Question: Can I empty my RV into my sewer line?

In most cases, it is legal to dump both your RV black and gray water tanks into an approved residential sewer system. There may be local ordinances and restrictions, and you should check them. If you are dumping into an actual municipal sewer line, often called a “sanitary line,” you should have no problems.

Can an RV be hooked up to a sewer line?

There are a few ways to accomplish setting up an RV sewer hookup at home. They are hooking up to the existing public sewer system, hooking up to your private septic system, or installing a sewer tank. But if its legal, its as simple as hooking up your sewer at a campground.

Where do you empty RV sewage?

A dump station is a place that is designed for the safe disposal of waste from RVs. This waste is disposed of into a communal septic tank, usually through the use of a hose.

How much does it cost to empty an RV septic tank?

Youll spend $150 to $250 to clean out an RV septic tank. Also called holding tanks, youll end up dumping these yourself more often as they dont hold much and need frequent emptying.

How do I buy land and live in an RV?

How to Live Full Time in an RV on Your Own Land LegallyContact your county building office to determine permit requirements (if any)Check with public health to determine if a septic and/or well is needed.Consider getting an address assigned to your lot.

How long of a RV sewer hose do I need?

15 to 20 feet Like we mentioned earlier, the ideal range for RV sewer hose lengths is 15 to 20 feet. At a minimum, you should target this range so that you have enough length to comfortably attach your RVs waste tank to an external sewage system without putting a strain on the sewer hose.

Do pilots have dump stations?

Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers are slowly remodeling their existing locations to include RV dump stations along with RV fuel lanes. Most have potable water. Go to their website and look up locations along your route. Some campgrounds run by the U.S. Forest Service will offer dump stations with potable water.

Are all RV sewer hoses the same?

Yes, RV sewer hose size is the same for all RV. A typical RV sewer hose, which connects to the black-water tank, has 3-inch diameter tubing. This is the universal diameter. Most RV sewer hoses also have 3-inch bayonet connections, as well as twist-and-lock type fittings.

Can I put bleach in my black water tank?

Cleaning your black water holding tank is best done when youre fully hooked up and have both a water and sewer connection. Avoid using bleach or antifreeze for your deep clean, as both of these can dry out rubber seals and ultimately ruin your sewage system.

Can I dump my black tank at home?

It is legal to dump your RV black tanks at home in most places (google to double check). If you have a septic tank you can dump waste directly into it. Please be aware of harmful chemicals or detergents that may have gotten into your black tank. It is possible they can damage the bacteria in your septic system.

What will dissolve feces?

Household Bleach Use bleach just in case when your toilet is clogged severely. You will need to pour two to three cups of household bleach to the bowl. Wait until it dissolves the poop, and then flush the toilet a few times.

Can you stay overnight at a pilot?

Did you know theres free overnight parking at truck stops throughout the United States? The Flying J, Pilot and Loves are some of the truck stops that offer designated overnight parking for big rigs, RVs and cars.

Do pilots have dumping stations?

Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers are slowly remodeling their existing locations to include RV dump stations along with RV fuel lanes. Most have potable water. Go to their website and look up locations along your route. Some campgrounds run by the U.S. Forest Service will offer dump stations with potable water.

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