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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR RV SEPTIC SYSTEM

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR RV SEPTIC SYSTEM

Keeping an RV healthy is as important as owning it. A healthy septic system is essential as clogging or freezing may cause damage to your RV. Every RV is your investment, therefore protecting your RV is equal to protecting your investment.

Here are some tips to keep your RV healthy. Also, check your RV manual before following the steps.Firstly, let’s see three different tanks of an RV.

  1. FRESH WATER TANK

This tank is to store freshwater and is that which comes out of your taps.

2. GREY WATER TANK

The grey tank stores the dirty water from the bath shower. Some vintage RVs may not have this grey water tank.

3. BLACK WATER TANK

The black tank holds wastewater from the toilet and all dirty water if your RV does not have a grey tank.

Cleaning your RV tanks at specific intervals is necessary. The interval depends on no. of members traveling in your RV. If you are traveling with your whole family or many friends, you may need to empty your tanks every day but, if it is a solo trip or just you and your wife/ girlfriend, once in five days may be enough.

Some RVs have sensors that show when your tank is full. Never wait for this, as the filling may obstruct the flow. To dump the waste, make sure that you wear gloves. Identify the valves of the grey and black water tank and hook your sewer hose up to the valve, and the other end is to secure it to the sewer.

Begin with the black tank and dump it in designated dump stations. Pull the valve and let the tank to drain completely. After that, close the valve completely. Then, pull the grey tank valve and close it when done.Flushing the grey tank after the black tank helps to flush any solids stuck in your sewer hose. Make sure to clean your RV at perfect intervals to save your investment.

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