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Old 11-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Where do you get tanks cleared out at?

So I am getting a TT this upcoming spring and as of now we are hoping to stay at my In-Laws over the 4th of July weekend. They have a large back yard where we can set up and even connect electrically, and even get water. The grey water would be no big deal since it can just drain in the yard, seeings that it won't be much to begin with. However having only one bathroom at their camp and several families, I know the bathroom will be used in our TT as well for all the families. Since this is an actual camp and not a campground, I guess I am curious as to where do people go to have the tank drained out after boon docking?

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:50 AM   #2
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A local campground might let you dump for a fee, flying "J" truck stops if one near you for a fee.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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I pumped my tanks into my septic system at home. I have used a Sanicon Tank Buddy twice. Now for sale in the classified area here.

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So I am getting a TT this upcoming spring and as of now we are hoping to stay at my In-Laws over the 4th of July weekend. They have a large back yard where we can set up and even connect electrically, and even get water. The grey water would be no big deal since it can just drain in the yard, seeings that it won't be much to begin with. However having only one bathroom at their camp and several families, I know the bathroom will be used in our TT as well for all the families. Since this is an actual camp and not a campground, I guess I am curious as to where do people go to have the tank drained out after boon docking?

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Old 11-18-2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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Sounds like you are new to the RV/TT world and welcome to the forum. Many state and county campgrounds allow dumping for a fee Most all KOAs do the same. Flying J along the highway do also as mentioned. Just get a good RV camping guide and find a place near the camp that has a dump station when you leave. Make sure you put 3 to 5 gallons of water in the black tank before you use it and have lots of water in it when you dump so everything flows out good. Use LOTS of water to flush it out a second or third time to clean everything out. Even though I have a flush kit on mine I usually wind up running my flush water hose inside to my toilet and flush the tank from the top. I have an older TT and this works for me. I get everything out that way.
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Some ideas come to mind:
1. A nearby RV Sales/Repair facility may have a dump station.
2. If the home has a septic sewer system, more than likely the clean out is in the back yard between the home and the septic tank, maybe you could camp close to it and hook up.
3. You could invest in a Tote, which is a portable holding tank that you would dump into, then lug it to either a dump station or the home's sewer clean out. (may not be legal if the home is city sewer)
4. Invest in an RV Sani-Con system, which is an electric pump that you connect to the RV that macerates the waste and sends it though a garden size hose to the home's sewer clean out.

When shopping for your TT, be sure and enquire about the size of black tank. 40 gal fills quick, 60 gal or larger is your best bet. Most toy haulers have in the neighborhood of 100 gal size tanks. Best of Luck
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Where is the sewer clean out located at their house? If you can get your unit close, use it.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:57 AM   #7
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Wow!! Thanks all for the great feedback! I def will have to look for something local campground wise. I may even consider staying there instead and just hand out at the In-Laws outside of sleeping. However it would be neat to learn the boon docking part of it as well.
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Just a comment some TT don't have much of a black tank keep a close eye on your tank levels. especially if the rest of the party doesn't have much experience with water conservation.

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If you have an android phone, download the free app, Sanidump. It will show you the nearest dump stations.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:43 PM   #10
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Then there's the cousin Eddie solution!

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by the way, the fee for dumping is about $10, rewater is coined, at the most locations.
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