Installing an RV Toilet Paper Holder

Published on October 11th, 2018 by Ray & Tammy Roman
This post was updated on October 13th, 2022

Surprisingly some travel trailers do not have a toilet paper holder. In this post, I’ll look at three options to install one in your travel trailer.

I have found these three methods of installing an RV toilet paper holder work very well.

  1. Drill into an interior wall
  2. Suction-type toilet paper holder
  3. Free-standing toilet paper holder

Install Using Screws

This method involves drilling into the wall of your travel trailer to mount the holder. This method is the most permanent and also the most secure.

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Chances are, you will be attaching the toilet paper holder to one of the interior hollow walls of your RV. You will want to use molly wall anchors to attach the toilet paper holder. 

These molly wall anchors are inexpensive and will do the job quite well. They come in a 24-piece set of 3 different sizes. You can check the latest pricing on Amazon.

If installing against the side of a vanity or other hard surfaces, consider using plastic wall anchors for a more solid fit. 

Here is a nice toilet paper holder you can easily install in your RV.

Delta Faucet DF704PC Bath Hardware Accessory Toilet Paper Holder with......
  • Developed with a rust-resistant and durable stainless steel bar and the finest die-cast zinc posts for superior strength and quality
  • Classic and elegant spring-loaded paper holder with assist bar, providing leverage and support for up to 300 pounds

Last update on 2023-10-02 / Paid Affiliate Link / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Suction Cup Toilet Paper Holder

If you do not want to drill holes in your travel trailer’s wall, consider a toilet paper holder for your RV that does not need holes. 

BOPai Modern Vacuum Suction Cup Toilet Paper Holder,Removable Bracket......
  • NO DRILL,NO TOOL - Bopai Vacuum Suction Toilet Paper Holder without having to drill and screws in the tile.No tool required but fast to install.
  • STRONG SUCTION ABILITY - This suction cup made by high quality silicone material that Provided strong scalability and good air tightness.3inches large Suction cup can bear 7.5 Pounds...

Last update on 2023-10-02 / Paid Affiliate Link / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

A suction cup toilet paper holder will adhere to any non-porous surface. The BOPai vacuum suction cup toilet paper holder requires no tools for installation. The suction cup is s high-quality silicone that provides strong scalability and good air tightness. The 3-inch suction cup withstands 7.5 pounds, so it can easily hold toilet paper or a towel.

Free Standing Toilet Paper Holder For Your RV

If neither of the above is to your liking, your final option is to purchase a free-standing toilet paper holder. You can buy many different ones, but I like the InterDesign Classico.

This one let me hold not only a roll of toilet paper but also store two more underneath. It’s brushed stainless steel, so it looks good in any decor.

iDesign Classico Metal Toilet Tissue Roll Reserve Organizer for......
  • FUNCTIONAL TOILET PAPER HOLDER: Sturdy toilet tissue holder holds one roll on the rack and up to three in the reserve canister. Slim design to fit in your closet, bathroom, or next to...
  • CONVENIENT: Toilet paper organizer holds up to 4 rolls to always keep toilet paper close at hand

Last update on 2023-10-02 / Paid Affiliate Link / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

RV Toilet Paper FAQ

While we are on toilet paper lets, I found some answers to frequently asked questions about toilet paper for RVs.

  1. Is it OK to use regular toilet paper in an RV? The short answer is that if it is safe in your home’s septic tank, it will be okay to use in your travel trailer. The key feature to consider is how easily and quickly the toilet paper dissolves in your travel trailer’s black tank. Toilet paper labeled “Safe for Septic Systems” is just as good as one labeled for RV use which tends to be a bit higher in price.
  2. Do you need special toilet paper for your RV? Yes. You must use toilet paper labeled “Safe for Septic Tanks” or “Safe for RVs.” These dissolve faster than typical toilet paper.
  3. How important is RV toilet paper? It’s very important since you want to ensure the paper dissolves easily and quickly in your black tank. It will help prevent clogs and makes it easier to dump your tank.
  4. What is the best RV toilet paper? One of the highest-rated RV toilet papers on Amazon is the Thetford Aqua-soft toilet tissue. It’s a rapidly dissolving tissue that is 100% biodegradable.

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