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Old 12-11-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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Toilet paper (TP) issue...

We have mainly used Scott's TP in both our RV and S&B, and never had an issue with clogging. Recently, we bought in bulk @ BJ's and tried the "Executive Choice" bathroom tissue; the package read: 1-ply unscented and septic safe. Within a roll or two BOTH the house and RV became clogged! Nothing changed in our "daily routines". Both clogs needed serious attention to dislodge. The house was much worse than the camper.

So, buyer beware!


NOTE: after the fact, I tried the sample tissue in a glass of water and let it sit - then stirred. The stuff was still together and showed no evidence of breaking up/down. Scott's on the other hand broke apart nicely. Lastly, I have no affiliation with Scott's or their subsidiaries... :hihi:
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:36 PM   #2
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I have been meaning to do some of those water glass tests. I have a couple of different brands that have collected up. I recently got a flush king and wow - I was really surprised to see the number of clumps of toilet paper that came out. Obviously no break up.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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I have been meaning to do some of those water glass tests. I have a couple of different brands that have collected up. I recently got a flush king and wow - I was really surprised to see the number of clumps of toilet paper that came out. Obviously no break up.
How do u like your Flush King?
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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It is fine, actually I think it is the camco version - but same thing.

I actually purchased it because it has the gate valve and the clear pipe so I can see what is going on....yes that is nasty - but a necessary evil. I installed a tank tornado last year and it is what really gets the grime and TP out. I rarely if ever use the back flush on the thing - in my mind it is for emergencies if I have a clogged line.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:25 PM   #5
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I use Northern two ply and have never had a problem. I do use lots of water however and with only me the tank needs to be emptied about every two weeks.
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[QUOTE=tafische;46021]It is fine, actually I think it is the camco version - but same thing.

I actually purchased it because it has the gate valve and the clear pipe so I can see what is going on....yes that is nasty - but a necessary evil. I installed a tank tornado last year and it is what really gets the grime and TP out. I rarely if ever use the back flush on the thing - in my mind it is for emergencies if I have a clogged line.[/QUOTE




I have that same rig. I occasionally use it to backflush, but find it a bit slow as the volume going into the tank is not that great. But if you have the time to wait it still works OK.
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Angel soft two ply, septic safe. That has worked for us for many years. And, as Ed says, use plenty of water.
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As several have said use plenty of water. I have to remind my wife when we start out on a new trip.
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I have been using Costco's Kirkland brand for the last 5 years now and am happy with it....

Since the RV is now on a seasonal site for the winter I have been putting Rid-x in the holding tank instead of RV branded stuff... being solo I get about a month between Black tank dumps...
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Sean, does the ridX help break down or just control odor (or maybe both???)?
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