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Old 08-06-2016, 07:48 AM   #15
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:02 AM   #16
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Excuse my ignorance but i'm having trouble figuring out what a Sanicon or Flojet is for. I looked at the link above and see that the Sanicon is actually a pump. I guess it would be good if the campground connection was uphill but in all our travels, i've never encountered this situation. What would be the other reason(s) for using these products?

When i read the OP, i thought Suecamp was simply wanting a way to keep a standard sewer hose connected at all times, even for travel. It would of course, depend on their coach's set up as there are many variables.
Because its a pump its uses a much smaller hose that easily stores, you can also extend it with a garden hose if needed.

The point in this thread is about not having to disconnect, the Sanicon box model I have is permanently attached to the main outlet, the wand is attached to the thin hose permanently with the small hose cap on the end for storage. All you do to use is pull out the wand attach to sewer and pump out. Then put the cap on and store.

So much easier to deal with then the 3" slinky. Yes it goes uphill so you don't have to think about where the sewer is in relation to low point or have to prop up hose or anything.

I bought and installed mainly because I wanted pump out at home and it was trivial to run 3/4" pvc line to RV pad and tap into house plumbing, but after using at campground I wouldn't go back because of how easy it is to use and store.
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Excuse my ignorance but i'm having trouble figuring out what a Sanicon or Flojet is for. I looked at the link above and see that the Sanicon is actually a pump. I guess it would be good if the campground connection was uphill but in all our travels, i've never encountered this situation. What would be the other reason(s) for using these products?
When i read the OP, i thought Suecamp was simply wanting a way to keep a standard sewer hose connected at all times, even for travel. It would of course, depend on their coach's set up as there are many variables.
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A Sanicon or Flojet macteror pump are great to have ....but only if you need one.
Methinks some coach owners buy them simply because they have extra money to spend....(and because guys like you and I don't have, or need, one).
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We always hear that you dhoukd at least have 3/4 full tanks before draning so you have a faster water flowto flush out more solides.

It seems like these sewer pumps wilk have a much slower flow and mire material will settle on the tank floor and not get flushed out.

Is this a problem?

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A Sanicon or Flojet macteror pump are great to have ....but only if you need one.
Methinks some coach owners buy them simply because they have extra money to spend....(and because guys like you and I don't have, or need, one).
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Don't need and RV either, tents work great. Methinks some just buy them because they have extra money to spend....
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We always hear that you dhoukd at least have 3/4 full tanks before draning so you have a faster water flowto flush out more solides.

It seems like these sewer pumps wilk have a much slower flow and mire material will settle on the tank floor and not get flushed out.

Is this a problem?

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I just use the technique recommend in the manual, pump out black, then open grey which back flushes black tank with grey, close grey pump out, repeat 2 or 3 times till grey is gone, seems to flush the black tank well.

Its kinda like having 3rd valve lets me equalize tanks if I want too.

It pumps out fast, but it does take a little longer than the 3" hose.
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This is my procedure. I can't remember the last time I unhooked my sewer hose.






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This is my procedure. I can't remember the last time I unhooked my sewer hose.






Tom N, how much 3" hose do you have in there? Looks like you have about 30 foot zig zagging in there. Is there a pump (Sanicon/Flowjet ) at the other end of the hose? If so, how much pressure builds going into the small hole? I'd be afraid there be more possibility of leaks popping up with all that inside the compartment.

And not that i drink out of the shower hose but, i wouldn't want ours to be that close to and actually touching the sewer stuff. Btw, we do have basically the same compartment set up on our Itasca.

And thanks for the replies. We aren't fulltiming yet but i'm thinking that maybe when and if we get to, these things will make more sense to me.
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Don't need and RV either, tents work great. Methinks some just buy them because they have extra money to spend....
This is true for sure. But for my RV choice, it comes down to a few things. We love the outdoors but i don't want to tent in warm weather and i don't want to get rained out. Been there, done that. Most people aren't concerned about this but sleeping in our own bed is important to us. For most of our trips, everything is packed except for food, clothes and toiletries. It's expensive but worth extra money to us.

On the other hand, for now at least, i can't think of any reason a Sanicon or Flojet set up would be useful to us.
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Tom N, how much 3" hose do you have in there? Looks like you have about 30 foot zig zagging in there. Is there a pump (Sanicon/Flowjet ) at the other end of the hose?
20' hose and NO Sanicon/Flowjet.

Winnebago designed a small hole with a rubber flapper valve in the bottom of the hole located in the sewer compartment. Any residual liquid remain in the hose, after dumping, would drip from this hole/rubber flapper valve.

I have never had a closed slide valve failure in 42 years. When the dump valve is completely closed I see no way the valve could fail.

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This is true for sure. But for my RV choice, it comes down to a few things. We love the outdoors but i don't want to tent in warm weather and i don't want to get rained out. Been there, done that. Most people aren't concerned about this but sleeping in our own bed is important to us. For most of our trips, everything is packed except for food, clothes and toiletries. It's expensive but worth extra money to us.

On the other hand, for now at least, i can't think of any reason a Sanicon or Flojet set up would be useful to us.
Sorry I guess my sarcasm didn't come across, just makes me laugh when people say you don't need this or that for the RV. The whole RV falls under that category, its definitely not an investment, its something I pay money for to get enjoyment out of. Just not sure why people find the need to jump into threads and ding those of us that pay for some extra for a piece of equipment they don't want to spend money on.

The Sanicon is something I payed money for to increase my enjoyment of RVing, just like the rest of the RV it's not needed. One of its "features" is that you don't need to disconnect it and handling and storage is easier due to the smaller self collapsing hose and small cap to seal it up. The other aspects are nice too when you need them, such as pumping uphill or long distance, both of which I have used on rare occasions at campgrounds and all the time when dumping at home.
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I would guess that nobody else does this so I wasn't even going to bring it up. My back is kind of bad and so are my knees and ankles- so I opted to buy a Stowaway2 (a box that attaches into your receiver). When I'm done flushing and ready to leave, I just take the whole sewer hose, connectors, etc. and just put them back there. Very easy and painless; I also keep my extra entry step back there and I still have some room left. We don't tow anything except a boat every now and then so I rarely ever take it off.

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