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3 Steps To Clean and Empty Your RV Tanks


Keeping your plumbing system clean and the air in your RV fresh is simply a matter of caring properly for your RV tanks. This does not take much time, and the occupants of your RV will thank you for it. Just follow these simple instructions.

Step 1: Self-Protection
Always protect yourself from the toxic matter that comes out of your sewer hose. Wear protective glasses, rubber glovesandshoe coverings. Keep paper towels and soap at the ready and wash up at an outside faucet before going back inside your RV.

Step 2: Emptying Tanks
First, you need to be parked near a sewer outlet. At a campsite with full hook-up, your sewer hose will probably be connected to the outlet. However, the procedure for RV tank cleaning at a dump station is to connect one end of your hose to the RV and the other to the sewer outlet.

To empty, open your blackwater valve. Once the waste has gone out, fill the toilet with water and repeat the emptying process. Continue until you see clear water. Once this is done, open thegraywatervalve to empty the contents into the sewer. This will clean the inside of the sewer hose.

Step 3: Thorough Cleaning
It is recommended that you empty every few days and perform a deep RV sewer tank cleaning weekly. Here are a few steps to follow:

· Completely drain your waste water tank.
· Fill the tank three-quarters full using water plus two cups ofliquidbeach.
· Allow the mixture to stand for no more than 10 minutes.
· Drain your tank.
· Fill it three-quarters full using fresh water.
· Repeat the draining/filling procedure until the hose is clear and shows no leftover matter, and the bleach smell is gone.

Once you have completed these steps, pressurewashthe inside of the tank, and you are done. Enjoy the satisfaction of having clean tanks and a fresh-smelling RV.

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