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parametric

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Posted: 08/06/19 06:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been using Costco Kirkland brand for years. It passed the 30 second in jar test and breaks down easily.

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Another good choice is Aldi's

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I use Charmin. It does not pass the 30 second break down test, but I have never had any problem with it.

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We used to use Angel SOft but have recently switched after watching this video.

RV toilet paper test.


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Just get single ply septic safe, and your shouldn't have any issues.


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parametric wrote:

Been using Costco Kirkland brand for years. It passed the 30 second in jar test and breaks down easily.
Same here. In the beginning, we bought a few household and RV branded TP and did the jar test. The Kirkland breaks down nicely into little pieces. Same with a regular household brand or two (can't recall, Scotty maybe?) Interestingly, one RV TP brand broke into small pieces and one didn't, Thetford IIRC.

Thing is, there is no industry regulation on RV TP grading and specs so they can call it whatever they want and charge mafia prices for it. [emoticon] Same with "septic safe" labeling.

Does it matter if it breaks down into little pieces or not? Dunno and I think opinions are divided equally. For us, the Costco TP is cheap and breaks down so that's what we use. If you have a clear elbow on your sewer hose, you can see blobs of white stuff flowing through it and I doubt it matters if the blobs are a mass of individual little pieces or made up of continuous sheets attached together. One thing for sure, it's never in there long enough to biodegrade like in a septic tank.


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You do not have a septic system that processes waste!

The RV has a HOLDING tank.

Toilet paper brand and type is of absolutely NO importance and has NO impact on how a holding tank works or doesn't work. Plenty of water and frequent emptying and flushing with plenty of clean water ARE important.

Yes, my degree IS in Civil and Sanitary Engineering. A long time ago, maybe, but poop is still poop.

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Allworth wrote:

You do not have a septic system that processes waste!

The RV has a HOLDING tank.

Toilet paper brand and type is of absolutely NO importance and has NO impact on how a holding tank works or doesn't work. Plenty of water and frequent emptying and flushing with plenty of clean water ARE important.

Yes, my degree IS in Civil and Sanitary Engineering. A long time ago, maybe, but poop is still poop.

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Septic safe or not.....

If it does not break down in the jar test, don't even put it aboard.

Background Story:
My daughter put a wipe in the pot. First it jammed the valve in the pot, but somehow she got it loose and never said anything.

Then when dumping, the flow would not start. I got it started and I still didn't know about the wipe. At the next dump, the pipe was full because the slide valve was leaking for three days.

When I got the chance to back-flush the valve, the wipe (now a week or more old) still had enough strength to plug up the back-flush set.

I got the wipe free and now everything was working as it should. I showed the wipe to DW. She told me DD have brought those along and though she knew that they should not go into the pot.......

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I have a septic tank at home. We use whatever brand of toilet paper is on sale at Publix. After 47 years and two kids in the same house my tank has had to be pumped twice for accumulated solids.

I do not have a garbage disposer in my sinks and we do not discharge the clothes washer into the tank (grey water dry well).

Again! Toilet paper is NOT a problem.

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