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Old 02-22-2019, 01:21 PM   #1
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What kind of toilet paper do you use in your RV?

I saw the thread about the black tank chemicals and didn't want to hijack it. There were a few mentions of TP that got me wondering so I figured I'd ask in a new thread and maybe generate the same kind of conversation.

Personally I use this stuff (pictured) because I like the quilting. However I'm not so sure it dissolves as good as the flat stuff?

Anyone have experiences or...dare I say it...opinions? What do you use?
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:27 PM   #2
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Been using the same stuff for awhile. I like it over the "flat" stuff and haven't had any issues so far. We stocked our cabin with the same stuff as it runs to a septic tank that we have pumped once a year.
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:43 PM   #3
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We use the exact same TP that we use in the house.

As long as the TP is "septic safe" it is ok to use. The RV specific TP is not necessary, as probably 95% on this forum will attest to.

We had the same question last year when we bought our TT and experience has validated the answer we got.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:04 PM   #4
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As long as the TP is "septic safe" it is ok to use. The RV specific TP is not necessary, as probably 95% on this forum will attest to.

So you're saying the RV specific TP is pretty much just a gimmick to get you to pay more for lesser quality paper?
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:07 PM   #5
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I found this video interesting.

https://youtu.be/ceCdXandlLU
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:17 PM   #6
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I have always used whatever TP that I use at home.
You just need to make sure that you are putting enough
water in the black tank to help with the break down and
help flush everything out.
I wash my dishes in a basin in the sink and if I needed more
water in the black tank I would put the dish water down the toilet.
Never had a problem in over 20 years in an RV.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:04 PM   #8
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It's been discussed once or twice.

I figured it might have been mentioned before, but I learned so much great information in the other thread about the chemicals. I only caught it because it was a recent posting.

I think it makes for a healthy forum if the same questions are asked over and over again so new folks browsing have something to read and learn from. Perhaps even contribute to. I totally understand being burnt out on a topic though.

I liked the science fair link you posted, seems like someone actually sat down and took the time to observe various brands. Although I would've been curious to see an actual RV labelled brand in the mix. Thanks for the reading material!
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:39 PM   #9
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I found this video interesting.

https://youtu.be/ceCdXandlLU

And there we have it! A science fair dissolve test with both residential and RV brands. I am also disappointed the brand that we use did not perform well at all. Thanks, great video!
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For us, we used what we use in the house. Plenty of water and keeping the black tank valve closed until the tank is full is the answer:
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I found this video interesting.

https://youtu.be/ceCdXandlLU
This is the exact video I was going to post, but you beat me to it. Very interesting indeed.
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So you're saying the RV specific TP is pretty much just a gimmick to get you to pay more for lesser quality paper?
Yeah... I guess you could say that.... I'll agree with that premise.
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I could care less how any toilet paper breaks down in my black tank. We go for comfort and TP you can't see through.
We stopped using any of the RV TP years ago and just use Charmin Ultra. Never have had a clog or other problems. Even made it through a family weekend with four teenage girls.

Like everyone says, water is the key.
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:33 PM   #14
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Been using Charmin since at least 2004 and as far as I know no problems.
Wife and I needed it for our tender tushes. Now the camper has a macerator built in and thats better yet.
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I found this video interesting.

https://youtu.be/ceCdXandlLU


I have been using Camco toilet paper but after watching this video I will give Great Value from Walmart a try. Price is probably much cheaper anyway.

I also use the GEO Method putting a cup of Calgon Water Softener, a cup of Bleach and a cup of powdered laundry detergent in 3 gallons of water and pouring that in the empty 32 gallon black tank. I also add whatever tank chemical I am trying at the time, currently Thetford Aquachem in 8 ounce bottles. I have had very good luck at keeping the tank spotless using the GEO Method. JMHO
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The guy that helped w/our walk-thru, LIVES in a fifth wheel, 24/7/365, & he was in his late 60's (said he's been RVing forever & decided to buy a big one & live in it, just a few years ago), so he does know a little about RVing...

Anyway, he "strongly suggested" we use only RV toilet paper.

BTW, it is usually just one ply, versus the two ply most of us buy for our homes.

Being "newbies" we'd rather be safe then sorry...
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We have owned campers for over 35 years we always have used what we use at home with no issues. As Doug and others mentioned regardless of what you use plenty of water is crucial.


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The guy that helped w/our walk-thru, LIVES in a fifth wheel, 24/7/365, & he was in his late 60's (said he's been RVing forever & decided to buy a big one & live in it, just a few years ago), so he does know a little about RVing...

Anyway, he "strongly suggested" we use only RV toilet paper.

BTW, it is usually just one ply, versus the two ply most of us buy for our homes.

Being "newbies" we'd rather be safe then sorry...
My guess is, somebody told him that and he never tried anything else.

Good luck with that one ply that you have to triple up on, and your fingers still go through. Don't know if that is safer or not.....
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The guy that helped w/our walk-thru, LIVES in a fifth wheel, 24/7/365, & he was in his late 60's (said he's been RVing forever & decided to buy a big one & live in it, just a few years ago), so he does know a little about RVing...

Anyway, he "strongly suggested" we use only RV toilet paper.

BTW, it is usually just one ply, versus the two ply most of us buy for our homes.

Being "newbies" we'd rather be safe then sorry...
Well seems he should know better then . Rv TP is a waste of money . scotts 1000 is good as are just about any other brand . but it is best to use the type that will break up in the jar test . and scotts 1000 is better then most rv papers . after 4 yrs in my unit full time never a issues with scotts or the occasional angle soft
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