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Old 11-16-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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The downside of the Sewer Solution.

Most of the time I love our Sewer Solution, but every so often it is quite the pain in the .....
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I guess you are just being dramatic but it looks like the issue is with the water hose not the SS.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:18 PM   #3
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I guess you are just being dramatic but it looks like the issue is with the water hose not the SS.
I'm saying the problem is it needs pressurized water to work.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:27 PM   #4
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Kind of like saying the problem with an Airstream is the tow truck sometimes gets a flat tire.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:32 PM   #5
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Without Pressurized water

I dump without pressurized water 90% of the time. And I fulltime. And there are a few who are unkind enough to intimate that I might be full of it.

If you want your black tank to be absolutely pristine pressurized water is what you'll need to do it, though you can absolutely use your black tank washers for the destination of your SS.

Simple steps - plenty of water in the black tank so that solids can break down (No chunk flush). Easy on the TP and use only something that is RV friendly. Do the locomotion - Hook up your tow vehicle and rock the trailer back and forth to stir up anything that has settled on the bottom, or if you have an electric tongue jack, raise your stabilizers and raise and lower the tongue jack to create a wave front on the inside of your tank before and while draining. Supply water from above. A bucket or two of water flushed down the toilet will help things along, or if you're hooked up to city water, tuck your shower hose under the toilet seat and prop the drain open while doing a warm water flush.

Oh DON'T #2 in the tank for about 4 hours before flushing. The thing is you want a slurry to drain not a rock field.

After you've drained everything, put 5 gallons clear water back in the gray and black tanks. Drain again close to home, the last of the crud will come out easily.

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Old 11-16-2014, 08:42 PM   #6
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Kind of like saying the problem with an Airstream is the tow truck sometimes gets a flat tire.
The Sewer Solution as it exists in a physical form is working 100%. No debating that.

The Sewer Solution the concept.. which relies on infrastructure not under the manufacturers control is rarely, but sometimes a problem.

Therefore I reserve that right to state that the Sewer Solution can be a pain in the ass to use.

Ugg... sometimes i wonder why i even try to post to this site. It is a funny picture.. a joke.. that is all. Not a rip on a company or person or anything other than something for laughs.
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tim, there is so much bitching about even good products in the forum maybe some of us get tired of it and don't recognize the joke. I'll try to do better.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:53 PM   #8
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tim, there is so much bitching about even good products in the forum maybe some of us get tired of it and don't recognize the joke. I'll try to do better.
And I shall make my original posts more lighthearted. I tried to keep it short and sweet. Perhaps too short and sweet.


The picture was taken at an otherwise well outfitted and great state park just out outside of New Orleans. Bayou Segnette State Park. I highly recommend staying there.
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Former days, I had no problem with the black tank gravity dump. Did have lots of water to solids.
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I just installed an outside valve that allows us to use the onboard water tank and pump to drive the Sewer Solution. Haven't had a chance to try it out... yet.
But from some careful observation and knowing the maximum flow rate of my well I am guessing it uses less than 15 gallons of water to do a basic tank flush. That is enough to get the tank empty for the road, I can clean it out better at the next full hookup site, or when I get home.

Perhaps not as entertaining as Paula's method tho...

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Most of the time I love our Sewer Solution, but every so often it is quite the pain in the .....
Seems you have the model with the optional shower attachment.
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Most of the time I love our Sewer Solution, but every so often it is quite the pain in the .....
In general, a conventional hose will be quicker and easier when using a dump station.

The "sewer solution" is useful for situations involving longer runs and mild uphill grades where water is readily available. It is also one of several good alternatives for full hookup sites.
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I laugh every time i see Timmaah's handle cause I can hear Timmaah saying "TIMMAAH"!
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I dump without pressurized water 90% of the time. And I fulltime. And there are a few who are unkind enough to intimate that I might be full of it.
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I just installed an outside valve that allows us to use the onboard water tank and pump to drive the Sewer Solution. Haven't had a chance to try it out... yet.

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Ditto here. I seldom use the water jet attachment on our SS as timing and gravity have always worked for us. The only down side (for us) is that the SS does take more time to drain.

Aaron, let us know how the valve works out as I've toyed with this idea as well.

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