[QUOTE=Idleup;5451446][SIZE=2]Easy Macerator Upgrade for Renegade & Others - Mike Mas
- Since our new Renegade Verona came equipped with a macerator toilet, I was somewhat disappointed to find out there was no macerator on the dump valve. Since my last 3 RVís were all equipped with a macerator pumps, Iíll have to admit Iím spoiled. Once you have one of these systems on your RV, you wonít be able to live without it.
Having the ability to pump uphill or even pump into a household toilet in an emergency, is priceless. Generally when weíre heading home from a trip, we seldom stop at campgrounds, so Iíll deal with the tank when we get home, using my own 4Ē dump station which goes to the septic field.
To remedy the Problem
- I ordered a RecPro 12 volt Macerator Pump which sells for $129, available at a number of online stores. The pump assembly is unique since it comes fully assembled with a dump flange, so it instantly mounts to the renegades sewer hose connection. All youíll need ito be operational is a 1Ē 20-ft hose and a 12 volt supply and youíre good to go.
The RecPro Pump Assembl
y - Comes with a 10í power cord equipped with a switch and cigar lighter plug which you clip off. Since the switch needed to be by the pump instead of the end of the wire, I rewired it around 12Ē from the pump then secured with some tie-wraps. Next, ran the 12 volt provided wire from the third tank compartment forward through a hole on the Renegadeís battery compartment firewall, then made my connection using a fused connection on the slide power feed in the battery bay compartment.
One of the nice features of the Renegade
- Is they (almost) separate the fresh water compartment from the sewer connection. Regretfully, the tank flush and sewer hose is stored in the same fresh water compartment bay, so I removed the server hose holder and Iíll now use the flusher on the RecPro pump instead of my fresh water bay, totally separating the fresh water from the black water tank system.
Since the RecPro does not come with a 1Ē dump hose /w sewer fittings, youíll need to purchase it separately. I happened to have an extra Thertford hose (# 70424) shown in the image, or you can opt for a Clean-Dump Macerator hose with fittings generally sells for around $50-60. Anyhow, the entire job only takes a few hours and cost less than $200 and I guarantee it makes this horrible job super easy, youíll never regret having it on your coach!
Stay Safe - Mike Mas
Awesome job, have a 2021 Verona 36VSB on order and happen to have a new Thetford macerator left over, from previous 5th wheel I didnít install it on. Plumbing is easy for me but electrical not so much. I canít tell from the photo or description where or how you wired it in , can you share more details please ?
Thanks in advance !