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Old 07-16-2009, 01:53 PM   #15
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I am finally at a point in my remodel where I am getting ready to install a holding tank(s) and etc. This does sound like a great product but I have a couple of questions as follows:

1.) Obviously the unit needs a source of water. Is water typically available at most dump sites? If not how much water would I need to have from my internal tank to run the unit?

2.) Would those of you that really like the unit prefer a built-in electric macerator pump if price was not an issue? I have been able to find some that cost just about the same as the Sewer Solution.

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Old 07-16-2009, 03:37 PM   #16
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1.) Obviously the unit needs a source of water. Is water typically available at most dump sites? If not how much water would I need to have from my internal tank to run the unit?

2.) Would those of you that really like the unit prefer a built-in electric macerator pump if price was not an issue? I have been able to find some that cost just about the same as the Sewer Solution.
The FAQ page on the Sewer Solution website does a great job of honestly answering these questions... I was impressed.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:55 PM   #17
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The FAQ page on the Sewer Solution website does a great job of honestly answering these questions... I was impressed.
That's pretty large to be a macerator. Are you sure that isn't a car?
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:43 PM   #18
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That's pretty large to be a macerator. Are you sure that isn't a car?
LOL! that is what happens when you are cutting and pasting links into multiple conversations and trying to work all at once.

---> HERE <--- is the correct link
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:16 PM   #19
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I am finally at a point in my remodel where I am getting ready to install a holding tank(s) and etc. This does sound like a great product but I have a couple of questions as follows:

1.) Obviously the unit needs a source of water. Is water typically available at most dump sites? If not how much water would I need to have from my internal tank to run the unit?

2.) Would those of you that really like the unit prefer a built-in electric macerator pump if price was not an issue? I have been able to find some that cost just about the same as the Sewer Solution.

Thanks,

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We considered a macerator pump in our rebuild with Uwe and after weighing all the advantages and disadvantages, we decided to go with the sewer solution....I am not sure exactly what the deciding factor was but I think it was that if we were not hooked up to power or we had a power loss it could be a problem to dump.....the Sewer Solution uses old fashioned gravity....paula
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:36 PM   #20
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Most of the boondock'n sites we frequent don't have dump stations with "city" pressure. How well would it work under those conditions.

I have access to the town sewer lines at home and it would sure come in handy there.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:43 PM   #21
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Use your reliable old slinky.

That is what the slinky is for. I think, paula
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:51 PM   #22
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I made a home dump of the tanks this morning by running 80 ft of 1 " PVC to my homes clean out plug. It worked perfectly and really got a good flush. My slinky was leaking when I dumped the tanks 2 weeks ago after a trip so I did a poor job of flushing there. All the crud came out and went right down the pipes. I bought a clear six inch extension to clear the dump valve handles so I could see all the paper & doodoo going down.
Very clean and neat. I hope I never have to pull out a slinky again.
Thanks to all who posted.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:26 PM   #23
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Ordering my grey and black tanks soon and glad I happened upon this thread. Better check it out right away. So do those of you that have this Sewer Solution not even carry a slinky?
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:35 PM   #24
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Ordering my grey and black tanks soon and glad I happened upon this thread. Better check it out right away. So do those of you that have this Sewer Solution not even carry a slinky?
I have been told to carry a slinky in case we don't have water to empty the black tank with.....big stuff might get stuck in that little hose.......now if you don't have any big stuff.............oh, well, you know what I mean.

I have to say that Sewer Solution worked great on our first trip out with our SteSpot (Rebuilt 68 Ambassador) but we had campground water. paula
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Where do those of you that have the Sewer Solution carry them? Does the Sewer Solution sewer hose fit into the sewer hose tube under your AS? How about the unit itself?
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I've been using the Sewer solution for over two years now.

I do carry a 10 ft slinky in case I have to dump at a community dump where there is no water source to hook to the Sewer Solution.

I carry my Sewer solution drain hoses in the "tool shed" (outside storage compartment) of my 25FB. It gets washed out so well that this has never been a problem.

The Sewer Solution and its connector do not fit into under trailer slinky tube.

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Thanks Moosetags for the reply. By the way, what purpose does the orange clamp have on your picture?
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:41 PM   #28
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I use the SS also, just last weekend again...works great, but does probably use more water to flush than just dumping and cleaning the slinky - maybe not though, if you also do a lot of tank flushing after dumping with the slinky...

I made a plastic distribution box for the fresh water and SS water supply...I also use quick disconnects on all my garden hose connections - much easier to connect, etc...

I store all the SS stuff in one plastic bin, fresh water hoses in another, and all the electrical cables and adapters in a third - these bins are stored in the TV during travel...keeps things organized and easy to find...

Some pics of my distribution box and hook-up hoses - there is a one-way, check valve on the water supply gray pipe that goes to the SS, for back flow prevention in the event of pressure failure of supply water source during flush use...
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