I am a highly experienced RV owner who understands how important it is to keep my RV tanks clean and sanitized. If you want your camper, travel trailer or motorhome to smell good, you need to learn the best methods for cleaning and sanitizing your coach's waste water tank. A sewer tank that is not well maintained breeds bacteria that create horrible odors throughout a coach and also cause clogs in plumbing systems. Both of these things make using an RV a miserable experience, and both can lead to expensive repairs as well.
RV Sewage 101
RV Drain to Septic Tank - 1000canaries.com Community Forums
All Rights Reserved. How to connect to RV Park sewer line. Staying at a RV Park comes with paying a fee and provides you with access to water, electric and sewer connection. There is a right way and a wrong way to connect your RV to the sewer line. Sadly over the years there has been a lot of wrong information about the correct way to connect to the sewer line. Click here for an illustration of a typical RV Waste System. The Right and Wrong way to connect.
Hooking up travel trailer to septic questions
Why not use the RV or camper? Is it possible to dump your RV tanks into your septic tank? In a camper or RV, chemicals are often used to help deodorize the area and also further break down some of the solids and paper. However, some of these chemicals are toxic and can be destructive to the natural balance of bacteria living in a septic tank. There are anaerobic and aerobic organisms.
Yes - as long as your septic system is fully functioning, adequately sized and properly maintained. If you do, it's important to use only the recommended amount of deodorant in your holding tank and only empty when the tank is full. Also, because holding tank waste is very concentrated and breakdown takes longer, we recommend you dump only one RV holding tank in a home septic system per week. Do not dump RV holding tank waste into your septic tank.