Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-16-2022, 11:01 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1994 34' Limited
Raleigh , North Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 27
Complete removal of black water tank

Our 1994 Excella 34 footer is permanently parked in the Western Carolina mountains. It is hooked to septic - it will never be moved again. Thinking of going directly to the septic line and permanently by-passing the black tank altogether.

I'm sure there are reasons NOT to do that, and we're beginning to master the whole deodorizer / cleaner / dump valve process. But trying to decide if it's just easier over the long haul to by-pass it and go direct. Would we necessarily need to remove the old tank, or is there a fairly easy way to by-pass it? If black tank needs to come out, is that a nightmare project ? Thanks
highlandsnc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2022, 11:07 AM   #2
Rivet Master
1988 25' Excella
1987 32' Excella
Knoxville , Tennessee
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5,001
Blog Entries: 1
I do not know of a way to bypass the black tank. I think removing it would be a huge project. I have a parked trailer and still go through the dump cycles. I wish I knew a better way but have not come up with it yet. We have made it for 10 years dumping with no major issue so far.
Bill M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2022, 11:10 AM   #3
Rivet Master
1986 31' Sovereign
Miami , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,137
Blog Entries: 13
Basically, you would need to replace the toilet with a home style unit with a tank, remove the black tank and plumb the drains ( I assume at least one sink will be operational)) to your septic/sewer system. You need the flow from a standard toilet to push any solids down through the plumbing.

Any plumber or competent DIY person could do it without much drama.
Sorta new (usually dirty) Nissan Titan XD (hardly paid for)
Middle-aged Safari SE
Young, lovely bride
Dismissive cat
n2916s is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Black Tank thinking about adding a black tank flush Peter417 Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 1 12-21-2020 11:18 AM
Rust? What rust?? Black tank? What black tank??!? gadgetgeek Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 2 08-08-2018 11:20 AM
Black Tank, Grey Tank, New Tank, Old Tank Bunkroom Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 07-22-2014 09:35 PM
345 MO 1986 Black water tank removal ? can you help ? moonshine Classic Motorhomes 7 12-20-2009 05:46 AM
Black Water tank removal... Morning Dew Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 01-11-2006 08:30 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.