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RV Basics

RV Basics for New RVers

Simple steps to dump your holding tanks successfully and the ice cube trick

If you are new to RVing and need to know some basics about RVing.

Below you will find information about:

  • Do you really need to buy special toilet paper for your RV?
  • How to sanitized the fresh water tanks
  • Once the holding tanks are full we show you how to empty them
  • Where there are dump stations to empty your tanks
  • Simple steps to get your RV ready for winter
  • RV check lists are free and available to help make your trip more enjoyable

Toilet Paper Test

The RV team here at Sanidumps.com have been RVing since the 1970's and have used a lot of TP. There's a lot of suggestions on the internet, and we have a very easy way to find out if the TP is RV friendly. Read more about RV TP testing.

Sanitizing RV Water Tanks

Depending how often you use your RV and what type of water is in your RV water tanks you should know how to sanitize the water tanks. We have been informed on a previous trip that the water we put into our water tanks need to be boiled before it is safe for human comsumption, learn how and what to do if this happens to you. Read more about Sanitizing the RV Water Tank.

How to Dump the RV Holding Tanks

You have been RVing, and now you have to dump the RV holding tanks. You may have heard of scary stories, but it's very easy to do if you follow some simple steps. Read about the simple steps to empty your RV holding tanks.

Where to Dump RV Holding Tanks

This is where Sanidumps.com first started as a website. Use the menu above to select the country you need, then select the region (State, Province, Territory, or location), after the region is selected look for the nearest city you are near for a dump station that will meet your needs. There's also a e-book listing where the dump stations are located.

Simple Steps to Winterize Your RV

When colder temperatures arrive in your area you don't want to get caught in the cold. These instructions on how to Winterize Your RV and how to winterize your RV water system for winter or long periods of storage.

RV Check List

One of the little things that we have found very helpful when RVing is to have a checklist for several of the tasks such as the Bedroom and Bathroom, Essentials, Departure, Kitchen, and the Pantry Check List. See some of the RVing check lists we have used to make our RV trips more enjoyable

Bleeding RV Propane Lines and Why

Bleeding your propane lines should be done whenever you arrive at a campground and will be using your propane system. These instructions on bleeding your propane lines will explain why and how.

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Dump Station Types

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, waste disposal, and free.

It is important to dispose of human waste properly when RVing. The RV dump station, dump point, or sanidump station you choose to empty your gray and black water holding tanks is up to you; we're hoping that you will choose an approved dump station site that's green and environmentally friendly, using an environmentally sound method.

Know Where To Dump Your Tanks

Do you need to know where to dump your holding tanks when your RV is on the road? Now you can know where the RV dump Stations are while traveling with a e-book. More information about the RV Dump Station location e-book.


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