RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2018, 07:30 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 32
Possible macerator problem

My macerator on my 2017 holiday rambler seems to be taking a lot longer to chop up the waste. When I flush, it runs and runs and runs even if it is only pee or water. Has anyone had similar issues and should I be concerned?
__________________

bshan0711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-25-2018, 02:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 19,676
Hope you have a box of rubber gloves handy, sounds like you may need them in the near future.

I'd much rather use a large stinky slinky than have to take apart and clean out a macerator. Make sure everyone is using toilet paper that has been tested with a shake test. (put a sheet or two in a jar of water, shake and make sure the paper breaks apart) Use of wipes and other things should never be put down the toilet.
__________________

__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2018, 05:33 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Vato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by bshan0711 View Post
My macerator on my 2017 holiday rambler seems to be taking a lot longer to chop up the waste. When I flush, it runs and runs and runs even if it is only pee or water. Has anyone had similar issues and should I be concerned?
2017 is not that old, depending how often you use it

Could be your blade or impeller may be just worn or damaged from improper disposal

Anything deposited other than "P P P" (pee, poop, paper)???

Must be cautious regarding kitchen sink disposal as well

I had to rebuild mine (twice) a few years ago due to a forbidden toilet disposal.

On one occasion the symptoms were the same, just drastically slowed down. The other occasion the pump completely stopped

Parts were readily available and easily repaired......

Ya, It was messy, but I love my Shiterator!
__________________
Every Day Is SATURDAY 2008 Fleetwood Terra 33L
SCT 5Star Tune, Safety-Plus, Rear Trac Bar, Koni, Banks Stinger, Sumos
2016 GMC Canyon Duramax Toad
Vato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2018, 08:04 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Crescent City, FL
Posts: 9
They are easy to take apart and no mess in the 2 I’ve taken apart to check them out.
Johngflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2018, 09:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
draboo's Avatar
 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 284
I installed a macerator system on our MH 4 years ago. I've had it apart 4 times to clean out the hair and thread(we do a lot of sewing in our spare time.) that gets wrapped around the blade. I used to use the grey water clean out the macerator, but after seeing how much stuff gets wrapped around the blade and shaft, I stopped that and just use it on the black water. If it is taking longer to grind up stuff, and sounds like it's spinning slower than usual, I will bet that it needs a cleaning.
__________________
Brad and Pat, the Dad and Mom-Dawgs with Kiddo and Dinah-Mite, the Dawter-Dawgs full timin' in our 2002 HR Neptune DP with 2015 Indian Scout Toad
draboo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 07:52 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 24,022
I agree with the take it apart and clean it suggestion Have some universal gasket if you actually dissassemble the pump

Remember it only pumps about 5-7 GPM not 36 gallons in less than a minute I get with my 3" hose.

Also the farther (More hose not actual distance) the smaller the hose and the greater the height of the "Ground" end of the hose the slower it goes.
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 06:04 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Cat320's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,121
One of my first projects when we got this coach with a macerator was to take it off and put it in storage....no draining issues now at all.
__________________
2014 American Eagle 45T
DD 13, 500 HP
Pulling a Honda CRV
Cat320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2018, 07:28 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 32
are there companies that inspect and clean the macerator
bshan0711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2018, 08:04 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 19,676
Quote:
Originally Posted by bshan0711 View Post
are there companies that inspect and clean the macerator
They aren't complicated machines, most owners can dismantle and clean them out themselves. I'm sure you can call around to RV techs and shops and find one to charge you for the service.
__________________

__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ace



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flojet Macerator pump problem and info Clay L MH-General Discussions & Problems 2 10-09-2012 07:54 AM
macerator problem ambart Class A Motorhome Discussions 8 08-02-2012 08:37 AM
Possible Power Problem bsellers Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 16 07-21-2008 01:46 PM
V-10 Overheating problem possible found jcrowder47 MH-General Discussions & Problems 2 07-12-2007 06:22 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.