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Old 02-16-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Sealand vac-flush toilets

Recently purchased 2011 36D Southwind. Ive got two vac-flush toilets.Really dont have any experience with these types of toilets.My question what should I expect in the way of issues/problems??Boy are they loud when you flush one --- then the vac pump running after that sure lets everyone know your business.Anyway are these toilets going to be a problem and a maintance issue ??? thanks
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Welcome to irv2. Here's a link to a previous thread that should give you some insight. See post #19. Fleetwood Quality Cliff
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We have the VacuFlush toilet in our Bounder and so far, so good. We have had over two years of problem-free operation. You will need to make sure the seals are kept clean and free of debris. If they don't seal well the pump will keep running.
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These are common in boats and perform well. Don't let the seal dry out and TP is the only thing that doesn't come out you that should be flushed. I didn't realize these were used in RVs. I guess the engineers couldn't figure out how to locate the black tank under the toilet.
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We have gone 3 yrs with a sealand vacuflush and NO problems. One advantage is you shouldn't have the problem of a big lump in holding tank from stuff just dropping onto a pile. The vacuum breaks down lumps and toilet paper before it goes into black water tank. Two disadvantages are they are noisy, and they can be a pain in the backside if you have kids who are not careful. we were wary at first and after using for 3 yrs I'd buy another MH with the system. Man y big boat builders install them as standard equipment. safe travels... ed
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Recently purchased 2011 36D Southwind. Ive got two vac-flush toilets.Really dont have any experience with these types of toilets.My question what should I expect in the way of issues/problems??Boy are they loud when you flush one --- then the vac pump running after that sure lets everyone know your business.Anyway are these toilets going to be a problem and a maintance issue ??? thanks
Here are my thoughts:
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However, if I remember correctly, in the Southwind models your VacuFlush system is located right inside a curbside lower compartment door and is very easily accessed.. unlike the Bounders....
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This is a problem for all bath and a half floor plans. How to get the waste to a holding tank that is not under the toilet. Our Dynasty only has one toilet but the floor plan forces us to have a Tecma. Quiet and good looks but uses almost as much water as a home toilet! I would love to install a regular Sealand but cannot! I have searched and no matter which macerating toilet you pick they are problematic. Maybe we need one of those incinerating units or an old Monamatic!!!!!
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Lost power to ours. There is a separate circuit breaker in the surge/power switching cabinet. Breaker must be under sized.
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Sealand Vacflush

Appreciate the feed back.Its good to hear these things are not going to be a hugh problem.True they will reguire so very close attention.Since my 36D has several years on it my plans are to replace some seals and the duckbills.Again -- thanks for the imput.
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Here are my thoughts:
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However, if I remember correctly, in the Southwind models your VacuFlush system is located right inside a curbside lower compartment door and is very easily accessed.. unlike the Bounders....
I wonder if your comments apply to all Bounder models, or are certain models more problematic? We have a 33c, which has a single bathroom so I assume no "Y" under the bed?
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What ever you do...don't let the vacuum pump freeze, it'l leak and what it leaks is NOT nice.
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