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Old 10-14-2016, 08:16 PM   #1
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OK, I should have just titled it "t-Paper", but thought I'd pique the Forum's interest. I've seen an occasional (not many) reference to the necessary accessory to the commode and sometimes a suggestion, i.e. Amazon, Walmart, etc. However, never have I seen a really definitive recommendation including product name, attributes, perhaps price comparison, et al. Until I bought my little Jayco last year and finally used the black water holding tank, the only thought I gave to toilet paper was its - uh - absorbency and "scratchiness". Laugh if you will, but until you try German T-paper, withhold your cynicism ! ANYHOW - to the point - I, and perhaps other newbies, would appreciate any and all suggestions on what and why travelers use their pet paper product. A little decorum please - photos are neither necessary nor encouraged - unless, of course, it would be instructive - maybe not even then! No, really - I'm serious - and if you can't take a joke, well ...
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:40 AM   #2
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We have used Scott single ply in 3 motorhomes over 15 years.
We don't always use it in the sticks and bricks home, depends on where we are when we need to buy some (city sewer connection at home).

Another question is; Do you prefer the top or the bottom?

For the roll on the dispenser--not what some of you may have been thinking about.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:11 AM   #3
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We use the same stuff as at home -- DW has a particular double ply brand she prefers, so I let her buy whatever she wants. But if it's septic safe (we're on a municipal sewer system, so it doesn't matter to us) then it will be safe for a RV holding tank.

Don't use triple ply. It doesn't disintegrate as well as double or single ply. I learned that the hard way.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:19 AM   #4
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X2, septic safe is the key.
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:56 AM   #5
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Come on now Jeff, I would figure you ship guys would have all the low down on that one required necessity which must be met before anything else. Even us jarheads know what a good sheet of sandpaper is for....

Ok, seriously, I have tried many different brands over many years. Honestly, I never gave it much thought, I just bought what was cheap off the shelf without paying much attention. That us until I punched a whole in the tank of my old 5er. It was during the cleanup/clean out and repair that I saw what cheap stuff becomes.

One day, I stumbled on this youtube channel and came across this video. It gives some great information. However, I have a personal belief, "trust but verify". So you can imagine my DW's surprise when I decided to conduct my own experiment. Guess what, my results came out the same. The only difference was I conducted my experiment with RV Tank chemical treated water.

https://youtu.be/-twQoVcZTaw

I use the same stuff now, both at home and in the RV.
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:27 PM   #6
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I just use whatever I use in the house. I haven't had any reasons yet to use anything different. We've been using Costco paper for the last few years and it works fine.
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:18 PM   #7
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We use Angel Soft at home with a septic system and we use the same brand on the road.
Our tank is rarely emptied before 3 days, often a week.

Any septic safe paper will break down.

Disclaimer: Use what you want.
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For years, we always used Scott single ply tissue in our RVs. After reading here that the Costco was good for the RV, we tried it as that is what we use at home.

After one trip with the Costco brand, we are back to using Scott. Like many here on the JOF that complain about a poo-pyramid forming directly where the toilet empties into the holding tank, the Costco TP seemed to make it worse. The conclusion being that the black water tank is very shallow where the toilet empties into it and if there isn't enough water and a little dawn dish soap to make the bottom of the poo tank slick, it won't move quick enough to the deep end of the pool.

With the Scott brand of TP, it seems to dissolve quicker than the Costco.

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All kinds of different opinions on this......

Mine: it really doesn't matter, as long as you don't skimp on water. The only times I've ever had problems, the ladies (who tend to use copious amounts of paper) were trying to conserve water, and I got clogs in the pipe leading to the tank, due to lack of flow to carry said paper away. I'd rather carry water, than to deal with clogs.

One thing to remember, these are holding tanks, not septic tanks. The disintegrating TP isn't as important in this use. While I have had the pipe clog between the toilet and tank, I've never had the tank outlet clog. As long as the TP isn't blocking pipes, it makes no difference if it's whole or disintegrated.
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So many different brands and opinions out there. Posts like this can be 'sticky' and down right 'crappy' at times. generally, any advice found will will be a 'movement' in the right direction...


Ok, I am done with the one liners now.
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