Your RV has many components that are necessary for a pleasant and safe camping experience. If you and your family frequently camp, then there is no doubt you frequently use your RV's toilet. Unlike your toilet at home, where you're most likely using a municipal sewer system, your RV's toilet system is completely dependent upon proper care and maintenance from you. This article will provide you with some tips on how to properly use and care for your RV's toilet system.
Understanding Your Septic System
It's important to understand your RV's septic system in order to properly care for it. For example, it's important to pay attention to your tank monitor. This is a sensor that will tell you how full your black tank is (this is the toilet water and waste). Many times these tanks are not reliable, so if you are on a trip for a long period of time and you don't have septic available at your camp site, invest in a portable container that you can pump your waste into and then dump in the campground's septic system.
If you camp frequently in parks that have septic available at each sight, you don't have to worry so much about monitoring the system and continuously cleaning it. However, most state and federal parks don't have their own septic system.
Toilet Paper that Plays Nice
The type of toilet paper you use in your RV will play a big part in your RV's septic system. You can reduce the risk of your toilet system being clogged or breaking if you make sure the toilet paper you use is RV friendly. Toilet paper that is not made for an RV can hang around the holding tank sensor, which can cause false readings. This means your tank may read as empty when it's actually full and vice versa. Purchase RV-friendly toilet paper at your local auto supply store or from a local RV dealer.
When it comes to maintaining your RV's septic system, treating your tank with a chemical cleaner and deodorizer is of the utmost importance. These treatments will help to break down the toilet appear and waste and help rinse your tank when you pump it out at the end of your camping trip. Your owner's manual or local RV facility should be able to advise you on
If you find at any time you have problems with your RV septic system, consult with an RV repair facility, like Auto-Truck Services Inc.