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View Poll Results: Is RV-specific TP a must?
Yes, I'd never use the regular kind. 22 22.92%
I'd use the regular kind in a pinch but not regularly. 22 22.92%
Regular TP all the way. Never been an issue. 37 38.54%
I use 'tested' but not RV specific TP 15 15.63%
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:57 AM   #11
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:11 PM   #13
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Kirkland (Costco) TP is septic safe so it is also good for RV use.. been using it for over 10 years now
Never ever will I ever use RV specific sand paper again..
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:56 PM   #14
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The test with shaking the paper, only works IF you are moving daily. If you are stationary at a campground for a few days, you get no agitation, and, the paper will not dissolve as the test indicates. Working in campgrounds I can attest to blocked lines, valves etc. Also be sure to use your black tank spray system if you have one. We use RV paper all the time, and I have seen on my own tank, which we empty when full, have paper flushed out whole, several minutes after the tank appeared to be "empty". I start the flush system when I open the black value and leave it on until it runs "clean", then I close the value and allow water to accumulate.. after several minutes I again open the valve and release the "clean" water...only to have whole paper globs come out with the "clean water". Better safe than sorry. An RV is not the same as a septic tank, in which the paper has time in order to break down. JMHO
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The test with shaking the paper, only works IF you are moving daily. If you are stationary at a campground for a few days, you get no agitation, and, the paper will not dissolve as the test indicates. Working in campgrounds I can attest to blocked lines, valves etc. Also be sure to use your black tank spray system if you have one. We use RV paper all the time, and I have seen on my own tank, which we empty when full, have paper flushed out whole, several minutes after the tank appeared to be "empty". I start the flush system when I open the black value and leave it on until it runs "clean", then I close the value and allow water to accumulate.. after several minutes I again open the valve and release the "clean" water...only to have whole paper globs come out with the "clean water". Better safe than sorry. An RV is not the same as a septic tank, in which the paper has time in order to break down. JMHO
+1 to most all of this.

As far as agitation goes for testing purposes, you definitely need to be careful with how you test it. When I test paper, I fold it up (like I do when I'm using it) and drop it in the jar. I give it one gentle shake to simulate the paper dropping into the tank. Then I let it sit for 6-12 hours and give the jar one or two more shakes (not too violent, more of a "whooshing") to simulate the tank being filled and then drained, and then being hit with my tank sprayer and the tank filled and drained again. I follow the same process wags does for my tank dump and flush.

I think the test can be misleading if you're standing there shaking the jar; that's not what happens in a typical weekend in your tank unless you're driving around all the time. But I think there is a lot of agitation in the tank when I'm going through my dump and flush procedure, certainly enough to break up all but the most stout TP.

I tested the stuff I use at home (I'm on septic, so it's Septic safe store brand, soft and strong) and it will not be making it into the RV; it hardly broke down at all and took significant agitation after 12 hrs to break up at all.
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dh and i are debating the necessity of rv-specific tp vs the regular (not-so-plush) kind.

What do you think, is it worth the money? Will using regular tp doom our black tank?
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Used regular TP for over 40 years in RV's, never had any problems. Keep always enough liquid in the black tank. Never had problems with the black tank period!
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The thing about TP in the RV is that you will not have problems until one day you do. It's one of those thing that's slowly creates paper mâché sculptures in your black tank until one day when it's just too much. It's not like you will have trouble dumping on a regular basis. In any case to each their own. We don't use the toilet to the "full" capacity. Only número uno. And if any tissue is used we just throw it away. So we use whatever the DW wants. It may seem wierd to some but I will never have issues and I don't require chemicals. If it were me though, I'd recommend RV compliant TP.

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I'm with UPC, I just throw the toilet paper away and don't flush it. So I use any kind and don't worry about having issues.
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We use the same Angel Soft in the camper that we use in the house.... No issues...
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