The clothes are packed, you’ve got the refrigerator in your camper cooling down, and you’re now packing up the toiletries. You’ve bought more chemicals for the black water tank, and you’ve picked up the travel size bottles of shampoo and conditioner. Then you realize that you’ve forgotten one of the most important items on the list. That’s correct. You neglected to buy toilet paper at the store. Well, perhaps that’s a good thing. While specially designed RV bathroom tissue is made especially for fast breakdown in septic tanks, it’s notoriously hard on the tush. Fortunately, you don’t have to use this pricey and uncomfortable bathroom paper.
RV Safe Toilet Paper is Readily Available
People with septic systems are just as interested in buying tissue that will break down fast in the tank. The only difference between them and RV owners is that they aren’t shopping for bathroom tissue at the local camping store. They shop right at the local grocery store, and they find what they are looking for in a paper that is soft, comfortable and gentle on the privates. National brands you might recognize include Scott, Charmin, Quilted Northern and Angel Soft.
Free of This and Free of That
Look for toilet paper that is free of extra items you don’t want in the tank. This includes perfumes, bleach, dyes and chlorine. That pink toilet paper might look pretty on the wall, but the extra chemicals in it will require extra time to decompose. Not only is the pure white and gentle toilet paper safer for your septic system, it’s also safer for your personal behind.
Recyclables are a Great Choice
Everyone is going green these days, and that’s good news for your black water tank. Toilet paper that is specifically marked as biodegradable or eco-friendly is a fine choice for your next camping trip. Recycled paper is also great because it breaks down the fastest. When the paper breaks down fast, it’s less likely to clog the pipes of your septic or lead to unhealthy leaks.
Using the right toilet paper is safer for your expensive system, but you also want something softer for your delicate skin. In the past, you made a special trip to the RV store, but this isn’t necessary. With so many national brands offering septic free paper, you can pick up the ideal toilet paper when you stop at the grocery store for ice and cold drinks on your way out of town.