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Old 11-01-2016, 04:10 PM   #1
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Toilets in bath and half floorplans

My wife and I decided that when we retire in the next few years, we are going to become nomads as long as we are able. I have been studying different types of RVs and decided that a diesel pusher motorhome would best fill our needs and with further study determined that a Newmar DP, probably 40' Dutchstar, will be our home. This brings me to my question, in Newmar bath and a half floorplans is one toilet a macerator type since it is not directly above black tank?

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Old 11-01-2016, 04:18 PM   #2
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My wife and I decided that when we retire in the next few years, we are going to become nomads as long as we are able. I have been studying different types of RVs and decided that a diesel pusher motorhome would best fill our needs and with further study determined that a Newmar DP, probably 40' Dutchstar, will be our home. This brings me to my question, in Newmar bath and a half floorplans is one toilet a macerator type since it is not directly above black tank?

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They both are in our 2017 4018DS. We were told that the standard RV toilet was not an option we had to get the macerator type
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. Two macerators are even better. I like the idea of shredding the solids before going into tank.

The DSDP 4018 is the floor plan we really like in the current line up.
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:31 PM   #4
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We have the 4018
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Love this thing
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Pratt welcome to the forum, just so you know my bath 1/2, I had two black tanks , 50 & 45 directly below toilets and never had a problem designs change thru out the years just to be aware if you get a coach beyond this year.
The macerates are fine just be careful in what you put down them.
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In our 2013 DS, the 1/2 bath is a regular push the pedal drop down, the rear, full bath, is a macerator. When dry camping or at places that don't have a dump on site, we use the 1/2 bath unit exclusively as it uses much less water.
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Just be aware that every manufacturer is using 40+\- gallon black tanks. The Macerator toilets use a lot more water than the old standard RV toilet. Our AC has 2. We have had to go to the old yellow, let it mellow technique in our favorite COE park.
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As was stated above, should you ever want to dry camp the small black tank Newmar uses and macerator toilets wil greatly limit the length of time before getting to a dump. With our previous DP, 65 gal black tank, and straight dump toilet we could dry camp 12-14 days easily. Now with our 4018 4-5 days is the absolute max and sometimes 3-4 days.
Keep wondering what is going to happen when the macerator toilet malfunctions. But definitely love having 2 toilets at our long-time post retirement age.
Good luck on your final decision, and retirement. As someone stated, If I'd know retirement was this much fun I'd have done it when I was 30.
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:32 PM   #9
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Our macerator toilet use .8 gallons per flush. Simple math tells you how many flush you should get. Reading thru the manual we found a way to adjust the toilets to a low level flush using .4 gallons per flush. We are considering buying a blue tank to use when we're not at a FHU cg.
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Old 11-02-2016, 05:15 PM   #10
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Our 2016 --4018DS has two macerator toilets. I have set the front toilet for a short flush and the rear toilet for the long flush. Works for us.

FYI: If you press and hold the flush button until the light starts to flash then let go, this changes the flush cycle. So it's easy to experiment to see which works best for you.
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I set both of ours to short flush. You can always add more water.
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If you set the rear bath on short flush and someone doesn't remember to add additional water on a heavy dump you could end up with a stopped up line (don't ask how I know).
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+1 for using the gravity flush half-bath toilet when not in a FHU site. Only the full bath toilet is a macerator in our 2016 Ventana.

Blue tanks are handy for longer stays an non-FHU campgrounds. It's been our experience that some ONLY permit thier use for Grey water...as they do not have the equipment to clean up a sanitary waste spill. (envision the cap popping off the blue tank while in transit to the dump station)
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(envision the cap popping off the blue tank while in transit to the dump station)
Seen it happen more than once. Not a pretty sight.
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