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RV Toilet Paper vs Home Toilet Paper: A Tale of Two Flushes

RV Toilet Paper vs Home Toilet Paper: A Tale of Two Flushes

When 2020 started, it’s probably safe to say that no one could have possibly thought that toilet paper would become such a hot topic. But, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, it seemed as though it was all anyone could talk about for weeks. That was mostly due to the fact that people were stocking up, and it was hard to find toilet paper on the shelves.

While the demand for traditional home toilet paper has died down and become somewhat ‘normal’ again, we thought it might be a good time to talk a bit about RV toilet paper, and why it needs to be used instead of traditional home options.

That doesn’t mean you need to buy every last package of it (save some for everyone else!). But, if you’re not using the right toilet paper in your RV, you could end up with a big mess on your hands.

What’s the Difference Between RV Toilet Paper and Home Toilet Paper?

The biggest difference between RV toilet paper and the kind you probably use at home is that RV toilet paper is specifically meant to disintegrate quickly. It is specially formulated for RV use, so it won’t clog up your tank or the sewage system.

Why is that important?

Keep in mind that your RV’s sewage system is more delicate than the one you have at home. Simply put? You have to be extremely careful with what goes down the toilet. If you need any convincing, just consider how it might be if you were in the middle of a camping trip and your RV’s sewage system became clogged. No one wants to deal with that.

Is RV Toilet Paper Necessary?

There is plenty of debate in the industry over whether RV toilet paper is absolutely necessary or if it is just excessive, or a waste. Some people have even done their own ‘tests’ with different brands of home toilet paper by seeing which ones dissolve in water.

You can absolutely do that. It’s true that there are certain brands of home toilet paper that disintegrate quite well and may not clog your system. But it’s important to keep in mind that if you are not using toilet paper specifically meant for an RV, you’re running a risk each time you use it.

If all you have on hand is household toilet paper for your RV, use it sparingly. Try to flush as little down the toilet as possible until you can get your hands-on specific RV paper.

Thankfully, it’s easy to find RV toilet paper. Most camping stores have it on hand, but you can also get it online and shipped directly to your door. It’s inexpensive and can mean the difference between an effective, working sewage system, and a major headache while you try to fix a messy clog. So, if you’ve never given much thought into whether you should use RV toilet paper or not, you absolutely should! Make the switch and save your system.

Sep 8th 2020 Stacey Koziel

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