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Old 06-23-2015, 07:34 PM   #15
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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.

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Old 06-24-2015, 11:16 AM   #16
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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".

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Old 06-25-2015, 11:33 AM   #17
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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.

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Old 06-26-2015, 08:44 PM   #18
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Thank you all for your input, just the information I was looking for.
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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!

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