Where are RV dump stations?

RV dump stations are located all around the country, and while they’re not always located on campgrounds, they’re usually easy to find – provided you have the right resources. There are a few great online resources to check out, including: SaniDumps.com. RVDumps.com.

How do I find RV Dump stations?

A few great websites to check out when looking for RV dump stations are:

  • SaniDumps.com – The type of recreational vehicle dump stations you will find on Sanidumps.com include: private, public, RV park, non-park, municipal, truck stop, rest stop, campground, camping, resort, commercial, pay, donation, and free.
  • RVDumps.com –  This site is designed to help you locate dump stations across the United States. If you typically stay in a campground or RV park, chances are a dump station is available. If you’re a boondocker, finding a dump station can be a bit more tricky. On this site we primarily focus on locations other than RV parks and campgrounds — places like rest areas, truck stops, gas stations, and others.
  • AllStays.com – The #1 camping app for iPhone and iPads. From resorts to hike-in spots. Amenities, truck stops, rest areas, Wal-mart and casino parking, RV services, dumps, propane, clearances and much more.
  • Campendium – This is a popular website listing campgrounds. Under search, you can select RV Dump Stations as a category and have them show up on a map that lets you find dump stations near your location.
  • RVShare.com – This RV Rental site also has a section that allows you to search for RV Dump Stations near me. This includes knowing the hours of operation at each station and how much they charge. 

Naturally, most campgrounds do have RV dump stations. But the online resources above will help you between stops.

Is there an app to find RV dump stations?

Sanidumps is an online platform and Android app created to help RVers locate dump stations throughout the United States and Canada. Why it’s great: Sanidumps is a comprehensive collection of RV dump stations found at RV parks, private campgrounds, public campgrounds, and municipal parks.

Do Florida rest areas have RV dump stations?

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, none of the rest areas in Florida are equipped with RV dump stations. 

How do I empty my RV tank?

Hook up one end of your sewage drain hose to the black tank valve on your RV. Secure the other end of the hose to the valve at the sewer line or dumping station. Pull the valve to empty the black tank, allowing it to drain completely. Flush the black tank with water to clean it.

Should I empty fresh water tank on RV?

Freshwater tanks should be emptied after each trip. It’s always a better practice to fill your freshwater tank just before you leave for your trip instead of letting freshwater sit in the tank for long periods of time until you’re ready to use your RV again.

How often do you need to empty RV?

How often you need to empty your tanks is relative. If you are traveling with a large number of people, you may need to empty your tanks every other day. If it is just you and your spouse, once a week may be enough. A general rule of thumb is to wait until your tanks are about two-thirds full before emptying them.

How do you dump an RV tank at home?

This is perhaps the simplest method so far, as it only requires that you connect your RV’s black or gray water tanks to your cleanout port using your sewer hose and flush the waste out just as you would at a dump station.

What is a sani dump station?

A Sani-Dump Station is a place where RV owners and renters can dump their gray and black water into a sanitary sewer in a safe and responsible way.

How do you use a camper dump station?

How to Use an RV Dump Station

  1. Pull Up and Line Up Your RV With the Dump Station.
  2. Put on Gloves and Attach Your Sewer Hose with Clear Elbow to Your RV.
  3. Secure the End of the Sewer Hose in the Dump Station Drain.
  4. Make Sure All Attachments Are Secure.
  5. Pull Black Tank Valve to Dump Black Water.
  6. Flush Black Tank and Dump Again
  7. Pull Gray Tank Valve
  8. Rinse Gray Tank If Desired
  9. Close Valves and Disconnect Sewer Hose from RV
  10. Use Water Hose to Rinse Inside of Sewer Hose and Any Spills
  11. Put Everything Away
  12. Sanitize Valves and Sanitation Station on RV

What happens if you overfill your black tank?

If you are using your tank flush and close your valves, you run the risk of it overfilling. When you over fill the tank, if you are lucky the waste will travel up the vent pipe and make a mess on your roof, or over flow through your toilet and flood your bathroom. If you’re unlucky, it could burst your tank.

Can you use vinegar to clean RV toilet?

Yes, you can put vinegar in an RV toilet. Vinegar in combination with baking soda is great for cleaning and whitening the toilet bowl.

Can I put bleach in my RV black tank?

Cleaning your black water holding tank is best done when you’re 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.

How do I know if my RV black tank is full?

To determine if you have another sink draining in your black tank, start by draining your gray tank. Once empty, leave the gray tank drain open. Now, turn on one of the faucets in the RV. If you don’t see any water flowing out of the gray tank, then you know it’s draining into the black.

What happens if you overfill your black tank RV?

If your tank has filled beyond capacity then the materials may give out due to weight and pressure. This will cause the waste to pour into the area that the tank occupies. The waste will also spread anywhere that a liquid can go.