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Old 10-04-2016, 07:01 PM   #1
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Sanicon or no Sanicon ??

Have new coach on order & thinking I might want to add the Sanicon macerating disposal system. Newmar offer it but says that in the new coach we are getting, each toilet is a macerating toilet.

Do you have a Sanicon & would you add it with the new toilets being macerating toilets?

Also I have heard that the Sanicon hoses are not very durable?

This is our 1st coach so I am all ears (lol)
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:05 PM   #2
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I have a portable , only time I use it is at home when I have to dump uphill. I like the big clean out whoosh of the large sewer pipe.
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I did a DIY macerator. It's great to be able to pump uphill and at a distance. Only use it in those scenarios. Usually use the stinky slinky otherwise.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:15 PM   #4
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No - just another thing that can have issues!
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:20 PM   #5
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It allows you to dump at your home and up hill if necessary. I have not used mine in several years but I used to use it a couple of times a month.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:29 PM   #6
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Thought I would go to a macerator. Could dump 60 gal gray and 50 gal black tank in 3 minutes using 3 inch sewer hose. Installed the macerator and was taking 15 minutes. We do music festivals where we have water and electric, but no sewer connection. There are usually one or more dump sites on property. If you use a macerator you will be very unpopular, and hear a lot of horn blowing from those waiting to dump. Can't really blame them when it takes so long for each rig. To the point where a few venues prohibit them. Also looked at The Sewer Solution pump system. Found out its takes 4 gals of fresh water under pressure to "eject" 1 gal of sewage. I'll stay with the 3 hose. As some have pointed out here, if you have to dump up hill at your stick house, who cares.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:36 PM   #7
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There really is no need for a Sanicon if you have the macerator toilets installed UNLESS you need to pump uphill or a very long way. During our last trip I talked to a gentleman who had just purchased a King Air with the Sanicon system pre-installed by Newmar. After only two weeks he asked his service dealer to take it out. It took too long and was noisy. He now only uses the stinky slinky.
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Well, it's so clean and quick to set up and take down in camp, that part I love. The time it takes to empty is a whole other issue. However they now offer a 1-1/2" turbo model that works much quicker. The big issue really is hair from the shower eventually tangling the impeller up. This requires tearing it down every year and cleaning it. YUK!

It is nice to have both as it is not that difficult to change over. This does take more than 5 minutes but less than 10 to move the hose over.

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I use nothing but the Sani-con. Don't ever want to go back to using the slinky .
I use a fine strainer over the shower drain, to keep the hair out.
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:41 PM   #10
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Sewer solution

As others have said, you don't need to double up on maceration. I use the Sewer Solution and LOVE it. It does macerate, but with a jet of water and so there aren't mechanical parts to break. Even though I have the macerating toilets and don't need it for macerating, I use it because I love the small diameter hose the extra length of which I just coil up. And, I love that the force of the water means that it's OK if the sewer connection is higher than part of the hose. And, the trash water will rinse out the sewer hose once you're finished. I'll never go back to the big hose. The small hose is so much nicer to handle. And, a double length of the Sewer Solution hose will fit in the wet bay and so I don't have to use other storage space.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:07 PM   #11
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Absolutely love mine. I don't think I could go back to the stinky slinky. Plus the fact I can dump at home if needed. Worth every penny.
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Our new coach is less than two months old and it came with the macerator. It is was something I would have never ordered. I initially thought it was pretty nifty until within the first two weeks the (rather small diameter) gray water bypass tube clogged which prohibited gray water from passing. This equated to having no choice whether or not I could leave my gray water valve open. I called the manufacturer and they essentially said it happens and then explained how to clear the clog. I put on my rubber gloves and did it, then immediately afterward decided using it was not worth the effort that would take to KEEP it working, plus in consideration of the extended time it takes to empty the tanks, I literally removed it from our coach with no intention of ever re-installing it. Believe the traditional 3" hose cannot be beat for dependability and quickness.


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I have the Sanicon and have no plans to go to the stinky slinky. Yeah, it takes a longer time to dump...but it is much cleaner to deal with.
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Our new coach is less than two months old and it came with the macerator. It is was something I would have never ordered. I initially thought it was pretty nifty until within the first two weeks the (rather small diameter) gray water bypass tube clogged which prohibited gray water from passing. This equated to having no choice whether or not I could leave my gray water valve open. I called the manufacturer and they essentially said it happens and then explained how to clear the clog. I put on my rubber gloves and did it, then immediately afterward decided using it was not worth the effort that would take to KEEP it working, plus in consideration of the extended time it takes to empty the tanks, I literally removed it from our coach with no intention of ever re-installing it. Believe the traditional 3" hose cannot be beat for dependability and quickness.


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Are you referring to the Sanicon you removed? If so and you want to sell it send me a PM.
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