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OldRadios wrote:

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Just a thought, but you could get a macerator pump and keep your same tank. I dump at home using this method and dump into a cleanout.


Unfortunately We have a septic system and can't get near it with the B.

I can easily pump 50-75 feet with my macerator pump. Black first and then the grey to clean out the pump and hoses.
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We have a cleanout pipe about 75-100 feet from where I can get the motorhome close to. I got a Sewer Solution from Camping World and it works great to empty the tanks into the cleanout pipe. Just hook a garden hose up to it, turn it on and open the black or grey tank valve. Just make sure you have all the proper hoses hooked up before you open the black tank valve (voice of experience!!).

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I don't know about the sewer solution, but for the macerator, a 3/4" hose is recomended, most garden hoses are a 1/2" and I would think too small for a run of 50' and more.





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Thanks for all the suggestions and input. I actually think the Thetford SmartTote LX portable dump tank is a solution I would try for dumping at the house. Don't have to change out the toilet, not a lot of hose to deal with, and it keeps the van in the RV class.


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My Roadtrek wrote:

I don't know about the sewer solution, but for the macerator, a 3/4" hose is recomended, most garden hoses are a 1/2" and I would think too small for a run of 50' and more.

I use a 50 foot 5/8 inch garden hose and it has worked for five years.

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loving retirement wrote:

My Roadtrek wrote:

I don't know about the sewer solution, but for the macerator, a 3/4" hose is recomended, most garden hoses are a 1/2" and I would think too small for a run of 50' and more.

I use a 50 foot 5/8 inch garden hose and it has worked for five years.


A little harder on the motor I guess, but if your happy thats all that matters.

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I pump my RT through a heavy duty 3/4 inch hose one hundred feet long. Bought it a few years ago on sale for $50 at a farm supply chain store (Tractor Supply). I discharge direct into the cleanout for my home's sewer system. Looking at the volume and pressure discharging a 100 feet, I suspect I would have no trouble at all of discharging two hundred feet as long as it was level or a few degrees down slope. I was amazed at how well it works. 3/4 inch hose has a volume capacity of a little over twice a 1/2 incher.


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