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Mech

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Posted: 06/11/02 07:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it necessary to use the RV/Marine type paper in the holding tank? We were told by the dealer to use only this type of paper, but others have told us to use any type of single ply paper. We don't want any trouble with the holding tank or the sensors.
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Do the t/p test. Fill a pt size mason jar, or something about that size with water. Put in 2 or 3 sheets of t/p, and seal. Slightly shake. Check in 15 minutes. If it is not completly shredded into little tiny pieces, don't use it in your rv. You will find that there is rv paper that fails this test. It doesn't have to be one ply paper. If u can find it. Scotts 2 ply will pass the test, and works well. If it won't break down in the jar. It won't break down in your tank. That could be big trouble.

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I think those people who say you may have a problem with some tp are still using their Sears Roebuck catolog,or maybe they have upgraded to newspaper now. I have been using household tp for many years and that includes Charmin Ultra.Never have had a problem. Like the man says, be sure you have at least a half inch of water and a chemical of your choice in your black water tank.If you have been sitting still for several days than you may want to drive around a little or just rock the rv back and forth to mix it up before dumping. I swear some people run scared of everything.

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Posted: 06/11/02 08:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mech,
The above posts are absolutely right. If you decide to use something else and many other do. Be prepared for some extra work on clean out. You will have to have some system with high water pressure and do it often.
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The "test" is a good idea. We learned about it from this forum a while back & tried it on "Angel Soft", which was recommended here also. It passed with flying colors and we have been using it for the last 6 months with no problems. We also use a good treatment, like TST, and always keep a little liquid in our tank, so that the paper never falls into a dry tank. Good luck. & Happy Camping...Bob

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We just use what ever we have in the house at the time we go camping. 30 years of doing it and we have never had a problem. Of course, now that I wrote this, it will clog up.

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Posted: 06/11/02 06:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We buy the Scott single ply 1000 sheet rolls and have not had a problem. It passes the t/p test with flying colors.


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We've been using whatever is on sale for the past 30+ yrs. and 5 TTs. No problemos. Just don't leave the valve open if you are hooked to sewer.

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We just look to make sure the toilet paper is marked "Safe for Septic Systems"




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We have had two motor homes since 1992. We just picked up our third on Saturday. We have used any kind of t/p we had on hand and have never had a problem. Don't leave your black tank valve open when hooked up and use enough water.


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