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Camping Joe

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Posted: 04/18/02 09:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know this is a rather stupid question, but I wonder if it makes a difference. I'm talking about the kind of tissue paper do you use in your trailers. I see the TP in Camping World specifically made to be used in trailers and porta potties. Can you use TP safe for septic systems like the ones used in the house or specific for trailers? I have been thinking about using regualar old TP I buy from Costco. Is this safe or am I asking for trouble?


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Joe: No, not a stupid Q at all. Just any brand that dissolves quickly...do a search, using the magnifying glass in the top right, and use tp or toilet paper as your search terms. There have been lengthy discussions on this.

p.s. Some are still recycling corncobs...

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Posted: 04/19/02 08:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Joe,

Like "Kus" said, not a stupid question at all... "there is no such thing as a stupid or dumb question"!!! If you don't know - - - ASK!! That's the only way to find out and learn...

We have always used the RV type TP... We're typically out camping about 30-50 days per year... There are 3 of us in the "family" and unless we are "unusual" in our consumption of TP, a 4 pack of the RV stuff lasts us a long time... So for the 3 or 4 bucks that it costs, it's not a big deal...

You can do the disolve test if you have a preference for other brands of product, but for us the standard RV type of product works just fine and we don't find it to be a "strain" on our budget... We know it disolves the way it should and in my "lengthy" RV'ing history (about 20 years) I have never had a black tank clog using the stuff...

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Posted: 04/19/02 12:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Take some of the TP, put it in a lided jar full of water and shake. If it breaks up, use it.

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We use scotts,never had a clog problem.I like the fact that its tightly packed so 1 roll holds more,saving space.
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Posted: 04/18/02 09:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, we have always used regular RV paper. My line of reasoning was that I didnt mind paying a little more for the advantage of releving myself of the worry of black tank problems.

However we are just beginning to launch our 2002 season this weekend, and we are going to try "Scotts" brand. It is labeled as septic safe. Reasons? Costs less and is readily available. The first time I have any inkling of a problem though, we are going back to RV paper.



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Posted: 04/19/02 03:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What ever feels good. Just use plenty of water.


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Posted: 04/19/02 04:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey Joe!
We have been using Quilted Northern, no problems yet Wheelman

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Thanks for the suggestions! It didn't occur to me to check past posts. Boy I didn't realize people were so interested in this discussion.

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In over 30 years of rving, we have always use just regular old house hold paper. Never had any problems.

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