Step 3: Attaching the Sewer Hose

 Remove the cap from the Drain pipe by twisting (most likely counter clockwise). and attach the sewer hose by twisting the channels around the protruding plastic pins on the pipe.

Slide the other end of the pipe into the sewage connection in the ground or into your portable tank (this connection does not lock in but rather slips).

Some may have the locking channels on both ends for different types of connections, some amount of analyzing may need to be done to make sure that you have the proper fittings for your particular situation.

Try to make sure that the hose drops elevation from your RV to your destination (becomes lower).

It is also a good Idea to support your hose so that it has good downhill flow. There are products sold for this but I have found that a board works just fine, and it was free.

Pull your sewage valve open and let it drain for a few minutes. I usually let mine go until I can't hear water flowing through it.

Close the valve. If you are connected to a sanitary sewer line (!!! NOT A STORM SEWER !!!) then proceed to the next step but  if you are using a tank like I am then I have added some extra steps at the end of this intractable for how I dump the portable tank.

<p>Need help regarding draining black tank on a Dutchmen Aspen Trail travel trailer. It is not moveable. The sewer tank to dispose it into is about 40 feet away. It is also slightly elevated. Does the draining only work with the help of gravity, or is there an way to force the contents out, in spite of a slight elevation?</p><p>THANK YOU!</p>
I've heard if you are traveling and want to clean your tanks, dump some ice down the toilet and drive... Cleans up the tank nicely
Some RVs have a pump called a mascerating (spelling?) pump that is sort of like a high powered blender so that there are no solids in the tank at all. It might be a good idea to have that special pump. I believe that some rigs also use that pump to force the waste to dump.
I know this is an old thread, but a mascerator fits on the drain of the tanks. It only &quot;blends&quot; the stuff as you drain the tank. It doesn't do anything to the stuff going into the tank.
this seems like a no brainer but i had a hell of a time draining my tank. definately gonna make myself a wand like yours, as well as use the laundry detergent, thanks!
Please leave any improvement ideas, suggestions for deodorizers, or just general knowledge of the subject. I am not an expert and always appreciate learning a better way to achieve my goals.

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