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Dump Stations


Here are some tips to follow when emptying your RV's holding tanks.

  • When emptying both the black and gray tanks, dump the black-water tank before the gray-water tank so the "soapy water" from the gray tank can clean the residue from the hose.
  • Don't dump the black-water tank until it is at least two-thirds full. Don't leave the black-water tank valve open when hooked up at a campsite. This will cause liquids to drain, leaving solid waste behind to harden on the bottom of the tank.
  • Use a heavy-duty sewer hose about 6 to 8 feet long to make handling easier.
  • Carry an extra garden hose for rinsing in case the dump station doesn't have one. Store this in an area where it won't come into contact with your drinking water hose.
  • Never use your fresh water hose for rinsing sewer hoses or the dump station area.
  • Wear protective rubber gloves and avoid touching the outside of the gloves.
  • If others are waiting to use the dump station, skip the tank flushing and hose rinsing steps. Pull away from the dump station and then add some water and chemicals to the holding tanks.
  • Never put anything other than the contents of your holding tanks into the dump station.
  • Leave the dump station area cleaner than you found it. 

Recipe for Cleaning Black Tanks

  • 2 Cups "Sudsy" Ammonia
  • 2 Tbs Dawn Dishwashing Detergent
  • Stir the above into 1 gallon warm water and put in tank
  • Fill black tank 2/3 full
  • Move unit for 30 minutes (stirring the pot)
  • Let stand for 72 hours
  • Move unit for 10 minutes then flush & drain

North Phoenix

Fees may apply--please call the dump site beforehand!

North Phoenix RV Park
2550 W. Louise Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Local:  (623) 581-3969
FAX:  (623) 587-9752

Cave Creek Recreation Area
37019 N. Lava Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Local:  (623) 465-0431

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Metro Area

Fees may apply--please call the dump site beforehand!

Southwest RV Storage:
17030 N. 63rd Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
Local:  (623) 486-3452
FAX:  (623) 486-2554 

Mesa | East Valley

Fees may apply--please call the dump site beforehand!

Apache Palms RV Park: (Dump Site Only)
1836 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Local:  (480) 966-7399
FAX:  (480) 966-2877

RV Corral Storage:
1215 W. Houston Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Local:  (480) 926-3303

Improve your fuel mpg by emptying your RV holding tanks before you go out on long trips or traveling over high mountain passes. To calculate your fuel mileage, use this free, easy to use Fuel Calculator

Drive Sensibly - Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas.

Observe the Speed Limit - While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at higher speeds.

Remove Excess Weight - Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones.

Avoid Excessive Idling - Idling gets 0 miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at idle than do cars with smaller engines.

Use Cruise Control - Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.

Tire Pressure - Check the tire pressure regularly. Too low pressure will decrease your fuel mileage.

Follow the Recommended Maintenance - A vehicle that is well maintained means it will operate with greater efficiency.