Black water holding tanks are a key aspect of boondock camping, or otherwise where sewer hookup is simply not available. A black water tank is designed to hold, and facilitate the draining, of solid and liquid wastes from a toilet.
Here at ICON, we took a look at what makes a useful and durable RV black water tank.
Black Water Tank Key Considerations
You want a black water tank that has an appropriate capacity for your use. Usually, the more people you expect to use the washroom in your RV, the more capacity you will need for waste. Conversely, if you aren’t expecting to use it much, a small tank may be appropriate to keep weight down and conserve space. Tanks provided by ICON come in a variety of sizes to make getting the right capacity easy.
If there’s one thing you absolutely don’t want, it’s a busted or leaking waste tank. At ICON, we take tank durability seriously. Holding tanks are constructed of high impact ABS, with solvent welded seams. By the time we are done, any seam or fitting has become one with the tank. That makes for a durable construction!
A tank has to slope towards a pre-designated point to be effective at draining. You want to be able to drain & flush the wastes out as effectively as possible. That’s why ICON has a variety of drain locations in their designs and channels embossed in the bottom to promote clean drainage & flushing.
Flexible Intake Position
The intakes are best installed according to where your plumbing goes through the floor. So having the flexibility to insert the intakes as necessary is crucial for an aftermarket replacement. The majority of ICON tanks have a flat top face, facilitating the installation of any intake or vent, anywhere on the tank!
The tank must have a robust flange to help you mount it to the underside of your RV. That goes back to our solvent welded flanges. They are thick and robust for use in mounting the tank. You can use them to slide the whole tank onto a rail/angle iron, or you can pre-drill and mount with screws/bolts into the floorboards.
There you have it. Waste tanks are an important part of your plumbing in an RV and ICON has your back with the best tanks & accessories around.
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