Using the restroom is a part of RV life and that means toilet paper is equally important. When you used the restroom, you need toilet paper, but not all of it is treated the same. The stuff that they sell at the supermarket is different than toilet paper designed for use in RVs–RV toilet paper.
Despite this fact, many people wonder whether or not it is really necessary to use RV toilet paper. The truth is yes. Yes, you do indeed need to use RV toilet paper. If you don’t have RV toilet paper, you shouldn’t flush it down into your RV’s sewage system.
Why You Should Use RV Toilet Paper
The sewage system in your RV, whether it’s a new motorhome or a used motorhome, is a somewhat delicate thing. It’s not as robust as a sewage system inside a home. This means you need to take care to not treat it as you would treat your home bathroom or toilet. Be very mindful of what goes down the toilet.
The last thing you want is for your RV’s sewer system to have an issue while camping. Trust us, nobody is going to have much fun camping if the toilet doesn’t work.
Here are 5 Tips for Maintaining Your RV Toilet and keep it working well and smelling great.
What Makes RV Toilet Paper Special?
RV-friendly toilet paper is supposed to disintegrate quickly to avoid clogging up your sewage system or tank. The paper has been specially formulated for RV use and will always be safe to use.
Some types of household toilet paper will disintegrate at similar rates to RV toilet paper, and many people have used non-RV toilet paper in their RVs without issue. However, there is a risk.
RV enthusiasts Russ and Tina DeMaris say they’ve found that most conventional toilet paper is perfectly fine for RV use. They’ve even developed an at-home test for it: fill a jar with water and put a couple of sheets of your favorite brand of toilet paper inside, then put the lid on and shake it. If the TP starts to dissolve after a few seconds of vigorous shaking, it should be fine for RV use. If not, don’t use it!
If all you have is regular household toilet paper and you’ve deemed it safe for RV use, try your best to not use much of it each time you go to the restroom. The more toilet paper you put down the toilet, the more likely you are to experience a problem.
RV Toilet Paper Options
There are plenty of brands out there that sell RV toilet paper. You can buy this type of toilet paper at most camping supplies stores and should be able to get it at any RV dealership or RV store. Camping World sells RV toilet paper in stores. You can visit any of our retail locations.
Another option is to buy RV toilet paper online. This will allow you to have the product shipped to you. Camping World carries RV toilet paper in all of it’s stores, and online. Shop Camping World’s selection of RV toilet paper.
There are a number of wet wipe products out there that are popular right now. Camping World does sell some of these wipes, but in general, it’s not smart to flush them. They do not disintegrate like RV toilet paper and can ruin your used travel trailer.
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Note: This article was updated from its original format to stay up to date.