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wa8yxm wrote:

Though TP is TP not all TP is the same.. Scotts Single Ply is rated Good. Charmin multi-ply quilted is not..
The rating is based on how fast it 'Falls apart' in water..


Yep, if your fingers go right thru it the instant it gets slightly moist, it will rate well.

We use normal TP that holds up so you can actually use it for it's intended purpose. Never had a clog. I've been camping for the last 50yrs include several recent years of full timing.


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We've used reg TP at home and in all our truck and 5th wheel campers since 1972. Our current '97 5th wheel trailer has had nothing but Charmin reg TP and no clogs. We also use lots of water on each flush.

Our neighbors bought a 36' motor home to use in their show horse business and plugged the toilet the first year with camper TP. His rv dealer unclogged the tank and said it was caused from not using enough water.


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We use TP rated "Septic Safe" at home and in the RV. We never put "Flushable wipes" down the toilet at home or in the RV. NEVER! Think about it; those things have been soaking in a water/soap solution for who-knows-how-long, and are still in perfect condition. You might as well put a cotton terry cloth wash cloth in your sewer! Use them if you must, but put them in the trash where they belong, not down the toilet! Ask your sewage treatment plant operator what he thinks of them. I rather imagine you will get an ear-full, possibly laced with profanity!


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We use nothing special, never a problem.


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We use what we use at home. I do still have to remind the wife not to use copious amounts of TP though. Never had a bad plug in the pipes when draining but have come close. I thoroughly empty my tank every time I dump because of my wifes paper use. Just use less paper and more water if you are concerned about plugs in the drain pipe

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We use lots of water. Not a problem in over 25 years.


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Less than 10 per cent of toilet paper is recycled !

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same as what we use in the house, Costco Kirkland 2 ply.


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A common test suggested for septic tank owners---

"How to Check Your Toilet Paper for dissolvability?

There are many different types of toilet papers — but not all toilet papers are created equal. Some dissolve in water faster and more completely than others and, as such, are more suitable for your septic tank.

This DIY toilet paper test is ultra easy and allows you to see what happens when you flush down your favorite tissue without having to open the septic tank lid.

Take four sheets of your toilet paper and place them in a jar or a Tupperware container
Add two cups of water and wait 20 minutes
Stir the jar or Tupperware container for roughly ten seconds. Now let its content settle down

Did your toilet paper dissolve? If yes, congratulations — your tissue is septic friendly!

If it didn’t, perhaps it’s about time you dump it in favor of a toilet paper that break down quickly."

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