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Old 04-26-2006, 06:15 PM   #1
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We're considering getting an RV Sani Con macerator pump to use for emptying our black and grey tanks. Anyone have any experience w/one of these? We think the Apex comes w/one already installed?
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We're considering getting an RV Sani Con macerator pump to use for emptying our black and grey tanks. Anyone have any experience w/one of these? We think the Apex comes w/one already installed?
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:43 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">macerator pump </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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No macerator pump on the Apex. What are the advantages of having one?
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:46 AM   #4
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I'm jumpin' over from the Winne forum just to tell you that I bought and installed one on my Brave. It's still portable (not hard wired), and I take it when I might need it.
Mine is the RV Sanicon (about $200); I bought it from RV Upgrades, our sponsor on irv2. I bought it so that I can get a good clean out at home, even though my septic tank is 65 feet away and about 2 feet higher.
The macerator will pull a good 15 -20 amps so you need appropriate wiring. It's a tad noisy, but that's not totally unexpected. It does exactly what they say: pumps out your tanks, even to a remote location like mine. It takes a bit longer, I'd 50% more time, because the output is a 3/4" hose running at about 15 pounds of pressure (pretty good flow!!), instead of the large 3" dia. sewer hose we're all used to using. Also it will literally cause a suction at the end of draining your tank and lots of TP & small debris actually get sucked out of the black tank. I think, in conjunction with using my built-in black tank sprayer, my black tank gets a cleaner, more thorough dump with the RV Sanicon than with the 'ol 3" hose trick.
Do a search on "macerator" like I did and you'll find lotsa info and good advice. I selected the RV Sanicon because of what I read here on the forum.
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I bought the macerator from camping world about six years ago. Rigged rubber plumbing union to RV sewer fitting and use it to pum out at home. 40ft. away and up about four feet. It works good. I use an econo 11/2" evacuation hose that is collapsable. Very inexpensive set up. Keep it all in a dish pan.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:07 PM   #6
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I looked hard at the RV sani-con out of Lexington KY the portable one that comes in its own orange tool type box is the one you all have? I was quoted 249.95 from the mfg is it the same one from RV up grades?
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Richard , could you provide more details of how you hooked macerator to existing plumbing? Thanks, HarveyP
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My macerator pump is removable. Ihave a RV twist on3" 45degree clear fitting I twist onto the Alpine dump valve Then I twist on my pump to that just like a regular sewer hose. The wiring has spade connectors (loose inside removable center panel) and a switch installed in above panel.I plug in the pump, turn on the switch and thats it. Have used it for years.
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