Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  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 06-23-2015, 07:34 PM   #15
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,048
We use a portable macerator like this one to do the final rinse and flush when we arrive home.


Granted the 3" slinky is faster at the campground, but if it's 500+ miles to home it's a lot easier to do the final clean out with the macerator. We have water and sewer connections in the garage just for this purpose. It also makes life a lot easier when traveling during the cold winter months.

There aren't many if any campgrounds or dump stations open during the winter months within 400 miles of home. It's either use the macerator or leave everything in the tanks and wait for the giant brown pyramid to thaw. Personally I'd rather pump it out before it freezes than wait 3 months for it to thaw.

2013 Adventurer 32H
Hikerdogs 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 06-24-2015, 11:16 AM   #16
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 7,200
Originally Posted by niceguy9605
Macerators turn your "holding tanks" into "septic tanks" and do not allow the proper cleaning to happen when you pull the handle to dump because there is no Down Pressure / gravity flow / or suction to force the solids out.

This is another one of those RV myths. One guy says it and others regurgitate. By the time you dump your tanks, your waste is mostly liquid. NO ONE has said they don't flush their tanks with water......so please explain how they turn into "septic tanks".

Don & Mary
2014 Newmar Dutch Star - All Electric - 450 ISL
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2015, 11:33 AM   #17
Senior Member
lanerd's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oregon Coast for the summer
Posts: 1,180
I agree. Using the macerator in conjunction with the tank rinse, the tank can be completely cleaned out of any solid and/or toilet paper. Just takes longer, that's all.

Septic tank....nope, don't think so.

Ron, Sandie, and Maggie May
2013 Tiffin Phaeton 42LH
2011 GMC Terrain SLT-2
lanerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 08:44 PM   #18
Senior Member
Dtwallace's Avatar
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 808
Thank you all for your input, just the information I was looking for.
Dan & Loretta, US Army Retired Aero Scout Pilot
2012 Fleetwood Providence 42P Class A/DP
Spartan Chassis, 8.9L Cummins 450HP
Dtwallace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2015, 08:57 PM   #19
Senior Member
Clayobx's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Willow Lakes RV & Golf Resort, FL
Posts: 3,082
FWIW I have never owned a coach w/o a Sani con system. Using it to back flush the grey into the black by equalization consistently washes the black with soapy water. Add your tank sprayer and nothing but clear waste water each dump. I've used the Sani con system four years plus. Only maintenance, I clean the stainless macerator impeller of hair once a year. Thirty minute job. You'll never go back to the stinky slinky!

Clay & Pebble.. Miss Butter our sweet Goldie (Jan. 2005-Jan. 2015) Sissy our Border Collie
2012 Providence 42 M. Spartan Chassis, 450 ISL
Ford Edge toad, RM All Terrane, TST TPMS, SMI Air Force One, RVM95....
Clayobx is offline   Reply With Quote


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
Can the LED powersupply 12v 40a run the macerator pump? backtoback iRV2.com General Discussion 5 03-04-2015 08:59 AM
Macerator pump nforus Class A Motorhome Discussions 17 02-23-2014 06:09 PM
Macerator with 5/8 hose . has anyone tried it? ctcamper MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 07-09-2013 07:48 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.