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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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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, 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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Old 12-11-2011, 10:56 PM   #7
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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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Old 12-12-2011, 04:37 AM   #8
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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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Old 12-12-2011, 11:09 AM   #9
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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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Oh boy, the tp discussion again. If the paper will pass the swish test and is septic safe, it will do fine in your rv. You can save big $$$ over your lifetime by using the same brand you uses at home if it is dissolve-able in tap water.
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Sean, does the ridX help break down or just control odor (or maybe both???)?
RidX helps break down everything... but it is only good if you have it in your tank for a month at a time... if you are one of those that empty every few days then dont waste your money on it... it is really made for septic systems. The good thing about it is it is friendly with all RV dumps... not like that formaldehyde stuff.
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I know I'm the odd-man-out on this issue, but very little paper goes in our tank. When camping, the pot is used for liquids only (mostly) - number two's go to the pit or flush toilet at the campground; after all, if there's facilities why not use 'em? Ladies delicates get wrapped and put into the garbage; when the girls "wipe" it, too, goes in the can, not in the pot. Garbage is emptied daily ... no smell, no mess. Now, of course, when we winter camp there's some grumbles....
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That makes sense on the RidX (leave in for a month). I am trying to hold off between dumping the tanks, but, family of five (two seperate black tanks); I'm lucky if I get 2 weeks. I think when we boondock in warmer climates I will be more inclined to use the on-site facilities and not use as much water to flush. RidX will be perfect for those visits...
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That makes sense on the RidX (leave in for a month). I am trying to hold off between dumping the tanks, but, family of five (two seperate black tanks); I'm lucky if I get 2 weeks. I think when we boondock in warmer climates I will be more inclined to use the on-site facilities and not use as much water to flush. RidX will be perfect for those visits...
What are these on site facilities you guys talk about????? LOL in my last 250 days of camping I think I spent 20 in RV parks the rest were boondocking.
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Single ply here with adequate water.., never had a problem as far back as I can remember with all my TT's. After dumping the black tank & closing the valve, I mix a capful of Calgon water softener in a bucket of water and pour into the toilet along with an additional bucket of water. The Calgon splashing around between CG visits will "slick" the tank sides minimizing solids sticking to it. I also use my Jayco supplied black tank flush system as often as possible.

Lot's of different black tank recipes out there, and I'm sure they all work equally as well .

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