Originally Posted by 365vacay
My class B has a macerating toilet that requires my inverter to be on and a button to be pushed to drain the black tank. Does anyone have a simple hack to drain the tank without using the macerator?
I do not poo in my toilet. It is only a mix of pee and shower water.
Despite some other replies, the macerating toilet does two things. It liquefies the waste and in some cases (like mine), pumps this waste from the toilet location over to the holding tank. This second feature is necessary if the toilet is not installed directly over the black tank.
If you have both cases above, then I don't see a way around using the macerator toilet as it was designed. Mine works fine.
And just for additional information, there can also be a macerator pump at the external dump valve. Mine has that feature. So my macerated waste is macerated twice. At the toilet when flushing and again when emptying the tanks. No trouble with #2 or toilet paper so far. I buy my toilet paper at Dollar Tree. Better than the Thetford stuff at Walmart, yet dissolves very quickly. The Charmin we use at home is better toilet paper, but doesn't dissolve quick enough. The macerators could maybe handle it, but why find out the hard way.
Make use you keep hair out of drains and toilets as this has been reported to give macerators problems.