Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2012, 08:00 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
trudinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,335
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."
__________________
2012 Rockwood 8293RKSS
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cummins Turbodiesel 4x4; 2012 Ford Escape 4x4. 3 very pampered cats.
Days camped: 2011: 61; 2012: 66 Days; 2013: 69;2014: 68 2015: 90 Days camped 2016: 34
trudinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 08:02 AM   #22
Member
 
Hoo Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 298
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Dawg View Post
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.
__________________


2011 Rockwood 8285 WS
2011 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, 6.0, 4.10, SRW
Hoo Dad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 08:15 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
trudinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,335
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoo Dad View Post
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.
__________________
2012 Rockwood 8293RKSS
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cummins Turbodiesel 4x4; 2012 Ford Escape 4x4. 3 very pampered cats.
Days camped: 2011: 61; 2012: 66 Days; 2013: 69;2014: 68 2015: 90 Days camped 2016: 34
trudinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 09:21 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,773
We have always used Angle Soft at home with our septic system and in our last 2 campers with no problem.
__________________
2020 Flagstaff Micro Lite 22FBS
Wiscampsin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 09:57 AM   #25
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
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.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 11:23 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
trudinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,335
Quote:
Originally Posted by dunnnc View Post
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.
__________________
2012 Rockwood 8293RKSS
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cummins Turbodiesel 4x4; 2012 Ford Escape 4x4. 3 very pampered cats.
Days camped: 2011: 61; 2012: 66 Days; 2013: 69;2014: 68 2015: 90 Days camped 2016: 34
trudinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 02:54 PM   #27
Full time RV'er
 
Bradrustan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New England, ND
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by trudinator

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
Bradrustan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 03:55 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,367
Quote:
Originally Posted by trudinator View Post
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
Len & Cheri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 07:28 AM   #29
Member
 
Hoo Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 298
Quote:
Originally Posted by trudinator View Post
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.
__________________


2011 Rockwood 8285 WS
2011 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, 6.0, 4.10, SRW
Hoo Dad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #30
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 9,981
Quote:
Originally Posted by dunnnc View Post
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!
__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2017 Nissan Titan 5.6L King cab 4wd
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41, 2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63, 2018-75, 2019-32, 2020-41, 2021-49
KyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 07:51 AM   #31
Full time RV'er
 
Bradrustan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New England, ND
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoo Dad

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.
I'm the OP. price isn't an issue.lol. I was just looking for softness. I just didn't like John Wayne tp. You know "rough, tough and don't take no 2 off nobody". Lol thanks though. When it comes to TP money is no object. lol
Bradrustan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 04:11 PM   #32
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6
I am new on here so please be patient but when we bought our trailer last August the girl in the RV store told us to buy Royal, apparently it broke down better and faster then the one they sold at the Dealership for RV's so we have been buying that.
methern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 05:58 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
camper1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 823
The costco and sams brands that are septic safe work great. We have using them both for years.
__________________
2012 Cedar Creek Silverback 29RE
2011 GMC 2500HD Diesel
camper1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 07:18 PM   #34
Site Team
 
Terier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 10,265
I still have a couple of packages of Scott's RV tp but currently using one with the words "Marine RV" (or something like that) that is in use right now. I really like that one but I also like Scotts' RV tp too. Both of them are thicker and are on the gentle side.

If you watch the price RV tp can be reasonable price at Walmart but the second brand they carry is much higher.
__________________
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

Formerly owned 2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Terier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 09:59 AM   #35
Senior Member
 
trudinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,335
Quote:
Originally Posted by Terier
I still have a couple of packages of Scott's RV tp but currently using one with the words "Marine RV" (or something like that) that is in use right now. I really like that one but I also like Scotts' RV tp too. Both of them are thicker and are on the gentle side.

If you watch the price RV tp can be reasonable price at Walmart but the second brand they carry is much higher.
We buy regular TP from sam's. We use the Geo method. Our friends use the drop-in chemical packs and the expensive "RV" TP.They had odor issues last year. We had no odor issues,clogging, etc. you don't need to waste your hard-earned money just because something says "RV" on it. The dealer just wants you to spend more of your money in his shop.
__________________
2012 Rockwood 8293RKSS
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cummins Turbodiesel 4x4; 2012 Ford Escape 4x4. 3 very pampered cats.
Days camped: 2011: 61; 2012: 66 Days; 2013: 69;2014: 68 2015: 90 Days camped 2016: 34
trudinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #36
Member
 
hockey11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 60
We have yet to use our new tt. However, I have tested some tp in water at home. The generic cub brand $1.50 2ply took 4 hrs to disolve!! Does any one know if this is good?
__________________
Sharon & Jim, Dutchess
Windjammer 2102w
Ford f150 4x4 EB 2014

2012 30, 2013 25, 2014 29, 2015 37
hockey11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 05:13 AM   #37
Member
 
Hoo Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 298
Quote:
Originally Posted by hockey11 View Post
The generic cub brand $1.50 2ply took 4 hrs to disolve!! Does any one know if this is good?
I don't think that is too long. How many rolls for $1.50 and how many sheets per roll? The angel soft I use costs around 65 cents/roll (on sale) and each roll has over 300 sheets plus it's nice and soft on the hiney. Being soft is just as important to me.
__________________


2011 Rockwood 8285 WS
2011 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, 6.0, 4.10, SRW
Hoo Dad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 07:39 AM   #38
Senior Member
 
dretired's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,045
We had found some at Walgreens ..1 ply stuff..at 44 cents a roll on sale ..while staying at St. Augustine beach from Jan-April..it work fine..
dretired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 09:12 AM   #39
Member
 
Hoo Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 298
Quote:
Originally Posted by dretired View Post
We had found some at Walgreens ..1 ply stuff..at 44 cents a roll on sale ..while staying at St. Augustine beach from Jan-April..it work fine..
On our way back home from the Homestead area in early March we stopped by St. Augustine for a couple of days. Beautiful area. We wound up staying a couple extra days due to the weather storms north of Jacksonville.

If you find the 1-ply stuff too thin (as we did) you may want to try the angel soft septic safe 2-ply.
__________________


2011 Rockwood 8285 WS
2011 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, 6.0, 4.10, SRW
Hoo Dad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #40
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by JFM-jr View Post


80 GRIT?
__________________
Cheers,
Darwin & Audrey

------------------------------------------------------
Morinville, Alberta, Canada
2012 Crusader 320RLT
DGottfried is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59 PM.