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83trekker

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Firstep1 wrote:

Hi we use "Soft & Pure Premium" when in Canada, we get it at StupidStore (Superstore) and it's cheap. When we are in the US we use Angel Soft from Walmart.
One you don't want to use is Charmin, it takes for ever to break down.

The best way to test the different brands is to take a sheet and put in a glass of water & see how long it takes to turn to mush.
Hope this helps, Fred


So thats the name Soft & Pure Premium? Im in calgary so i should be able to find it here than. Is it more or a no namer kin dof brand?

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univmd wrote:

I have never seen toilet paper that is not labeled septic safe. All toilet paper is septic safe. That said, regular Scotts 1000 single ply, even says RV-safe on the package. That's what we use.


I looked at the store last time grocery shopping there is no 2ply around here at all.

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83trekker wrote:

univmd wrote:

I have never seen toilet paper that is not labeled septic safe. All toilet paper is septic safe. That said, regular Scotts 1000 single ply, even says RV-safe on the package. That's what we use.


I looked at the store last time grocery shopping there is no 2ply around here at all.
There is no Charmin, Northern or store brand two ply?

Amazing! Personally, I can't use that sand paper Scott One Ply stuff, hurts my bottom.


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Yes the name is: Soft & Pure Premium, soft & pure in small print and the word Premium in large red letters. yes you can get it at Superstore in Calgary. Fred



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83trekker wrote:

univmd wrote:

I have never seen toilet paper that is not labeled septic safe. All toilet paper is septic safe. That said, regular Scotts 1000 single ply, even says RV-safe on the package. That's what we use.


I looked at the store last time grocery shopping there is no single ly around here at all.
There is no Charmin, Northern or store brand two ply?

Amazing! Personally, I can't use that sand paper Scott One Ply stuff, hurts my bottom.


Sorry typo "no 1 ply anywhere"

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Only white, unscented, no lotion TP is septic safe...

The dyes used to color TP and the lotions act as preservatives...

The chemicals used to produce the scents will kill the bacteria culture in the tank.

Granted, the holding tank in your RV is not a septic system but the dump station or the sewer hook-ups at your favorite campground may feed a septic system or a biological digester.


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DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON RV TOILET PAPER.

Use what ever you want, and flush with plenty of water. The faster dissolving is better. We use Angel Soft as it's one of the fastest dissolving. Here's a comparison from a few years back:

"The Good Housekeeping Institute tested all the leading brands and found that Charmin, Charmin Ultra, Quilted Northern and Cottonelle were particularly slow to dissolve. So if you have a low-flow toilet, or old, sticky plumbing that often acts up, those toilet papers may not be your best bet.

Dissolvency Time in Seconds:
(lowest is best)
Charmin Plus 1-Ply 9 seconds
MD 2-Ply 9 seconds
Coronet 2-Ply 12 seconds
Angel Soft 2-Ply 12 seconds
Scott 1-Ply 17 seconds
Soft 'N Gentle 1-Ply 18 seconds
Soft Weve 1-Ply 20 seconds
Marcal 1-Ply 20 seconds
Soft 'N Gentle 2-Ply 21 seconds
Seventh Generation 2-Ply 21 seconds
Quilted Northern Super 2-Ply 69 seconds
Charmin Ultra 2-Ply 77 seconds
Cottonelle 1-Ply 96 seconds
Charmin 1-Ply 180 seconds


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Never used it and never had a problem.


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Angel Soft and always use plenty of water. And let your black tank fill up its best empty full tank vs empty to often. GBY.....


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univmd wrote:

I have never seen toilet paper that is not labeled septic safe. All toilet paper is septic safe. That said, regular Scotts 1000 single ply, even says RV-safe on the package. That's what we use.

The (sometimes implied) fine print says it won't harm the tank.

It takes a lot to harm the concrete tank. Chemicals such as bleach, Lysol, ammonia, etc. will kill the bacteria in the tank rendering the septic system useless, yet the concrete tank is not harmed in any way.




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