The purpose of this article is to walk you through the steps necessary to empty the holding tanks of your RV in a step-by-step manner. It is important to keep your black holding tank closed for as long as possible in order to ensure that the chemicals inside can break down solids and toilet paper as quickly as possible. It will be easier to evacuate the tanks once they have been emptied since the solids and toilet paper will build up more head pressure.
It is recommended that you take RV toilet paper with you when you go camping instead of traditional toilet paper. When used in holding tanks, RV toilet paper tends to break down more quickly than traditional toilet paper.
To empty the holding tanks in your RV, you will need to follow these steps:
- If your black tank stays closed, you will avoid debris building up in the tank and you will have much easier time flushing it, as the chemicals in the toilet can break down the waste inside.
- Take off the black tank cap using your clear hose attachment and place it on the outside of the tank.
- Your clear hose fitting can be connected to the hose and used to release residual water.
- When your black tank is empty, open the gray tank’s water valve so debris can escape and your house can be cleaned.
- Closing all valves, disconnecting the hose and packing the gray tank when it is empty is the next step.
If you’d like to keep your toilets cleaner, you might want to consider investing in a flush valve like the Flush King. This kind of device is useful for disposing of solidified waste accumulated in holding tanks. You will benefit from this product if you are having trouble emptying the waste tank of your RV.