It's a tricky one having to leave your fish for any amount of time hey! I just went away for a week and my main trouble was the temperature outside being at 40 degrees most of the week.
Anyway, I wondered the same question about the peat media. Perhaps you could try fiddling with the Ro water again perhaps the PH changes if it's closer to full RO water (of course there's the lack of minerals to consider but perhaps wate until someone else has a suggestion on RO as iv only got a two stage carbon filter)
What you could do is purchase some aquarium peat media and add it to a tub/bucket that you will use for W/C and leave it for a while and then test it. If it works you might be able to pull down the ph over night, pull out the peat and add the water to your tank.
It's sounds a bit cheap but it's bound to help, as long as the water doesn't buffer it right back
perhaps some experimenting would be a good idea.
Also I have found doing smaller WC's like 10% to 25% are working alot smoother for my fish as it doesn't change the parameters so much and reduces stress on the fish.