I just sold my baby, AKA my Duramax and at this point, have no plans to replace it for a few years.
We were going to park our 5er at our favorite campground but also have the option of parking it next to our family summer home in Maine.
The only problem is I would have no way to dump the holding tanks since I won't be able to move it easily.
Has anyone ever used a commercial septic service to empty their tanks? I'm concerned that they might have too much suction and damage something. Any other ideas would be appreciated as well. Thanks.
During our county fair we have a port-a-pot company come in and pump the tanks of campers staying on the grounds. I think that they charge around 20 to 25 dollars. They have all of the connections to connect directly to the RV to dump.
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Its done all the time. I personally have never had it done, but I've witnessed it in Quartzsite from time to time. I suppose in preparation I'd insure that my black and gray tanks vents were functioning properly.
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I got a Mascerator pump from West Marine, and made an adapter to attach it to the RV, then pump into a port-a-poty, but you can also pump into a sewer cleanout, or a septic system, as long as it is within about 200' or at least downhill from the RV. The pumps will go uphill about 10', but that is the limit. So if your sewer cleanout is 400' away, and about 20' downhill from the RV, it will flow great. 100' and 10' uphill will pump much slower, but will get the job done.
I use a combination of 1" clear flexible tubing and 3/4" PVC piping that is only a couple of dollars for 10'.
Yes the port-a-poty people can pump out your tanks for about $25, or $50 if they have to put you into their route, and make a special trip.
When I was dry camping in Albuquerque, they used a bin about 5 gallons, drained the RV into that, while the tanker truck is under a vacuum, and sucks from the bottom of that 5 gallon container.
Sounds like you do not have sewer connection at CG or ability to dump at summer home........
Honey wagons can empty your tanks for a fee.....if that service is available in area where CG is. Check with CG.
As for the summer home.....how far away from septic/sewer system with rig be parked.
I use a portable macerator when visiting sister....pumps 75' then 3' vertical rise into sink in garage....works great.
Not all companies offer rv "sucking". The 20-25 bucks is a good estimate if you're at the race track or a cg without sewer hookups. If I had to guess....it would probably be more like 80-100 bucks. I've had mine done at the race track several times and then give it a good flush at home in my dump station. The problem with "sucking" is that the water gets sucked out so fast that sometines the soilds get left behind. I've heard tales of tanks imploding while having this done but it might be a myth. My advice, if possible, would be to put in a dump station at your summer home. Personal dump stations are worth their weight in gold!