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Old 12-27-2009, 03:59 PM   #1
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Cargo bay sewer line hole seal

Our Newmar Grandstar has a hole, with treaded cap, that the sewer line goes through in the cargo bay so we can close the cargo door. The hole is larger then the sewer line. What do you use to seal around the hose when parked for any length of time to keep mice and other animals out.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:42 PM   #2
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i use an old towel
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:58 PM   #3
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Hi Bill,
Consider this product RV Accessory, Motorhome Pest and Insect Control - RV-Critter Guard I do not use the product (have a macerator). It sounds like something that fits your needs.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:08 AM   #4
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Hi Bill: Have messed with this same thing and have usually ended up packing towel/rag in this gap, but that "critter guard" Gary linked to, might be the answer. Steve
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This item from Camping world should solve your problem. Foam Rubber Sewer Seal - Item - Camping World
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Hi Bill,
Consider this product RV Accessory, Motorhome Pest and Insect Control - RV-Critter Guard I do not use the product (have a macerator). It sounds like something that fits your needs.
Gary, which system do you use, [macerator] and have you posted pictures?
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i use an old towel
i found an old piece of wool blanket that has been soaked in moth ball essence works well to
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Hi Joe,
I have the Tetford Sani-Con macerator twist on system with the grey water bypass feature. The twist on system was, for me, the better choice (they also have a black box system). For me, the grey water bypass is a mandatory feature. When the macerator is not running, nothing travels through the macerator. The grey water bypass allows grey water to pass through to the sewer without having to run the macerator.

Originally I had the Flo-Jet macerator. It did not have the grey water bypass. What a PITA. When camped for the "duration" I can fill up a grey tank quickly. Having to keep the grey valve closed and then run the macerator to empty the grey tank was not my idea of convenience. The Flo-Jet also became clogged frequently. This added to my frustration with this product. I finally got fed up and trashed the Flo-Jet at the KOA near Williams, AZ.

For the rest of the summer I used the 3" blue hose. After having a macerator the 3" hose was not acceptable.

I have not posted pictures. The reason is the twist on model just twists onto the waste pipe opening. The electric hookup is a red and black wire. I didn't think it merited photos. The only thing I did add was a support for the macerator motor. This support is positioned at the end of the motor next to the basement door (when closed). To make the support, I took some bubble wrap and wrapped electrical tape around it, until fully enclosed. The tape put minimal pressure on the bubble wrap.
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I had'nt thought about that problem...now something else to think about. I like the foam seal idea. I keep several containers with drilled holes full of mothballs as a deterrant.
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I use a 5" clear extension to bring the outlet down out of that hole. Now I've never bothered sealing up the hole but I"m thinking a "Sewer Dounut" could be modified to do the job nicely In fact I'm nto sure it would need to be modified

Just shove it up over the extension
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Are there not 3 Sani-Cons systems: 1 the box and the other 2 twist on types
1 Stays on the system and other has it own case that you store it in.

Also is there enough room when you have the pump attached to sewer system to shut the bay door.

I have seen the box system installed by Newmar, but have not seen the others attached to sewer system and I am worried about clearance. That's reason for pictures question.

Where did you get power from, in the wet bay or home run to the batteries?

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Since this thread is in the utility bay, I guess we can converse here. There are two twist on models. One without the grey water by pass and one with the grey water by pass. The one with the grey water bypass has no case for storage. It should also say "grey water by pass" in the product description. It will also have a 21' retractable discharge hose that goes to the CG sewer connection. Go to Sani-Con with Twist-On System - Item - Camping World to see what I purchased.

For the electric, I connected to the water pump wiring. I increased the fuse size for the circuit. Please no flames. I am comfortable with what I've done.

In my coach I had about 1/2" between the end of the motor and the inside of the bay door. If all else failed, I would have put a 45 degree adapter on the coach outlet. That would allow more room for the macerator.

If you are coming to the Tampa RV Super Show, I'll be there and can show it to you. Or anybody else.
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I buy the copper pot scrubbies 3 or 4 to a pack at the dollar store. When partially unravelled they are donut shaped and about 4 to 5 inches around. I slide two over the sewer hose. One gets pushed up from below the sewer compartment opening and the other pushed down from above. A couple shakes of Comet makes it even less attractive. They also work well for plugging any electrical or water line openings.
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Thanks everyone for the information. Gary & Joe, I'm glad you talked about the macerators as I have been looking at them. The camping world one does not say "grey water by pass" in the product description. It does, from looking at the picture, have a clear tube that runs around the pump. Is that the grey water bypass? Its nice to find out stuff like this from people that have been RVing longer then I have.
Thanks Again, Bill
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