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Looking at a Fleetwood 38P that has a vacumn toilet. Has anyone had any issues with this type toilet. Problems? Plus or negatives.

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We had vacuum toilet in rear bath of our 2008 Bounder and it worked well. Never gave us a bit of a problem.


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Our Fleetwood Bounder Classic 33U that we bought in January has the vacuum toilet and we love it. No problems!

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We had a hose come loose ( it was under the motorhome, accessed in a storage compartment) it was fixed under warranty. Have had no problems with it before or since in our 2009 Bounder.


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My exposure to vacuum toilets is all airplane related. They use the pressure differential between the cabin and outside to drive the system when the airplane is flying and an auxiliary vacuum pump on the ground or at low altitudes.

Two cautions which may be relevant to the RV version:

1 If you're a bit on the chubby side, don't flush while you're sitting on the pot. You can be sealed to the seat by the suction.

2. Watch for overly pessimistic "full" gauges. The speed at which the waste products enter the tank is a function of the vacuum strength. On the 767, the stuff was entring the tank at such a speed, it splashed over the sensors and gave false "FULL" indications.


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My Friend likes his. Only problem is dry camping. They use a lot of water.


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Posted: 04/10/11 03:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

frankdamp wrote:


1 If you're a bit on the chubby side, don't flush while you're sitting on the pot. You can be sealed to the seat by the suction.



Mythbusters busted that myth a couple of years back.

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We had a macerator pump go out while still under warranty. The system works well and have had two years of trouble free function since.

There is no way to flush without "announcing it" to everyone, it's pretty loud.

On the positive side, because the macerator pump is part of the system, flushing the black tank is a little smoother and there is no pyramid build up.


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I have a Bounder 38P, with a vacuum sealand toilet. Nothing but a pain in the butt. (sorry for the pun). It does not hold water after a job Have to wipe off the black rubber ring. It will drain out in the middle of the night. I always turn off the pump after the green light comes on. It will leak out the water, and then the pump keeps running

Had a flange bolt break and it took serviceman 3 trips to find it. When you sat on toilet pump would run. Like I said, nothing but a pain.

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AdequateRV wrote:

frankdamp wrote:


1 If you're a bit on the chubby side, don't flush while you're sitting on the pot. You can be sealed to the seat by the suction.



Mythbusters busted that myth a couple of years back.


I was going to say the same!!! LOL!

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