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Old 04-08-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default Pleasure-Way Lexor ---- dumping

Outside of state parks and campgrounds, I have not found a dump station I can use because of the curb/walls around the station at Love's, Petros and state rest stops. The outlet on the unit is SO close to the ground...6", and all the curbs are 2+" higher. (Obviously did not dawn on me when shopping for the unit, as we had previously had a 24' TT) I know about and have just purchased a Sewer Solution, but, as stated in another thread/post, often there is no way to connect to a water line. Any other option I don't know about? Sounds like it will just be hit or miss as to whether I will be able to use the Sewer Solution and that I should keep a list of dump stations that have a way to the water line.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:42 PM   #2
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Bite the bullet and have a plumbed-in, properly sealed macerator installed. It will solve your problem and in general, life will be SO much better.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:48 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, the way I am using the unit, I think you are right. Not sure there is really space for a permanent installation of a pump, but will definitely follow up on that.
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Most of your dump will spill into the drain over the curb. Then you have to "walk" the last bit over the curb by progressively lifting the tube.
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:12 AM   #5
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The outlet on my American Cruiser is very low as well. The last time I dumped, I considered pulling out my leveling boards to raise the height a little.
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:44 AM   #6
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Davydd.....tried that once, but I'm thinking if I was even further away from that curb it might work. Did NOT work well last time (one and only time) but I was very close.

rjf7g....thought about it, but seems more burdensome.

Thanks to you boy for ideas
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Pleasureway thinks all dump drains are flush to the ground or lower. Their "gravity is best" is true, and I totally agree, if the drain is lower than the outlet. But that is in a perfect world. They are so out of touch. How have they gotten away with this for so long? When I drain at home, my drain is lower and so love the gravity method. It is fast and works very well and I use the basic hose in the provided hose carrier. Pleasureway needs to add a macerator. If I have my Rhino-flex hose, then I must lift the hose to push everything out when drain is higher than the outlet in the situation you describe. The problem is I don't always have my Rhino-flex hose because Pleasureway does not include a hose carrier large enough to accommodate anything with large fittings. And there is no way I would attempt this with my open end hose. I will soon be making a long Texas drive and didn't want to take my Rhino-flex, but maybe I will need to find some space for it. Hopefully Palo-Duro dump station is flush with the ground. Thanks for bringing up the topic since it reminds me I better take my Rhino-flex! I'm like you, still looking for a better way.
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:34 AM   #8
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there are several portable macerator systems made for rv's.

this is one of them-but there are others

https://www.amazon.com/Flojet-18555-...e+rv+macerator
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I've been doing this RV thing for a while and I really can't recall a dump height issue anywhere. There was a place in Moncton, NB that had a curb but I simply walked the hose and all was good.

But yeah. portable macerators are available.
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