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Old 05-05-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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Question Pumping Sewage from Trailer

I am looking to purchase a pumping system for my Terry TT. I have a unique situation where because of the site location in which we park on our lot in Northern Wisconsin, we end up with the left side of the trailer where the dump on the TT is, we have to pump "up hill" to get the black/gray water into our portable unit for disposal. We are probably 200' from the septic tank with approximately 6-8' of rise. As there are several different types of pumping systems on the market, I am looking for input(s) as to the best one for the situation we have. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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I have the FloJet unit, and it has worked well for about 90' thru 1/2" hose. No complaints. Have not tried it at 200', but you should be able to get it to work ok--the main problem would be the motor overheating, expecially if there are lots of paper, hard solids to chew up and pump. Using the water hose connection to add clear water while using would probably help.
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We use a macerator pump from Jabsco, plumbed in permanently with a 3 way ell (Valterra T1036 on P11 of this pdf) to replace the 2 way ell with the black and gray valves on it. You will need a 3" valve on the bayonet end of the 3 way ell so you can open the black or gray valves to use the pump.

Pumping 200' is not a problem, we have pumped 200' thru a combo of 5/8" and 3/4" hose.

The ell may be hard to find, I found one at Ocean Lakes RV in Myrtle Beach during the 10th Anniversary iRV2.com Rally.

This will work if you have a 2 way ell and enough space around it to fit the pump. Otherwise, there are plenty of portable systems that attach to the 3" bayonet outlet.
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"Several types" boils down to two when you get right down to it

1: This will work for you: Macerator pump.. Sure-Flo, RV-Sanicon, What's the other, Flow-Right, somethign like that.. For all purposes and intents not a lot of differnece, Some differences in the mounting, (Sani-con is the easiest to use/stow since it's mounted, the others are portables)

And Sewer non-solution.. Note my addition of the word NON, I'm not sure it can pump that high and it uses a lot of fresh water when compared to the others, this both consumes valuable water, and adds to the sewer system load. I do not recommend it.
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REF: Pumping Sewage

Thanks for all the inputs folks - I'm off to Camping World!
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IMO there are much better deals than camping world. For instance give http://www.rvupgradestore.com/
a phone call and explain your situation. The owners are very helpful, and prices are great.
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To all, we purchased a Flojoet macerator pump kit from PPL Motorhomes and it was $100 cheaper than from CW. I used it to flush and drain my tanks at home and then used it this past week to empty my tanks while in a remote site without dump. It worked flawlessly!
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FloJet Portable RV Waste Pump System - Waste Pumps (Macerators) - Plumbing

FloJet $186.00

Got mine last week and it works great on a 50' 3/4 " hose
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I too use a flo-jet. There are basically 3 systems

Flo-Jet
Sanicon

These two are essentally the same, I understand the actuall pump motor IS the same, there may be a differece in the one part depending on the model (plastic or metal, mine is metal) The Sanicon has a "Gray water bypass" which some find useful.

And the "Sewer Solution" which is a "Jet pump" (Water powered pump) I do not recommend this for two reasons...

1: It wastes gallons of water pumping out your tank and
2: It adds gallons of perfectly good fresh water to the load on the park swere system.

In short, it is not a sewer solution but a sewer problem

The first two use electricity to do the same job, Neat, clean and no added load on the park sewer or added charge on the park's water bill.. Way better in my book.
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