How to Empty Your RV Holding Tanks

How to Empty Your RV Holding Tanks
Friday, May 20th, 2016 20:01:36

Pete’s RV Vermont Service Writer and Resident RV Expert Randy Murray provides a step-by-step overview on how to empty your RV holding tanks.

As Randy explains, with the black holding tank, we want to keep it closed as long as possible to allow the chemicals to break down the solids, and toilet paper inside the tank. Over time, the solids and toilet paper will build up more head pressure, so when you go to dump the tanks, it will evacuate much better.

Sidenote: When going camping, it’s recommended we bring RV toilet paper vs traditional toilet paper. The RV toilet paper tends to break down quicker than traditional toilet paper while in the holding tanks.

The steps to emptying your RV holding tanks explained by Randy include:

  1. Make sure to keep your black tank closed to allow toilet chemicals to breakdown black tank waste and to build head pressure to make dumping much easier.
  2. Pop the cap off of your black tank and attach your see through hose attachment
  3. Attach your hose to the end of your see through hose attachment and release your waste water
  4.  When black tank is empty open your grey tank water valve to release grey tank waste and clean your house
  5. When grey tank is empty close your valves, detach your hose and pack up your hose

Pete’s RV Center is an extraordinary recreational vehicle dealer with locations in South Burlington, VT, Schererville, IN and South Windsor, CT. An RV sales and service provider since 1952, Pete’s RV Center carries an extensive inventory of Keystone, Crossroads, Coachman, Heartland, Evergreen and Forest River RV-branded campers.

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