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Old 02-14-2014, 09:17 PM   #15
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Thanks for the responses to this post. It looks like this is another "personal preference item" just like dishwashers, washer/dryers, residential fridges, etc. Where there is no right or wrong answer, it's up to each owner to decide what they like. I didn't like hearing that they take so long to drain, but then other posters didn't have that problem. I'm going to give ours a try now so I have personal experience. I'm glad they didn't have these things when I was younger!!, I would have figured out how to give it "More Power" and see if I couldn't hit the RV three spots away who was playing their stereo loud late at night!!
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:24 AM   #16
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Thanks for the responses to this post. It looks like this is another "personal preference item"
Exactly.. As a former friend of mine (Now deceased) used to say Choice is good, you live only so long as total choices exceeds fatal choices.

I think the best option (just to toss in a 3rd choice here) is the portable Macerator, mine is a Flo-Jet.. That way if I need it due to distance or other issues that prevent me from being comfortable with the 3" hose (IE, Dumping up hill) I have it, and when I do not need it I have some good 3" hose.. My most recent is the Tetford Smart hose.

First assembly was a witch, but of course it was clean (never having been used) second assemble was much easier. I kind of like that hose.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:00 PM   #17
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Personally I think the poster that complained about the length of time to dump had something wrong with his unit. Mine dumps in about the same amount of time as my 3 inch hose does.
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Our experience tends towards the advantages of the macerator pump. We have found it to be faster, with less work setting up and tearing down. We have tried both gravity and pump, and we will be sticking with the pump! From a technical perspective (yes, a nuclear engineer with a focus in fluid flow), the macerator is also a pump, with superior flow through a 1" flexible pipe compared to a gravity drain through a 3" flexible pipe.
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