RV-Safe Toilet Paper for Your Motorhome or Boat

Here’s how to avoid ruining your trip with a plumbing disaster.

RV driving down road in forest.
Now you’re really ready to roll out.Unsplash

Regular toilet paper can cause clogging and blockages if used in the more temperamental systems that you’ll find in RVs and on boats, so before you take your next trip, it’s worth hunting down some that’s been flagged as RV-safe.

Firebelly Outfitters RV Toilet Paper, Septic Tank Safe - 8 Rolls, 2-Ply 500 Sheets - Fast Dissolve Bath Tissue for Camping, Marine, RV Holding Tanks, Reduces Camper Sewer System Clogs, Biodegradable
Quick dissolving to reduce problems in any drainage, these come individually-wrapped for hygienic storage.Firebelly Outfitters

So what does RV- or boat-safe mean when it comes to toilet paper? It basically means that it’s quick-dissolving so it will not only break down faster, but more completely than regular bathroom tissue. That doesn’t mean that it’s less absorbent, or scratchy—most RV-safe paper is 2-ply, absorbent and soft on the skin.

Freedom Living RV Toilet Paper (2-Ply, 8 Rolls, 500 sheets each) - Biodegradable Septic Tank Safe Rapid Dissolve Toilet Tissue for Camping, Marine, RV Holding
Soft but strong with a textured but non-abrasive surface, dissolves in minutes but won’t rip or tear.Freedom Living

It’s not just RVs and boats that can benefit from a dedicated paper. If you have a septic tank, a camping toilet or any other form of finicky sewage and drainage, you’re less likely to get blockages or issues with drainage and pumping when you use RV-safe paper.

Scott Rapid-Dissolving Toilet Paper, Bath Tissue for RV & Boats , 4ct packs X 12= 48 rolls
Unscented, sewer-safe and septic-safe, plus it’s gentle on the skin.Scott

RV-safe paper won’t just save you the inconvenience of a blockage, it’s also better for the environment as it tends to mean that you need to use fewer chemicals. It also increases the capacity of your tank as it takes up less space than regular paper, so you won’t need to empty it as often.