Are you tired of making trips to your local dump station to flush out the waste in your RV’s black and grey tanks? The solution: using the bucket method or using a macerator.
However, dumping your RV tanks at home is not as simple as it looks. There are a lot of things that can go wrong at any point. That’s why you need to know the proper way how to dump RV tanks at home. Continue reading this article for everything that you need to know and a detailed set of instructions.
- 2 Easy Ways to Dump RV Tanks at Home
- Method 1: The Bucket Method
- Method 2: Dumping at Home with Macerator
- Step 1: Connect the RV to your Macerator
- Step 2: Connect the Macerator and the Flush Hose
- Step 3: Connect the Macerator and the Sewage/Garden Hose
- Step 4: Open the Outlets of Waste in your RV
- Step 5: Switch on the Macerator
- Step 6: Finish up and Clean Everything
- The Difference Between the Two RV Water Waste
2 Easy Ways to Dump RV Tanks at Home
If you are constantly using your RV, it’s impossible not to have some waste in your septic tanks. However, finding a local dump may be difficult for some; that’s why they choose to dump their RV tanks at home.
There are two ways to dump your RV tanks at home. The first one is the bucket method, and the other one is using a macerator. Scroll down to learn more about these two processes.
The Difference Between the Two RV Water Waste
Those who are new to RVs may be easily confused as to what septic tanks are and the difference between a Greywater tank and a Black water tank. The tanks aren’t that much different, but their contents are.
Greywater tanks hold greywater, which is any wastewater from your RV, such as sinks and showers. It’s called greywater because of the appearance of soap residue plus dirt. If greywater is dumped on land, it can turn into black water in two to three days.
On the other hand, black water tanks hold black water waste such as urine and fecal matter. It’s anything that you flush down your toilet, including any materials like tissue papers.
Blackwater, also known as sewage and brown water, is very dangerous, and it may contain bacteria or harmful diseases. However, this waste can be recycled as a fertilizer for plants that humans don’t eat.
Dumping your RV’s waste at a local dump may be a hassle for some, so having the option to dump it at the comfort of your home is a giant lifesaver to RV owners. Choosing between the option of using the bucket method or a macerator, RV owners will be able to dump their waste without any problems.
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