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Old 09-09-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Holding tank(s) question.


I'm planning to use the trailer this weekend, then leave it onsite for about 5 weeks until we use it again in the same location.

I will be bringing it home after the second use.

Is there any reason I can't or really shouldn't leave it without emptying the gray and black water tanks during this time period?

I intend to empty them after our second use in October.

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Old 09-09-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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Personally, I would think things could get pretty ripe over that period of time.
I would empty as usual and return to a fresh TT.



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Old 09-09-2013, 02:47 PM   #3
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None I can think of, Just make sure the traps are all holding water. As an added precaution, I would lock the utility hatch if possible and turn off the water supply.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #5
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Like others, I recommend draining your holding tanks after your first use, especially knowing that the TT will be sitting for five weeks. Is there a dumping station at your location? If yes, you might consider employing a portable waste tank (see, generally, https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...te-Water-Tanks). A portable waste tank might be a good option for you if your primarily use is at a seasonable site. The only issues I have seen with these portable waste tanks are (1) the wheels and (2) the weight or the manpower needed to move the tank once full (which will depend upon the size of the portable tank and the terrain (eg, hilly, gravel road). In any event, something for your to consider/research. If there is no dumping station at your seasonal site (which I'm assuming is the case), life becomes a bit more challenging. You could employ a portable waste tank, but you would need ramps to get it up into the back of your pickup (but doesn't seem to be a very good option). Either way, I would drain the tanks if away for five weeks.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input everyone.

We won't be at a campground but rather on some private property.

The property has a family cabin with plumbing which will be used primarily.

The TT's plumbing facilities will likely be lightly used by 2 adults and a 3 yr old - late night etc.

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Old 09-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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I believe the holding tank treatments have a limited lifespan of a week or two, so I would dump and flush the tanks just like I would if I was taking the tt back to storage.

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