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Old 08-05-2011, 11:52 AM   #15
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Haven't found a need for a "real" macerator" and don't mind the few extra minutes the dump takes. I do other outside things while it runs.
Gheuer. We have only had ours for a while and used it exclusively at campgrounds with full hookups. Concern is that when I have to go to a dump station, will everyone else in line be as patient as you and I while we wait for it to work? So I keep the stinky slinky on hand but really hate to use it if not necessary. Anyone had folks get impatient while you are using the Sewer Solution at a dump station?
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:57 PM   #16
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Yep, a concern for your fellow "dumpers" in a long line is certainly valid. So far I've only used it at 2-3 dumps and then when I was alone at the station. We move so much, and dump so often that I probably wouldn't be much of a hold-up. I did have one station in Wyoming without a suitable water connection of any kind. Very strange at a rest stop just off the Interstate, eh?
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I don't have one yet, but am planning to buy a Sewer Solution(largely due to the favorable reports from my friends here). I would make use of it at a campsite, but not at a dump station. I think it is good manners there to get the job done and leave asap.

One of the things that the SS will solve is at campsites with high sewer connections. I think our Airstreams are the lowest things out there.

Greg, if I can offer one suggestion: Don't leave your gray valve open; use it to flush after you finish your black dump - nothing is better than a good torrent. Then do your cleanup with fresh water.

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Old 08-06-2011, 06:54 AM   #18
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I'm sure you'll like the SS. I certainly take your advice about holding the grey water for a rinse job when I can't use the SS. When I can, however, keeping the kitchen bits flowing during the camp session seems to work better, and makes for a quicker clean-up-and-hook-up on departure day. I use a quick splash from the black tank cleaning sprayer as the final wash down. Because the SS connector and hose are transparent, I can see when we're running clear water through the system and then we're done.
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Gheuer, We just got back from a long weekend at a state park. Decided to stay an extra day so when we got to the dump station, no one in front or behind. (Everyone left Sunday) Definitely takes longer but flushing that black tank is working well. It looks better every time. (Yep, have to make sure the gray is closed)
Could not do this if there was a line though, so the stinky slinky is still avail for emergencies.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:30 PM   #20
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I devised a "waste management compartment" for my Argosy remodel. See post #526 here for photos.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...-18448-38.html

The permanently installed Sani Con macerator, now sold by Thetford, has worked like a charm for 4 years now. A stinky slinky is by no means easier to use or clean up. This system is push button simple.

I like the speed and ease of use but most of all I appreciate the added flexibility it gives. You are not tied to a dump station with a macerator.

At my semi-permanent fairgrounds base these past three summers I pump the waste slightly uphill and over 100 feet to a sewer that I am temporarily connected to. The unit also features a "grey water by-pass" so that I don't have to worry about grey tank capacity either.

I consider it one of my favorite "contemporizations".

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I have used a sewer solution for several years, but always carry a slinky hose just in case.

The one thing I keep expecting to encounter, but haven't yet is a park that bans sewer solutions. It has occurred to me, that a few people with sewer solutions could put a strain on a parks liquid waste disposal system. They do require a lot of extra water down the pipe.

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Old 08-08-2011, 10:43 PM   #22
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LRL, Darkspeed, Jammer:

I devised a "waste management compartment" for my Argosy remodel. See post #526 here for photos.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...-18448-38.html

The permanently installed Sani Con macerator, now sold by Thetford, has worked like a charm for 4 years now. A stinky slinky is by no means easier to use or clean up. This system is push button simple.

I like the speed and ease of use but most of all I appreciate the added flexibility it gives. You are not tied to a dump station with a macerator.

At my semi-permanent fairgrounds base these past three summers I pump the waste slightly uphill and over 100 feet to a sewer that I am temporarily connected to. The unit also features a "grey water by-pass" so that I don't have to worry about grey tank capacity either.

I consider it one of my favorite "contemporizations".

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I take it the 100 feet of discharge pipe is somewhat permanently installed, or do you have a system for storing the pipe?
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LRL, Darkspeed, Jammer:

I devised a "waste management compartment" for my Argosy remodel. See post #526 here for photos.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...-18448-38.html

The permanently installed Sani Con macerator, now sold by Thetford, has worked like a charm for 4 years now. A stinky slinky is by no means easier to use or clean up. This system is push button simple.

I like the speed and ease of use but most of all I appreciate the added flexibility it gives. You are not tied to a dump station with a macerator.

At my semi-permanent fairgrounds base these past three summers I pump the waste slightly uphill and over 100 feet to a sewer that I am temporarily connected to. The unit also features a "grey water by-pass" so that I don't have to worry about grey tank capacity either.

I consider it one of my favorite "contemporizations".

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:09 AM   #24
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The 100' discharge line is not pipe but 1" industrial hose obtained at a farm supply store. Think contractor's hose or very good quality garden hose. It has to be 1" however; smaller diameter hose will apply too much back pressure on the macerator.

At my summer spot I keep this semi-permanently installed, running above ground except at the driveway into the cattle barn. The end near my trailer has a standard brass female which takes the male threaded end of my 7' ( stretches to 21') flexible macerator hose. I have a 24" piece of clear hose inserted there so that I can judge the progress of tank cleaning.

All I do is screw that brass nut onto the macerator hose and push the 12v power supply button. The job is completed in a few minutes.

This 100' hose travels in a special compartment on my MB Sprinter TV. Another compartment carries a 100' fresh water hose. Another carries extra 30 amp Marinco electrical cord.

I bought the Sani Con from the inventor, Lanny, from Lexington, Kentucky. He's since sold the company to Thetford:

Sani-Con System

During my 173 day long winter tour of your country I can remember using the 100' extension only once, at the Fairgrounds in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where the set-up was similar to mine at home.

It's good to know the hose is always aboard however. You can empty tanks this way in lots of extra places: a toilet, exterior clean out stack, down a gopher hole in North Dakota I suppose. The manufacturer claims it can pump uphill 20'. I haven't tried that.

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Or pump your neighbors black tank full while they are sleeping ..
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Or pump your neighbors black tank full while they are sleeping ..
I never thought of that............ I think it has possibilities..
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has any one used a macerator for black water removal.
e.g.FloJet RV Waste Pump Kit from Camper world. Itt Corp - FloJet RV Waste Pump Kit - Drain & Flush Systems - Camping World
Well, I went and did it and bought the FloJet Waste Pump Kit. Trying to justify the cost is easy now since it works as promised. Using the directions as set forth delivers the results expected. The advantage as I see it is you do not have to wait at the dump stations anymore with all that comes with it, waiting, odors, clean up etc, etc.. Much easier at home or ____.

BTW, better pricing on Ebay.
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Well, I went and did it and bought the FloJet Waste Pump Kit. Trying to justify the cost is easy now since it works as promised. Using the directions as set forth delivers the results expected. The advantage as I see it is you do not have to wait at the dump stations anymore with all that comes with it, waiting, odors, clean up etc, etc.. Much easier at home or ____.

BTW, better pricing on Ebay.
You are right, much better price on Ebay.

Where are you going to attach to the 12V power?

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