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Old 11-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Emptying Black Tank

I'm trying to figure something out and was hoping you guys might have some ideas.

I want to use my black (and grey) water tank when I am not hooked up to sewer. Around me, everyone empties into their sewer clean out pipe on their property once they get home. The problem is that my clean out pipe is in the front of my house and I can't pull my HTT into the driveway. Its too steep and it scrapes. So the HTT goes on the side yard. I would estimate it's about 40ft from where the black tank is when the HTT is parked to where the clean out pipe is.

There are no dump stations at the campground we frequent where we don't have sewer, nor do we pass any on the way home.

Any suggestions? Do I just string lots of hoses together?
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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I might look into a hard PVC pipe running from TT to cleanout. You might support it every 10 ft or so.
10 feet of 3-4" PVC with unions shouldn't be more than $50. Just a thought.
The hard PVC should be easier to create a drop than running flex pipe. Probably cheaper too.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
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I have a 12 volt waste pump. it grinds up the waste and pumps it to a sewer opening about 60' away.. just make sure you use the large diameter garden hose.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...pump-kit/26125
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You may want to do some research on maceration systems for emptying your tanks. There are variety out there that are affordable.
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Your 17A has a fairly small set of waste tanks if I remember correctly. So why not purchase a small portable waste tank and just transfer it manual to the tank and then roll it over to your cleanout port, and then transfer it again to the sewer.

Here is an exaple picture of a few different sizes and styles of tanks.
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I think the portable tanks is the cheapest way to go. As far as the gray water, you may be able to dump that right in your yard. It's great for growing grass.
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Your 17A has a fairly small set of waste tanks if I remember correctly. So why not purchase a small portable waste tank and just transfer it manual to the tank and then roll it over to your cleanout port, and then transfer it again to the sewer.

Here is an exaple picture of a few different sizes and styles of tanks.
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I have a 12 volt waste pump. it grinds up the waste and pumps it to a sewer opening about 60' away.. just make sure you use the large diameter garden hose.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...pump-kit/26125

X2 on the FloJet macerator pump, I have the same problem as the OP and I use the FloJet to pump about 75' to a sewer clean out when needed. Problem solved.
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