Originally Posted by avanti
I am a member of the Dual Dump Club, having installed them in both of the B-vans we have owned. Although I still think it is worth the peace of mind, I do have to report that I have never had the pleasure of trying out the slinky on either van. Maybe I have just been lucky, but all these purported macerator failures I keep hearing about frankly puzzle me. In 13 years, I haven't even had to use the "unstick" thingie. I don't know what people have been flushing down their toilets. We don't even religiously use the "special" paper.
Just an opinion, but I think not having a macerator is in the same category as not having indoor plumbing.
Thanks Avanti - and to others who commented - always so much good info here!
Avanti, ou seem a bit like me - "Prepare for the worst but hope for the best!"
I'm always buying spare parts for things in case they fail, and of course there is a law of nature that ensures they then never will fail!"
If I'm l am lucky I will buy a unit with a dual dump - if not, I will see if I can install one .... and if not, I will just keep my fingers crossed! At least we only use RV toilets for peeing - unless in an emergency - that should help!
Good to know that if we do wind up with a macerator I can put an extension on it and be able to dump the tanks at home - I'm getting more enthused about having one now!
Cheers ........... Brian.