Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  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 12-20-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
WyoFree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,450
Drain Master for Class A's. Dump tanks with a press of a button!

What do you guys think of the DrainMaster product where you can dump gray and/or black tank by pressing a button? If your unaware of it here's the link;

Home | Drain Master
WyoFree 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 12-20-2016, 07:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
twojayhawks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lenexa KS
Posts: 1,460
Cool I have a friend with a older Vogue that has that feature probably standard equipment back then. I'm guessing it is also still found on bus conversions. I only know one person that had a Prevo and he has it also. Frankly if it had been offered on the DSDP I might have got it. Just think of the fun you could have. Matthews Band bus driver pleads guilty to dumping waste in river - Chicago Tribune
__________________
Bill & Kelli 2015 Dutch Star 4366
2002 Safari Zanzibar 3906
1995 Fleetwood Bounder 36JD
twojayhawks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 07:54 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Freightliner Owners Club
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Dallas, Ga.
Posts: 618
The original system in my dads Newell bit the dust. I installed the Drain Master on it. He loves it. Works better than his original system.
Cranemec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 08:06 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
slickest1's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: B.C.
Posts: 4,546
Hey Dad, what's that button for? Donnnn't push it!!! Ah man!!
What ever works for folks but I feel safer knowing things are working right when I am standing right there. Also can run the black tank rinse when there. That's just me though.
__________________
Dennis & Marcie & Captain Hook The Jack Russell,aka PUP, 1998 HR Imperial 40 ft 2017 Equinox, 2010 Ram 1500 toads RVM59
A good day on the road means a restful night at the park!
slickest1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 08:11 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Freightliner Owners Club
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Dallas, Ga.
Posts: 618
Quote:
Originally Posted by slickest1 View Post
Hey Dad, what's that button for? Donnnn't push it!!! Ah man!!
What ever works for folks but I feel safer knowing things are working right when I am standing right there. Also can run the black tank rinse when there. That's just me though.
His original system was able to dump from inside. I mounted the Drain Master buttons in his utility bay.
But, yes, you could make a nice mess if they are mounted remotely inside.

I'm sticking to my Sanicon system.
Cranemec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 09:18 PM   #6
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 17,247
I put it on my 2014 Dutch Star. The Dutch Star only has a 40 gallon black tank, which normally would be fine, but with two macerating toilets, a lot of water is used for flushing.

I bought the Drainmaster with the optional second switch. I also have a SaniCon macerator attached to the black tank with an additional switch inside. I can dump both of my tanks from inside the coach. Initially, I bought it so that I could dump late at night if the black tank got full, without going outside. The added benefit was on the days we break camp, I can dump my tanks while putting things away inside.

I bring in my slides, fire up the coach and walk out and disconnect my hoses and power cord while the coach is airing up. No more messing with dumping.
__________________
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018 (Freightliner)
2019 Ford Raptor
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 10:31 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
CarlAda's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Medford, OR
Posts: 744
Good write-up and video here. Yes, David is a bit corny, but the info is good.
__________________
2007 42' Country Coach Intrigue #12149 CAT C-13, 2014 SRX, Roadmaster Sterling, SMI AirForceOne
FMCA, Good Sam, CCFI, CCI, NWCC
CarlAda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 10:40 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
les.warden's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Auburn, IL
Posts: 1,020
I dunno! Another piece of electric to corrode, make bad connection, or bad switch, compared to a handle-pull right at location. Think I'll stick with the simple pull method.
__________________
Les & Pam
2017 Phaeton 40QBH-All Electric-380 ISL
2016 Jeep JKUS with Ready Brute Elite towbar
les.warden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2016, 10:50 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
FIRE UP's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
Posts: 8,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by les.warden View Post
I dunno! Another piece of electric to corrode, make bad connection, or bad switch, compared to a handle-pull right at location. Think I'll stick with the simple pull method.
This was/is kind-a my thoughts as well. I mean, you have to pull up, get out, hook up all the hoses, get ready, and pull a handle. From what I see, the only real difference is pushing a button, when you're in the same vicinity of the pull handle. I mean, if it works for you, great, enjoy it. I don't mean to cut a product down as, it appears that it or, similar products have been around for a while and people must have liked them.

Scott
__________________
2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '18 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)
FIRE UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 06:23 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Sandy Swede's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Delaware beaches
Posts: 1,159
As a geezer, my short-term memory is not what it was. Sooner or later, I would press the button a few nanoseconds before the "light bulb" went on reminding me that I had failed to connect the hose. A literal "Oh sh__ " moment.

Scatological references aside, the convenience is nice, but the price for failure is not something I would be willing to pay. Once would be enough. Just me, though. I hope it works out for you.
__________________
2005 Beaver Monterey 36' 400 hp Cat C9
2004 Newmar DS 4009 DP Sold 8/18
2008 Chev Trailblazer toad
Delaware beaches ----- DW & Kip the Wonder Dog
Sandy Swede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 05:25 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 321
Ive been using the ones camping world sells for about 3 years now. They work great. (and soooo worth it!)

I mounted the switches inside the coach on the inside of the bathroom vanity door. The LED's let me know when the valve is open or closed.
scep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 09:30 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 44
Drainmaster

If you have cable operated drain valves your failure is waiting to occur. Either open or closed you have to fix it in short order. If you have that situation the drain master valves will greatly lessen the chance of failure. If they fail or you lose power you can manually operate the valves as long as you can gain access to the valve with an Allen wrench. Dave
shepfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 10:08 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
8TiresRollin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 206
Send a message via Skype™ to 8TiresRollin
Just something else to go wrong. Don't want that malfunctioning when one is in deep $hit. Also we have to be outside when the sewer hose is connected so why not pull a manual valve.
__________________
Barry & Cindy
2008 Dutch Star 4304, Cider color
Cummins ISL 425, 2013 Passat TDI Toad
8TiresRollin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 11:00 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Woodstock GA
Posts: 249
I can definitely see the benefits if you are a full timer and or spend extended times in one location. Beyond that NO. Just one more gadget to fail that does not add benefit.
imob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
class a, tank



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
5 button thermostats replacing 4 button Kgvincent RV Systems & Appliances 7 07-11-2016 07:14 PM
Drain Master electric dump valve Steve Ownby Gear and Product Discussions 7 05-29-2016 11:23 PM
the key switch will not start the rv unless i press the auxillary button. why? fofdyfo RV Systems & Appliances 18 10-06-2011 11:50 AM
Drain Master Dump Valves imported_Patty New Horizons Owners Forum and NHOG 4 06-30-2010 06:34 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.