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Quarantine on Wheels

Safely Navigating the Quarantine in your RV, 5th Wheel, or Camper

In an effort to curtail the virus and slow the movement of the epidemic in the US, almost every state has enacted travel bans and issued orders to shelter in place.  For most people, this is an inconvenience, but for people who have sold their homes and embraced the nomadic lifestyle it can be a real challenge.

At Drain Master, we have an intimate understanding of the challenges you are facing as an RV owner.  From finding a safe place to park, to getting your groceries, life is presenting some unique obstacles.  We’re here to help remove those obstacles and be a lifeline for those on the not so open roads.

You can view this resource from Campendium for closures of campgrounds across the US due to the state mandated travel restrictions.

With Every Challenge is a New Opportunity

Staying with Family

While living on the go is a bit uncertain, many people are finding that having an RV, 5th wheel, or camper in times like these is beneficial.  Having the ability to pick up and go, and then stay for an extended period of time can be vital for those in hard hit areas, for those with older relatives who need a bit of extra help, etc.

Avoiding Hotspots

If your area is looking at a serious increase in the number of cases reported with the virus, having an RV, 5th wheel, or Camper is a great way to ride out the curve in a less affected area.  If you are leaving a region with a significant outbreak, please take care to follow CDC and WHO guidelines so as not to contribute to the spread of the virus.

Vacations:

Vacation spots are being hit hard by this epidemic.  Airline travel is restricted, hotels are closing, these “mobile” homes are just about the only way to travel right now.  And they’re definitely the only method of doing so affordably in an uncertain economy. Check the resource above for a list of campgrounds and locations that are open and available before leaving for any trips.

Self-Quarantine

If you or a loved one is being tested, or is working as an essential employee, quarantining away from the rest of the family significantly lowers the risk of spreading the virus.  Many people who own RVs, 5th wheels, or campers are either using them for self-quarantine or loaning them to those in need.  In fact, there’s a whole Facebook community dedicated to loaning these mobile homes to healthcare workers so that they can protect their families.

Plan Ahead:

Food:

Be prepared to have a stockpile of food before making any travel plans.  Local grocery stores in certain areas may be closed, changing hours, or limiting the number of shoppers allowed in the store at a given time.  You don’t want to travel somewhere and risk running out of food.

Water:

Make sure you have water on hand for drinking, cooking, and cleaning.  In addition, make sure that you can refill your water supply with treated water wherever you might travel.  Water is vital in cleaning and avoiding the spread of the virus.

Supplies:

Much like food and water, you’ll want to make sure that you have the right cleaning supplies and products before making any travel plans.  Running out of disinfectant, toilet paper, or anti-bacterial soap could cause a big problem.

Sewage:

The dirty side of the RV life, even if you can shelter in place for a number of weeks, you’ll still need access to safe place to empty your sewage.  Campsites often offer easily accessible sewage dumping sites. Here are some of our guidelines for staying safe while emptying your tanks:

  • Wear gloves!
  • Spray the water faucet with a mix of 2 parts water, 1 part bleach (because the guy before you could have turned the spigot off with his dirty gloves)
  • Use our Waste Master Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage system as it provides the safest most sanitary way to transfer holding tank sewage from an RV to the ground sewer inlet. You don’t have to connect the hose or any fittings, all the sewage is contained inside the hose, and no waste touches the ground or your gloves!

The Cleanest Way to Dump

Using the Waste Master Sewer Hose and Drain Master Waste Valve System

Imagine this, you’ve just been on an amazing vacation.  You’ve logged lots of miles, hit some epic hot spots, and now you’re on your way back home.  What are you dreading more, the return home, or emptying your holding tank?  We can’t help you with number one, but we can most certainly help you with number two.

When you drain your RV sewage holding tanks are you fumbling with flimsy sewer hoses that leak, crack, or split?  Does your hose move around you, and require a second set of hands to set up and operate the drainage system?

The sad truth of most RV drainage systems is that they’re made up of parts that aren’t designed to do the job.  They’re made of substandard materials that don’t stand up to the demands of your RV lifestyle. can save you countless hours emptying your holding tank and cleaning up after the job is done over the life of your RV.  The Drain Master Pro-Series Electronic Waste Valves combined with the Waste Master Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage System combine to offer RV’s, 5th wheels, and travel trailers the fastest and cleanest waste removal system.

We’ve made it our mission at Drain Master to design and stand behind superior drainage solutions for RVs, 5th wheels, and Travel Trailers.  Sewage shouldn’t stand between you and the next adventure.  Our solutions are backed by expertise and knowledge to offer a sanitary drainage solution so you can spend less time dumping and more time exploring, relaxing, or sightseeing.  With Drain Master, emptying your tanks is simple, safe, and sanitary.  Learn more by reading the post below.

Get the Job Done Right

Now imagine a better way of emptying your holding tanks.  It’s as simple as parking your RV.  No wait, it’s way easier than that!  Simply open your Waste Master System storage compartment, grab the industrial strength hose and walk it over to the drain.  Your hose is already connected using Cam Loc fittings so there’s no leaking, no set up hassle.  This new hose collapses for easy storage affording you 20 feet crush proof, UV resistant hose.

Now you’re ready to hit the switch.  Our innovative Drain Master Pro-Series waste valve system eliminates cumbersome pull valves with a simple electric switch that’s easy to install, one in your wet bay and one inside your RV.  Once the tank is empty, simply hit the switch again, collapse and store your hose, and be on your way.  The smooth interior of the hose keeps waste from building up and getting stuck.  This eliminates hours of cleaning and keeps your storage compartment clean.  Plus, our StaPut Technology also means that the hose will not move around on you while you empty your sewage tank.  No more pin hole leaks.  No more second set of hands to hold it in place.

Stop Imagining It

Now that you know a better system exists, what’s keeping you from making the call? Our experienced and friendly staff are waiting to answer all of your questions from the specifications to the simple operation of the total Drain Master System.  Call today to learn about how the Drain Master Electronic Waste Valves and the Waste Master Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage System offer RV owners the very best in waste removal.