Today’s post is getting into the nitty gritty of RVing.
Special RV toilet paper is quite pricey, so we set out to find an RV toilet paper alternative.
I’m sharing with you a quick and easy test you can do to find out which regular store-bought toilet paper will work for your RV. This test also works to determine if toilet paper is septic safe.
For the test, I used Member’s Mark 2-ply toilet paper (this is available at Sam’s Club) and Scott Super Soft 1-ply, (I buy ours from Amazon and have NOT seen it in a regular store).
I did a comparative test just to show the difference.
Here is what you need to do.
Toilet Paper Test
- Tear away a decent amount of toilet paper, I used 10 squares for each sample.
- Place toilet paper inside a quart-sized baggie.
- Add 2 cups of water, seal baggie.
- Let sit for a couple minutes. In my picture you can see that the Scott toilet paper already breaking up, the Member’s Mark did not.
- Shake baggies slightly.
- Check for clumping.
If the toilet paper clumps at all, it is not good for a septic system or RV tank. Can you get away with it for a couple years? Maybe. But in the realm of toilet matters, I prefer to play it safe.
As a general rule, 2 ply toilet paper is just not good for either a septic system or an RV toilet.
For months we used the regular Scott single-ply that was rough and felt like tissue paper, it was not comfortable at all. Then I found Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue Rolls, 36 Count and it is just a nice as 2 ply. (affiliate link there)
What a difference!! Hopefully this helps you figure out an RV toilet paper alternative.