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Old 08-13-2011, 09:22 PM   #15
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TGMarrs....My brother-in-law and my nephew both have the same SaniCon system and the three of us have NEVER had an issue. Mine is over six years old. I will tell you that the moist towelettes that are used for personal use or the ones for cleaning surfaces will bind up the motor. The only product that goes down our toilet is human waste and Scott toilet paper.

We never have to set up a tressel system or completely drain the hose. I just put the cap on the end. When we're on the road for more than a few days and know that that we'll be dumping several times before getting home, I open the black tank and drain. When it stops draining, I open the grey and let the two tanks equalize (mine are side by side). Once they equalize, I close the grey and drain the black tank again. This lubes and flushes the black tank without hooking to any water to flush a hose. I then finish draining the grey tank. This whole procedure only takes a few minutes.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:23 PM   #16
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I have found that my SaniCon works best engine running or plugged in to power ..charger on.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:19 PM   #17
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Have a Jabsco which was purchased in 1976 and uses a 3 inch hose to connect to dump valve with 3/4 inch rubber garden hose (150 ft). I put 20 foot of exentsion cord with battery clamps on it. Worked well back then and haven't seen any reason to change set up from orginal. Normally use set up 2-3 times per year tho first 2 years was used weekly and has never had any repairs (yet)
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #18
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Installed Clean Dump on MH the day I bought it. That's all I use. 75 feet at home to cleanout. Run it dry all the time no problem. Sometimes I forget its going for 30-40 minutes, the motor doesn't even get hot. Installed with 10ga wire to my 6 volt house batteries. I take it apart once a year and clean it. Gets hair around the impeller. I just run the black then gray while I'm taking down camp. As far as it being slow, get up 10 minutes earlier.

I don't know if I know how to use a 3" slinky. Hope I never find out.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:37 AM   #19
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I've had a Sanicon for over 6 years and never a problem...Yea it takes a little longer to dump but it's worth the ease of the system....Besides I'm retired what's my rush...
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:47 PM   #20
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My personal opinion: those who insist that dumping *urds via 3" hose and gravity are the same who will tell you to stay away from slides and electronic engine controls...

You just don't wanna know how I felt when that camping world freeby stinky slinky let go at my feet.
You don't want to know what I endured to stay there long enough to push the valve back in and stop the flow.
Or me hosing the brown chiunks into the grass....

My new (to me, used) knight having a techma toilet and builtin sanicon was nothing more than luck of the draw. After a season of simply not having to woory about poop, I will never ever go back.
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great feedback.. I understand the CLEANDUMP uses the Sanicon system ?
question - if you are using the portable system, after draining the grey tank and shut that valve, do you immediately turn off the power ? if so, does that mean there is always water in the hose and does it leak out ? what happens when you remove the pump ?
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The 3 inch hose going into the sanicon will still contain some liquid, which will escape if / when you disconnect it.

As mine is permanently installed, I've never faced that particular "what if"
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:11 AM   #23
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When we disconnect the 3" hose from the tank I shut off the pump and immediatly put the end in a 5 gallon bucket of fresh water. I then turn the pump back on and empty the bucket. Then I disconnect the 1" hose and drain the clear water. You could probably put a cap on the end and throw the hose in a storage compartment but I wouldn't trust it not to leak.
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