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How To Hook-Up & Dump Tanks on an Australian Campervan

How To Hook-Up & Dump Tanks on an Australian Campervan


How would you like to dump your black tank without moving your RV to the dump station, even when you’re not in a full-hook-up campsite? In Australia, you can!

Getting hooked up and dumping tanks in a caravan park in Australia is different than in the US or Canada. They use 240 volts, so the power cord is different… the grey and black water systems aren’t connected… and full hook-ups are virtually non-existent.

Some of the most common questions we get about managing the systems on our campervan during our trip are related to handling these basics, so we thought we’d share exactly how they do it Down Under.


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Justin

Thursday 9th of August 2018

Looking for a recommendation on best portable waste tank without breaking the bank. TIA.

TheRVgeeks

Thursday 9th of August 2018

Not sure how these rate as far as "best" or on price, but they're the only type of portable tanks we know of, available in various sizes: https://amzn.to/2KMh7ks

Christine Ryan

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

After living in the smaller space than the camper you're used to how would you feel about full-timing in this one!

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

We love it... but NEVER would full-time in something this small!

Randy

Sunday 3rd of April 2016

I assume you have limited time there but do you have plans in the future to show how larger RVs are set up either down under or in Europe?

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 3rd of April 2016

We've actually seen very few larger RVs here, and they're mostly 1-off custom jobs. We did get a tour through a honkin' 4WD rig that the owners use to travel the outback. We'll be showing that in an upcoming video. We also got to see inside a couple of motorhomes while we were in Scotland. Video about that here: https://www.thervgeeks.com/trip-tips/scotland-uk-motorhomes-caravans/

Muss

Saturday 2nd of April 2016

Another good Post !!! I wander how was the smell at the dump station. Considering the smell at porter bathrooms in the states.

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 2nd of April 2016

Amazingly, they've all been pretty much odor free!

John S.

Friday 1st of April 2016

A bit off topic, but my April issue of International Living just arrived and the Travel Section article is: Australia by RV: The Five Best Road Trips.

Not positive but it looks like you are doing the first trip mentioned mentioned!

TheRVgeeks

Friday 1st of April 2016

How perfect! ?

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