black tank question

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by tjvpga, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. tjvpga

    tjvpga New Member

    Can we use anything other then the special rv paper sold at various places. Does anyone use regular tp? I am not being a wise guy. The RV only paper is horrible!
     
  2. SnowbirdInFlight

    SnowbirdInFlight Senior Member

    black tank question

    quote:Originally posted by tjvpga

    Can we use anything other then the special rv paper sold at various places. Does anyone use regular tp? I am not being a wise guy. The RV only paper is horrible!


    LOL, no you're not being a wise guy, it's a ligit question. I don't know what everyone else does, but as far as I'm concerned the RV TP is WAY overpriced! We at first used Charmin but found that was too sturdy for the black tank. We now use Scott, which says "Safe for Septic Tanks" and find that is soft enough for our ahem, sensitive bottoms, yet degradable enough for our black tank.
     
  3. Browzin

    Browzin New Member

  4. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    black tank question

    It wouldn't cost you much to perform your own experiment with different brands. All you need is some samples and a few clear glasses of water. We've found that most "single ply" varieties are mostly alike.
     
  5. SnowbirdInFlight

    SnowbirdInFlight Senior Member

    black tank question

    Looks like Scott is the one I'll stick with, lol.

    "The best buy? Scott, which at 53 cents per 1,000-sheet roll, was strong and the softest of the bargain brands."

    Dissolvency Time in Seconds
    Thick, plush toilet papers make you feel pampered, but if your plumbing is prone to clogging, they can aggravate the problem. 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.

    Brand_____________________Dissolvency Time in Seconds (lowest is best)
    Charmin Plus 1-Ply_________________9
    MD 2-Ply________________________9
    Coronet 2-Ply____________________12
    Angel Soft 2-Ply__________________12
    Scott 1-Ply______________________17
    Soft 'N Gentle 1-Ply________________18
    Soft Weve 1-Ply___________________20
    Marcal 1-Ply______________________20
    Soft 'N Gentle 2-Ply________________21
    Seventh Generation 2-Ply____________21
    Quilted Northern Super 2-Ply________69
    Charmin Ultra 2-Ply_________________77
    Cottonelle 1-Ply____________________96
    Charmin 1-Ply_______________________180
     
  6. tjvpga

    tjvpga New Member

    black tank question

    Thanks for all the great answers to such a "crappy" question...lol
     
  7. Plant

    Plant New Member

    black tank question

    tjvpga
    I agree with you RV TP is terrible I only use it when I want to put it into the toilet otherwise with just urine I use the good stuff and place it in a small waste basket that is lined with Wal-mart shopping bags and emptied every morning. My parents alway used this method. I think you would find it not a bad thing.
     
  8. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    black tank question

    Hey Plant, we have been using your method in our RV for 11 years. Including the Wal-Mart bags lining the trash basket. Works great. The RV TP sold at Wal-Mart goes a long way using this method and you get a free trash liner to boot. I feel better knowing the RV TP is dissolving as required (hopefully) in the black tank. :bleh:
     
  9. Travis1

    Travis1 New Member

    black tank question

    Depending on what type of toilet chemical you use, you can get away with thicker toilet paper. If you use a chemical with an enzyme you can start using thicker toilet paper, however most enzyme chemical only really starts to work after four days of sitting in the tank
     
  10. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    black tank question

    We use "The Geo Method". 2 cups water softener (Calgon), 1 cup laundry detergent, and occasionally liquid bleach. Seems to work pretty good. Keeps all tanks clean. :) :laugh: :cool: :bleh:
     
  11. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    black tank question

    Oh, boy. Here we go again! :(
     
  12. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    black tank question

    I couldn't resist.
     
  13. SnowbirdInFlight

    SnowbirdInFlight Senior Member

    black tank question

    Trouble maker ;) . Typical Marine, lol. I know 'cause I'm married to one, lol.
     
  14. Krazeehorse

    Krazeehorse New Member

    black tank question

    Go Bucks!
     
  15. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    black tank question

    Hi Snowbird. Trouble makers! Maybe it has something to do with our heads and jars. Just a thought :bleh:
     
  16. Flyboy

    Flyboy New Member

    black tank question

    We have used Charmin Plus for the past 6 years in two motorhomes without any problems. We use our RV about 3 times a month camping and dump when it's almost full. Again, no problems. ...by the way... IMHO it's the best wipe around.
     

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