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Old 05-25-2015, 08:45 AM   #1
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I cannot dump my tanks at home.

Wife and I will be boondocking for 4-5 days in late September. We plan another camping trip sometime in October to a campground with full hookups.

Since I can't dump at home, is it OK to let the black and gray tanks 'marinate' for 3 weeks or so until we get to the campground with dump station/hookups?

My other options are to pay a honey wagon to come to my house to pump it or pay local campground to let me pull in and dump there, both options I have used in the past, but expenses I would like to avoid if possible.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:59 AM   #2
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If you use the various tank treatments you should not have a problem waiting. Just a couple of things I do after boondocking. If the place were I am camping does not have a dump station I look for a RV friendly Pilot truck stop that has dumping options, some rest areas have them, if all else fails I use a portable waste container and just empty the tanks a little at a time.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:06 AM   #3
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... if all else fails I use a portable waste container and just empty the tanks a little at a time.
Empty them where?
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Empty them where?
In my home sewer.
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I cannot dump my tanks at home.

Wife and I will be boondocking for 4-5 days in late September. We plan another camping trip sometime in October to a campground with full hookups.

Since I can't dump at home, is it OK to let the black and gray tanks 'marinate' for 3 weeks or so until we get to the campground with dump station/hookups?

My other options are to pay a honey wagon to come to my house to pump it or pay local campground to let me pull in and dump there, both options I have used in the past, but expenses I would like to avoid if possible.
Take it to a cg and dump them. Regardless of treatment, the solids will settle out in 3 weeks and you will probably have problems you don't want.
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:21 PM   #6
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My owners manual says not to dump the black tank till its 3/4 full. This way the solids break down, otherwise they can be left behind and only liquids will be drained. I don't know by firsthand expirience, bought my 2015 295 bhss in august last year, and logged only 4 trips so far. Love camping, mini vacations.
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:47 PM   #7
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I cannot dump my tanks at home.

Wife and I will be boondocking for 4-5 days in late September. We plan another camping trip sometime in October to a campground with full hookups.

Since I can't dump at home, is it OK to let the black and gray tanks 'marinate' for 3 weeks or so until we get to the campground with dump station/hookups?

My other options are to pay a honey wagon to come to my house to pump it or pay local campground to let me pull in and dump there, both options I have used in the past, but expenses I would like to avoid if possible.
See Pic. if you had one of these and a 5/8 garden hose you could run it to a sewer cleanout at home! Youroo!!
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This is what I use along with a 5/8 heavy water hose. It can pump uphill and I pump into a toilet at home. Not a pleasant smell but my wife is the one holding the hose in the toilet. I also pump into a 35 gallon tote when dry camping. The tote is in the back of the TV. If you don't want one then I would suggest getting RV Digest-it. Put in the recommended amt. and solids will turn into liquid and you won't have to dump until you get to a hookup campground.
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This is what I use along with a 5/8 heavy water hose. It can pump uphill and I pump into a toilet at home. Not a pleasant smell but my wife is the one holding the hose in the toilet. I also pump into a 35 gallon tote when dry camping. The tote is in the back of the TV. If you don't want one then I would suggest getting RV Digest-it. Put in the recommended amt. and solids will turn into liquid and you won't have to dump until you get to a hookup campground.
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X2. We call it the poop cannon. I just open the clean out behind the house and pump it in there. A bit pricey but it was worth it to us.
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Wish I had a clean out. It would make things a lot easier but we do what we gotta do. The hose is just long enough to get it where we need it. My wife gets the sh*tty end of the hose. I don't ramp up the pump to overtake the friction loss, so she can handle the nozzle pressure just fine....
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