Here are the steps to dump tanks on an RV:
- Choose a dump station: Look for a designated RV dump station. These can be found at most RV parks, campgrounds, and rest areas.
- Get your equipment ready: Before you start, you will need a sewer hose, gloves, and a dump valve wrench.
- Position the RV: Position your RV in a way that the sewage drain valve is close to the dump station’s sewer inlet.
- Drain the black water tank: First, open the black water tank valve and let the sewage drain into the dump station. It’s important to keep an eye on the tank gauge, so you don’t overflow the tank.
- Drain the gray water tank: Once the black water tank is empty, open the gray water tank valve to drain any remaining water in the RV’s plumbing system. This water is from sinks, showers, and other drains and is usually much cleaner than black water.
- Rinse the tanks: Once both tanks are empty, close the valves and use a dedicated water hose to rinse the tanks thoroughly. This step helps to remove any remaining debris.
- Clean your equipment: After dumping the tanks, thoroughly clean your sewer hose and any other equipment used.
It’s essential to follow proper sanitation practices during the entire process, including wearing gloves and washing your hands thoroughly afterward.
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