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Old 05-28-2004, 12:15 PM   #1
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Anyone have any experience with the Flojet RV Waste Pump?

I have a circular driveway at my home, and I have been wanting to extend the sewer clean-out from the side of the house to the inset of the driveway since I moved here two years ago. The only thing that has stopped me is my wife...."I don't want a sewer station in front of my house" she says! She thinks that all my friends would show up with their rigs, stinking up the neighborhood. She doesn't have to dump the thing, so she couldn't care less, right?



Anyway, I guess I got off the subject. I read the reviews of the Flojet on Camping World's web site, and one guy said he uses the thing to pump waste over 75 feet to the clean-out on the side of his house. That is exactly what I want to do, only I need it to go about 60 feet. Anyone have one of these? Can I truly rely on it to pump that far? And where do you get the 12 volt power source for this thing....do you carry around a spare car battery?

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Anyone have any experience with the Flojet RV Waste Pump?

I have a circular driveway at my home, and I have been wanting to extend the sewer clean-out from the side of the house to the inset of the driveway since I moved here two years ago. The only thing that has stopped me is my wife...."I don't want a sewer station in front of my house" she says! She thinks that all my friends would show up with their rigs, stinking up the neighborhood. She doesn't have to dump the thing, so she couldn't care less, right?



Anyway, I guess I got off the subject. I read the reviews of the Flojet on Camping World's web site, and one guy said he uses the thing to pump waste over 75 feet to the clean-out on the side of his house. That is exactly what I want to do, only I need it to go about 60 feet. Anyone have one of these? Can I truly rely on it to pump that far? And where do you get the 12 volt power source for this thing....do you carry around a spare car battery?

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I've been looking at it for the same reasons. It looks good. I looked at one a camping world and it appears to be well made. I figure you just hook it up to your trailer battery for power. I even thought about running a line under the trailer that terminates with a weatherproof plug so I could hook to 12V easily without a long cord.
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I do not have a Flojet, but do have a five-year-old contraption, called a poop-out-pump. It is the same thing, with a fitting to go from the tank outlet to a mercerator, then a hose to the dump receptable. In my case, I use 150 feet of 3/4 inch garden hose to get to my septic tank cleanout fitting.

It works like it is supposed to! It came with just wires coming out of the poump, but I used heavy gage wire and connected them up with battery clips, a switch, and a 20 amp fuse and connect directly to my Class C's battery. It takes maybe four or five minutes to drain a 28 gal. black tank. Just make sure you keep the pump clean and use an ounce of oil down the pump as your last action before storage.

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I have had my version of this for about 10 years, using a marine macerator pump. I found that the 3/4 hose caused the motor to get hot, so I use a 1.5 inch sump pump discharge hose. The 1.5 inch hose allows for a faster discharge also.

Additionally, I carry an extra impeller for the pump since they can wear out if you use them constantly.

Some good info from Phred is here: http://www.phrannie.org/macerator.html
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RV Sanicon is the best known of these macarator-type systems for RVs. It is even included as standard equipment on some high end coaches from Monaco and others. See RV Sanicon And perhaps best of all, the RV Sanicon is available through www.rvupgrades.com, which helps support your IRV2.COM web site.

To put it in a nutshell, macerator pump systems work and work well.
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Thanks for the tip Gary. The Tank Buddy looks like a good product. A little pricey, but I like the way it is stored, and the way it connects at both ends.

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I have personally found that the RV Sanicon actually utilizes the Flojet Waste pump. Being the originator I would have to say that the Flojet RV Waste System is the only way to go. It is portable, ewasily wired into existing power circuit and is only hooked up when needed allowing you precious storage space at your disposal.
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I have and use the Flowjet system. Works well. I go a little farthur so use a 3/4 inch hose. Seems to be a little faster than the standard dumping proceedure.
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