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RV Campground to empty black water tank

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HawkX66, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    351
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    Do RV campgrounds usually have the connections/hoses to empty a boat black water tank? I've never used a campground, but I need to empty mine. I'm on a trailer.
     
  2. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    No they don't.
     
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  3. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Anacortes Washington
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 Charts Timezero radar Furuno
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    RV works on gravity feed
     
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  4. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    351
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    I was afraid of that. Thanks.

    Any other alternatives?
     
  5. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Trailer it to a marina with pump out service.
     
  6. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    351
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    That was my next thought. I wasn't sure if they had a land based set up also. I'll call.
     
  7. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Call the portajon guys they can vacuumed out your black tank. Or a septic company.
     
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  8. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    If this is something you plan on doing again - pumping out at home, you could make a setup for at home. I forget what I called it, but do a title search for something like "home pump out" and use my name as a qualifier in the search. If I remember correctly, there were two parts/threads.
     
  9. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    351
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    Thanks. Hopefully this is a one shot deal for this year. Next year she'll be in the water and I can just pull up to a dock. There's a few marinas about 1/2 hour from my house that have pump outs. The place where I picked my boat up from has one that's accessible with my trailer.
     
  10. Great lakes pirate

    Great lakes pirate Active Member

    593
    Jan 5, 2010
    Lake St. Clair
    2000 35 Tiara Open
    Cummins 6BTA's
    370
    Use your neighbors shop vac.
     
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  11. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    351
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    Lol. No neighbors.
     
  12. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Anacortes Washington
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 Charts Timezero radar Furuno
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    If all you are worried about is freezing put some pink propylene glycol in the tank. Or lots of cheap vodka.
     
  13. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    351
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    Thanks. I want to re-plumb it also. The PO was definitely not into making things look good in the engine bilge area. It's a bit of a hassle, but I'll just tow it to the marina and empty it that way.
     
  14. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    If you have a shop vac, that does work well in a pinch, don’t ask how I know....then empty it into your sewer clean out stand pipe. Took all of about 5 minutes.
     
  15. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Can you discharge overboard? Put a 5gal bucket under the overboard discharge and empty the bucket as necessary into your sewer cleanout.
     
  16. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Anacortes Washington
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 Charts Timezero radar Furuno
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    You can pump out to ocean on west coast if you are off shore by set distance. Pump outs in Washington are excellent so no need. I had suction hose fail once and used shop vac. You dispose of shop vac after. On the hard we had porta potty suck us out once
     
  17. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    351
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    Thanks guys. Not an emergency. I'm just towing it to the marina and taking care of it there. A little further away, but not a big deal.
     
  18. Getaway

    Getaway Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 13, 2010
    Bay City, Michigan
    1998 290DA Sundancer
    Lowrance electronics, Fishhawk, Scotty Downriggers
    BoatWheels Tri-Axle Trailer
    Single big block 454 MPI Mercruiser engine and Bravo III outdrive.
    Wow, I'm trying to picture the shop vac thing and that just can't end well...LOL.
     
  19. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
  20. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Don’t overfill it and build a fart filter.
     

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