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Old 01-24-2014, 10:33 AM   #15
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I vote for the macerator. On our first MH the system was homemade and worked for seven years w/o any problems. Present coach uses the Thetford Sani Con system allowing multiple flushes and equalization of grey to black tank. The soapy water keeps the black tank walks clean with no build up. The added benefit is home use where the run is in excess of 75 ft. And slightly up hill. I carry a spare macerator pump just in case but have never used it. Hope I don't have to! The ability to have no mess, stinky slinky, plus ease of handling and dumping at home certainly IMHO offset the additional cost.
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I have the macerator, been using for years at home.
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I went with the sewer pipe. It was easily accessible to the clean out and only cost $12.00 for the 90' fitting and cap - instant dump.
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I went with the sewer pipe. It was easily accessible to the clean out and only cost $12.00 for the 90' fitting and cap - instant dump.
Wow, I want to shop where you shop!! 90' of sewer pipe, an elbow and a cap for $12??!

(If you meant 90, on a Windows machine hold down ALT key and type 0176 on a Mac, hold down OPTION {ALT} and 0 (zero))
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A close sewer connection/drain is a convenience with both a stinky slinky and a macerator. The macerator is a convience by itself. I use the Clean Dump, assembled and made in the USA. It has lots of benefits. RV Macerator Pump & RV Waste Disposal Accessories
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Wow, I want to shop where you shop!! 90' of sewer pipe, an elbow and a cap for $12??!

(If you meant 90, on a Windows machine hold down ALT key and type 0176 on a Mac, hold down OPTION {ALT} and 0 (zero))
I know that one, but what about this iPad?
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Sounds like you made a good choice for your use ..
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On my iPad or iPhone with the keyboard showing, I press the key for numbers [123] and then when the numbers appear, press the '0' (zero) key and hold it. A new button appears above the '0' for the degree symbol.
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Can you use them at a public sewer dump?

The sewer solution I seen demo'd on You Tube show where a fresh water line is connected to force sewage down 1" line.
Most of the drive up sewer dumps I have seen do not have a water line to connect to. Some have, but most just have a upright hose with a nozzle on it to direct the cleaning. No way to port connect a fresh water line.
Perhaps more stations will put in regular water hook up.

I think it also takes a little longer to use and thus the waiting line folks might get a little irritated in the extra time.

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I agree, but I carry a 'water bandit' if needed. Amazon.com: Camco 22484 Water Bandit: Automotive
I don't use or see the need for the SS at a dump station, The 3" slinky and gravity make quick work of it. I use (and recommended) the Sewer Solution for at home or a friend's house where there's no dump station. At home it allows me to dump in a cleanout in the basement 40' away and up over a 3' high window sill from the wet bay.
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Wow, I want to shop where you shop!! 90' of sewer pipe, an elbow and a cap for $12??!

(If you meant 90, on a Windows machine hold down ALT key and type 0176 on a Mac, hold down OPTION {ALT} and 0 (zero))

On a Mac try option - shift - * it produces a
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Thanks Bob

I had never seen that water bandit before. Handy to have on board just in case.

Reviewing the video of SS, the user points out quickly that it is much more sanitary in cleaning out and dumping your tank. I would not hesitate getting one for that reason alone however I have never dumped a tank at home or a friends home.

If on the road and we have waist to get rid of I find a dump station.
Cleaning out the slinky hose really well is time consuming and since it is not translucent you are not sure to what degree it is cleaned out.

I am still tempted to buying one as the reviews of owners are very strong and it does look like a easier, cleaner way to go.
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Those of us that tend to Boondock the majority of the time find a macerator a very valuable tool I carry two, and have for the 12 years or so that I have been boondocking.

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so are you pumping it out on the ground?
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so are you pumping it out on the ground?
More Likely Ed is using the macerator in conjunction with a blue boy portable waste container.
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