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Old 06-15-2018, 09:14 PM   #1
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Anyone use one of those removable macerators that just hooks on when needed with a Valterra disconnect fitting?

Our van will have the conventional 3" gravity dump andI am fine with that, but I am thinking that with our van parked at home (compared to our trailer that was not!) we may use it a lot more for day trips.

It might be a nice option to just be able to run a 3/4" hose from the van on our driveway ,through our garage and laundry room, to an adjacent powder room toilet!

No more than 50 ft at most I think, with an elevation difference of maybe plus 4 ft..

I see you can buy one for about $300 Can.

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Don't you have a sewage clean out?

It should locate somewhere in the front of the house.

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Old 06-15-2018, 09:36 PM   #3
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Don't you have a sewage clean out?

It should locate somewhere in the front of the house.


Hi BBQ!

if we do, I have no idea where it is! I have heard other folks speak about this and looked around our property but see nothing at all! Maybe practice is different in Canada!

Anyway, that is why I wondered if the removable macerator might be a good option in our case!

Thanks ......... Brian.
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The removable ones are fine for your narrow purpose. They are basically the same pumps with different fittings.

But, I do have to say that with such an approach, you are missing about 80% of the advantage of having a macerator, namely having a completely sealed, no mess system. IMO, people who are "fine" with gravity dump just don't realize how much better their quality of life can be with a proper permanent macerator. It isn't about speed or even convenience, it is about cleanliness.
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Don't you have a sewage clean out?

It should locate somewhere in the front of the house.
The clean out in my four-story townhouse is inside the garage, which is on lower level.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:42 PM   #6
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The removable ones are fine for your narrow purpose. They are basically the same pumps with different fittings.

But, I do have to say that with such an approach, you are missing about 80% of the advantage of having a macerator, namely having a completely sealed, no mess system. IMO, people who are "fine" with gravity dump just don't realize how much better their quality of life can be with a proper permanent macerator. It isn't about speed or even convenience, it is about cleanliness.
Thx - sounds as though one should work for what I need then!

I honestly can't say I've ever had any problems at all at a full hookup regular campsite or dump staton with the usual gravity dump, and I do like the simplicity - but i just cant use it at home!

Probably I don't know what I am missing, and if so, maybe if
I buy one to hook up to our gravity dump, I'll wind up using it all the time - who knows!

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Hi BBQ!

if we do, I have no idea where it is! I have heard other folks speak about this and looked around our property but see nothing at all! Maybe practice is different in Canada!

Anyway, that is why I wondered if the removable macerator might be a good option in our case!

Thanks ......... Brian.

It can be inconspicuous.

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Clean outs are not always outside. The can be inside where the pipe leaves your house.
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We had a removable macerator that was "permanently" installed on our 2011 LTV Serenity when we recently purchased it. When it clogged and wouldn't function we removed it and cut the 12v power to it. Based on our install it was fairly heavy and would need support as well as the 12v connection. Given that, seems like it would work for your purpose.
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I just bought a "Sewer Solution" macerator rig after a colleague hadextolled the advantages. I am planning a 2000+ mile, 2 month trip beginning the after the 4th. I am anxious to try it. I have had difficulty hooking up the conventional 3 inch rig due to arthritis and other age related infirmities. I got a 3 inch straight connector to attach to the dump orifice and plan to hook the macerator and water hose to that. I have a 2016 Winnebago Era.
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