some sort of brand loyalty to.

Unless you literally just walk down the aisle with your eyes closed, stick out your arm and buy whatever happens to fall into your cart, you should have a pretty good idea of which brand you use.

If nothing else, you should see the package every time you go to take out a new roll.

I can also tell you what brand I always buy for things like deodorant, toothpaste, cologne, bread, milk, etc...

I guess I would find it more comical that someone wouldn't know what they use.
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Few things just fall in my shopping cart but toilet paper is no-doubt one of them. Never paid a bit of attention to it. For grins I looked in our closet. Two different brands of paper towels (to these count as not-brand centric?) but all the TP is unwrapped. I think I got it in bulk at Home Depot months ago. TP is TP.

Cologne?

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TP isn't just TP. Anyone that has been in the Military can tell you that!!!
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Cheap toilet paper will help give you "wiper's thumb".
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