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Old 09-11-2019, 12:17 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Alumaholic View Post
Well, is it better than gravity or not?
ALUMAHOLIC - I assume since OP said "worked like a charm" it meant better ? Coz I hear folks describe gravity dumping as a simple process that works, but never described it as a "charm"
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:33 PM   #22
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ALUMAHOLIC - I assume since OP said "worked like a charm" it meant better ? Coz I hear folks describe gravity dumping as a simple process that works, but never described it as a "charm"
In the ensuing twenty-one years since 1998, I've had 13 motorhomes/trailers with black tanks with manual gravity dump systems. I've never had one fail to dump or to empty fully, and I had to replace one manual dump valve because the housing broke; likely from something smacking it.

KISS. Comparing those twenty-one years' experience just with the experiences of the past year or two with members here with macerator pump systems, I don't know how much more "charmed" you can ask of a sewage dump system.

Quite frankly, my '04 AI has a gravity, solenoid-actuated dump valve that still works, but I'm quite sure EVERY time I dump it that the last time was it's last. So far, so good though.
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