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Old 01-02-2004, 02:52 PM   #15
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Cool I just used my Sewer Solution for the first time...

...and I thought I'd share my observations with y'all.

First, it's a quality unit, and well thought out. It works just like it should.

Second, you'll need a Thetford to Valterra adaptor to hook it to your tank; if your trailer is laid out like mine, it will work better with about an 8" extension, so you can position it with the discharge hose pointing down.

It ain't real fast. You wouldn't want to use it with five people behind you in line at the dump station, but that's really not what it's for. IMHO, it's for those times when there's no other way to do it. If you don't need one now, you will some day!

You can buy a supposedly "second" quality direct from www.sewersolution.com for $75, although I cannot for the life of me see a defect in mine.

I used 1" PVC pipe on the discharge - I had to pump the full 10' length of the discharge hose, thru 30' of straight pipe, up a foot and a half, and thru (3) 90 degree bends, and down into the cleanout at my house. Here's a couple tips on piping that will help you out considerably, I believe:

First, do not use regular 90 degree elbows, as they add considerable flow resistance and will slow things down to a crawl. I use 1" PVC electrical conduit sweep elbows, which reduce the flow resistance quite a bit. Same stuff, same glue, more expensive, but they work wonders for the flow.

Second, if you'll be dropping into a cleanout, like I was, add an extension to drop a couple of feet down - this will let you take some advantage of a siphon effect.

Overall, I'm happy as a clam with it. It let me do something that would have otherwise been impossible!

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Old 01-02-2004, 04:38 PM   #16
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Would trade for the sewer solution

With a year of use, I could not be more happy. I have yet to use that big, messy 3" hose. I agree that it is not quick, but that is a small inconvenience. I have used mine with 50ft of hose (bought from sewer solution) going up a slight incline to my cleanout and it works perfectly. There is NO way that I could empty my rig at home without the sewer solution. There may come a day when I use the old 3" hose, but it will certainly be the exception to my wishes.

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Old 07-26-2004, 03:34 PM   #17
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Sewer Solution

Camping World is advertising something called the Sewer Solution (their part number 16617). It uses a high velocity water jet to pull sewage from the RV sewer pipe and eject it from a small-diameter discharge hose.

Looks interesting, but has anyone had any experience with this or a similar device? It seems to perform sort of the same function as a macerator pump. I'd like to eliminate that big floppy sewer hose if possible.

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Old 07-26-2004, 03:43 PM   #18
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Camping World is advertising something called the Sewer Solution (their part number 16617). It uses a high velocity water jet to pull sewage from the RV sewer pipe and eject it from a small-diameter discharge hose.

Looks interesting, but has anyone had any experience with this or a similar device? It seems to perform sort of the same function as a macerator pump. I'd like to eliminate that big floppy sewer hose if possible.

Bob
I have thought about these and see a big down side with my rig. The shower drains into the main dump pipe and if the sewer gismo ever fails to work the black water will back up into the shower pan.
I guess I'm a chicken and will not be using one of those things.
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I'm new to camping, but it's the only thing I've ever used and it works great. I carry the larger hose along, but have never used it.
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I've had mine for a while, and like it a lot. It flows enough to leave the grey valve open, and eliminates the need for slinky supports etc.
It makes dumping the tanks easy, although slow.
I do use the slinky about every 4th or so time, because the sewer solution does not create enough of a flow to remove everything in the black tank all the time.
But, part of my maintenance routine is filling the black tank with water and flushing it out at dump stations once in a while, when there is no line.
For hookup camping, you can't beat the sewer solution.
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