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Old 10-07-2019, 04:55 PM   #1
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What exactly is the benefit to permanently plumbing your black tank with PVC? Everyone seems to do it, but I don't understand the advantage?
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:15 PM   #2
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everyone 'who'??

I hardly ever see this, but, sure, it makes sense if you are 'permanently' parked somewhere, as plumbing this way generally allows the owner to keep the pulls always opened and they don't have to 'empty the tanks' as they are always emptying, just like at your house.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:36 AM   #3
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What exactly is the benefit to permanently plumbing your black tank with PVC? Everyone seems to do it, but I don't understand the advantage?
It's so you don't have to mess around with sewer hoses all the time. When you need to dump, you simply pull the valves, wait a few minutes and you're done.

Plus PVC pipe is much, much stronger and more durable than any rv sewer hose you can buy.

At the last CG we were seasonal at we had full hookups and had pvc pipe running to the sewer drain. it was awesome. Our current CG doesn't have it and it's one thing I really miss.
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everyone 'who'??

I hardly ever see this, but, sure, it makes sense if you are 'permanently' parked somewhere, as plumbing this way generally allows the owner to keep the pulls always opened and they don't have to 'empty the tanks' as they are always emptying, just like at your house.
We never left our valves open. Too much of a chance of stuff piling up in the tanks. We'd just pull them whenever we were packing up to head back home on Sundays and then close them again when the tanks were empty.

But it did make it really easy to run the black tank flush.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:02 AM   #5
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Well... lots of folks do it if they are seasonal or permanent.
If the R/V is stationary, it makes sense to make the plumbing that way too.
Just like a sticks & bricks house.

I've NEVER seen anyone who travels about carry PVC pipe and hook up to the sewer.
Collapsible hoses make more sense when you move about.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:32 AM   #6
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When we were seasonal campers, we made a PVC sewer line to prevent the lawn maintenance personnel from destroying our flexible line with their weed whackers.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:40 PM   #7
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everyone 'who'??

I hardly ever see this, but, sure, it makes sense if you are 'permanently' parked somewhere, as plumbing this way generally allows the owner to keep the pulls always opened and they don't have to 'empty the tanks' as they are always emptying, just like at your house.
Everyone I see at permanent sites..... I meant what is the difference between this and just using flexible RV sewage lines.
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It's so you don't have to mess around with sewer hoses all the time. When you need to dump, you simply pull the valves, wait a few minutes and you're done.

Plus PVC pipe is much, much stronger and more durable than any rv sewer hose you can buy.

At the last CG we were seasonal at we had full hookups and had pvc pipe running to the sewer drain. it was awesome. Our current CG doesn't have it and it's one thing I really miss.
thank you.... That makes sense. Appreciate the straight answer.
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