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Old 07-12-2017, 06:12 PM   #1
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RV permanent dump station install at campground

I looked thru quite a few threads discussing this issue and thought I would ask about it with certain specifics in mind.

We are campground hosts at a small campground in Upper Michigan. Presently, we use a macerator and 220 feet of hose. It works, but when there are campers here, the hose goes right across where people walk. It doesn't enhance the campers experience when I m dumping.

So, I was thinking of asking the township who we host for if they could install an underground line from our campsite and hook it into the cleanout for the bathroom/shower(where we presently tap in with our macerator). I would like to make it so that a macerator wouldn't be needed, so when we are no longer here, someone else can use it without going thru the expense of having to purchase one.

Would installing 220 feet of let's say 4" pipe with the proper slope work with direct (no macerator) dumping? It seems to me that with a 220 foot run, some of the sewage would end up sitting in the line until the next dumping.

The sewage would go right into the public sewage system, not a residential septic tank/drainfield.

Thanks for any suggestions

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Old 07-12-2017, 06:34 PM   #2
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It should work fine, most residential hookups run this far to connect to the public sewer system.

Slope needs to be not less then 1/8" per foot so in 200 ft the pipe needs a drop of 25". If possible I'd put a couple cleanouts in along the run, they don't need to stick up but be available to clear obstructions. That long of run could see some blockage but if installed correctly it should be fine. I'd dump the gray water last which should purge the line of any solids.
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:38 PM   #3
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My first thought, before you got to the 4 inch question, was just to use 1" pvc pipe to take the place of the hose. It would be easy to bury and connect.

But,,, your idea sounds good and would be the more versatile setup. No matter which, it would have to meet any city or municipal codes that might be in place.
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I don't think your idea would work well because you won't have enough liquid to carry the solids that far. Your home toilet uses more water than you normally use in a RV toilet. I like the 1" pipe idea, with your macerator. Don't worry about the next guy.
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