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Old 11-29-2012, 03:01 PM
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Where we have the trailer all of the time doesn't have a sewer hook up at our site, however there is one close that we can run a hose to. I think it would be easier to use a couple 50' garden hoses than building a 55' sewer dump hose. We use the garden hose idea now for the grey tank but to drain the black I have to move the trailer. Our neighbor up there uses a macerator pump to break up the solid waste so it will fit in a garden hose and it works pretty good. What do you think about them? I would still move the trailer about once every couple months to completely drain and rinse the black tank.
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Funny, my dad used to sell them on a larger scale, made a living doing sewer jobs around OH, MI, etc but for developments and cities etc.

They are a great thing but costly, we actually priced them for our TH, but then realized we don't ever park it anywhere that has hookups as we primative camp at all the races and race tracks I run or crew at. Installation etc. is pretty straight forward(but personalyl I'd pay someone after seeing some mishaps I've seen at sewer plants), they work well, and they do what they are supposed to do. I actually think as long as you have a water hook up it wouldn't be a bad idea, only thing is that I'd make sure to flush the tank REAL well, and I would install a sprayer into the tank, like the sidewall flusher things by Camco etc, that has the nozzle jets inside the tank.

I'd recommend them, I know the nice haulers of the big boys all have them off the line. Of course those are 250K diesel pushers towing 50ft stackers.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:24 AM
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My boat has one

I have only had to replace it only once and the boat is a 1990 and the new version is improved

it can pump a blackwater tank of 15 gallons in about 5 minutes ,, I think mine is a jabsco 12volt ,, I pull my boat up to my house ,open the sewer cleanout cover and empty /rinse / empty I use the proper toilet paper and I use a enzyme of some sort IIRC


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Old 11-30-2012, 05:00 AM
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I already have a good tank flush system. I don't want one that is installed. FloJet makes one that is portable and hooks right up to the drain connection.
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