How to Dump Your Tanks
- Always dump the black water first then the gray water second.
- Allow black water tank to be at least two-thirds full before dumping. The weight and gravity will force the contents of the tank to drain properly. If you must dump before you are two-thirds full, add enough water to be sure you are at least two-thirds full.
- Always put in 3 to 5 gallons of water after dumping. Sometimes we will put ice in tank to drive home. This will slosh around and clean and remove solids in tank while driving.
- Never dump anywhere but an approved dumping station.
- When hooked to a site with sewer connections always keep tanks closed until ready to dump. Never leave them open while camping. Gravity is needed to wash waste down. It's ok to leave gray open but never black.
- Put on gloves
- Locate detachable sewer hose on exterior of trailer. Twist cap open; remove hose.
- Remove the round sewer cap on trailer and connect the sewer hose by turning counterclockwise, locking the end levers over the termination end.
- Place the other end of the hose into the refuse disposal hole in the ground. Use a rock on hose to hold it down and not slip out when stuff comes rushing out. Do this before releasing sewage valves.
- Twist the black sewage release valve and pull handle directly toward you to its full extension.
- Wait until sewer fully drains. Do not close valve yet.
- Now twist and pull the gray water valve directly toward you to its full extension, releasing all waste water from the trailers shower and sink system.This will help wash out the hoses.
- Wait until fully drained and then close the gray water valve first by pushing it in and twisting it back to its original locked position. Next close the black water valve the same way.
- Disconnect the detachable sewer hose and place termination cap on the outlet.
- Rinse the hose and put it back in the rear compartment and put the cap back on. Use the available hose at the dumping station to rinse and never use your drinking water hose.
- Rinse and dispose of gloves.
- Wash and clean around the dump station.
- Add approximately five gallons of water and chemical deodorant/breakdown agent approved for RV use to black holding tank. We sometimes add a bag of ice to slosh around while driving home. If someone is waiting, move your RV out of the way before doing this step.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and use an alcohol wipe for car door handle and steering wheel if you touched anything in or around the vehicle.
- Never put facial tissues, paper towels, sanitary products (including those labeled flushable) in the toilet.
- Never use detergents or bleach in the toilet. Use a sewage tank deodorizer specifically for RV use.
- Never use automotive antifreeze, ammonia, alcohols, or acetones in toilet.
- Never put grease from cooking, table scraps or other solids that may cause clogging into toilet.
- Always use a biodegradable toilet tissue specifically manufactured for RV use.
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ernest Hemingway
― Ernest Hemingway