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I tend to agree with those who think perhaps there's an unknown object creating a blockage. Tom, as much as I hate to say it, there are women who are dumb enough to put feminine products down an RV toilet!! The plumber (no less) who put in some of our house plumbing removed the tape I had put over the tub drain so he could test it. A few weeks later we had to have someone come in with a camera and sure enough - the dummy hadn't removed all the debris that had fallen in the tub and let it go down the drain. The camera clearly showed it. I guess it didn't occur to him that the tape might be there for a reason. Had I been him I would have scooped up the debris before running water in the tub but he was either too stupid or too lazy to do it.
Anyway, I knew it wouldn't be long before I'd have a use for the table I cut out Consumer Reports, May 2012, "Ratings: Toilet Paper" on p. 47. Their Excellent ratings for Disintegration were #1 Walmart's White Cloud 3-Ply Ultra Soft & Thick followed by #3 Walmart's Great Value Ultra Strong, #4 Walmart's White Cloud Soft & Thick, and #5 CVS Premium Ultra. All of those are three- and two-ply. For one-ply, the best for Excellent Disintegration are #12 Angel Soft and #13 Scott Extra Soft. The Scott Rapid Dissolving rates #14 overall and even though the Disintegration may be excellent, Softness is good, Strength is good, and Tearing Ease is very good - but it costs more than most of the others.
Tom, you say you're using the Quilted Northern toilet paper, but which one. The #2 Quilted Northern Ultra Plush is three-ply and rates "only" very good for Disintegration. The #20 Quilted Northern Soft & Strong is two-ply and only rates Fair in Disintegration. They only tested those two Quilted Northerns. A while back I decided to try a pretty good dissolving two-ply (don't recall which one) and Jerry asked me not to use it after one roll because he thought it might be starting to cause a problem so I've reverted to one-ply.
By the way, Tom, I'm sorry you're thinking of giving up the RV lifestyle but "you've gotta do what you've gotta do" and change is inevitable (even though I personally fight it tooth and nail!). We hope you won't give up on the RV Forum!